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seanfb



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:47 pm    Post subject: Solid Plank Decks Reply with quote

been toying with the idea of trying to shape a longboard-dancer deck from a single bit of hard wood, got a few quistions, is it worth a try? anyone tried the idea before? can someone give me ideas for a good wood to work with? my art teacher suggested me doing deck this way for one of my final works then doing some burnt and stained art work on it.
any help would be greatly appreciated
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bernie



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oak is good. Don't use counter sunk screws to hold the trucks on.
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seanfb



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i am thinking i wont get flex from oke, no issue here the deck being a dancer all they really have to be is huge. anyone got an idea of how thick it should be if i am looking at doing it about 50inch X 12inch and want it to be fairly stiff.
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fitz



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

50" solid hardwood plank is gonna be really heavy dude and bear in mind, at those dimensions it's gonna cost you a pretty penny, even if you're able to source it.

There's a guy up in QLD who makes solid pine "Schlong-boards", hand carved with insane carved detail.

Pine is much lighter, cheaper and easier to work with. Not quite as bling but you can always stain, paint or lacquer it.

I'll try and find some over the net details for you. His boards are really spectacular and you might be able to take a page or 2 out of his book then add your own flavour.
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fitz



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here ya go mate.
http://www.skateboardracing.org.au/forum/topics/2144162:Topic:4787?page=1&commentId=2144162%3AComment%3A6272&x=1#2144162Comment6272
Scroll down to the bottom for Schlong board porn.
The wave on the bottom is actually carved into the timber then painted. Amazing 3d effect!
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seanfb



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

really like that, i am thinking somthing flat but those are amazing, will pine work ok??? and whats the cost going to be like for a big bit of it?
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fitz



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schlong boards are carved from a solid piece of 35-40 mm pine.
For a solid slab of oak 50" x 12" x 1" thick your looking at over $100+ and good luck finding it.

Try calling Barry and talking to him about how he makes his.
He's the master. His mobile number was on the link I posted. I met him last year on the Gold Coast. He's a pretty funny bloke.

Ask him how he "Chistens" his boards.
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