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Having the pleasure of building at skateboard deck at Roarockit, with Ted and Norah, was just the beginning of my journey with the "Save the Children" challenge.

My pleasure turned to great joy when my son was fascinated by the skateboard deck and it became his birthday present. His request for artwork was the logo of the company he works for, and nothing else. The addition of "the wolf" would be the only other design on the board.

As we discussed the design it crossed my mind that a second board could make its way to BC with my son, who could then facilitate the silent auction process with his co-workers. He agreed and the vision of a second board started to take place.

Last Saturday, I attended the Grand Opening of the Roarockit Skateboard Deck School and planned on purchasing the kit I needed. What a surprise I got, when Ted and Norah said that they were donating it towards the cause! The gift of giving is already growing beyond expectations! Thank you, Ted and Norah, for the unexpected and wonderful donation.

Monday, I glued the veneer together and let it sit over night in the vacuum bag.

Yesterday, I sanded it


Today, I used my woodburning tools to add my wolf logo ….


... and some foot prints on the underside of the deck.



Next step: primary layer of finish
 

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The Skateboard

Having the pleasure of building at skateboard deck at Roarockit, with Ted and Norah, was just the beginning of my journey with the "Save the Children" challenge.

My pleasure turned to great joy when my son was fascinated by the skateboard deck and it became his birthday present. His request for artwork was the logo of the company he works for, and nothing else. The addition of "the wolf" would be the only other design on the board.

As we discussed the design it crossed my mind that a second board could make its way to BC with my son, who could then facilitate the silent auction process with his co-workers. He agreed and the vision of a second board started to take place.

Last Saturday, I attended the Grand Opening of the Roarockit Skateboard Deck School and planned on purchasing the kit I needed. What a surprise I got, when Ted and Norah said that they were donating it towards the cause! The gift of giving is already growing beyond expectations! Thank you, Ted and Norah, for the unexpected and wonderful donation.

Monday, I glued the veneer together and let it sit over night in the vacuum bag.

Yesterday, I sanded it


Today, I used my woodburning tools to add my wolf logo ….


... and some foot prints on the underside of the deck.



Next step: primary layer of finish
Looks a whole lot nicer (& Safer) that the steel wheeled version I had in my youth…(back in the 60's)!

I painted Alfred E Newman on mine…From Mad Magazine fame….What me worry?

After playing chin music with the asphalt a couple of times, I learned how to ride. Showed my son a trick or two. The new ones are much easier to ride.

Keep up the great work, and thanks for sharing!
 

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The Skateboard

Having the pleasure of building at skateboard deck at Roarockit, with Ted and Norah, was just the beginning of my journey with the "Save the Children" challenge.

My pleasure turned to great joy when my son was fascinated by the skateboard deck and it became his birthday present. His request for artwork was the logo of the company he works for, and nothing else. The addition of "the wolf" would be the only other design on the board.

As we discussed the design it crossed my mind that a second board could make its way to BC with my son, who could then facilitate the silent auction process with his co-workers. He agreed and the vision of a second board started to take place.

Last Saturday, I attended the Grand Opening of the Roarockit Skateboard Deck School and planned on purchasing the kit I needed. What a surprise I got, when Ted and Norah said that they were donating it towards the cause! The gift of giving is already growing beyond expectations! Thank you, Ted and Norah, for the unexpected and wonderful donation.

Monday, I glued the veneer together and let it sit over night in the vacuum bag.

Yesterday, I sanded it


Today, I used my woodburning tools to add my wolf logo ….


... and some foot prints on the underside of the deck.



Next step: primary layer of finish
wow! that turned out beautiful, gets me all msD-eyed… kinda reminds me of how julicat and i code sign our emails with a dog's way of saying "i love you!"

aaaAAAaaarrrRRRrrroooOOOOooorrrRRRRrrrooOOOOooo!!!
 

