Hello my name is Jordan from Sydney, Australia. I'm a keen woodworker and love longboarding so it was natural I make one. I spent many weeks researching, learning about designs, board structure, everything that could affect the board's final result. In this guide I will attempt to cover all the details including pre-production, longboard press designs and production, constructing the longboard and finishing the longboard.
This DIY project cost approximately AUD$100 which is cheap as longboards range in price between $120 - 299. Plus the longboard press is reusable and there will be leftover timber to make a second board.
This instructable is a work in progress. I will continue to update it and add any tips and tricks I pick up. Please leave feedback.
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Step 1: Longboard Design
For this build I am basing the longboard on a Loaded Dervish longboard. This is because the board has a simple shape and design. I have made several boards with my own designs as well and will make reference to that in this guide.
When basing a longboard on a preexisting board, I have found the best way to make the design is with Photoshop. I have a separate instructable on making a Photoshop longboard cutout. Check out the link below