Introduction: Paper Fingerboard

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in this instructable i will show you how to make an awesome tech with stuff lying around your house.

this is my first instructable so go easy on me!!

Step 1: Materials

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thing you will need:
1.) Manila paper
2.) 4 clamps
3.) scissors
4.) gluestick
5.) black sand paper(or regular spraypainted black)
6.) two tech decks(at least one with no trucks or wheels)
7.) pencil
8.) internet(for graphics)

Step 2: Trace and Cut

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first trace six tech deck shapes and cut them out you can also trim them if you want.

Step 3: Glue

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in this step all you have to do is glue all six tech deck shapes together to make it thick

Step 4: Clamp

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now before the glue dries from step 3 clamp the board in between the two tech decks and postion the clamps to get most of the curves like a normal tech deck.

Step 5: Griptape

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glue the griptape to the dech and trim it to the shape that you want to have. you could even cut the line in it like i did but i dont know what its called.

Step 6: Graphics

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this step is optional but you could glue graphics on the bottom and cover it with a sheet of laminate(that clear stuf that use to cover paper)that is cut to the size of your tech deck

Step 7: Final Product

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and this is the finished product wich looks really pro.


OffBeatSocker (author)2014-08-26

I've made my own, but I used my own techniques. It looks much stronger and looks like it has better shape. I glued the manila paper in layers of 4-5 made my own template using a compass and ruler. Then when the paper is drying I shape/form it with my finger to get the concave surface. And I cut it out and draw decals.

knuckleboy (author)2013-03-09

You didn't use a tech deck tool. Did you? How did you make the holes without actually using a tool?

knuckleboy (author)knuckleboy2014-03-17

Sup man.

PotatoCoffee (author)2012-02-28

Nice! I've made my own, I'll try to get pictures up soon!

JB Fingerboards (author)2010-06-06

it works better with liquid elmer's glue

thesamsawsome (author)2010-03-02

i did make wood ones but i have no more veneer so i use these now but im gettin more veneer

caco caco (author)2010-02-20

and i can use a 110 black sand paper or what number

caco caco (author)2010-02-20
where do u get your graphics?
fbmr7 (author)2009-08-05

thats boot leg make wooden ones

Craigers102598 (author)2009-03-08

But what was the size?

9lucky2 (author)Craigers1025982009-06-30

Its width is 2.5cm and the height is 10.7cm or something like that.

tech wiz (author)Craigers1025982009-03-09

i just held a tech deck up to the screen

9lucky2 (author)2009-06-30

Its width is 2.5cm and the height is 10.7cm or something like that.

xadevox (author)2009-05-28

where do u get your graphics?

cool I mad e an instructable just like this

quesoman (author)2009-03-15

what is the grit of the samd paper?????

tech wiz (author)quesoman2009-03-16

i just used wet dry car san paper

imthatguy1125 (author)2009-02-28

where did you get the graphics

tech wiz (author)imthatguy11252009-03-02

i just looked up skateboard graphics online and made it to the size of a techg deck on word document

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