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Skateboards in general are not easy to make. You must buy several layers of plywood, cut them precisely and at an angle, and then use an incredible amount of wood glue to get it all sticking together. Adding on top of that, electric skateboards add a whole new element of complication. Today, we are going to skip those complicated steps. This whole process is easier than it seems, and my goal is to show everyone that. I don't have many videos, but the pictures will help.

Step 1: The Board

For the board, you'll want to go with high-quality plywood. You can probably go to Home Depot and pick something out for about 20$. They cut 3 times for free, and then the rest is 50 cents per cut. If you don't want to pay for the cutting, then just use a jigsaw/handsaw (be careful though, I've had blades snap using the jigsaw on corners). Then you can use sandpaper to get the nice corners. This will probably cost 5$ and you'll want a thicker grain, somewhere around 150. If you have a sanding machine, it'll go a lot faster. Afterwards, if you have splinter holes or nicks on the corners of the board, wood filler is 10$. I had my board laser-cut, so don't expect anything as accurate as mine, but if you stain and add polyurethane coating (both can be found at Home Depot) then it'll look a lot nicer (25$ for both and a brush). After that, use a drill or a really sharp screw and make the holes for the trucks. You'll want to use a pencil and draw outlines on your board before doing so in order to make this accurate (if it's not accurate to the centimeter, then your board won't turn right). Then, depending on the size of your board, grip-tape can be bought on amazon from 5-25$. I made a non-electric board using this process with floorboards earlier, and you can see the completed result in the pictures picture above.

NOTICE: If you want to skip this step, you can go to mobiousboards.com and order a custom board for as low as 100$

nice build tutorial! I just started to make my own. https://youtu.be/yWeLAkTYFoY (build log)<br>I will try to make the best quality board under 400 $
<p>63mm or 50mm motor mount?</p>
50mm
<p>How fast dose it go and what it range</p>
<p>it goes 25 MPH max and about 6 miles of range</p>
<p>does the belt comes with mechanical kit ?</p>
<p>yes it does</p>
<p>Awesome skateboard! If you want to make the video easier for people to view, you can upload it to a site like Youtube, then embed it in the Instructable using the Embed Video tool in the step editor. Then people will be able to watch the video right on the page without having to download it.</p>

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