|Project by Ken90712||posted 05-15-2015 07:49 PM||1906 views||5 times favorited||13 comments|
A Bent California Cruiser.
I have always wanted to make a Curve design in boards. This was my first attempt at this. The board is made from Walnut , Hard Maple and the curves are Mahogany and a light colored Walnut I had in the shop.
The board is 34” x 10” @ 7/8 thick. This sold before I was even done with it, the joys of living in Southern California.
I use revenge trucks but went with some different faster wheels than normal. A teenager will be riding it and there better than us old guys! LOL Well the heal quicker anyways.
I use Lucid 2 part Spray-On grip, as it still allows the beauty of the wood to come through and it is really easy to touch up when it wears down.
I bent lamination goes all the way through the board, as the pics show. I matched the thickness of the 3 strips to a router bit. I went ½ through the board ( with a template I made ) creating a channel, then cut it on the band Saw. Next I finished routing the 2 pieces with a pattern bit. And then glued her back up and repeated for the other curve.
Now that I’m getting caught up I have more to make and want to get even more creative…
Thx for looking.
-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"