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SKATEBOARDING => DIY => Topic started by: lifer on July 09, 2010, 02:29:09 PM



Title: Forbidden Knowledge pt:2
Post by: lifer on July 09, 2010, 02:29:09 PM
Why am I making these?... Oh yeah, I want an industry job!

Check out the "Forbidden Knowledge" post for more poorly spelled information on materials and techniques.

Grind It Yourself SKATEBOARD PRESS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCqt1Q-nJ9Q#)

Happy board building!


Title: Re: Forbidden Knowledge pt:2
Post by: Bro on July 09, 2010, 09:57:37 PM
just like how momma used to make


Title: Re: Forbidden Knowledge pt:2
Post by: Randy Pedersen on February 24, 2011, 10:31:54 AM
Why am I making these?... Oh yeah, I want an industry job!

Check out the "Forbidden Knowledge" post for more poorly spelled information on materials and techniques.

Grind It Yourself SKATEBOARD PRESS ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCqt1Q-nJ9Q#[/url])

Happy board building!

Hey man great job.  I am a board builder/skater/highschool teacher from Toronto.  I haven't posted anything online yet, but I will soon.  I run a skate club out of a highschool in Scarborough Ontario.  We skate together and build together.  It's nice to see others do'in it for themselves.


Title: Re: Forbidden Knowledge pt:2
Post by: krusher on February 24, 2011, 09:16:14 PM
Guildwood elementary alum.

I wanted to start working on the mold for my press last summer but fun got in the way and I couldn’t find the time. Hopefully I’ll be able to start this summer. Any tips for making the mold?

My goal is to make a deck completely by hand with no power tools from a hunk of maple that I rescued from the bottom of a lake or river


Title: Re: Forbidden Knowledge pt:2
Post by: makerampsnotbombs on March 28, 2011, 01:55:43 PM
That's awesome man. How do you design molds?


Title: Re: Forbidden Knowledge pt:2
Post by: lifer on April 01, 2011, 10:24:35 PM
Man, I really should check this forum more often.

I built up the bottom mold in layers of bondo and just kept sanding it and standing in it until it felt just right. After that I built a box around it, lined it with wax paper and poured more bondo in it to form the top. The molds fit together perfectly and I can press two at a time if I want to. The pegs on the bottom of the press are what keeps everything square.

I scavenged metal and I paid a welder two custom painted decks and a 60 pounder of vodka to weld the press frames together. Go make friends at the local metal suppliers.

Only other pointer I have is: STAY AWAY FROM THOSE VACUUM PRESSES! You have to plug them in and they do not press firm enough.  Unless you do want to make flat flimsy decks.

The whole skateboard made completely by hand thing sounds very interesting. I chopped down a Birch tree for wood to practice with when I was starting. The decks themselves were a little too soft though. But, I learned everything from all the boards I broke over the years. All the answers you are looking for are right under your feet. I have been rolling for 27 years now and I am still very happy to be doing it.


Title: Re: Forbidden Knowledge pt:2
Post by: krusher on April 01, 2011, 11:36:50 PM
I seriously want to go to a river or lake in Wisconsin, Minnesota, or somewhere and find my own log of rock hard, old growth maple, and make a deck from that. Before I do that I'ma practice. I have all of the planes I'll need, now I need to work on getting the handsaws.

I'd figured I'd start by making a fiberglass mold out of my favorite deck and move on from there. How long and wide is your mold? My guess would be 36" X 10"