Hand Crafted Longboards

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Project by Logan posted 02-14-2011 05:05 PM 1990 views 8 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last summer decided to start making my own longboards. I got my hands on some nice veneer to use on the boards from a friend of mine. The boards are made from Hard Rock Maple with different veneers. Walnut, Cherry, and Mahogany veneers are on most of the boards.

-- Logan

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#1 posted 02-14-2011 06:00 PM

nice ones

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#2 posted 02-14-2011 06:26 PM

Nice boards. Welcome to Lumberjocks. BTW: Glad to see you are wearing ear protection and a dust mask!

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#3 posted 02-14-2011 07:24 PM

Nice! I have a vintage solid deck that was used In Lords of Dog town. did you try to cut your veneer with the band saw? I see you have clear grip. how deep Is your dip or bow when you press form the decks? have you thought about selling them? thanks! for posting.

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#4 posted 02-14-2011 08:25 PM

Nice work. I want to do one of these for my nephew sometime. Any suggested resources?

-- Russ

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#5 posted 02-14-2011 09:02 PM

Those look fun…Keep rippin..

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#6 posted 02-14-2011 09:09 PM

Russ – this is the site where I ordered my Maple for the boards, and also the vacuum bag for applying the veneers. They have lots of great products and tips for board building. Good luck!

B13 – with the veneer, I made a template from masonite, traced on the shape, and cut it out with a razor blade before I applied it in the vacuum bag. The ‘camber’ of the decks is at about 1.5 inches if I remember correctly. I have sold most of the ones in the picture to my friends and other longboarders.

-- Logan

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#7 posted 02-21-2011 05:04 PM

Very nice! I used to long board a few years ago, very fun!

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#8 posted 12-25-2013 04:48 AM

Nice boards man!! i been workin on one myself and bought some stuff called lucid grip to use on the top side. I didnt even think to use salt!! thats brilliant!!

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#9 posted 11-10-2014 07:51 AM

How long are they? I have always wanted to make a longboard. Reminds me of when I made myself a street luge though it was just made form construction lumber

-- tools are only as good as the hands that hold them

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