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Canadian Maple makes the strongest skateboards in the world!
The more you buy, the less the cost per set. You choose exactly how many boards you want to make.
Our maple is grown in the far north of Canada, where the very long and very cold winters mean the tress grow very slowly. Tight growth rings mean denser wood veneer. Canadian-grown maple is always the best choice for making strong skateboards.
A SFI-certified mill rotary cuts logs for us, and sorts to our exacting specifications.
Each set of veneer includes:
- 2 cross-grain of 1/22'' - 1.15 mm thickness
- 2 face sheets and 3 core of 1/16'' - 1.58 mm thickness
If adding coloured sheets, colours currently available are:
Green, red, dark blue, yellow, orange, pink, purple, black, brown, burgundy, apricot orange.
Design and build your own custom longboard using this premium 1/16 thick veneer. This veneer is best used in a Thin Air Press vacuum bag, which applies pressure evenly over the entire board. It eliminates the problem of voids and missed spots, a common problem with some other types of presses.
Using many layers of 1/16 veneer will allow you to create fairly radical curves, which will add strength to your board.
When laying up your board, follow the rule that your cross grain sheets should always be layered closest to the middle of your stack, with one layer of core in between the 2 cross grains. We do not recommend any more than 2 cross grain sheets per board.
Best Vacuum Bag size: 20 x 70 Thin Air Press TPK20
Glue (estimate) per deck: 12 oz (35.58 cl)
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|2 Cross band, 5 CORE sheets and 2 Face||Included per set|
|Width||24 cm (9.5'')|
|Length||86.5 cm (34'')|
|Thickness||1/16'' (1.58 mm)|
|Thickness of crossband sheets||1/22'' (1,15 mm)|
Veneer expands and contracts with moisture. Our veneer is shipped with 7-9% humidity. Keep your veneer stored away from heat sources, and lay it flat.
If your work area is very dry, keep your unused veneer sealed in plastic (a garbage will do) until you are ready to use it.
Until it is laminated together, veneer sheets are prone to splits, especially the cross grain sheets. Handle them with care, but if any sheets do split, they can be repaired with a bead of glue and masking tape.