longboarding is an easy fun sport to pick up. With less complexity then normal skateboarding, longboarding can be quite fun. A problem arises though due to the cost of equipment. If you want a nice board your gonna have to shell out quite a bit of cash. But why buy one when you can easily build one yourself?? Its far more rewarding to ride a board crafted with your ingenuity and sweat, plus the ladies love it! This instructables just outlines the siple press i use to make my boards, in an instructable soon to come ill show you how to press, cut and finish your board. Ok lets get to it!
Step 1: Materials
Ok for this press you can use about any sort of lumber, it can be scraps, cuttoffs, just about anything. For mine i went to menards and grabbed three 1x1x8 pieces. For the threading i got four 3ft 1/4in threaded rods( i only ended up using two) . I gor a little baggy of 1/4 nuts and washers to fit.
Step 2: Cutting!
now take the 1x1x8 pieces and cut two of them in half, you be left with four 4' pieces, take three of those and set them aside. zwith the four piece and the other 1x1x8 cut into 1.5' long sections, i ended up with six. last thing to cut is the threaded rod, cut two of them into thirds, you should now have six!
Step 3: Drilling and assembly!
line two of the 1.5' long sections op together and drill about an in away from on end, then repeat on the other side, do this for the rest of the pieces. Next put the threaded rod through the holes and put on the nuts and washers and your finished! stay tuned for how to actually use this press! ttfn!