Make a Finger Board Deck (wood)




Introduction: Make a Finger Board Deck (wood)

About: we r 2 kids from england who make finger boards to gether and ride.

This is how I made a finger board deck out of veneer.

Disclaimer: HaXBoards will not hold any responsibility to any injury sustained during the construction of this finger board.

Step 1: You Will Need:

1 block of wood.
1 sheet of veneer
wood glue
sand paper/ sander
saw (preferably a band-saw)
clamps or vice

Step 2: The Mould

Take the block of wood (2x2x5) and draw on to the long side an image of the side of the board.

Step 3: The Veneer

cut out 5 peices of veneer or 1 ply to about the same size as the mould. 3 peices should have the grain in one direction and the other 2 should have the grain running perpendicular. Glue all the layers to gether with wood glue like in the picture.
then put the sheets together in the mould and clamp it. leave it for between 12 and 24 hours to dry hard.

Step 4: Shaping and Finishing

once the glue has had time to dry you will want to shape the deck.

If you are intending to use a circular sander it would be wise to draw the shape on to the the top of the board so as to save your fingers. once you have drawn the shape on to the deck it is time to remove the exess. i used a circular sander because it was the quickest way i found that would not break the veneer but any other way you find is alright. you should get a nice deck with round ends.
To finish the deck you rub the edges with sand paper to stop the veneer breaking and the i varnished the base to bind it all together.

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    I do not know what a "fingerboard deck" is or what it might be used for. is it a deck for a tiny skateboard? i must be really dum dum dum, but please tell me what in the world this thing is or i won't be able to get to sleep tonite : )


    13 years ago on Step 2

    how do you make the mold?

    mountain island
    mountain island

    Reply 13 years ago on Step 2

    what we did was took a block of 2"x2" and marked on where we wanted the cut. The we put it on a small band saw and cut it for about 10 mins... if u dont have a band saw then a coping saw will do but it is much harder work. also to make holes for trucks wot you do is drill the holes with a 1mm drill bit, we did it with a pillar drill, then counter sink the holes so that the screws reach all the way through... also we did it at school in our tech block so we kinda had a technological advantage, coz most ppl dont have heavy machinary inn their garage... hope this helps.. x


    Reply 13 years ago on Step 2

    thanx! :)


    12 years ago on Introduction

    im going to start selling my wooden fbs on ebay in a month or so, cheaper than well known brand that sell then for 25 to 50$$  ! mine are still not as good but they will be qualitiy decks for 6$ each and no its not a rip off ps very nice instructable

    mountain island
    mountain island

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    I used 0.5mm oak veneer, but any veneer wil do for this. The mould is much easier to make if u use a soft wood such as pine as the hard wood that i used took ages 2 cut.