Recently we've been spending a lot of time in the wood shop. It was Joe's idea. He has something pretty sweet that he's going to be sharing soon, but for now we're going to share a little side project that came along by way of that other big secret project.
Joe knows a bit about building things. He comes from a family of contractors. They builds thing, big things, like houses. It's been a little while since he's really done much with that for fun though, so when he came up with the idea of making some wooden things it sounded like a great idea
Of course the first thing I thought was let's make some skateboards. And then we came across the perfect piece of walnut here and I thought, yes! I want to ride that.
So after a long weekend of carving & sanding, here is the finished, (and very first) Chapman at Sea longboard. It came out even better than I'd hoped. Just the plain piece of wood was gorgeous before I did anything to it, so I had a pretty good chance of it looking nice no matter what I did. That wood grain is beautiful and I added just our logo to the bottom, painted on by hand.
That worked out so well that I went back for more and came out with this shorter, fat board. Never wanting to waste anything, it was made from the piece of walnut that was left after making the longboard.
This board 's shaped a little like a boat - flat on top with a "hull" shape in front and a flat tail. Shorter boards are more fun to me and I'm so stoked over this little guy. We've been spending a lot of time together. He doesn't really follow the rules - what's with those super wide downhill trucks? - but he's a good little guy.
There will most likely be more skateboards to come in the future. It's been good times getting into some woodworking. It's another side of our favorite pastimes - just hanging out & making things.
If you feel like a custom, solid deck drop me an email. We'd love an excuse to get some more going. And if you do decide to email, please specify which style you like best too.