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 ])
scissors
wood glue
aluminum can
very strong clips or clamps
metal file
sandpaper

optional
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.
example
kicks
concave
dips


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 mold.it 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 outside.you 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!

Comments

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

Mmm

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

1st off YAY MY FIRST COMMENT ON INSTRUCTABLES
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

cool

130prwanth (author)2010-05-02

 wats the can for dude?

GianniMora (author)2010-04-14

 where do i buy the veneers?


                               -M

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 

PEACE OUT

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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