The Phoenix

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Project by Wingstress posted 06-24-2012 09:38 PM 1694 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.

If you’re interested check out my site at

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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#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!

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

Fantastic boards! Those are really cool.

-- Brian Timmons -

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Dennis Zongker

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

Beautiful Design, and Craftsmanship!

-- Dennis Zongker

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

Where do you get the wheels from?

-- My terrible signature...

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#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 fiberglass trees.

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#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.

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#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

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#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.

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#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

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

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

Wow! What a beautiful piece of work.


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

WOW! Now that is a board!

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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

Awesome craftsmanship!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#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.

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

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

Those are Sweet.

-- mrg

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