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The Skateboard

Having the pleasure of building at skateboard deck at Roarockit, with Ted and Norah, was just the beginning of my journey with the "Save the Children" challenge.

My pleasure turned to great joy when my son was fascinated by the skateboard deck and it became his birthday present. His request for artwork was the logo of the company he works for, and nothing else. The addition of "the wolf" would be the only other design on the board.

As we discussed the design it crossed my mind that a second board could make its way to BC with my son, who could then facilitate the silent auction process with his co-workers. He agreed and the vision of a second board started to take place.

Last Saturday, I attended the Grand Opening of the Roarockit Skateboard Deck School and planned on purchasing the kit I needed. What a surprise I got, when Ted and Norah said that they were donating it towards the cause! The gift of giving is already growing beyond expectations! Thank you, Ted and Norah, for the unexpected and wonderful donation.

Monday, I glued the veneer together and let it sit over night in the vacuum bag.

Yesterday, I sanded it


Today, I used my woodburning tools to add my wolf logo ….


... and some foot prints on the underside of the deck.



Next step: primary layer of finish
Very nice Deb.
 

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The Skateboard

Having the pleasure of building at skateboard deck at Roarockit, with Ted and Norah, was just the beginning of my journey with the "Save the Children" challenge.

My pleasure turned to great joy when my son was fascinated by the skateboard deck and it became his birthday present. His request for artwork was the logo of the company he works for, and nothing else. The addition of "the wolf" would be the only other design on the board.

As we discussed the design it crossed my mind that a second board could make its way to BC with my son, who could then facilitate the silent auction process with his co-workers. He agreed and the vision of a second board started to take place.

Last Saturday, I attended the Grand Opening of the Roarockit Skateboard Deck School and planned on purchasing the kit I needed. What a surprise I got, when Ted and Norah said that they were donating it towards the cause! The gift of giving is already growing beyond expectations! Thank you, Ted and Norah, for the unexpected and wonderful donation.

Monday, I glued the veneer together and let it sit over night in the vacuum bag.

Yesterday, I sanded it


Today, I used my woodburning tools to add my wolf logo ….


... and some foot prints on the underside of the deck.



Next step: primary layer of finish
Very nice, good job.

Diane
 

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The Skateboard

Having the pleasure of building at skateboard deck at Roarockit, with Ted and Norah, was just the beginning of my journey with the "Save the Children" challenge.

My pleasure turned to great joy when my son was fascinated by the skateboard deck and it became his birthday present. His request for artwork was the logo of the company he works for, and nothing else. The addition of "the wolf" would be the only other design on the board.

As we discussed the design it crossed my mind that a second board could make its way to BC with my son, who could then facilitate the silent auction process with his co-workers. He agreed and the vision of a second board started to take place.

Last Saturday, I attended the Grand Opening of the Roarockit Skateboard Deck School and planned on purchasing the kit I needed. What a surprise I got, when Ted and Norah said that they were donating it towards the cause! The gift of giving is already growing beyond expectations! Thank you, Ted and Norah, for the unexpected and wonderful donation.

Monday, I glued the veneer together and let it sit over night in the vacuum bag.

Yesterday, I sanded it


Today, I used my woodburning tools to add my wolf logo ….


... and some foot prints on the underside of the deck.



Next step: primary layer of finish
I wish my David Andrect board had a wolf on it way back when. Great board!
 

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The Skateboard

Having the pleasure of building at skateboard deck at Roarockit, with Ted and Norah, was just the beginning of my journey with the "Save the Children" challenge.

My pleasure turned to great joy when my son was fascinated by the skateboard deck and it became his birthday present. His request for artwork was the logo of the company he works for, and nothing else. The addition of "the wolf" would be the only other design on the board.

As we discussed the design it crossed my mind that a second board could make its way to BC with my son, who could then facilitate the silent auction process with his co-workers. He agreed and the vision of a second board started to take place.

