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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 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 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 deck is finished with several layers of waterbased wipe-on poly, giving it a beautiful shine and hard surface to protect the wood.
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 (http://www.execulink.com/~yohan)