Ive wanted to get a long board for a while, but i could never justify spending the money seeing as ive got a car already, so then i thought id make one.
i looked around here on instructables but again all the materials cost lots and were fairly hard to get hold off where i am.
theres been some pretty high winds down here lately so at work (im a tree surgeon) we've been clearing up some storm damage and i got hold off this piece of Poplar, not the best wood for a longboard i know, but it was all i had.
the plan was to just use it as a template until i could get some better wood, so at the moment its still in rough stages.
i did all the shaping work with my hand axe and used a saw and a hammer and chisel to get the cut-ins for the trucks.
the trucks and wheels are from an old Fracture standard skateboard ive had lying around for ages and havent ridden, but im now looking for some proper longboard trucks and wheels on eBay.
as i said, its still looking rough but i thought id upload it to get some opinions.
comments are welcome, thanks.