Brian Levy

UX, UI, Interaction, & Graphic Design

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Handcrafted Skateboards

Inspired by classic 80s boards.

Inspiration and process

These boards are inspired by the classic boards shapes that I rode in the 80s and the stripe style graphics of 1960s surfboards.

I ordered uncut blank boards from Skatepaige and got to work. I designed two basic shapes each with a pointed nose variation. Once I had designs I liked, I made templates out of some card stock and traced the designs on to the blanks.

The boards were cut out on a bandsaw and the edges were finished with a combination of a disc sander, drum sander and hand sanding.

The designs were taped off with automotive pinstriping tape and painted with spray paint. Five coats of water-based polyurethane brings out the natural beauty of the unpainted wood.

Finshed Boards