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About: I have a youtube channel and a Etsy shop I sell the things i make i also do craft shows and stuff like that. i am documenting my journey to help people do it yourself so steal my ideas and make some money!!

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!

Supplies:

trucks and wheels

walnut wood

ash wood

west system epoxy

sand

table saw

dado blades

tape measure

">mixing cups

">router

">3/8 round over

">sander

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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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    onetruegod

    6 days 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?

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    bpoultononetruegod

    Reply 6 days ago

    my pin in the jig was loose and it didnt line up properly

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    seamster

    8 days ago

    Very nice, and I love the contrast! :D