SK8Makers City Cruiser Refill 5 Sets Veneer
Designed to supplement our deck builder kits, this special Veneer Refill kit will keep you building more and more boards.
“The SK8Makers City Cruiser is a fun-to-ride skateboard designed for getting around town, especially for beginners who are just learning to ride a skateboard or old-timers like me who aren't in it for the tricks. For these reasons it's become the most popular board shape students produce in my DIY skateboard workshops.”
Matt Berger of SK8Makers is the author of "The Handmade Skateboard", a timeless guide to designing and building your own custom longboard, cruiser, or street skateboard from scratch. Through his book and workshops, Matt has inspired countless builders to make their own handmade boards. Since the first SK8Makers workshop in Los Angeles, CA in 2013, Matt has graduated hundreds of students with a diploma in the form of a custom skateboard.
Final size deck dimensions are:
Length = 27”
Width = 8.5”
Wheelbase = 14.5"
This kit can be pressed in the 14 x 47” Thin Air Press bag or larger.
SK8Makers Refill 5 Sets Veneer:
- 7-layers of Canadian maple per board
- Includes 2 face, 3 long grain core and 2 cross grain sheets per board
- illustrated instructions
Use this Refill Kit with the Builder Kit or TAP bag you already have, as an additional supply of veneer.
The Veneer and Mold Kits are so you can build a different shape of board with the Builder Kit or TAP Kit you already have.
The foam mold, Thin Air Press Bag and pump, edging tool and breather netting are designed to be used for many, many builds.
Keep all your reusable kit parts in good working order by following the maintenance tips included with the kit.
Store unused veneer in a stable environment, away from any heat sources. Protect it from extreme humidity, or lack of it, by wrapping in plastic. Lay veneer flat to prevent warping.
Q: As this kit doesn’t include glue, where do I get it?
A: Glue is available from this website, or locally if you can source Titebond III.
Q: What else do I need to make a board?
A: If you don’t already have these parts in your complete kit, a glue roller, a rasp, and sandpaper. Then a final coat of water-based, water-proof, exterior clear Varathane is recommended.
Q: What do I do if my veneer breaks or splits?
A: Veneer is fragile until laminated, and it is common to split or snap (especially the cross grains). A stripe of glue and some masking tape to hold it until it dries will fix broken or split sheets. See video (link)
Q: What else do I need to complete this project?
A: If you choose to set your boards up for riding, select grip tape at our checkout. Or shop locally for your grip, hardware (wheels, trucks and bearings). Use the guide holes on the bottom side to drill the truck holes through, using a 3/16” drill bit. And of course, don’t forget to wear your helmet!
Q: Can I add a color sheet to my order?
A: Yes you can, however as those sheets come as uncut rectangles, you will need to trim that to shape before pressing. For the Pintail kits, we will supply a 42” uncut sheet, as the 48” is too long for the carton.