Last Saturday, I attended the Grand Opening of the Roarockit Skateboard Deck School and planned on purchasing the kit I needed. What a surprise I got, when Ted and Norah said that they were donating it towards the cause! The gift of giving is already growing beyond expectations! Thank you, Ted and Norah, for the unexpected and wonderful donation.

Monday, I glued the veneer together and let it sit over night in the vacuum bag.

Yesterday, I sanded it


Today, I used my woodburning tools to add my wolf logo ….


... and some foot prints on the underside of the deck.



Next step: primary layer of finish
yeah, those old sims boards like the brad bowman and the dave andrecht. would be nice to ride that again one day. hmmmmm… gives me an idea for my next roarockit build.

thanks buckskin!
 

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The Skateboard

Having the pleasure of building at skateboard deck at Roarockit, with Ted and Norah, was just the beginning of my journey with the "Save the Children" challenge.

My pleasure turned to great joy when my son was fascinated by the skateboard deck and it became his birthday present. His request for artwork was the logo of the company he works for, and nothing else. The addition of "the wolf" would be the only other design on the board.

As we discussed the design it crossed my mind that a second board could make its way to BC with my son, who could then facilitate the silent auction process with his co-workers. He agreed and the vision of a second board started to take place.

Last Saturday, I attended the Grand Opening of the Roarockit Skateboard Deck School and planned on purchasing the kit I needed. What a surprise I got, when Ted and Norah said that they were donating it towards the cause! The gift of giving is already growing beyond expectations! Thank you, Ted and Norah, for the unexpected and wonderful donation.

Monday, I glued the veneer together and let it sit over night in the vacuum bag.

Yesterday, I sanded it


Today, I used my woodburning tools to add my wolf logo ….


... and some foot prints on the underside of the deck.



Next step: primary layer of finish
I love it!

Very clean design, simple yet classy.

Wow, now that I think of, it's been like 25 years since the last time I rode one of these infernal machines, time surely flies!
 

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The Skateboard

Having the pleasure of building at skateboard deck at Roarockit, with Ted and Norah, was just the beginning of my journey with the "Save the Children" challenge.

My pleasure turned to great joy when my son was fascinated by the skateboard deck and it became his birthday present. His request for artwork was the logo of the company he works for, and nothing else. The addition of "the wolf" would be the only other design on the board.

As we discussed the design it crossed my mind that a second board could make its way to BC with my son, who could then facilitate the silent auction process with his co-workers. He agreed and the vision of a second board started to take place.

Last Saturday, I attended the Grand Opening of the Roarockit Skateboard Deck School and planned on purchasing the kit I needed. What a surprise I got, when Ted and Norah said that they were donating it towards the cause! The gift of giving is already growing beyond expectations! Thank you, Ted and Norah, for the unexpected and wonderful donation.

Monday, I glued the veneer together and let it sit over night in the vacuum bag.

Yesterday, I sanded it


Today, I used my woodburning tools to add my wolf logo ….


... and some foot prints on the underside of the deck.



Next step: primary layer of finish
Hi Debbie;

That's some nice work. Those are the same footprints my wife leaves. Uh Ohh!

Lee
 

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The Skateboard

Having the pleasure of building at skateboard deck at Roarockit, with Ted and Norah, was just the beginning of my journey with the "Save the Children" challenge.

My pleasure turned to great joy when my son was fascinated by the skateboard deck and it became his birthday present. His request for artwork was the logo of the company he works for, and nothing else. The addition of "the wolf" would be the only other design on the board.

As we discussed the design it crossed my mind that a second board could make its way to BC with my son, who could then facilitate the silent auction process with his co-workers. He agreed and the vision of a second board started to take place.

Last Saturday, I attended the Grand Opening of the Roarockit Skateboard Deck School and planned on purchasing the kit I needed. What a surprise I got, when Ted and Norah said that they were donating it towards the cause! The gift of giving is already growing beyond expectations! Thank you, Ted and Norah, for the unexpected and wonderful donation.

