Blue Oak Skateboard.

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Project by Ken90712 posted 10-04-2014 10:19 PM 2097 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have wanted to make a longboard for a while now. Fellow Lumberjock “Brett” had made some and we have chatted about making them and where to get some of the supplies to build them. He was a big help in making my Board.

The board’s Deck is made of Blue Oak approx. 3/4” thick, 11” W and 36” long. This wood is very hard and dense. There is no flex at all in this board. On Brett’s advice, I went with Koastal’s new truck’s “Revenge” made here in the USA. I carved out little wheelwells in the bottom as well. The trucks have locking tabs to prevent wheel lockout when turning.

I really like these guys, great company and very helpful. They even sent me a free set of trucks and 3 different bushing’s for the trucks. Soft, Medium & Hard. I used there two part process “Lucid Grip” which is spray on grip texture. I really love this compared to clear grip tape that gets dirty. It is clear and you can still see the wood grain. It’s easy to do touch ups as well. I like the hard bushings (Less carving) but the Medium were good as well. I didn’t put the soft in yet as I’m old and it’s a little to wobbly for me LOL Koastal Longboards

The wheels are Braker, decent wheels but I won’t deal with him again. Took over a month to get the order, I almost called PayPal. He would never call back when I finally did get a hold of him he told me it was back ordered. I asked why he didn’t let me know it’s been three weeks. He got rude and then the order got lost or stolen and he was even ruder. He has no customer service manners, which is too bad. I’ll be using different wheels on all the orders in the future.

All comment and suggestions welcome, Enjoy and Thx for looking.

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

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#1 posted 10-04-2014 10:31 PM

Kowabunga Dude!!

Be careful the ground is harder and comes up faster than it use to!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 10-04-2014 10:41 PM

I love it Ken! Beautiful longboard. I’d be a happy “Hodad” if owned this board. Great work :-)


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#3 posted 10-04-2014 11:27 PM


Interesting post. Gonna do a blog on how to ride it? :<)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 10-04-2014 11:37 PM

Cool project and well done . Enjoy the ride !


-- Kiefer

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#5 posted 10-05-2014 01:32 AM

Sa-Weet! Your board looks awesome Ken! I would love to take a turn on that.
I am very pleased with Koastal too. I ended up purchasing 2 of their longboards and they are great. Too bad they won’t be making their own boards anymore but their trucks are great carving trucks as long as speed isn’t the main objective.
Let me know when you and your board are up here and we can take a ride along Alki and have a burger and/or a coffee.
Cheers, Brett

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#6 posted 10-05-2014 04:05 AM

COOL skateboard…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#7 posted 10-05-2014 05:38 AM

Brings me back to the 70’s….the good ole’ days.
Great looking board.

-- Vince

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#8 posted 10-05-2014 08:51 AM

Looks great Ken. Where is the motor mounted?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 10-05-2014 01:41 PM

Dito what Lew said.. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#10 posted 10-05-2014 03:17 PM

nice – I just hope the next post isn’t from a traction bed :-)

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#11 posted 10-05-2014 06:59 PM

Great job, but remember we don’t bounce like we used to.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#12 posted 10-06-2014 12:43 AM

That is such a great looking board!

-- "The Cedar King"

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#13 posted 10-06-2014 12:36 PM

Great job! I want to see the video blog on how to ride it.

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

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#14 posted 10-06-2014 03:52 PM

That is really cool. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#15 posted 10-06-2014 05:01 PM

Great job Ken. One of a kind. Don’t break a leg on it!

-- When it feels like a job, it isn't a hobby anymore.

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