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Save The Children: Skateboard Deck

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Project by MsDebbieP posted 10-15-2007 12:53 AM 2878 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The creation of the skateboard decks (shown in the project photos) has been a labour of love: the deck on the right is a birthday present for my son who works at EA Games in BC and the one on the left is being donated to our ””Save The Children Fall Philanthropy Event.

The Wood
The deck is made from several layers of maple veneer, donated by Ted & Norah at Roarockit. com A big thanks goes to Ted & Norah for their contribution, not only for the donation of the materials but also the lessons on using their vacuum press to form the shape of the deck.

The Underside
The underside of the deck has a wolf track leading across the bottom to the “wolf” logo, which I add to all of my projects. The tracks and the wolf were added using pyrography (woodburning).

The Top Side
The top of the deck has an “EA” logo decal added to the surface. (Again, the one on the left is the one being donated for the challenge.)

Here is a close-up of the donated skateboard logo:

The Finish
The deck is finished with several layers of waterbased wipe-on poly, giving it a beautiful shine and hard surface to protect the wood.

The Fundraiser
The skateboards will soon be making their journey across the country (from Ontario to BC) where my son will facilitate a silent auction for the donated deck. It will be on display in his office.

note: to be on the safe side re: copyright issues both boards went to my son as a gift and a financial donation was made directly to the fundraiser event).

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)





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Josh

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#1 posted 10-15-2007 01:26 AM

pretty cool! nice work. did you do any research as to what skateboards use for finish on the underside? the seem to have some type of slick film that aids in sliding on stuff.

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#2 posted 10-15-2007 01:54 AM

Very cool Deb. Great job!

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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#3 posted 10-15-2007 02:15 AM

I commend you & your son deb, we need more people like you! Beautiful job on the logos & the decks look great!

-- Bob "life is one big school & we are the students"

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#4 posted 10-15-2007 02:20 AM

Nice job Debbie … where are the skates ?

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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mot

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#5 posted 10-15-2007 03:27 AM

Nice Deb!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#6 posted 10-15-2007 03:48 AM

Dan, according to my grandkids there are no skates on a skateboard.

You add trucks and to the trucks you add expensive bearings that are attached to even more expensive wheels.

Do any of you remember when we only had skates that clamped to the toe of your shoes and strapped around your ankle? And the skate key you wore around your neck on a lanyard or just a piece of string?
We would take them apart, nail or screw them to a board that we nailed a fruit crate to (that we got free at the grocery store) and nailed a handle across the top of the fruit crate. Viola, a skateboard.

Sneakers were not strong enough to clamp the toe.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#7 posted 10-15-2007 06:46 AM

Very nice Deb.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#8 posted 10-15-2007 11:36 AM

Thanks everyone :) I’m pleased with the results.

Josh: the original intention of the boards was 1) experience with the Roarockit kit) and then 2) to be a decorate item, so, no, I didn’t do research re: the fine points of deck building.

I have been asked by family members if I was adding the wheels as well. Now, that I DID research and read that the choice of wheels is a very personal choice (with tons of options). So, no wheels.

Sawdust2: I have to say that I don’t remember the skate key around the neck although I do remember the skates with the leather strap to buckle them on. One size fits all.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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YorkshireStewart

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#9 posted 10-15-2007 11:00 PM

Admirable work Debbie – for a good cause too.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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#10 posted 10-16-2007 01:10 AM

Hi Ms. Debbie;

Very commendable! Great work!

I have to ask, (maybe I missed something) what’s the significance of the wolf?

Bravo!

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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#11 posted 10-16-2007 11:05 AM

the wolf: this description works for me.

As a Life Guide, the wolf symbolizes one of my roles in life.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#12 posted 10-17-2007 01:59 AM

that is grate i skate board i hope you can send me one of
ea skate board

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MsDebbieP

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#13 posted 10-17-2007 12:16 PM

lol thanks :)

I think those two are the last EA boards I’ll be making :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#14 posted 12-17-2007 04:52 AM

Very nice. How are you selling this?

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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#15 posted 12-17-2007 11:31 AM

my son was to take it to work …. there was a little discussion with his boss re: whether the company would approve this so a straight donation is being made.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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