Thought about making another surfboard. Ended up making a skateboard deck. This is the second time I’ve made a deck with fiberglass. The last time I made one was about four years ago. The skills and techniques I gained from building surfboards definitely sped up the process. I’m extremely happy with the result.
Like a surfboard, it always starts with a template.
Gotta cut the wood.
The rails were rounded with a surform planer and sandpaper.
Cardboard boxes are pretty essential for making decks. This is the spray station.
I thought white would look nice under the resin
Colours look better on white when you’re going for a retro look.
Gotta add the sco.
Sco close up with some posca trials.
Cut and laid out.
Mitch was repairing the fins on a board he made while I worked my deck.
My first lam attempt.
Lam failure. I actually like the way it looks.
Hot coat on deck.
Successful lam attempt on the buttom.
Finished top lam.
Finished bottom lam.
I placed the trucks on the deck to see what the finished board would look like. It looked mint.
I stole Matt’s grip that’s been laying in the garage all summer. Cut a slit to show the subtle SCO!
The finished thing.
About to take a trip. Taken by Stevo.
And it was pretty sick. Taken by Stevo.
The art of retro.
Here’s a summary picture.