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28
Dec

Evolution of the Skateboard

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The skateboard was invented in the 1950s in a Southern California garage when a bunch of young, enterprising kids ripped the wheels off a pair of roller skates and nailed […]

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21
Dec

VIDEO: Use a Razor Blade as a Card Scraper

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Learn how to use a standard utility knife blade as a make-shift card scraper to create a silky smooth finish on wood. A card scraper is a top-choice tool for […]

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05
Dec

Make it a Handmade (Skateboard) Holiday

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This year, make a skateboard for a gift. Instead of buying a mass-produced skateboard for a gift this Christmas and Holiday Gift Giving Season, learn how to make one yourself […]

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20
Nov

Donate-A-Skate Holiday Fundraiser

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Attn: Woodworkers, Skateboarders, and everyone in between! Help give a kid in need a gift to remember this holiday season. Join the effort to donate at least 25 handmade skateboards […]

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11
Dec

Dads and Sons

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Last year on Father’s Day some family friends stayed the night to partake in a pop-up SK8Makers workshop in my garage. I’ve had the chance to teach a few father-son […]

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03
Oct

SK8Makers at The Crucible

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SK8Makers hit up the East Bay maker space The Crucible this weekend for a 2-day workshop for some up-and-coming makers. We’re stoked to share the process with the Youth Programs […]

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05
Sep

Innovation on a Small Scale

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When you invite people into the workshop, give the tools and materials, and guide them, unexpected things happen. After explaining what I do to two coworkers, I managed to convince […]

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14
Oct

Bristle Board: Make a Tiny Battery-Powered Skateboard That Goes!

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SK8Makers presents Barbie’s most epic accessory yet! The battery-powered, Bristle Board live-action skateboard. Inspired by the now-famous DIY BristleBot project on YouTube, we put this amazingly simple propulsion concept to work […]

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19
Jul

VIDEO: Preview The Handmade Skateboard

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Coming August 2014, an exploration of the skateboard deck like you’ve never seen before. Pre-order a copy of The Handmade Skateboard: Design and Build a Custom Longboard, Cruiser, or Street […]

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03
Sep

Ron Swanson Approved

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So this happened. The real Ron Swanson: actor, comedian, woodworker, writer, and bacon eater Nick Offerman — and owner of LA’s best kept woodworking secret Offerman Woodshop — got a […]

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