Long Board

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  • #59725
    John Moore
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    My 17 year old daughter wanted a long board, so I suggested that we should just make one.

    We bought rough sawn lumber, using hand tools we cut, planed, and glue-up an over sized panel. Then finished the final shaped with chisels, #4 smoothing plane (for the round overs), and scrapers.

    We used shellac to seal the hickory, mahogany, and basswood. Then used oil-based out door poly to add protection.

    She got to ride it for the first time today. She was all smiles.

    Lakeland, Florida USA

    #59731
    BrianJ
    Participant

    Cool dad points for sure..

    Ontario, Canada

    #59732
    ken1776
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    What a fantastic project, way to go John, nice job bud 😉

    #59733
    Greg Merritt
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    That is awesome John! Way cool.

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    #59735
    David R.
    Participant

    Great job. Have too keep this one in mind for when mine grow up a bit more.

    David

    from Germany

    #59738
    António
    Participant

    That’s a great way to get memories!
    Very nice job!!

    Enjoy the learning path...!!
    https://www.instagram.com/coisasemadeira/

    #59743

    Great work John, look different from other boards) Thanks for posting)

    Toronto, Canada

    #59745
    rickcorradini
    Participant

    Look awesome, well done!

    #59746
    Jay
    Participant

    That thing is sweet! and it looks like she really loves it. 🙂

    #59753
    Mark Armstrong
    Participant

    That looks special John well done. 😉

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #59789
    cpetersen1970
    Participant

    Nothing beats the satisfaction gained when you give a loved one a gift they truly love. A great looking board to be sure! Careful, tho or you will be building them for all her envious friends!

    #59877
    Alien8
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    Now that’s a cool long board! Did she do most of the work or were it your hands mostly? I’ve got a few nieces but they don’t even care if you give them some mass manufactured junk or a selfmade thing, let alone join me in making something…
    Maybe I’ll show them some spatulas being made.

    A quick question though : does the finish on her board get really slippery when wet? I could imagine so…
    Diego

    #59880
    John Moore
    Participant

    Wow. Thanks for all the great replies.

    We have been on vacation, just checking in for a moment.

    My daughter got to ride her longboard around our hotel on Disney property. She gets lots of compliments everywhere she goes with it.

    I took this photo of her holding the long board right off the main sidewalk around the lake at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort.

    Lakeland, Florida USA

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