Design and Make Your Own Custom Skateboard

2017-11-18 10:00 to 2017-11-19 17:30 (US/Pacific)

Vista, United States

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Design and Make Your Own Custom Skateboard

Materials included:
- all raw materials needed to make a 7-ply skateboard deck
- foam block for your mold (you keep the mold)

Minimum class size: 2
Maximum class size: 4

Ages 8 and up (under 16 must be accompanied by parent/guardian).

Two sessions:
Saturday: 10:00 - 1:30
Sunday: 3:00 - 5:30

Have you ever wanted to design and build your own 7-ply skateboard deck?  Or are you curious about how to make bent wood laminations?  In this hands-on two-part class, you’ll design, cut, and press your own skateboard deck!  In Part 1, you’ll start by designing your skateboard's shape with our guidance. You will then carve your own foam mold that will be used to form seven 1/16” maple veneers into your board's shape.  You’ll then glue and press the veneers using the Roarockit vacuum forming method.  In Part 2, you’ll cut out your molded veneers into you desired shape, as well as drill and sand your deck.  Sealing and artwork are not included as part of this workshop, but guidance will be provided.
This class is semi-private, capped at 3 attendees with no minimum, and is very hands-on.
Learn more about Open Source Skateboards at

About the instructor:
Beau has been skateboarding for over 16 years and is still an active freestyle skateboarder - he received 4th place in the 2016 Philly Freestyle contest (pro division), competed in the 2016 World Round-Up, and has been featured on the Berrics Instagram account.  He has been building skateboards since 2014, designing and making custom boards for customers which have included professionals and have been shipped as far as the UK.  He is also a mechanical engineer and runs Open Source Skateboards, promoting engineering and self-led learning through skateboard design and construction.



2780 La Mirada Dr. Suite E
    Vista CA 92081
    United States


From 2017-11-18 10:00
To 2017-11-19 17:30


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