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Project by lagunabamboo posted 12-18-2012 08:15 AM 1339 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

2 1/2 years ago I posted some images of a few skateboards that I thought in a few more months, I would have a product line I could bring to the market place. Well, I might not be realistic when it comes to time, but I am persistent.

-- Laguna Bamboo





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ZED

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#1 posted 12-18-2012 08:48 AM

These are great!!

-- A good craftsman is able to make it work with the tools he has, I still need more tools

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HalDougherty

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#2 posted 12-18-2012 10:50 AM

Good looking boards. I wish I’d had a board like this way back when I got my first skateboard. It was a long board with indoor clay wheels. The plastic wheels hadn’t been invented yet. The year was 1964 or 1965 and I had to order my skateboard from an ad in a magazine. No stores in East Tennessee sold skateboards then. I was the first kid in town that had a skateboard that didn’t have steel wheels. The clay wheels kept me from killing myself. On a steep hill they would break up before you got fast enough to kill yourself. Once I wiped out 1/2 way down a huge East Tennessee hill and I looked like a Polish sausage that was scraped on a cheese grater. I must have worried my Mother to death back then.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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#3 posted 12-18-2012 11:35 AM

Fabulous looking boards and great photography. I’m showing my age but what are the clips for?
Hal, you make me laugh.
gene

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#4 posted 12-18-2012 01:39 PM

Good choice of wood. What does it cost to produce a single board?

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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NaFianna

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#5 posted 12-18-2012 07:26 PM

I love that last one with the amber wheels.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#6 posted 12-19-2012 01:21 AM

Love those last two classic kick-tail boards.

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 12-19-2012 01:36 AM

Wow these are very cool.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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lagunabamboo

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#8 posted 12-19-2012 03:40 AM

CHARLES – IT COST ME ABOUT $100 PER BOARD IF I DON’T INCLUDES WHEELS ( $42 WHOLESALE ) TRUCKS
( $32 WHOLESALE ) BEARINGS ( $18 WHOLESALE ) AND A FEW $ FOR MISC

-- Laguna Bamboo

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Skelatile

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#9 posted 12-19-2012 05:23 AM

Very Nice! I have made a few boards myself but not this nice thats for sure. Youve done a great job!

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Cole Tallerman

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#10 posted 12-20-2012 04:40 AM

These came out really nice! I’ve made a few for friends and sold a few but they weren’t quite as nice as these! the hardest part was trying to make a press, so I would get like 8 ready at a time and use my friend’s dad’s 5’ x 9’ vacuum press. they are fun to build and yours look great!

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#11 posted 12-20-2012 05:14 AM

DUDE! YOU ROCK! :-)

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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