|Project by crispy||posted 01-31-2015 04:29 AM||818 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
Hey guys! I was at Windsor Plywood shopping for some wood for a table for my Ma and came across a suuuuper nice piece of walnut that I just had to do something with. Had a nice grain, some sapwood on one side which grew to around 1/2 the wood on the other side, and a nice (not broken through or brittle looking) knot right in the middle. All that added up to a project that could be viewed from both sides, so I settled on a new longboard!
I cut out the shape and had it stained and then though ‘oh crap, I’m just gonna slide off it, I’m gonna have to ruin the look with grip tape’, so tried to come up with something that would still let you see the wood beneath, but still have some style to it. Came up with this circular maze pattern that was super fun to cut out and stick on piece by piece, and I love the way it turned out!
Went to put trucks and wheels on it and the purple wheels caught my eye. The dude at the longboard shop slid them on those teal trucks and I was sold! You can see from the wall behind that I like bright colors lol
Let me know what you guys think! Suggestions, comments, etc all welcome
My lesson learned for the project: Always wipe off the workbench before you clamp something down. Beneath the grip tape there’s a nice little’ crunched in section from a left over wood chip that I forced into the board! D’oh. Cover ‘er up and learn for next time!