It is pretty standard in the skateboard industry to have scrap veneer offcuts, and many times they are just thrown away. These offcuts are the waste material from a laminated deck blank being cut to it's final shape... but they don't necessarily need to be wasted! There are lots of cool projects that can be done with laminated skateboard veneers - check out this awesome project at the Museum of Modern Art in New York
, that makes use skateboard offcuts called Party Wall.
While I wouldn't consider the jewellery I have made to be on the same level as the incredible Party Wall, being lucky enough to work around some talented independent board builders has given me the opportunity to get creative with the same kind of materials. I find that the laminated (and sometimes wickedly bent) skateboard veneers make a great canvas for my woodburning hobby. Also known as pyrography
In this DIY Instructable, I will show you how I salvage the offcuts from our board building workshop, and turn them into a product I call #CHAMPCHAINS.Materials:
Laminated Skateboard Offcut (or scrap piece of wood)
Pen or Pencil
Protective Clear Coating (Krylon Triple Thick)
Strip or Edge Sander