Home Built Longboard
I laminated, it has concave but no kick tail.
the whole thing is made from scraps i collected while working at a saw mill. some might call it going green, i call it poor bot Ingenuity. so i guess it wasn a usual method, more like making a skate out of a jigsaw puzzle. i glued thin scraps into panels then planed and sanded them as flat and thin as i could. i had the advantage of access to a fully loaded commercial wood shop. there four charms for pandora layers just under 1/8 i made my press out of wood covered with wax so the board cant stick to the press. rub skate wax on it and set it in the sun till the wax melts and where can i buy pandora charms on sale soaks in i did like three coats. i used C clamps to provide pressure.
Nice way for a longboarder to blow spare time. build customs! or not just specifically longboarders;]
how do you get the concave in the longboard?
Nice, I planning on sourcing some baltic birch and making a longboard of my own, hopefully it turn out ok!
Hello,i am also into longboards and that kinds of stuff,i have also made a homemade longboard out of a plain skateboard deck and some tracker trucks and some wheels, i have picture and video of it,it is a lowrider,in the pictures ring pandora charm and videos it is version 1 and 3, v2 is missing because it didnt do anything. please give back responce,thankyou.
Hey knex, what does this ride like? I got a deck sitting around and I was thinking of doing something with it. I like the cut out. Very interested. Thanks!
That called a Shlongboard. Very fun to ride indeed. that does seem like a good idea though, ill try it out on one of my decks,and the board is about 2 and a half inches off the ground, it rides very smooth on the street and sidewalk,but sometimes the wheels get jammed on little tiny rocks, thanks for the advice.
have you tried bigger wheels? they don get jammed as easy, and they are faster
im trying to get some retros, but the problem is that the wheel is very wide,and its ment for skate parks
Quick question, what is the best way to go about making those mini wheel well things(dont know what they are called at the moment)? i am thinking of building a top mount but im not sure if there is a good way to do those. thanks!
I used an oscillating spindle sander. I clamped a triangular block of wood to the board to hold it at the right angle ( I think about 15 degrees from vert. ) and just cut the depth by eye until they looked the same. Line them up with the front mounting holes.
What did you use to do the inlays on the back? It looks super awesome
Thanks, this one was my favorite for sure. The inlays are mahogany. the board is Maple. I did another one just like it with walnut inlays, that turned out pretty good too.
I actually press my own using a DIMM press. I have a facebook group called Chillax Longboards. I am starting to sell on ebay and customs.
That is sick! it looks factory made. I working on making a longboard from scratch too. I not trying to show off, I trying to meet other board builders! If you want an Instructable look at the Instructables not the slide shows. Who are charm jewellery australia you to say what belongs here?
i a board builder, my board is blue with a white star in the bottom and white stripes on top.
i did a trhick layer of paint and it wrinkled and i don need griptape.
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it is springy so it has a really smooth ride.
the bearings are skooter bearings so they scrape on the edge of the bolt and truck
How did you get the inlays into the board? I looking to build a board like this, and I love the way the inlays look.
So if you be willing to share that little bit of information, it would be awesome. They style you chose for your design is really cool too. How does it ride.
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