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Project by Wingstress posted 06-24-2012 09:38 PM 1789 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 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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BTimmons

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

Fantastic boards! Those are really cool.

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

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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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Alexandre

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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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shipwright

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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 fiberglas boats he would have given us fibrerglas trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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Roger

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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. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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Woodbridge

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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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SergeantSawDust

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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. http://sergeantsawdust.com

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HalDougherty

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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 http://www.first285.com

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Triumph1

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

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helluvawreck

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

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 06-25-2012 02:24 PM

WOW! Now that is a board!

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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MarkTheFiddler

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

Awesome craftsmanship!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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Wingstress

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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.

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 06-26-2012 12:42 AM

Those are Sweet.

-- mrg

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