LumberJocks

The Phoenix

  • Advertise with us
Project by Wingstress posted 06-24-2012 09:38 PM 2131 views 8 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been a while since I posted anything, but its official, I’m addicted to building longboards. I use to call myself a box maker, but I don’t think that’s fair to all the great box makers on this site.

This deck is 9 plies of rock maple, with the 10th and 11th of bloodwood and satinwood. The blue eyes were dyed birdseye maple

These were his and hers boards made for a couple’s anniversary. Not too many girls I know would get something like this for their man. I know my wife wouldn’t :-)

When building I made a time lapse video. Check it out. I found it harder to figure out my video editor and youtube then I did to figure out the inlay.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8rOdPwPsqc

If you’re interested check out my site at http://www.trlongboards.com

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT





15 comments so far

View jaykaypur's profile

jaykaypur

4017 posts in 2435 days


#1 posted 06-24-2012 10:33 PM

Dude…...............these are just stunningly beautiful. Very very nice work. I love ‘em.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

View BTimmons's profile

BTimmons

2303 posts in 2511 days


#2 posted 06-24-2012 10:59 PM

Fantastic boards! Those are really cool.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

View Dennis Zongker's profile

Dennis Zongker

2745 posts in 3618 days


#3 posted 06-25-2012 12:00 AM

Beautiful Design, and Craftsmanship!

-- Dennis Zongker

View Alexandre's profile

Alexandre

1417 posts in 2217 days


#4 posted 06-25-2012 12:13 AM

Where do you get the wheels from?

-- My terrible signature...

View shipwright's profile

shipwright

7992 posts in 2824 days


#5 posted 06-25-2012 12:37 AM

I thought I recognized the router marquetry. We’ve discussed this before.
Welcome back.
The designs are superb and the boards look deadly.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

View Roger's profile

Roger

20929 posts in 2830 days


#6 posted 06-25-2012 02:16 AM

Very kool. They need a big V-8, or a Hemi

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

View Woodbridge's profile

Woodbridge

3548 posts in 2444 days


#7 posted 06-25-2012 02:53 AM

Those are awesome boards. The phoenix design is really fabulous, and the construction is top knotch!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

View SergeantSawDust's profile

SergeantSawDust

173 posts in 2208 days


#8 posted 06-25-2012 03:41 AM

That’s pretty cool. I enjoyed the video as well. Thanks for sharing.

-- Woodworking for the hobbyist woodworker. http://sergeantsawdust.com

View HalDougherty's profile

HalDougherty

1820 posts in 3263 days


#9 posted 06-25-2012 10:50 AM

That’s a beautiful set of boards. I got my first skateboard in 1966… Yep, I’m older’n dirt. It was a 30” board with clay wheels made for indoor skating. One time, I got so much speed going downhill, the clay wheels self destructed. The only other choice of skateboard wheels was the steel wheels used on outdoor skates.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

View Triumph1's profile

Triumph1

891 posts in 3106 days


#10 posted 06-25-2012 11:56 AM

Wow, those are beautiful! I would have to scrub my shoes before I let them touch those pieces of art!

-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

31393 posts in 2893 days


#11 posted 06-25-2012 12:15 PM

Wow! What a beautiful piece of work.

helluvawreck
https://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

View mloy365's profile

mloy365

444 posts in 3157 days


#12 posted 06-25-2012 02:24 PM

WOW! Now that is a board!

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

View MarkTheFiddler's profile

MarkTheFiddler

2068 posts in 2215 days


#13 posted 06-25-2012 06:15 PM

Awesome craftsmanship!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

View Wingstress's profile

Wingstress

339 posts in 3541 days


#14 posted 06-25-2012 11:05 PM

Thanks everyone for the kind words. If you’d like to see the board in action check this link out. Not sure how fast he was going in this video, but I know he’s usually high 40mph to low 50mph.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=NkFVjPBOU_Y

If you’d like to know how you control it and stop check this clip out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zUkEZs3e2cQ

Thanks again for the kind words and inspiration. No way I could have built these without the help of lumberjocks.

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

View mrg's profile

mrg

827 posts in 3026 days


#15 posted 06-26-2012 12:42 AM

Those are Sweet.

-- mrg

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com