Introduction: Home Built Skate Board

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maple short board with mahogany inlays and kick tail


kbrokus (author)2013-10-16

How did you inlay it

masterochicken (author)2008-05-22

That's a vicious board. I miss my longboard.

what happened to it?


what board was it?

A sire longboard

hmmmm i have never heard of them.......

Not the best out there.

make one

andi456 (author)2009-09-01

You can do that by using a wide ski and cutting it in the shape of a board and you dont need a press.

Carm_mont (author)2008-06-17

How did you press your board? Looks great! I am building longboards for my whole family and I would love to know how you did this one. Thanks

Mike Whipple (author)Carm_mont2008-07-01

i didn't press it. it's solid 3/4" piece, i glued the kick tail on.

Carm_mont (author)Mike Whipple2008-07-01

glued it on? Wow how did you manage that? Is it strong enough?

Mike Whipple (author)Carm_mont2008-07-10

if you want to see some good ideas on a press check out
I used a similar technique to his "simple press". on some long boards i built.

Mike Whipple (author)Carm_mont2008-07-10

it's strong. i just got my trucks for it and have been skating it for a few weeks now. i didn't glue it on end to end, i cut the end of the panel off and glued it flat on top. (carefully matched up the stripes) so that the last little bit was twice as thick. then i cut and sanded away every thing that didn't look like a kick tail. no bending involved.

thedog458 (author)2008-06-07

how did u get the kick on it?

Mike Whipple (author)thedog4582008-07-01

i glued a piece flat on the top, and then beveled it with the table saw.

ppatidar07 (author)2008-06-16

it looks awesome but how did u make it

CurtosNoirDesign (author)2008-05-22

nice craftsman ship. have you tried it out yet? how does it ride?

I don't have any wheels for it yet, I can't wait to ride it!

oh bummer, well when you do it will be a sweet ride

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