Thursday, November 4, 2010

Finished grip tape template

Now that the template is completed I will lay it on the grip tape and cut along the edges with a craft knife.

Template for grip tape

To create the wave pattern I want for my grip tape I had to make a template.  I used -----.  I drew the design on to the ----, cut it out on the scroll saw and sanded the edges by hand to create a perfectly even finish.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Board painted and varnished

After the varnish has been left to dry for a week it is hard enough to work on the next stage without damaging the surface.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Grip tape

I have decided to  use glow-in-the-dark and black grip tape on my board.  I am to place them in a wavy pattern (like the one below) to reflect the underwater theme that I am going for.  

The two colours will alternate.  To create this pattern effectively I willl have to create a template out of MDF, to ensure that the lines fit together perfectly.


When the board was sanded to its intended shape it was sprayed with primer (as this board is being). As a safety precaution a gas mask is needed to stop the inhalation of harmful fumes, and it is best to spray in a ----- room.


I sanded back the edges to the line I had drawn.  I did this on the rounded end of the belt sander to keep the smooth shape of the board.  Once this was done I perfected the edges with sandpaper by hand.

Cut out board

I cut the skateboard out, first on the --- saw, and then finished off on the scroll saw.  The next step will be to sand the rough edges back.