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Project by Wingstress posted 08-03-2010 03:27 AM 2405 views 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these longboards for my sister-in-law and her new husband for their wedding present. They both share the libra sign which is a scale or balance. I felt that the balancing act in marriage tied in nicely to their sign and the skateboards. I presented it to them this past weekend in front of family and friends the night before their wedding. They were more than happy and I was relieved. :-)

Many thanks to Julian (fellow lumberjock) who answered many questions I had about board making. The core is 7 ply canadian maple which I got from www.roarockit.com along with a hand powered vacuum press. The two woods used for the top and bottom are bubinga and Australian Myrtle. I used a router inlay kit for the first time. Besides the restrictions of certain radii, its much more efficient and exact than an exacto knife. After this experience its going to be difficult for me to pick up a blade for marquetry projects.

The last picture is my latest creation. I threw it in there because I think she is so darn cute!

Thanks for looking

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT





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sandt38

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#1 posted 08-03-2010 03:33 AM

Very cool. That is some clever work…

And that last build sure is a cutie!

-- Got Wood? --- Somewhere along the way the people in Washington forgot that they are there to represent the people, not to rule them.

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ajosephg

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#2 posted 08-03-2010 03:36 AM

Nice!!

I’ve been thinking about making a long board for my grandson. I’m not ready to take on veneering, etc. Would just the plywood make a functional skateboard?

-- Joe

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PurpLev

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#3 posted 08-03-2010 04:24 AM

beautiful works!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Bearpie

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#4 posted 08-03-2010 04:40 AM

The last project is a masterpiece and is a keeper for sure, If I were you I would not part with it for any amount of money!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#5 posted 08-03-2010 05:24 AM

Great work there, all 6 pictures of it :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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bibb

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#6 posted 08-03-2010 07:08 AM

Dude, those are like totally awesome. Right on Bro –
So how is my board lingo? :-) Those are really great; they belong on the wall not the sidewalk.
Cheers

-- you may only live once, but if you do it right that's all you need katanadesign.com

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Dennisgrosen

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#7 posted 08-03-2010 08:31 AM

they are very beautyfull , you cuold sell your work, not those two of course….lol

thanks for sharing your work

Dennis

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tomakazi

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#8 posted 08-03-2010 08:37 AM

unreal!!! these are great!!!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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TJ65

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#9 posted 08-03-2010 11:06 AM

they look wonderful. I love the whole idea about the libra sign and the two boards.
I think the pattern is very suitable too.
Nice job

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/

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Eagle1

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#10 posted 08-03-2010 01:42 PM

Those are beautiful. I would be afraid to use them. I would not want to mess them up.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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Ken90712

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#11 posted 08-03-2010 03:12 PM

Very cool. I have a buddy that makes mini boards & a stand for them that are amazing. Nice work on yours as well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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WoodenFrog

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#12 posted 08-03-2010 03:15 PM

Very cool longboards and great job on the design.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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mcoyfrog

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#13 posted 08-03-2010 06:45 PM

Awesome job

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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Cozmo35

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#14 posted 08-03-2010 09:37 PM

Kewel! Me likes!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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Julian

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#15 posted 08-08-2010 02:26 AM

Looks great. I am glad I could be of help.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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