So I had this idea to make a guitar skateboard deck. My progress...
Ever since Apple released the first iPad two years ago I've been eager to build a custom wooden iPad case for it. If it were up to me everything in life would be encased or decorated in wood. With my recently acquired vacuum-veneer press I've been able to test that theory on skateboards and mousepads. [...]
The stretch of boardwalk that extends from Venice Beach, Calif., to nearby Santa Monica is one of the most epic places in the world to hop on a longboard skateboard and take off for a ride. The paved winding path takes you past beach bums and chiseled bodes, burnouts and family beach goers, all the [...]
Bergerboard No. 055 "Ebony and Ivory" This 7-ply hardwood maple longboard is decorated with Ebony Macassar, Tiger Maple, and Sapele veneer, and measures 44-in. long and 9-1/2 in. wide. The popsicle-stick shaped has a kick in the front and tail, and the width of the board is concave for improved footing. It is the first [...]
Sometimes craigslist.org is a breeding ground for grifters and over-priced used products, but every now and then an amazing opportunity comes along. That was the case last weekend when I searched the For Sale section on the hunt for a vacuum veneer press. There isn't much to a vacuum veneer press, but a good one [...]
There are few ideas less believable than commuting to work in Los Angeles on a bicycle. Mention it to your family or coworkers and many respond with wrinkled brows, curled lips, dismissive guffaws, and sometimes even an expletive or two. With car-stuffed freeways and thruways the primary methods of transportation here, most people wouldn't even [...]
The Weekndr workshop turned into an aeronautical studio today for an inspired project building a balsa wood glider from scratch. Ours turned out a lot like the ones you buy at the toy store, only since we started with raw materials and used our own tools we came up with a fun wing design. The [...]