Long Boards

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Project by Ehren posted 03-24-2012 03:36 PM 2410 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Let me start by saying, I do not skate board. I want to make sure I am not associated with skate boarders and as a disclaimer, I didn’t know much about them. They are all re-sawn Oak plys.

My brothers in law wanted to get into long boarding. I decided to tackle the challenge of making a pair of boards. I haven’t done anything like this build before. I learned a lot and if there are any pointers you may have please let me know.

If you want to see more of the build:

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#1 posted 03-24-2012 03:45 PM

Opts. Double post

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#2 posted 03-24-2012 03:48 PM

I do not know much about skateboards, as I don’t do it either, but these boards look very good. I read your blog and there was lots of work involved. I’m sure they will withstand the abuse of the skateboarders. Great job. Thanks for sharing.
On a side note. One day while walking at lunch time, I heard a humming behind me. By the time I turned my head a guy on a long (3-4 ft) skateboard with a remote controlled motor just went by me. It had air inflated weeks. Pretty cool and fast.

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#3 posted 03-24-2012 03:51 PM

I imagine those were challenging given the curves and all, you really did a great job on those boards

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#4 posted 03-25-2012 12:17 AM

They look great! Nice looking contours. One bit of advice for future builds – the decks should rest on top of the trucks, instead of mounting below the screw flange of the trucks. I used to skateboard as a kid. I haven’t been on a board in over 20 years, but I recall the decks always mounting onto the tops of the trucks such that the only cut-outs in the decks are four small screw holes over each of the two trucks.

-- Andy Panko, Edison NJ,

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#5 posted 03-25-2012 02:18 AM

Thanks for the feed back. Andy, I looked a lot into how to mount the trucks. A lot of long boards mount the trucks through the board. The idea is to get the board as low to the ground as possible so the rider doesn’t have to work as hard to push the board. Those particular trucks were designed for that and that is what they requested. Granted I was a skeptic at first. I used some wider washers along the bottom to help strengthen it up some. I was worried most about the strength but the boards have held up very well so far.
thanks again.

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#6 posted 03-25-2012 01:30 PM

awhile back my brother was asking for more info about building long boards so i sent him this page and blog…hope it helps and inspires him

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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