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Project by Wingstress posted 764 days ago 1434 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





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jaykaypur

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#1 posted 764 days ago

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!

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BTimmons

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#2 posted 764 days ago

Fantastic boards! Those are really cool.

-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - https://www.etsy.com/shop/BigTWW - http://vimeo.com/98821147

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Dennis Zongker

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#3 posted 764 days ago

Beautiful Design, and Craftsmanship!

-- Dennis Zongker

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Alexandre

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#4 posted 764 days ago

Where do you get the wheels from?

-- My terrible signature...

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shipwright

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#5 posted 764 days ago

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 fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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Roger

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#6 posted 764 days ago

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

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Woodbridge

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#7 posted 764 days ago

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

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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SawDustKing

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#8 posted 764 days ago

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

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

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HalDougherty

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#9 posted 764 days ago

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

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Triumph1

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#10 posted 764 days ago

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

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

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 764 days ago

Wow! What a beautiful piece of work.

helluvawreck
https://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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mloy365

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#12 posted 764 days ago

WOW! Now that is a board!

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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MarkTheFiddler

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#13 posted 763 days ago

Awesome craftsmanship!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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Wingstress

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#14 posted 763 days ago

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

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mrg

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#15 posted 763 days ago

Those are Sweet.

-- mrg

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