Skateboard Shaping Workshop

  • 23 Sep 2017
  • 24 Sep 2017
  • 2 sessions
  • 23 Sep 2017, 10:00 AM 1:30 PM
  • 24 Sep 2017, 10:00 AM 12:30 PM
  • MakerPlace Classroom & Assembly Room
  • 4


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

We reserve the right to postpone or cancel any course without notice. Attendees may cancel up to 48 hours in advance without penalty. Cancellations up to 24 hours in advance incur no penalty if the minimum number of attendees is maintained. Otherwise, and always in the case of no-shows (except in the cases of medical emergency and family bereavement) a 100% penalty of the tuition (not including materials fees, if any) is levied.

Have you ever wanted to design and build your own 7-ply skateboard deck?  Or are you curious about how to make bent wood laminations?  In this hands-on two-part class, you’ll design, cut, and press your own skateboard deck!  In Part 1, you’ll start by shaping your own foam mold that will be used to form seven 1/16” maple veneers into a skateboard shape.  You’ll then glue and press the veneers using the Roarockit vacuum forming method.  In Part 2, you’ll cut out your molded veneers into you desired shape, as well as drill and sand your deck.  Sealing and artwork are not included as part of this workshop, but guidance will be provided.  After class there will be an opportunity to place an order for discounted trucks, wheels, and other parts to complete your board.

Learn more about Open Source Skateboards at

Class meets two days

September 23 10:00-1:30

 and September 24 10:00-12:30

Questions?  Please contact the instructor (Beau) at

Duration:   Day One 3.5 hours

                  Day Two 2.5 hours


2.5 hours:  Shape and Glue

1.5 hours:  Cut, drill and sand

Required Prerequisites:

What's included: 

·          All materials needed to make a 7-ply maple skateboard deck (9.5” x 34” maximum dimensions)

·          34” x 9.5” x 3” high density foam block (you keep your mold)

PRIVATE SESSION OPTION (one-on-one with instructor):

If you’d like to schedule a private, one-on-one session at MakerPlace, please contact Beau at

Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

**Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**

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