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I was out skateboarding early one morning with my dog when I came across a broken timber skate deck near the skate ramps.

Picking it up I realised that it would make a great skateboard hook...someones loss could be reclaimed.

Come with me and I will show you how to make your own skateboard hook...

Step 1: Find an Old Skateboard Deck

You will need an old skateboard deck, you may be lucky enough to find one as I did abandoned in my local park.

The deck will need the tail kick and the truck fixing holes and a little bit more for the shape at the bottom of the hook.

A truck is a device that consists of a baseplate, cushioned axle + pivot that allows a skateboarder to turn the skateboard by leaning.

The only other bits that you will need are -

Four screws to fit the truck fixing holes - I used stainless steel screws 3.5 gauge x 20mm approx. The length will depend on the thickness of the deck x2. If they are a little long they can be snipped off after pre-fitting.

Two screws for fixing to a wall and masonry plugs if fitting to a masonry wall.

GET YOUR TOOLS TOGETHER

Bandsaw - alternatively a jigsaw, fretsaw or copping saw. Please use an old blade as the deck tape will blunt the blade.

Disc sander - I used an attachment on my lathe though a stand alone disc/belt sander is good or a hand held disc/sander will work as well.

Spindle sander - for the tight internal curve I used a spindle in my lathe turned to the correct diameter with abrasive paper glued to it. Alternatively a bobbin sander or sanding attachment on a rotary tool would work well. Or by hand!

Drill/cordless

Wood drill bits to suit screw size

Masonry drill bit if fixing to solid wall to suit screw size

Screwdriver to suit screws

Abrasive paper - The old deck tape works well!

Scissors to cut out the template

Spray paint any colour will do [except black], or white chalk for marking out shape

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