Turn a blank shape into your own one-of-a-kind skateboard as you learn about and experiment with different types of finishes.
Starting with a pre-shaped skateboard blank, you will make a skateboard that's ready to ride.
On the first day, a representative of Norse City Board Room, a skateboard shop in Poulsbo, will explain the components needed to complete your board, including trucks, wheels, and bearings. You can choose colors that work well with your design. One of the instructors wil explain finish options for decorating your board.
Over the rest of the class, you will apply grip tape, work out a design, apply the finish or finishes, and assemble your board. You also will see how to make a skateboard blank using tools in BARN's Woodworking Studio if you want to create a custom shape later.
Students will need to purchase the trucks, wheels, and bearings so they can select colors that work with individual designs. Norse City Board Room estimates the cost of these at $100-$145, depending on choices. The Poulsbo shop will stay open into the evening one night early in the week if students want to purchase them there.
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Carol Fiedler Kawaguchi, Billee Gearheard and Mike Gearheard - Carol is a professional woodworker who specializes in furniture restoration and refinishing. She is on the Woodworking Studio's steering committee and teaches finishing classes, and others, at BARN. Billee also has a lot of finishing experience. She and her husband, Mike, made five skateboards for their five grandsons.