Long Board Skate Deck Construction

 

The long boards came shipped to me in a blank.

These are the patterns the students had to choose from when designing their Long Board

The students then made a rough cut from the pattern that was drawn on their board leaving the pattern line.

The students then use the Disc Sander to sand down to the pattern line and then used the Wood Rasp to get the areas that couldn’t be reached with the Disc Sander

Using a template the students located the correct position of the truck holes.

The students then drilled the holes for the trucks on the Drill Press.

When applying the grip tape it is important to have it centered on the board before sticking it on the board.

The students used the edge of a screwdriver rub down the edge of the board until the grip tape is white along the edges

Using a box cutter the students cut along the white part of the grip tape

Using the Portable Router with a 1/4” round over bit the students rounded over the edges of the Skate Deck

The students then used a power sander to smooth out all the scratches made that where made by the Sure Form and the Wood Rasp

After using the cut off pieces of grip tape to sand the sides the students then used a file to correct any mistakes made using the box cutter.

The students then could cut out patterns using a box cutter and a ruler

Click HERE to see the Long Board Plans Plans

The video above shows how to construct a

Long Skate Deck.  To watch the videos individually click “HERE” . Below is an overview on how the Long Skate Deck is Constructed.