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Making a Longboard (Skateboard) Video

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Blog entry by Brandon posted 10-24-2014 01:54 PM 2349 reads 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In this video I combine two of my hobbies—skateboarding and woodworking. Whereas traditional skateboards stack layers of veneer one on top of another (akin to plywood), this longboard is made with a vertical lamination construction, which means its essentially a giant cutting board with wheels. I used maple and cherry in its construction. To be honest, it is not a board I ride very much because of its one-dimensional shape, but it was a fun project to build.

I filmed the build last year and finally got around to editing the footage after Mauricio had asked about the project. There’s a special guest at the end, too!

I apologize but apparently it won’t allow me to embed the code from Vimeo so here’s a link to the video:

http://player.vimeo.com/video/109890261

-- "hold fast to that which is good"



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#1 posted 10-24-2014 03:14 PM

That’s it! After about 25years of not skating I’m taking up skateboarding again!

Pretty cool video man, and nice display of skateboarding skills. Pretty cool that you have maintained your skills.

I need to make one.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#2 posted 10-24-2014 03:15 PM

Hey want there a podcast I heard recently about a guys who sells kits for making contoured laminated boards?

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#3 posted 10-24-2014 03:40 PM

Cool video, Brandon. Love the part at the end—get ‘em started early. Nice use of a bench cat, too.

-- Pay heed all who enter: Beware of "the Phog" Rock Chalk, Jayhawk

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#4 posted 10-24-2014 03:53 PM

Thanks guys.

Mauricio: There’s actually a guy who runs an elaborate workshop out of his garage and sells boards to skate shops. He’s actually in your town. I’ve visited his shop and bought some boards from him—quite cool to see as a woodworker and skater.

Jay: Yeah, Monster (bench cat) had to make an appearance—-he never leaves me alone when I’m working in the garage.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#5 posted 10-24-2014 04:06 PM

I’ll have to check him out.(the board maker)

Ha, I had to watch the vide again to see the Cat… stealthy. He is all into what you are doing to.

I need to make me one of those flip top planner chop saw combo carts. One with wings to support long boards would be sweet.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#6 posted 10-24-2014 09:35 PM

The little boy is so adorable:-)
Great work!

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#7 posted 10-25-2014 05:43 AM

I visited a shop in Michigan last summer that makes long boards and other stuff from laminations (like yours, not plywood style). It was really cool. Nice work on the board.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#8 posted 10-25-2014 11:32 AM

Nice work Brandon. Enjoyed the video.

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#9 posted 10-28-2014 06:32 AM

Hi Brandon,
How thick is your board?

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#10 posted 10-28-2014 01:43 PM

Great work on board and video! Thanks Brandon.

-- ~Tony

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