DIY - Do It Yourself!
Welcome to DIYskate.com. I'm Jason and this is my contribution to those who would rather build than buy and understand the sense of accomplishment that DIY provides.
The DIY Skateboard link will take you to a page with articles on how to make your own skateboard. With pages like, how to make a wood and concrete mold, how to make a press and even where to get the veneer and glue to make your skateboard deck.
This very quarter you see in the picture to the right is for sale. That's right, I'm selling the quarter that I made a couple of weeks ago.
So if you are in the Illinois area, more specifically, Carol Stream (north west suburb of Chicago), please email me and make me an offer.
I'd love to keep the ramp, as a close friend helped me build it and it's a super fun quarter, but sometimes life completely changes out of no where and you're stuck trying to pick up the pieces
It won't be available for long, literally just a few days if that, so email me and make me an offer. First legitimate offer will pretty much get the ramp... and a few stickers.
Craigslist ad... http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/art/4859509968.html
I started skateboarding around 1985. Actually, I first stepped on a board in the late 70's but that really doesn't count because it was just me, rolling around on an old Nash skateboard. I also started making stuff in the late 70's. Mostly out of Lego blocks, but that grew into tree houses, then eventually skateboard ramps. I made my first skateboard press in the early 80's, granted it was for a fingerboard :) but the idea was there.
This continued until about 2001 when I was given the opportunity to build a skate park, then another and so on. During this time I was often asked how something was made. Once the skate park construction business became so slow it was virtually non existent (that's another story altogether) I decided to share this "how to do it yourself" knowledge with others.
So here it is, DIYskate.com. My attempt to help as many that will take the time to read a page or two figure out how to build a skateboard ramp or the board itself. Best of luck. - Jason
Enjoy your visit and drop me a line if you'd like to see something in particular.