|Project by Withers||posted 11-27-2013 03:45 PM||1451 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
this was a project me and couple friends undertook over the summer. All of us being longboard enthusiasts and me being a woodworker, we decided to give a go at building our own.
we came up with the design ourselves and transferred it to a long piece of high density Styrofoam and carved with a router to give us foot pockets and bent kick tails. The board is made of 7 1/16 inch rock maple veneer plies glued together and then all put into a vinyl vacuum press with the negative foam mold to give it the shape.
it came out better than i expected for a first time longboard builder. our design was a little to ambitious for our skill level however and it has begun to delaminate in some areas and crack in others. I am still proud of this little guy though. definitely gave us some inspiration for more boards and helped us learn something along the way.
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