We're going to be featuring a lot more DIY (do it yourself) type projects for all kind of sports. Here's a way to Make Your Own Composite Sandwich Skateboard from some styrofoam, fiberglass fabric, epoxy resin, sheets of 1/8" balsa, and more. Plus, just about everything used on this board could be substituted with something else, different foam, different wood, carbon fiber, etc... so you can get creative.
Here Jarrod explains the process..."This is how I made a composite sandwich skateboard. I use a much more involved version of this same process to make surfboards, but I thought the skateboard project would be a little better fit to a first-time builder. This project assumes some familiarity with the use of epoxy and fiberglass, as well as a passing knowledge of vacuum-bagging. You could absolutely do this project without any experience in either of those, it would just take a little bit of research here and online about using those techniques. None of it is rocket science, folks... Of course, neither is rocket science for that matter."
For the complete instructions visit Instructables
December 15, 2010 5:24 PM | Skateboarding