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08-12-2010 02:37 AM

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I have a friend who is very in to long boards and I’d like to make him one before he takes off for the air force, but I don’t know if there’s anything special I need to know about it, if anyone has built one or could point me to a blog about it, it would be much appreciated. I used the search function but nothing conclusive came up.

The plan is to make it similar to a cutting board with two or more different woods glued up.

-- Greg P, Washington State, http://heirloomfurniture.weebly.com/


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#1 posted 08-12-2010 03:55 AM

You lost me Greg, what is a longboard?

-- Life is good.

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#2 posted 08-12-2010 04:03 AM

Sorry I wasn’t more clear, it’s basically a big skate board. here’s a picture I ripped off from google.

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-- Greg P, Washington State, http://heirloomfurniture.weebly.com/

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#3 posted 08-12-2010 04:42 AM

Seems pretty straight forward to me. I Have never made one but I would venture to guess that the wood, would be the most critical part. Something somewhat flexible or resilient to stress. You may need to form it concave/convex to gain the flexibility. I don’t know really I am just throwing Crap out there. I looked up LongboardLarry online they make theirs out of Baltic Birch, if you call them they may give you some advice not sure how open they are. Good Luck. sorry no real help.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#4 posted 08-12-2010 05:49 AM

I’m also interested – for my Grandson.

Wonder how a plain old piece of Baltic Birch with some wheels attached would work? I’ve never seen one up close, but they don’t appear to have any curve.

-- Joe

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#5 posted 08-12-2010 06:12 AM

If you are talking surf board.. Jack Young has plans that look promising

http://www.woodsurfboardplans.com/

-- Kyle Edwards, http://www.sawmillnc.com, Iron Station , NC (near Charlotte)

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#6 posted 08-12-2010 06:13 AM

Now I am all about looking into these Check this one out, you can see it has a bit of a curve to it.

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-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#7 posted 08-12-2010 06:47 AM

Here is a good site http://www.diyskate.com also http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Longboard/ Been thinking of doing one for my nephew.

-- Russ

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#8 posted 08-12-2010 07:59 AM

except for cutting a tree down and rip it in to long bords (sorry had to do it….....LOL)

if you click on projectpages and goes back around a week or so there was one who
posted two beautyfull longbords (donĀ“t remember who) Pm him and ask how to do :-)
they were lightbrown with a lady on in wenier

Dennis

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#9 posted 08-12-2010 01:45 PM

I would cut it out of BB. Build a jig with a slight arch in it. Soak it in hot water for about 30 minutes.Slip it in the jig and let it dry.

-- Life is good.

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#10 posted 08-12-2010 03:19 PM

Found about 51 videos on the following google search: how to make your own longboard

http://www.google.com/search?q=how+to+make+your+own+longboard&hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&hs=T0s&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&prmd=v&source=univ&tbs=vid:1&tbo=u&ei=SPRjTKf_BMehnQf4zozMDw&sa=X&oi=video_result_group&ct=title&resnum=4&ved=0CCgQqwQwAw

EDIT: looks like a few are related to surfing, but still some decent ones about skating longboards

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#11 posted 08-12-2010 03:24 PM

Thanks a bunch Boyneskibum – I’ll be looking at them.

-- Joe

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#12 posted 08-13-2010 09:56 AM

>how to make a long board<
Well . . . lets see . . . you get a seed for the kinda wood ya want.
Put it in some dirt.
Watch it very carefully for like a hundred or two hundred years . . .
: )

-- jsdnnoanybtr but you can call me jr

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