Redwood Coast Skateboard

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Project by TomHumphrey posted 05-09-2012 05:52 AM 1809 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Skateboard I made in my 2nd semester at College of the Redwood’s Fine Woodworking program

Wood used:
Ash veneers
Cypress, Maple, Ash in the Marquetry
Sand Grip

-- Tom Humphrey, California,

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#1 posted 05-09-2012 07:29 AM

Cool board the inlay or marquetry is very suttle. Nice work.

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

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#2 posted 05-09-2012 10:58 AM

Very nice. How do you veneer your plys together?

My son skates and is burning through a board every other week. Time for him to make his own.

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#3 posted 05-09-2012 12:23 PM

Cool, but can you still do a half pipe with it? LOL

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#4 posted 05-09-2012 02:48 PM

I cut the veneers out on a band saw. And press them together in a vacuum table.

Haven’t had the chance to ride a half pipe, but I have ridden a bowl and it was great. maybe a little wider wheel base.

-- Tom Humphrey, California,

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#5 posted 05-09-2012 03:00 PM

That is very cool. Glad to hear that you use it too!

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#6 posted 05-09-2012 03:15 PM

The marquetry blurred a little more than I’d hope. It looks better in person, but I learned if you want marquetry under sand make it simple and bold.

-- Tom Humphrey, California,

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#7 posted 05-09-2012 04:46 PM

Nice board I never use one but my kids did looks nice

-- Nimkee** Joe

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#8 posted 05-11-2012 02:33 AM

That takes me back…you don’t see them shaped like that much anymore. Good Job.

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#9 posted 05-11-2012 02:35 AM


-- Tom Humphrey, California,

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