Monday, I glued the veneer together and let it sit over night in the vacuum bag.

Yesterday, I sanded it


Today, I used my woodburning tools to add my wolf logo ….


... and some foot prints on the underside of the deck.



Next step: primary layer of finish
Hello Debbie;
Really love your choice of materials and theme. Some kid will have himself a treasure !
Regards
DAN
 

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The Skateboard

Having the pleasure of building at skateboard deck at Roarockit, with Ted and Norah, was just the beginning of my journey with the "Save the Children" challenge.

My pleasure turned to great joy when my son was fascinated by the skateboard deck and it became his birthday present. His request for artwork was the logo of the company he works for, and nothing else. The addition of "the wolf" would be the only other design on the board.

As we discussed the design it crossed my mind that a second board could make its way to BC with my son, who could then facilitate the silent auction process with his co-workers. He agreed and the vision of a second board started to take place.

Last Saturday, I attended the Grand Opening of the Roarockit Skateboard Deck School and planned on purchasing the kit I needed. What a surprise I got, when Ted and Norah said that they were donating it towards the cause! The gift of giving is already growing beyond expectations! Thank you, Ted and Norah, for the unexpected and wonderful donation.

Monday, I glued the veneer together and let it sit over night in the vacuum bag.

Yesterday, I sanded it


Today, I used my woodburning tools to add my wolf logo ….


... and some foot prints on the underside of the deck.



Next step: primary layer of finish
Too cool Deb. I love the paw prints.
 

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The Skateboard

Having the pleasure of building at skateboard deck at Roarockit, with Ted and Norah, was just the beginning of my journey with the "Save the Children" challenge.

My pleasure turned to great joy when my son was fascinated by the skateboard deck and it became his birthday present. His request for artwork was the logo of the company he works for, and nothing else. The addition of "the wolf" would be the only other design on the board.

As we discussed the design it crossed my mind that a second board could make its way to BC with my son, who could then facilitate the silent auction process with his co-workers. He agreed and the vision of a second board started to take place.

Last Saturday, I attended the Grand Opening of the Roarockit Skateboard Deck School and planned on purchasing the kit I needed. What a surprise I got, when Ted and Norah said that they were donating it towards the cause! The gift of giving is already growing beyond expectations! Thank you, Ted and Norah, for the unexpected and wonderful donation.

Monday, I glued the veneer together and let it sit over night in the vacuum bag.

Yesterday, I sanded it


Today, I used my woodburning tools to add my wolf logo ….


... and some foot prints on the underside of the deck.



Next step: primary layer of finish
Thanks everyone. It was scary to put the first marks on the board. I didn't want to mess up a beautiful board. But so far, it turned out ok
 

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The Skateboard

Having the pleasure of building at skateboard deck at Roarockit, with Ted and Norah, was just the beginning of my journey with the "Save the Children" challenge.

My pleasure turned to great joy when my son was fascinated by the skateboard deck and it became his birthday present. His request for artwork was the logo of the company he works for, and nothing else. The addition of "the wolf" would be the only other design on the board.

As we discussed the design it crossed my mind that a second board could make its way to BC with my son, who could then facilitate the silent auction process with his co-workers. He agreed and the vision of a second board started to take place.

Last Saturday, I attended the Grand Opening of the Roarockit Skateboard Deck School and planned on purchasing the kit I needed. What a surprise I got, when Ted and Norah said that they were donating it towards the cause! The gift of giving is already growing beyond expectations! Thank you, Ted and Norah, for the unexpected and wonderful donation.

Monday, I glued the veneer together and let it sit over night in the vacuum bag.

Yesterday, I sanded it


Today, I used my woodburning tools to add my wolf logo ….


... and some foot prints on the underside of the deck.



Next step: primary layer of finish
Great story and a great design.

Good job.
 

