In this intructable I'm going to show you how to make a cheap and nice skateboard out of pallet wood.
I'll try to write it without faults even if I'm French ...
Tools You'll Need:
- Wood Router
- Sandpaper of different grits
Materials You'll Need:
- Some skate stuff (wheels...)
- Skateboard Grip
Step 1: Find Pallet
First, you obviously need a pallet... You can find some in or behind stores and construction sites.
Step 2: Disassemble the Pallet
You can use a crowbar or a metal saw, but if you're using a metal saw, be careful to remove all nails.
Step 3: Glue the Planks Together
But don't forget to clean them with sandpaper or a sander.
Spread glue on each plank and join them on the width with a clamp.
Wait 24 hours to dry.
Step 4: Cut the Wood in the Width Side
- Cut it to make it thiner.
Step 5: Cut It Again in the Width Side
Make sure you let a drop at the back what's going to become the tail of the skateboard.
Keep sawing it until you reach a good width (around 1,5 cm)
Step 6: Design and Cut the Shape
I've made a pattern on paper after having designed the shape of the skateboard. Really helpful.
And don't forget to soften the drop of the tail.
Step 7: Smooth the Edges With the Wood Router
Use a round drill on the wood router.
Step 8: Sand It
Sand it until you get a smooth touch.
Step 9: Add Varnish, Grip and Wheels
(N.B. :On the last picture, the wheels are on the wrong side... don't reproduce my mistakes !)