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.
Skate while you can, and if you're lucky enough to live in a warmer climate, I'm jealous. If it's too cold to get any skating in outside where you're at right now, build a ledge for your garage or find an abandoned closed off hallway in that old dilapidated strip mall and turn it into winter session spot. You'll be surprised what you can find with a little work and some luck.
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.