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How to make a longboard

By February 12, 2014 building, design, diy, projects, video 7 Comments

Earlier this year, I was able to go to the Mini Maker Faire in Atlanta. There were lots of cool things there, but one thing that really stuck out to me was a guy who made longboard skateboards out of vintage wooden water skis. They were gorgeous..

I immediately had the idea to do something similar, but use reclaimed hardwood flooring boards. ¬†Well, after much searching, I wasn’t able to find the type of flooring that I really wanted, so I abandoned that part of the idea, and decided to use some random hardwood boards that I recently got ahold of.

I’m not really a skateboarder, and have only ridden a longboard once or twice, but now that I’ve done this project, I plan on riding it quite a bit. It’s a lot of fun, and rides really smoothly.



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If you want to check out the guy who inspired this project, go see his Etsy store, and check him out on Facebook!!

Here’s what you’ll need:

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  • Chris Gregg

    You have inspired me to give this a try! Nice work man.

    • Bob

      Awesome! I love to hear things like that!! Thanks!

  • jodi

    the center strip looks like cherry to me.

  • http://lindenlongboards.com charles

    i love it. Great tutorial. I’m glad i could inspire you

    • Bob

      Thanks Charles! Maybe I’ll see you at Maker Faire Atlanta again this year!

  • https://m.facebook.com/4kingkush20 Martin

    Oh man, this is awesome, look perfect , i will try this project next week.

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