Pubblicato da: ruotenelvento | febbraio 15, 2015

HOW TO BUILD A WOODEN HOLLOW LONGBOARD SKATE: JOLENE! # 1

 Ehi man,

she won’t ride faster than the prophecy and the rotor

but she’s a true hollow longboard skate!

HOLLOW LONGBOARD 09

After the build of the solid polystyrene and fiberglass longboard I made some attempts to make it lower with a drop through or mid mount truck set up and then started the HOLLOW. Hollow surfboard are nice and pretty common but I’ve never seen a skate built this way. So once the building started I had to improvise what the best solution seemed to me, making things by ear with no plans.

I started with the rails. It was at first thought as a box but in the end it included all the 6 mm poplar plywood deck. Then came the ribs and the three chunks that form the tail and the nose that have to be shaped later. Even though I was dealing at an issue one at a time, the MOST CAPITAL thing in this building is having a master. You can follow it or change it, but working without a model on which you can check out bits and general shape makes all decisions much harder.

After I trimmed and sanded rails, ribs and the deck all the parts are ready to be assembled with white glue and nails. I made an attempt to lighten the ribs drilling some holes but the result was very poor.

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The master was essential in the setting up of an easy building of the wheelwells. They were designed as a flat, light, bended surface between two ribs (actually a rib and a false rib) before I finally chose a solid chunk shaped with the grinder.

SO WHY JOLENE?

I LOVE DOLLY PARTON IN THE SEVENTIES!


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