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The Skateboard

Having the pleasure of building at skateboard deck at Roarockit, with Ted and Norah, was just the beginning of my journey with the "Save the Children" challenge.

My pleasure turned to great joy when my son was fascinated by the skateboard deck and it became his birthday present. His request for artwork was the logo of the company he works for, and nothing else. The addition of "the wolf" would be the only other design on the board.

As we discussed the design it crossed my mind that a second board could make its way to BC with my son, who could then facilitate the silent auction process with his co-workers. He agreed and the vision of a second board started to take place.

Last Saturday, I attended the Grand Opening of the Roarockit Skateboard Deck School and planned on purchasing the kit I needed. What a surprise I got, when Ted and Norah said that they were donating it towards the cause! The gift of giving is already growing beyond expectations! Thank you, Ted and Norah, for the unexpected and wonderful donation.

Monday, I glued the veneer together and let it sit over night in the vacuum bag.

Yesterday, I sanded it


Today, I used my woodburning tools to add my wolf logo ….


... and some foot prints on the underside of the deck.



Next step: primary layer of finish
Thanks everyone :)
Hopefully I'll get to the next step today.
 

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The Skateboard

Having the pleasure of building at skateboard deck at Roarockit, with Ted and Norah, was just the beginning of my journey with the "Save the Children" challenge.

My pleasure turned to great joy when my son was fascinated by the skateboard deck and it became his birthday present. His request for artwork was the logo of the company he works for, and nothing else. The addition of "the wolf" would be the only other design on the board.

As we discussed the design it crossed my mind that a second board could make its way to BC with my son, who could then facilitate the silent auction process with his co-workers. He agreed and the vision of a second board started to take place.

Last Saturday, I attended the Grand Opening of the Roarockit Skateboard Deck School and planned on purchasing the kit I needed. What a surprise I got, when Ted and Norah said that they were donating it towards the cause! The gift of giving is already growing beyond expectations! Thank you, Ted and Norah, for the unexpected and wonderful donation.

Monday, I glued the veneer together and let it sit over night in the vacuum bag.

Yesterday, I sanded it


Today, I used my woodburning tools to add my wolf logo ….


... and some foot prints on the underside of the deck.



Next step: primary layer of finish
so here's where the board stands …. it's standing in the corner of my dining room, looking the same as it did when I first posted this blog. argh.

my roadblocks:
I want to put the EA Games Logo on the skateboard and since Joey wants the logo with the black circle around it on his board, I didn't want to just paint it with black paint.


So… David suggests the waterslide paper. Perfect!! And, if I wanted to pay the $30 shipping to Canada fee that would be my plan but I'm not that financially-gifted so that's out. (And that all took a week because my first order didn't make it to the company and it took me a week to track that issue down.)

Backup plan #2
Use Omin-gel to create a decal. Only source located an hour's drive away. I wait for a time when I'm already going in that direction. Another week delay.

I get the gel; try it out; and it's ok but it says that the inkjet printers do not provide the best images. Delay.

Backup plan #3
Take the file to a printing place and have them print it out with a colour printer. I also have a coloured image that I want to use for the STC skateboard.
They hit "print" and they get an error and they can't print a colour image.

Backup plan #4
Just give me a black/white image.

Backup plan#5
while I'm at the store I find window decal paper/plastic that you can print on. Hmm I wonder if this would work? I glue it to the skateboard with a clear glue (the Omni-gel says it can be used as a glue as well) and then put a coat or two or three of poly over top. Hmm maybe! I buy the package.

I put the paper into the printer and hit print-- ah.. no "yellow" ink so the black printing won't work either. I now have to wait until I go back to town again to buy some ink.

In the meantime I use the Omni-gel on the black print copy. It's in the drying stage. We'll see how that turns out.

Time is ticking by. I still have to send the skateboard to BC and have Joey do the "silent auction" process. How many days do I have left???
 

