I made this longboard using box joints my first plan was to have one large box joint going down the middle but like everything in wood working things dont always go quite the way you would want them to but I think this project turned out just the way it needed to!
Step 1: Mill Down Lumber
I had some thick ash and walnut so I milled it down to 3/4 of an inch.
Step 2: Cut Box Joints
i made a jig and i made 1/4 ich box joints along the entire length of the board sadly this did not work
Step 3: Problem Solved
i cut them into smaller more manageable pieces then connecting them with more box joints
Step 4: Plane Flat
once you connect all the pieces together and glue them send them trough the planer or you can sand if you dont have a planer
Step 5: Here Are Some Designs I Came Up With
Billie Baroo is the best!!!
Step 6: Cut the Shape You Want
Cut it out sand and route the edges using a 3/8 round over bit
Step 7: Sand Down to 120 or More Depending on the Desired Look
this will prepare it for epoxy
Step 8: Epoxy Time
I use west system epoxy with 207 hardener because its clear and tough!!
Step 9: Add Grip Tape
I used sand as grip tape mixed with the epoxy and it worked great.
Step 10: Add Trucks and Wheels and Take It for a Spin!!
Amazon has a great pair of trucks and wheels of all colors for less then 40 bucks!!
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3 years ago
Good looking build.
You said " i made 1/4 ich box joints along the entire length of the board sadly this did not work" but what was wrong with it?
Reply 3 years ago
my pin in the jig was loose and it didnt line up properly
3 years ago
Very nice, and I love the contrast! :D