|Project by DrDirt||posted 06-18-2012 02:08 PM||3014 views||4 times favorited||11 comments|
This summer it was my Youngest boys turn to come with me to Marc Adams School.
We took the Skateboard Building Class with Chris Gochnour where you had the choice of building a longboard cruiser or skateboard.
He decided he really wanted his board to look like a shark.
Start to Fully Finished took 2 days.
First day you decided on the wood pattern you wanted, and glued up your blank in the morning.
While that cooked in the clams you laid out your design and made a styrofoam mold.
The board has Camber (arc from front to back, the surface is dish shaped then a kick tail). We shaped the foam core with a router.
After lunch the board was ready to be resawn into the veneers for the top and bottom – we had enough thickness to get 4 pieces 10X42 3/32nds thick
We then vacuum bagged the forms seen in the 5th photo background.
The next morning, we cut to shape, routed the edges, drilled for the trucks – and sanded and finished.
The top surface has crushed glass sprinkled onto the wet finish. Then a heavy topcoat sprayed on.
Screw on the trucks and you are ready to go.
We had an absolute blast, and the kids hung out at the local motel pool and big screen after hours.
My boy was at the younger end of the spectrum, at not quite 10. There were a number of teenagers as well as Grandparent/child and Uncle child combos.
An awesome weekend. Something we try to plan for 1:1 time with each kid where they are not competing with eachother for attention, we have a block of time where it is just the two of us.
-- “The kind of man who wants the government to adopt and enforce his ideas is always the kind of man whose ideas are idiotic.” ― H.L. Mencken, Minority Report