Longboard Build. Part 1

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Project by anewtim posted 05-13-2008 01:10 AM 1957 views 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The build-up started with laminating two layers of 5-ply to obtain plyability and strength. I drew the pattern for the board on paper, then transferred it to the “deck” once the glue had cured. Using a jigsaw, I cut the board to the patterned shape, then rounded over all edges with the router. I used sign vinyl as the stencil for the “Selah” (from the Book of Psalms, meaning to stop, look and listen, or stop and reflect) on the bottom side of the deck, then applied stain over the entire bottom, sides, and top edges that griptape would not cover. Once dry, I removed the vinyl to leave the stencil in the raw wood color.

-- Tim, Fresno, Ca

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#1 posted 05-13-2008 04:29 AM

very cool…i wanna build one now…QUESTION:

can you explain the board prep process in more detail…you wrote: “The build-up started with laminating two layers of 5-ply to obtain plyability and strength.” but in a beginners terms—what does this mean?

what kind of wood…how long is it…etc…

thanks—-and by the way…welcome to LJS’’’‘

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#2 posted 05-13-2008 03:16 PM

I love it. I agree with Matt and request a more detailed how-to. I’d love to do one of these myself and totally dig the Selah on it. Excellent inspiration.

-- Brady Gaster, Indian Trail NC

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#3 posted 05-13-2008 09:51 PM

Possibly set a blog and post more details.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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