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The Handmade Skateboard

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The Handmade Skateboard by Matt Berger is the definitive book on building custom skate decks of all shapes and sizes, from the high-performance street deck to the classic longboard to a vintage...

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The Handmade Skateboard by Matt Berger is the definitive book on building custom skate decks of all shapes and sizes, from the high-performance street deck to the classic longboard to a vintage pinstripe cruiser that will turn heads everywhere you go. When you make your own skateboard from scratch you have the opportunity to create something that is perfectly tailored to you, a deck that matches your height, your weight, your center of balance, your skill level and your intended use. More importantly, making your own skate deck allows you to design a perfect deck to fit your personal style, making a statement about who you are. Whether you’re an accomplished woodworker or an absolute beginner, The Handmade Skateboard guides you step-by-step through building five skateboard designs from a simple “Hack Board” built in a few spare hours to a high-performance street deck pressed from seven layers of high-quality Maple veneers. A design guide covers everything you need to know about sizing and shaping your deck and choosing the right trucks and hardware. And detailed photos, illustrations and clear written instruction throughout provide all the information and motivation you need to make your own skateboard from scratch. 153 pages, Softcover, Copyright 2014, ISBN: 978-1-940611-06-8.
  • Build and design you own board
  • Learn how to create a laminated deck
  • Detailed step-by-step instruction

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    great book

    didn't know i'd be so interested in the history, but it's v well done. i've built two boards from this was able to successfully bend wood for the first time. info on bending alone makes it worth it.

  2. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Great woodworking project

    I'm looking forward to finally getting my kids woodworking in the shop. I know they'll love this project.

  3. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Great book...and great projects!

    Saw this featured on the Wood Whisperer's live session...he loved it, so I thought I'd take a look. Excellent book. I was into skateboarding as a kid and now I have my own kids who love to build stuff. Now we're all building skateboards together. Have to say, it's a really fun new angle on woodworking. Great photos...the right mix of projects (FYI -- woodbending never looked so easy) and the skateboarding history was fascinating. I'll be putting this book -- and a couple of skateboards -- under some trees this Christmas...

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