42" Rock maple longboard

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Project by Withers posted 11-27-2013 03:45 PM 1940 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this was a project me and couple friends undertook over the summer. All of us being longboard enthusiasts and me being a woodworker, we decided to give a go at building our own.

we came up with the design ourselves and transferred it to a long piece of high density Styrofoam and carved with a router to give us foot pockets and bent kick tails. The board is made of 7 1/16 inch rock maple veneer plies glued together and then all put into a vinyl vacuum press with the negative foam mold to give it the shape.

it came out better than i expected for a first time longboard builder. our design was a little to ambitious for our skill level however and it has begun to delaminate in some areas and crack in others. I am still proud of this little guy though. definitely gave us some inspiration for more boards and helped us learn something along the way.

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#1 posted 11-28-2013 12:28 AM

looks like ya’ll did a good job and at least you learned something.

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#2 posted 11-28-2013 04:58 AM

Cool! Do you know what is causing the delam problem? I bet is was fun to get out and carve on something you made!

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#3 posted 11-28-2013 05:13 AM

Great design.

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#4 posted 11-28-2013 06:43 AM

Looks great!

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#5 posted 11-28-2013 07:20 AM

Thanks guys! And watermark, I believe the delamination happened because we didn’t spread the glue between the layers evenly enough. We only had plastic spatula type thingys. A j-roller probably would’ve helped a lot. But then again I’m not entirely sure haha

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#6 posted 12-03-2013 02:36 PM

Very cool! Like the shape especially the pockets. My son would love this. Great job!

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