Design and Build Your Own Skateboard!
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If there are no upcoming workshops or you can’t make one, please fill out the form below to schedule a workshop. Please schedule at least one week in advance and note that you will receive confirmation of dates/times via email within one to two days. FAQs are below.
How long are the workshops?
Each workshop is about 3 hours over the course of 2 days (6 hours total). It takes at least a day for the glue to dry, so we cannot do a full workshop in one day.
We run our workshops at Fab Lab San Diego: 847 14th St. San Diego, CA 92101. To bring our workshop to your organization, please contact us!
How old do I need to be?
Ages 8 and up, but if you are under 16, you must attend with a parent or guardian. Power tools ARE used in this workshop.
What is included with the workshop?
All materials for making a custom skateboard deck that’s a maximum of 33″ long and 9″ wide. We start with seven maple veneers and a foam block. You will make and keep your own foam mold. Wheels, trucks, bearings, and assembly hardware are not included. However, you will receive a discount code for ordering these parts.
2.5 hours for designing and shaping the foam mold
1 hour for glue-up / prep
2.5 hours for cutting, drilling, and sanding
Will I paint my graphic in this workshop?
We cannot paint in this workshop due to the lengthy drying time of paint and clear-coat. We provide an info packet to guide you on graphics options and application instructions.