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Project by Harold posted 11-14-2007 06:38 AM 2540 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son has never shown much intrest in my work, it has always seemed boring to him. What I am hoping is that he will see that he can make whatever he wants. He’s a teenager now so I will have to wait and see if by combining his skateboarding and woodworking will get him interested.

I carved the deck out of Mango and then layed two layers of fiberglass to reinforce it.

-- If knowledge is not shared, it is forgotten.

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Daren Nelson

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#1 posted 11-14-2007 12:55 PM

I like it very much. As a matter of fact I would think that would be a big ticket ($$$) item to aging skateboarders who went out and got a real job.

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#2 posted 11-14-2007 01:27 PM

that should definitely catch his attention.

and the message on the bottom??

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 11-14-2007 02:10 PM

That is a very interesting skateboard. I don’t know much about them but I would think they’s call it “Knarley” Excellent work. What does it say on the bottom?

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#4 posted 11-14-2007 02:37 PM

If he takes that board outside, I’d ground him!

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Mark A. DeCou

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#5 posted 11-14-2007 03:19 PM

I’ve got to say, that if you let him use this on the concrete, I ought to come slap you. This is truly a sculptural piece of functional-art. I really admire this work.

It deserves to be on a pedestal in a gallery, or made into trophies for the X Games. Just great work.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#6 posted 11-14-2007 04:58 PM

Looks great but I would be a little concerned with the points on the front of the board.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#7 posted 11-14-2007 06:11 PM

thank you for the comments, the chinese symbols are love,wisdom, truth, honor.

-- If knowledge is not shared, it is forgotten.

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#8 posted 11-14-2007 06:43 PM

Wow! It’s going to confuse the heck out of archaeologists in the future! What an awesome deck!

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

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Daren Nelson

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#9 posted 11-14-2007 08:04 PM

”thank you for the comments, the chinese symbols are love,wisdom, truth, honor.”

I thought for sure they said “You better not tear this up, or I will choke you”

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#10 posted 11-15-2007 01:51 AM

I love your style, this looks so neat.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#11 posted 02-02-2008 03:33 AM

Beautiful board. That better stay up on a shelf. He can ride the one he makes outta some birch ply!

Seriously, that is gorgeous

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#12 posted 02-02-2008 04:58 AM

This is gorgeous. It sure beats the skateboard I used when I was his age (we only had 2×4 boards then). I cringe at the thought of this board being used for anything but show.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#13 posted 07-31-2008 07:10 PM

Very creative!

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Alex Lane

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#14 posted 08-24-2008 07:00 PM

Whoa!! What a killer board!
The inlays are purpleheart and what else???

-- Lane Custom Guitars and Basses

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#15 posted 07-07-2009 03:22 AM

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