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Skateboards. Doug Charlton Pd 2. What kind of wood is used?. Maple ply's. Types of Maple trees. Red maple Norway maple Sugar maple Silver maple Black maple Canadian maple is most popular for skateboards . History of skateboards.

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Skateboards

Skateboards

Doug Charlton

Pd 2



Types of maple trees
Types of Maple trees

  • Red maple

  • Norway maple

  • Sugar maple

  • Silver maple

  • Black maple

  • Canadian maple is most popular for skateboards


History of skateboards
History of skateboards

  • The first skateboards were actually more like scooters, with the undercarriage consisting of roller skate wheels attached to a two by four.

  • Once the push bar of the scooter-like contraption was broken off, skateboarding was born.



New school skateboards
New school skateboards

  • New design of trucks where the wheels go onto axle

  • And new design of decks with 7 ply's of maple



Process to make skate boards
Process to make skate boards

  • You first need veneers (different thicknesses of wood that will be glued together to form the skateboard)

  • Will need a wood or concrete mold to shape the deck

  • And a bottle jack to press the 7 layers together

  • And if you are applying graphics you will need silk screen


There is 7 layers in a skateboard
There is 7 layers in a skateboard

1. Face2. Core layer3. Cross band4. Core layer5. Cross band6. Core layer7. Face