We carefully lifted the board and placed the finished skateboard underneath. This was covered in newspaper to protect it. The unfinished board was positioned on top of it. Small blocks of wood were cut out. The unfinished board was bracketed to the skateboard , to bend it to the shape of the original board. Some extra brackets were used to hold the layers of board together while it dried. The small blocks of wood were placed between the brackets and the unfinished board to protect the kauri. The board was left to dry.