The Handmade Skateboard: Design & Build A Custom Longboard, Cruiser, Or Street Deck From Scratch by Matt BergerThe Handmade Skateboard: Design & Build A Custom Longboard, Cruiser, Or Street Deck From Scratch by Matt Berger

The Handmade Skateboard: Design & Build A Custom Longboard, Cruiser, Or Street Deck From Scratch

byMatt Berger

Paperback | September 15, 2014

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The Handmade Skateboard 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 cruisers 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. There's nothing wrong with choosing off-the-shelf and mass produced, but who doesn't prefer to stand out. Be different. Be one of a kind. That's what you get with a custom handmade skateboard. Whether you are 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.
Matt Berger is a digital producer, author, and woodworker in northern California, who has a passion for making things from scratch and teaching others how to do the same. Matt earned his stripes in the woodshop as an editor at Fine Woodworking magazine where he edited articles, and produced how-to videos for FineWoodworking.com. There,...
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Title:The Handmade Skateboard: Design & Build A Custom Longboard, Cruiser, Or Street Deck From ScratchFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.5 inPublished:September 15, 2014Publisher:Spring House PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1940611067

ISBN - 13:9781940611068

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Could've had a bit more It's a good book, just it felt a little lacking for those who are already into making boards. Great for beginner enthusiasts though.
Date published: 2017-04-12

Table of Contents

Introduction

A Case for Do-It-Yourself
The Short History of This Skateboard Maker
Early Innovations in the Garage Shop
Computer-operated manufacturing revolutionizes the skate deck

Chapter One
The History of a Skateboard Maker 1930 – Present Day
The Complete Illustrated Guide to Skateboard Design
Design Elements
The Ingredients
Deck Types

Chapter Two
Project One – How to Build a Hack Board
Project Two – How to Build a Vintage Pin-Striped Skateboard
Project Three – How to Build a Bergerboard
Project Four – Build a Pro Street Deck
Project Five – Going Pro: How to Up Your Game

Chapter Three
Lessons from a Furniture Maker and Woodworker

Resources

Index