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Project by Ken90712 posted 11-26-2014 10:51 PM 2092 views 7 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well just in time for the holidays, more Skateboards.

I like riding Long-boards down at the beach after work. I work at LAX which is on the Ocean, so this makes it very convenient.

The first one is my take on a Surf Board. Its made of Mahogany, Hard Maple & Walnut. Its about 5/8 thick solid wood.

I have been dealing with Koastal Boards, who make the trucks and love them. If you notice they have a locking tab to prevent wheel bite. This is a good thing when your pushing 50. LOL Falling seems to hurt more now.

Braker wheels are OK, but will not deal with them again owner is VERY RUDE… I have found Boss Hawgs wheels to be better.

The other boards are
A) Paduak, Purple Heart and Ipe

B) Blue Oak ( which is my board and Love this wood.) Its hard as a rock.

I use Lucid spray on grip system its 2 parts and I love it. I found grip tape gits dirty and you cant see the wood. Lucid you can re-apply right over old grip when worn-out, and great for touch ups

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

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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 11-26-2014 10:58 PM

Ken that is awesome a really nice decks


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 11-26-2014 11:01 PM

Look a little like my “Malibu” series cutting boards… very cool…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 11-26-2014 11:24 PM

Hey Ken!

You do a great job of making your skateboards…

One of my Grandsons was into using them… he crashed & broke his arm / wrist VERY BADLY… which has metal rods in there somewhere… He’s finally back to normal… but, I don’t think he rides them anymore… he just went into the Marines! Arm healed very well, I guess.

So, Have Fun… BUT, be Very Careful!!

Have a nice Thanksgiving!

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

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#4 posted 11-26-2014 11:56 PM

Those are really cool. Great job. We dont bounce like we did when we was in our 20’s that’s for sure. LOL

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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Cedar Furniture Lodge

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#5 posted 11-27-2014 12:10 AM

Awesome board, I have thought of trying to make one of those.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#6 posted 11-27-2014 12:30 AM

Nice boards! Hope LAX has good health insurance!!

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

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#7 posted 11-27-2014 01:06 AM

Very nice Ken! Those boards are fantastic.

This past summer was a longboarding summer for our family. We love getting out and cruising!

Be sure to give me a holler when you are up here. We still need to head to Alki for some coffee and longboarding!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#8 posted 11-27-2014 01:27 AM

Great looking skate boards!

And don’t go chasing any parked cars.


-- Brad, Texas,

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#9 posted 11-27-2014 02:51 AM

Very nice. I like your brand.

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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#10 posted 11-27-2014 03:10 AM

Don’t know much about BOARDS like these but they certainly are interesting since they are made of wood and I like just about anything made from wood .
That wheel setup ,the spray on finish and that blue oak all got me thinking about applications elsewhere .
The riding of these I will get you young guys to have fun with and you think it’s hard falling and the body hurts wait for what’s coming . LOL
Nice job Ken and enjoy the ride I am happy for you !

Take care Klaus

-- Kiefer

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#11 posted 11-27-2014 03:45 AM

Thx everyone for the nice comments and support. Hope Everyone that celebrates Thanksgiving has a great day! I’ll try and stay safe. As Blondie would tell you though, not likely.

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

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#12 posted 11-27-2014 07:53 PM

Wow nicely done ! I couldn’t stay on one of those things if I were nailed on.I do’t lknow how you do it still have as much fun as you can bud.I wish you happy days ahead brother.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#13 posted 11-27-2014 08:05 PM

All I want for Christmas is to see a video of Ken riding one of these fancy boards!!

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

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#14 posted 11-28-2014 04:31 AM

Very nice indeed Ken! Well done! Thanks for Posting.


-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#15 posted 11-29-2014 03:27 AM

Great looking boards Ken! Nice wood combos and being able to see the decks is nice. I second the video.

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

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