Introduction: A Parquet Longboard

Hi everyone !

I broke my last skateboard last week, so I asked myself why not doing it by myself, my only problem is that my home is located in a lost countryside... A simple check to see what i've in my garage and let's go !!!

Step 1: Step 1 : Prepare Your Longboard Parquet Bones

First, ask your parents if you're allowed to take the old parquet... Mine didn't remark it, But I'm not responsible of your acts :P

The second step is to hang the boards together, after cutting them to the right length, use the groove and screws to fix them

Step 2: Step 2: Draw Your Shape

On a carton, draw the half shape you want, If you feel as a lack of imagination, just take a look on ArborCollective longboards ;)

You must take your time on this step, and redraw it 2, 5 or 99999 times if you need it !

You you're satisfied, just put it on your parquet and draw the shape twice with a felt pen

Step 3: Step 3: Cut It !

Use a jig saw to cut it, take your time and everything will be fine :P

If you have, take a tool to plane the sides, then sand it down to prepare the board to painting

Step 4: Step 4: Paint It !

On this step, the only limit is your imagination, just type "longboard" on google image to have exemples, or just take your spray paints and make a mess. Most of the time, a single layer is reasonable

Step 5: Step 5: Fix Your Trucks and Wheels

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tomatoskins (author)2015-04-27

How heavy did this board end up being?

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RedMadEvil (author)tomatoskins2015-04-28

it is not so heavy, I use it every day, the disadvantage of this board is more flexiblility than weight I think. However, I will soon publish a tutorial to make a board in resin and then I think the difference will be seen ;)

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it also depends on the type of wood you use Baltic Burch ply board it what the good boards are made of. Either that or bamboo. i am actually in the middle of making a smaller board and i learned that using a band-saw it easier to use when cutting out the shape of your board

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NathanSellers (author)2015-04-27

Cool idea. Looks like it would be pretty heavy though.

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RedMadEvil (author)NathanSellers2015-04-28

In fact, I also thought it 'll be very heavy but it goes again, by cons on slopes inertia is rather strong , wear good shoes : P

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