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columbiatch 07-17-2003 10:21 AM

Hey, I'm building my own skate but I'm having a hard time finding maple plywood that is thin enough. Would another type of hardwood be ok? Like Oak, Birch or Lauan? Are there any problems with these woods that I'm not thinking of? I don't tons about carpentry but enough to get a board together. What do you think?

sae4life 07-17-2003 1:38 PM

Oak would be expensive but would work, Lauan is not a great material to try and laminate with, your best choice would be the birch. Some skateboards have be made from birch and it laminates as well as maple. Call lumber supply houses and ask them who carrys 1/8 or 1/16" vaneers.They shouldn't be that hard to find and you can order them for sure. I'm in So Cal but there are a dozen places within a 30minute drive that have that kind of stuff. GL

columbiatch 07-20-2003 3:50 PM

I went with birch. I'll post a few pics when its done

kmc 08-01-2003 9:07 AM

1/8" Marine Mahogany. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/559020/77049.jpg" alt=""> <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/559020/77050.jpg" alt=""> <BR> <BR>My son had a blast on his very first ride. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/559020/77051.jpg" alt="">

shiftywakeskate 08-03-2003 2:44 PM

is that concave with a 3 stage rocker?

kmc 08-05-2003 8:54 AM

No Concave, completely flat bottom &amp; yes, it is a 3 stage rocker. <BR> <BR>Ken

boardergirl128 08-17-2003 5:39 PM

i just recently got up on it its a blast its perfect, its easy to reposition ur feet on it too every 1 we no has gotten up on it so far even an 8 year old got up and had a blast!!

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