Introduction: AL Light Weight, Finger Skate Board

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Aluminum Finger Skate board

Step 1: What You Will Need

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You will a need techdeck to drill the holes into the Aluminum, a screwdriver, shock absorber and 8 screws***. Also you need a drill or drillpress with a 1/16 drill bit. A pair of good sizers is needed to cut the shape.
I got an Aluminum drier vent duct connector for $2 at homedepot.
Every thing in the picture is optional, if you want to put trucks on it.

I have tried using soda cans, but it is too thin. You could Epoxy several layers though.

Step 2: Making the Board

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Trace the shape of the Tech Deckon to the Aluminum, cut around the shape. Then tape the Aluminum deck to the real Tech Deck and drill through the 8 holes and into the Aluminum deck.
!!!!!!!Bend the sides and ends!!!!!!!!!!!!! screw the shock absorbers and trucks and your all done.
Be warned
do not handle the board too rough because it could bend
the bent edges give it strengh


constructobot (author)2015-04-18

Do one of how to put a design on those

saturnv7890 (author)2010-05-07

To answer your question, you buy one because they're dirt cheap, and they're perfectly shaped and weighted, and have all the necessary hardware included (grip, trucks, wheels...)

I find skating on a "lightweight" board more difficult

But, nevertheless, this is very creative, and very unique! How do people like them?

sharlston (author)2010-01-17

are the edges sharp?

maxxxem (author)sharlston2010-01-17

Kind of. Not like a knife, thats thick allunium compared to a soda can.

Apple Rule (author)2009-02-21

i made one out of a coke can i recommend this because with the multiple layers it gets uber strong and the natural curve also adds to the strength ________ |_|Craig|_|

try this tech deck!

how old are you.... like 16??!

brilliant idea 5.1 stars

gmjhowe (author)2008-03-22

This is a good idea - but u said why buy one when u can make one. But u need one both to make and shape the board, and for the wheels!

m1n1j1mmy (author)gmjhowe2009-10-02

if there all the rage at school im sure a friend could let u borow his for the night

maxxxem (author)gmjhowe2008-03-22

true, true, but im working on home made trucks/wheels i just barrowed the board and traded $1 for trucks and wheels at school.

techdeckboi (author)2009-07-21

where do i get a metal liked that???

maxxxem (author)techdeckboi2009-07-27

Home depot Dryer vent ducts

rooster1998 (author)2009-02-19

here is a pic of mine

Can you use alluminum foil?

maxxxem (author)rooster19982009-02-20

did you bend up the side edges?? if you dident it makes it alot stronger and stiffer(like a real skate board)

rooster1998 (author)2009-02-17

I made one it works great! but we modified it a little. But is great! i made one a long board one too.

maxxxem (author)rooster19982009-02-18

yea someone who is satasfied thanks

rooster1998 (author)2009-02-13

wont it be too thin and bill bend if you use it? (I think you should glue 2 together)

Crakur (author)2008-11-29

dude, weallknowitcouldlookbetter but that sort of talk belongs on myspace or youtube...

codybjork (author)2008-11-26

you know what im gonna be nice and i really do think its very good idea i might make one. and joshWaaR is the dipshit not you.good job :]

Joely (author)2008-08-08

if you have a tech deck to make this then why not use the tech deck?? much easier.

maxxxem (author)Joely2008-08-09

cuz a Aluminum is cooler and cost less to make
1 Techdeck 3$ =1
1 piece of alunminum 3$ =6to7

knex_owns_you (author)maxxxem2008-11-05

but (here it comes...) if you already have the techdeck why would you spend the extra money on aluminum?

maxxxem (author)knex_owns_you2008-11-06

here, my dad went and bought a few of them for me to use as a wind shield on my camping stove, but i only needed one.

knex_owns_you (author)maxxxem2008-11-07

oooh ok

mg0930mg (author)2008-11-02

He never uses two wheels, he uses four. He means to say, two trucks WITH two wheels on it.

mg0930mg (author)2008-11-02

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bunduk (author)2008-07-19

I made my own tech deck from plastic at school, because it the end of term the teacher lets us make anything. So I made a deck out of acrylic, by cutting the shape out on a band saw and fileing the edges off. Then I heated up the edges and made it the shape of a real tech deck I then got a drill and made the holes that you can put real trucks on from a tech deck on. I put a pair of green retro trucks on. As a last touch I used a laser cutter to make a desighn on the bottom it looks really cool. bunduk

nerfer192 (author)bunduk2008-07-21


bunduk (author)nerfer1922008-08-06

no sorry

nerfer192 (author)2008-07-20

wheredja get the trucks?

Wasagi (author)2008-05-08

Good instructable, although you would need to havw a tech deck in the first place to do this... Good!

maxxxem (author)Wasagi2008-05-09

not realy, thats just for a perfect shape

Jesus Christ (author)maxxxem2008-06-16

yeah but you need the little trucks.... so u need a tech deck to make it

maxxxem (author)Jesus Christ2008-06-22

putting on trucks is optional

You can buy those seperately.

well thats not really making it from scratch... i feel like it would be more convenient to just buy the whole thing

jayro707 (author)2008-04-26


maxxxem (author)jayro7072008-04-27

no, but if you use to thin aluminum it could.

drummonkey92 (author)2008-03-24

that looks awsum!! way better than the crappy tech deck designs!!! havnt played with one of them for years but im definately gonna make this! i mite try it with a few layers of aluminium from cans

duck-lemon (author)2008-03-22

just make 1 witout wheels i did it last year at tech and it was fun.

maxxxem (author)duck-lemon2008-03-23

i have 7 without wheels (see step 2) snowboards

GorillazMiko (author)2008-03-22

That looks pretty funny, but it's a nice idea! They look pretty cool-- try adding on designs and stuff.

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