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...
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!
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