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The definitive book on building custom skate decks of all shapes and sizes!

The Handmade Skateboard, Book

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The Handmade Skateboard, Book
The Handmade Skateboard, Book

From the high-performance street deck to the classic longboard to the vintage pinstripe cruiser, this book will have you building eye-catching, air-catching skateboards, whether for the young of age, or the young at heart. Go from grinding chisels and carving wood to grinding rails and carving turns. Build a gift that the young ones in your life will never forget! Making a custom skateboard from scratch lets you tailor it to match the user's height, weight, intended use, and very importantly, their own unique style. The Handmade Skateboard guides you step-by-step through building five skateboard designs, from a simple ''Hack Board'' to a high-performance street deck pressed from seven layers of maple veneer. The design guide covers everything you need to know, including choosing the right trucks, wheels and hardware to fit your deck. Detailed photos, illustrations and clear written instruction guide you through the process.


About the Author:

Matt Berger is a digital producer, author, and woodworker in northern California, who has a passion for making things from scratch and teaching others how to do the same. Matt earned his stripes in the woodshop as an editor at Fine Woodworking magazine where he edited articles, and produced how-to videos for FineWoodworking.com. There, he honed his skills building high-quality furniture the authentic way with hand tools, sturdy joinery and quality hardwoods. These days, Matt practices woodworking on nights and weekends building skateboard decks out of his garage workshop, aka SK8Makers HQ, and through his series of DIY Skateboard Workshops. By day, he’s a Content Manager at Apple producing video and web content for the Business and Education Markets team.

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Manufacturer Part Number 21-271
Weight 1.4000
Cover Style Soft Cover
Pages 160
Topic Woodworking
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Great Projects...Perfect Gift Making
I used to skateboard as a kid; loved it...found this book and I'm now building a skateboard for my son for Christmas. Excellent projects that are fun to build. Look forward to making one with him as well. Also a great section on bending veneer if you want to make a fancier board. A lot easier than you'd think.
November 11, 2014
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looked like interesting reading
Paul B on Oct 11, 2017
Kids love skateboards, want to build one with them.
Aaron B on Jun 21, 2015
looked like interesting reading
Paul B on Oct 11, 2017
I teach high school wood shop and we already make boards but I can always use more material to reference.
Roy C on Oct 17, 2016
Kids love skateboards, want to build one with them.
Aaron B on Jun 21, 2015
I have 3 young children and i thought this would be a great thing to make each of them. they can participate in the design of their skateboard. Would be a fun project and a great way to do something with the kids.
Scott D on Jun 3, 2015
I teach high school wood shop and we already make boards but I can always use more material to reference.
Roy C on Oct 17, 2016
I have 3 young children and i thought this would be a great thing to make each of them. they can participate in the design of their skateboard. Would be a fun project and a great way to do something with the kids.
Scott D on Jun 3, 2015
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