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Skateboards by my son

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Project by twokidsnosleep posted 01-19-2013 10:48 PM 938 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I helped a little, but my now 11 yr old son made these.
The deck on the first is Baltic plywood that he cut out on the bandsaw to make a fat cruiser style board. He designed the veneer arrangement for the top and sanded the edges. I glued things up, drilled holes and helped paint and sticker the bottom.Then 80 grit sandpaper as grip tape designed to still show the veneer…..and trashed already by his feet.
The second is a store bought board- we cut out the Maple Leaf design in the grip tape to show the top of the deck.
He did all the truck, bearing and wheels assembly on both.
The crazy thing is they make these beautiful boards and then slap the ugly grip tape on them..gheeze

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"





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#1 posted 01-20-2013 11:36 AM

The cruiser board is awesome. Looks like its held up to some serious use too.

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#2 posted 01-20-2013 02:43 PM

you could use some of the anti slip stick on stair tread stuff they sell at home depot for the grip tape as well.

-- Steve. Visit my website http://www.campbellwoodworking.com

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#3 posted 01-20-2013 06:02 PM

Hey great idea
The sandpaper and contact cement method did not hold up to his ‘thrashing’
Here I found an unbashed version. I hated putting anything over the four square of wood veneer.

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#4 posted 01-21-2013 03:28 PM

Awesome skate boards! Reminds me good memories. Surely the kids will enjoy them for years.

—www.sawblade.com

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#5 posted 01-22-2013 04:13 AM

Thanks
He’s got a set of dropped trucks for a long board as his next project
I need to clear some garage space for him

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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