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Project by Brett posted 37 days ago 1268 views 13 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally I was able to make a longboard for myself. Sapele and Madrona finished with polyeurathane and wax. My own design. Just a simple plank with wheels.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com





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majuvla

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#1 posted 37 days ago

Awsome board! Beautiful shape.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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watermark

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#2 posted 37 days ago

Have fun ripping on that gorgeous board mate

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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Ken90712

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#3 posted 37 days ago

Great job, I was just researching on making one of these yesterday! Great job…. Would love to hear more about this. Where did you get the trucks and wheels, what size did you make the board? What would you do different? ect ect. Any advice you have would be a great help. I was thinking of layering the wood but I like the look of yours much better. Thx in advance.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Roger

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#4 posted 37 days ago

Looks like it’ll go 0 to 60 in 2.5 seconds. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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CincyRW

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#5 posted 37 days ago

That thing looks way too beautiful to stand on. I hope you take your shoes off :)

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489tad

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#6 posted 36 days ago

That’s really cool. Beautiful wood combo.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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Thewoodman2000

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#7 posted 36 days ago

Brett that is another great looking board! You have out done your self with that one!!!

Ken90712 – see Brett’s other boards he has made he had included a link to amazon. I have looked at the hardware on there and it looks to be good quality stuff. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/102424

Brett thanks again for posting these boards.
You have inspired me to tackle this project for my kids. Now its where to put it on the get it done list?

-- (the only thing in there she says is...... saw dust) - James

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mcoyfrog

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#8 posted 36 days ago

very cool

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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leafherder

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#9 posted 36 days ago

Great job, love the wood and the little extra design elements. Enjoy it but remember to always wear a helmet – don’t want to risk damaging the source of your famous creativity. :)

-- Leafherder

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Brett

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#10 posted 36 days ago

Thanks everyone! This was fun to build but more fun (funner?) to ride. I have ideas to make more but what to do with them?
Thanks again!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com

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NormG

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#11 posted 36 days ago

You did a great job on this board

-- Norman

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mafe

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#12 posted 35 days ago

Beautiful board.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Skelatile

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#13 posted 35 days ago

Great job! I have made a few boards myself and love the process that goes into these guys. I would HIGHLY recomend that next go around lay a piece of fiberglass on the top for additional strength. With laminated boards like that you have virtually no cross grain stability which could lead to the board cracking along the grain in the middle of a hard carve either toe-side or heel-side. In a hard turn, all of your weight will be on the outside of the board vs the middle inducing a lot of stress to the weakest part of the board. Fiberglass will give you the support you need. something like a 6 oz plain weave should do the trick and use a thin slow setting epoxy to wet it out. Keep up the good work on your future builds!

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Skelatile

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#14 posted 35 days ago

And another quick tip, I have purchased that kit from amazon before and the trucks are pretty good but the wheels were awful. its worth the money to put on a decent set of wheels. The 78a durometer is great for cruising but the compound of the better wheels makes the board roll much faster. compare it to a rubber bouncy ball that goes thud versus one that bounces like flubber lol.

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KentuckyTreeRat

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#15 posted 34 days ago

Looks sharp. What kind of trucks are on that? They sure have changed since my days of Christian Hossoi and Steve Cabellero.

-- "My glass aint half empty, or half full....I drank it all." -Me www.kentuckyliveedge.com

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