Introduction: How to Make a Fingerboard (my Style)

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yeah! first instructable
here's how to make a fingerboard
finger skateboard
5 plys

Step 1: Stuff You Need

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2 big sheet of veneers(2 different kinds[ cherry, oak, maple, etc ])
wood glue
aluminum can
very strong clips or clamps
metal file

printer and paper for template

Step 2: Cut the Veneers

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cut 3 veneers with the grains going vertical
2 veneers with the grains going horizontal
then cut it according to the template given

Step 3: Glue Them!

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Any wood glue is ok.Just need it to go hard once it dries.So,apply them thinly and firmly on every ply.
make sure you stick them cross-plied.

Step 4: Mold It.

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take the aluminum can and cut it according to the template.Make two.Bend it according to a skateboard shape.

Then,use the clips or clamps to press the veneers in the aluminum mold.You can also use two tech deck's deck to be the works better

Step 5: Before Finish

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you have to file the edge where there are excess glue and pieces of wood need it to be smooth to make it look PRO!

Step 6: File It

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Start with the metal file.File the edge.the glue part.
then if not satisfied with the look,use the sandpaper to make it smooth.

Step 7: Last Step

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You need to drill the holes for the trucks but in this instructions,I didn't drill it because I have no drill.Sorry about that.
Then,clearcoat it all around the deck.Once it's dry,slap some griptape and stickers.You are done!


grantinator (author)2010-08-01

what thickness veneer like less then 10mm?

hoppitybop (author)grantinator2017-05-13

3mm is used for full sized skateboards so 1-2mm. Ik this was posted 7 years ago but it might help others

knuckleboy (author)grantinator2014-03-11

Less than 3mm.

skeep222 (author)grantinator2011-06-04

REALLY thin almost as thin as printer paper

WiLliAmDaWeBb (author)2017-04-14

i cut my finger making one

TechdeckFAN2489 (author)2015-01-25

hey this is so cool can't wait to try it but Were did u get the veneers?

aye yo u cant make it withought veener

power (author)TechdeckFAN24892015-01-25

Best bet is to look for craft shops. Especially the big expensive stores.

Furniture stores may have it but mostly have converted to plastic veneer

If you have a woodworking shop nearby you can ask them but they'll probably only sell giant sheets that is too thick for fingerboard use.

last option is to order them online

W-auer (author)2016-01-20


Spazmaficms (author)2014-08-25

any more idea instead of drilling it to make the holes for the trucks,

can I just use the tech deck tool to make the hole?

planbskate (author)2009-06-08

veneer goes through a printer so you should probably put the graphic on befor you glue them together, there is a youtube video that I'm gonna put on for this kind of stuff

jacob cody (author)planbskate2010-02-06

what else can go through printer besides paper and veneer?

knuckleboy (author)jacob cody2014-08-01

a tech deck if your printer is wide enough

uziXwraith (author)planbskate2012-04-13

best idea... i would hand paint if theyre decorative, you can do a full deck graphic then both sides,

dabankstownboyz (author)2014-06-24

any art store should sell veneer it is used for modeling is quite expensive.

Nt3n (author)2010-07-02

where can you buy these "veneers"? like what type of store?

jbrocker1 (author)Nt3n2014-05-23

I looked in almost every store that would have veneer and i couldn't find any so I found this pack of square veneer for fingerboarding

knuckleboy (author)Nt3n2014-03-11

Hobby shops or at Michaels, they only sell birch though.

knuckleboy (author)2014-02-24

Nice! I superglued the trucks on because we also don't have the drill thing, It worked well.

cbechayda1 (author)2011-07-09

how did you put on the graphic?

raichufan99 (author)2011-06-27

and 2nd i will try this out

Tetris1 (author)2011-06-26

That's how real boards are made

egiaph7 (author)2011-06-22

this is awesome thanks for helping me and thanks for the grafic idea

tabeb (author)2011-04-27

hmmmm its good i have try it using paper and its cool

falman13 (author)2010-07-26

step 4 looks hard, how you make the tail and the nose of the deck to bend? i ment like do you like force it to bend? pls anyone give an explanation

knexmaster1 (author)falman132010-10-14

with the clamps when you clamp them you can push them down so they are flat on the ground

renex500 (author)2010-10-06

thats totally asome even my hamster loves it

yodamaster (author)2010-05-24


130prwanth (author)2010-05-02

 wats the can for dude?

GianniMora (author)2010-04-14

 where do i buy the veneers?


ducatiman99 (author)2010-04-06

 what are the dimensions for the template

flicktrix (author)2010-03-26

nice i am going to make it

kennmman (author)2010-03-23

 where can i get veneer? (living in Canada) 

nerfguy47 (author)kennmman2010-03-25

 you can get it at hobby lobby if you have them, and michels if you have them, the only sell birch veneers though

caco caco (author)2010-02-20
where do u get your graphic of the tech deck ?
sgap (author)caco caco2010-03-11

u can get it on google just type in fingerboard/skateboard grafic

sgap (author)2010-03-11

this is a cool board but u should have never put the desighn it looked bettr blank

caco caco (author)2010-02-20

post me the link or page

rigidmaster (author)2010-02-08

i cant swear on here so ill say stinkin okay?

that is so stinky AWSUME DUDE 


jacob cody (author)2010-02-06

whats the cheapest place to get veneer?

mountain island (author)2008-06-27

does any1 no where to get trucks???

jacob cody (author)power2010-02-06

or try ebay they have all kinds of trucks and wheels

take them off tech decks

putz666 (author)2009-12-02

hey buddy ..
What no one knows how many sample sizes .. fingerboard??

thanks ...:)

dudeydan1 (author)2009-11-16

umm, just a question but, how thick do they have to be and what wood did u use? 

saber66 (author)2009-06-11

where is the best place to buy veneer

rengawtm (author)saber662009-11-14

Ebay as low as 3 bucks

GODViollator (author)2009-08-26

hey man, thanks for this tutorial, and i need to make a trucks and the wheels ?

flicktrix (author)2009-08-23

where do u get the wood and clamps?

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Bio: a teenage who loves science and thecnology and loves to build stuff
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