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Project by Steve Griffin posted 04-26-2008 12:02 AM 2310 views 6 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I watched a video on youtube of some guys long boarding. I thought, I could make one of those. So I did. It’s cut from 3/4” Cabinet Grade Ply, 4ft long. The Japanese symbol is made of out grip tape too. I used that cut out to trace on to the back of some griptape and just cut it out with scissors. I really want to try to get into bending thin plys of veneer so I can make more than just a straight board. The Japanese symbol on the board means”wood, or trees” depending on who is deciphering it. I’ve had this board up to 25mph so far! And I’ve recked once, no major injuries though.

- In my line of work it’s important to be happy. - Hunter S. Thompson

-- Steve, Beaverton, OR

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#1 posted 04-26-2008 12:25 AM

Totally rad dude.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#2 posted 04-26-2008 01:05 AM

Very nice! I wouldn’t want to get spiked by that sharp end though.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 04-26-2008 01:28 AM

One mean machine.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 04-26-2008 02:14 AM

Great looking board!

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#5 posted 04-26-2008 02:33 AM

25 mph…Not me even when I was your age. Great looking board. Have fun, but please be careful.

-- JJohn

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#6 posted 04-26-2008 03:33 AM


This is a nice board and you did a wonderful job with it.

But I think that I will watch from the shore. :)

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 04-26-2008 03:56 AM

Nice board … the old lady made me promise not to buy another board after some lady put me on her hood and ran over my board last summer (she didn’t even stop after she hit me) ... think I just found my solution! lol

-- Lip's Dysfuncational Firewood Farm, South Bend, IN

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#8 posted 04-26-2008 04:14 AM

sweeeeeeet….I wanna make one…that is nasty bra!!!! when I was in middle school i made a board for my best bud…he still talks about it…until i saw your project…i forgot about that board (middle school was 25 years ago) ...would love to see the utube video link you saw that gave you the idea….

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#9 posted 04-26-2008 04:22 AM

Nice looking board. You found a way to combine two hobbies into one: very nice!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#10 posted 04-26-2008 07:17 AM

Nice. I own two of those but never thought to try to make one. Excellent idea! Any chance did you try to make it concaved using a sander or something like that? How bouncy is it (the store-bought ones I own are really bouncy and wobble around, giving a nice feeling during motion)?

Nifty idea!

-- Brady Gaster, Indian Trail NC

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#11 posted 04-26-2008 12:24 PM

Man these things sure have come a long way since “Jan & Dean’s” sang the song “Sidewalk Surfing”..... I think my age is showing. Anyone remember those narrow steel wheels?

Nice job on your board “Dude”.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#12 posted 04-27-2008 01:09 AM

my first board was a hand me down with steel wheels way back in the day … the board was just big enough for my mom to use it as a paddle … so I put it with those damn paddle balls that everyone used to give you for easter … in the trash … now I remember why I like big old heavy long boards so much … well, that and the fact I’m fat and out of shape! lol

-- Lip's Dysfuncational Firewood Farm, South Bend, IN

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#13 posted 04-27-2008 01:12 AM

Looks like fun, until you hit something doing 25mph. Nice board. Grab your board lets go sidewalk surfing….... I still remember mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#14 posted 05-07-2008 05:29 AM

Very nice! I made one with 2 layers of 5-ply laminated together, but still need to perfect that process. It delaminated after some rough riding. I will try to get pics posted of the process I used to create mine. Your board looks like it will take years of riding without fail. Nice work.

-- Tim, Fresno, Ca

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#15 posted 07-02-2009 06:58 PM

I’ve just had your projects list pop-up, so this is my first time viewing your submissions.

Is this “longboard” resting on a floor cabinet spindle sander. If so, please give details as to construction of the sander. It just looks way too cool.


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