How to Make a Fingerboard (my Style)




About: a teenage who loves science and thecnology and loves to build stuff

yeah! first instructable
here's how to make a fingerboard
finger skateboard
5 plys

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Step 1: Stuff You Need

2 big sheet of veneers(2 different kinds[ cherry, oak, maple, etc ])
wood glue
aluminum can
very strong clips or clamps
metal file

printer and paper for template

Step 2: Cut the Veneers

cut 3 veneers with the grains going vertical
2 veneers with the grains going horizontal
then cut it according to the template given

Step 3: Glue Them!

Any wood glue is ok.Just need it to go hard once it dries.So,apply them thinly and firmly on every ply.
make sure you stick them cross-plied.

Step 4: Mold It.

take the aluminum can and cut it according to the template.Make two.Bend it according to a skateboard shape.

Then,use the clips or clamps to press the veneers in the aluminum mold.You can also use two tech deck's deck to be the works better

Step 5: Before Finish

you have to file the edge where there are excess glue and pieces of wood need it to be smooth to make it look PRO!

Step 6: File It

Start with the metal file.File the edge.the glue part.
then if not satisfied with the look,use the sandpaper to make it smooth.

Step 7: Last Step

You need to drill the holes for the trucks but in this instructions,I didn't drill it because I have no drill.Sorry about that.
Then,clearcoat it all around the deck.Once it's dry,slap some griptape and stickers.You are done!

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    149 Discussions


    Reply 2 years ago

    3mm is used for full sized skateboards so 1-2mm. Ik this was posted 7 years ago but it might help others


    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    Best bet is to look for craft shops. Especially the big expensive stores.

    Furniture stores may have it but mostly have converted to plastic veneer

    If you have a woodworking shop nearby you can ask them but they'll probably only sell giant sheets that is too thick for fingerboard use.

    last option is to order them online


    5 years ago on Introduction

    any more idea instead of drilling it to make the holes for the trucks,

    can I just use the tech deck tool to make the hole?


    10 years ago on Step 7

    veneer goes through a printer so you should probably put the graphic on befor you glue them together, there is a youtube video that I'm gonna put on for this kind of stuff

    3 replies

    Reply 7 years ago on Step 7

    best idea... i would hand paint if theyre decorative, you can do a full deck graphic then both sides,


    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    I looked in almost every store that would have veneer and i couldn't find any so I found this pack of square veneer for fingerboarding


    5 years ago on Introduction

    Nice! I superglued the trucks on because we also don't have the drill thing, It worked well.