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Promotion Help Needed

The big PROMOTION of this great event has been kicked off - with a press release being sent to a number of locations.

As you know, there are also banners that you can post on your websites, bookmarks that you can print off and distribute around your area, AND we'd also like your help with distributing the press release! Send me a contact for your local newspaper / radio station / woodworking group / school / or ?? (an email address please) and I'll send the press release to them.

When you are ready to promote your donated item you can then let them know and hopefully they will do another article on the event, on your item for auction/sale and on your woodworking business/hobby.

AND.. if you have any other ideas re: publicizing this event please let us know. The more ideas, the better!

(banners and bookmark downloads are available at http://lumberjocks.com/stc )
 

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Promotion Help Needed

The big PROMOTION of this great event has been kicked off - with a press release being sent to a number of locations.

As you know, there are also banners that you can post on your websites, bookmarks that you can print off and distribute around your area, AND we'd also like your help with distributing the press release! Send me a contact for your local newspaper / radio station / woodworking group / school / or ?? (an email address please) and I'll send the press release to them.

When you are ready to promote your donated item you can then let them know and hopefully they will do another article on the event, on your item for auction/sale and on your woodworking business/hobby.

AND.. if you have any other ideas re: publicizing this event please let us know. The more ideas, the better!

(banners and bookmark downloads are available at http://lumberjocks.com/stc )
somehow I missed this posting.

will look into getting some places to distribute the flyer. my first stop will be my employers website. www.utc.com and www.pw.utc.com
 

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Promotion Help Needed

The big PROMOTION of this great event has been kicked off - with a press release being sent to a number of locations.

As you know, there are also banners that you can post on your websites, bookmarks that you can print off and distribute around your area, AND we'd also like your help with distributing the press release! Send me a contact for your local newspaper / radio station / woodworking group / school / or ?? (an email address please) and I'll send the press release to them.

When you are ready to promote your donated item you can then let them know and hopefully they will do another article on the event, on your item for auction/sale and on your woodworking business/hobby.

AND.. if you have any other ideas re: publicizing this event please let us know. The more ideas, the better!

(banners and bookmark downloads are available at http://lumberjocks.com/stc )
excellent :)
 

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Logos; One Down...

Following the "adventures" of trying to get the logo ready for the skateboard (see my last comment on first blog entry) I finally got one of the logos ready for the skateboard.

I used the Omni-Gel (successfully) to create the logo decal, following the directions of the product. It would have been easier to just hit the print button but, alas, it was not meant to be.

After I let it dry, I glued it to the skateboard, again using the Omni-Gel, and let that sit overnight. So far; so good.

This morning, I applied one layer of water-based wipe-on poly to the surface. I will probably add 3 more players throughout the day (or whatever it takes to make sure the edges of the decal can't be felt.)

It will then be ready for shipping to BC for the big "STC auction".



Now, I'm heading to town to purchase ink for my printer so I can tackle Joey's skateboard deck.
 

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Logos; One Down...

Following the "adventures" of trying to get the logo ready for the skateboard (see my last comment on first blog entry) I finally got one of the logos ready for the skateboard.

I used the Omni-Gel (successfully) to create the logo decal, following the directions of the product. It would have been easier to just hit the print button but, alas, it was not meant to be.

After I let it dry, I glued it to the skateboard, again using the Omni-Gel, and let that sit overnight. So far; so good.

This morning, I applied one layer of water-based wipe-on poly to the surface. I will probably add 3 more players throughout the day (or whatever it takes to make sure the edges of the decal can't be felt.)

It will then be ready for shipping to BC for the big "STC auction".



Now, I'm heading to town to purchase ink for my printer so I can tackle Joey's skateboard deck.
I don't know how the original logo is but it looks like a nice rendition to me. It is full of depth and the "aged look" suits it very well.

Don't forget to post pictures of both skateboards when completed, from what we've seen they look very promising… and don't involve the use of a tablesaw or the router! ;o)
 
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