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Skateboard Bed #3: A little set back

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Blog entry by Chris Davis posted 08-28-2009 03:26 PM 4652 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I completed the build on the skateboard and sent the pictures to the customer. I wasn’t exactly what that were wanting. They wanted more of a half circle at the ends of the board. I originally did a smaller tail on the bed because of the room needed. That would make the bed almost 10’. Anyway, I planned on building two anyway. I even ordered 8 wheels, so I painted up the first one for our showroom and started on their new one.

Here are some pictures of the first one:
Skateboard Bed

Bottom side of skateboard

Skateboard with mattress

Some Pictures of the new one:
New skateboard design

Another view of the new version

Me surfing

For more building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. See what we are doing live:
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-- Watch live video from our shop. http://wwbeds.com/live.htm



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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 08-28-2009 03:35 PM

Yep, that one pegs the real design. That is going to be pretty cool.

Is there any concern of how easy the angled ends could break?

Does it slide sideways under the bed against the direction of the wheels?

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#2 posted 08-28-2009 05:54 PM

I had a concern about the angled. They are doweled and pocket screwed then filled. On the larger one I added an angled support almost the full width. Just in case I let the customer know that it is not a step.

On sliding under the bed. It only slide the way the wheels are shown. They are the only working wheels.

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