Components of a Skateboard
The axle of the truck is connected to the wheels to empower appropriate locomotion. The ball bearings are placed in between the axle and wheels in order to minimize the friction and enable a smooth and speedy motion.
These accessories are not exactly necessary, however, they tend to increase the performance.
Instructions for Making a Skateboard Deck
- Step 1: The sheets of Maple wood should ideally measure 15 cm in height. Glue together the sheets and let them dry for a few hours.
- Step 2: Cut the glued wooden sheets in the dimensions of 29" to 30" in length and 7.5" to 8.5" in width.
- Step 3: To give your skateboard the appropriate shape, use a pencil and another skateboard and sketch out the outline. Then, using the wood saw, cut off the desired shape.
- Step 4: Put a coat of primer on the deck, and let it dry for a few hours. After the primer has dried out, paint some attractive designs on the deck and then give it a coat of varnish.