|Project by Wingstress||posted 08-03-2010 03:27 AM||2529 views||2 times favorited||17 comments|
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