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Making my own skateboard

Thanks to the kind people at www.Reiversports.co.uk I was able to finally make my own skateboard.

This has always been a dream of mine, I have always wanted to cut out my own shape. I always liked the Vallely barnyard shape. Unfortunately I never owned one, so this was a great oportunity to finally get to skate it. The kind people at Reiver Sports actually had one there, so they copied the shape for me, onto a piece of card.

 Using a template of the original board.

Using a template of the original board.

 This was the inspiration for my board.

This was the inspiration for my board.

 Copied the shape onto the blank.

Copied the shape onto the blank.

 The first cut was the most daunting.

The first cut was the most daunting.

 I was happy with the shape of the nose.

I was happy with the shape of the nose.

 Tail done.

Tail done.

 Sanded down the edges with my hand sander.

Sanded down the edges with my hand sander.

 I quite like the square edges.

I quite like the square edges.

 Decided to add a neon pink base.

Decided to add a neon pink base.

 My old fire pit base was great for supporting the board whilst I painted it.

My old fire pit base was great for supporting the board whilst I painted it.

 Used some paint pens to create the graphics.

Used some paint pens to create the graphics.

 I flipped the graphics to show the double ended nature of the board.

I flipped the graphics to show the double ended nature of the board.

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 Added the custom grip tape job.

Added the custom grip tape job.

I thoughly recommend doing this, its such a fun thing to do. If anyone wants to do this themselves, contact www.Reiversports.co.uk   and have a look at their uncut blanks. This would be a great activity to do with your kids. Hope this has inspired you to make your own board, Thanks Dan