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Re: DIY boards/graphics
« Reply #690 on: February 10, 2017, 05:58:47 AM »
The image quality is shit but after compressing the image to fit the forum it's all I could do.

You could have uploaded it somewhere like imgur.com.

I tried to post the actual photo but all I could do was the link, because I'm an idiot.

https://m.imgur.com/gallery/yldFz

use tinypic and you can resize it

I tried, every time I try to upload a pic it gives me an error
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Re: DIY boards/graphics
« Reply #691 on: June 15, 2017, 08:15:04 AM »
So I got me a box of blanks and have been back at it with the digital printer.






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« Reply #692 on: June 15, 2017, 09:59:45 AM »
So I got me a box of blanks and have been back at it with the digital printer.






Dam these are crazy sick, what's the process with getting these printed?

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« Reply #693 on: June 15, 2017, 02:52:52 PM »
Thanks man! I'm stoked on them. So I printed these on a digital garment printer. I usually just print shirts, but I kind of hacked the machine to print on boards. It's by no means perfect, namely due to the concavity of the deck, but I'm having my fun.

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« Reply #694 on: June 15, 2017, 06:25:41 PM »
Those look sick, the smudges in the lettering, purposefully or not, look so good.

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« Reply #695 on: June 16, 2017, 12:53:21 AM »
That Zodiac killer graphic is awesome!!!
Killer job dude!
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« Reply #696 on: June 16, 2017, 08:43:21 AM »
So I got me a box of blanks and have been back at it with the digital printer.







Dude!  That is sick!  What type of fabric printer are you using?  I totally want to look into doing this.  This is great!  Do you clear coat the board after putting the print on it?  Does it smear easily otherwise?
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« Reply #697 on: June 16, 2017, 12:03:29 PM »
Thanks man! I'm stoked on them. So I printed these on a digital garment printer. I usually just print shirts, but I kind of hacked the machine to print on boards. It's by no means perfect, namely due to the concavity of the deck, but I'm having my fun.
Thats crazy, always wanted a garment printer. I'm still really confused on how you hacked it to print boards haha

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Re: DIY boards/graphics
« Reply #698 on: June 16, 2017, 04:21:49 PM »
So I'm using a modified Epson R3000 printer. Its a DTG machine, so it has a conveyer belt feed with a metal platent on it that holds shirts. With a little bit of experience, I saw I could make my own platents, so I rigged together an adapter that skateboards  kind of lay on. The biggest issue is that the printer only has a two-dimensional range, so when the board dips away from the print head, the spray diffuses, hence the fuzzy look around the edges. I'm also limited to 17" length so all the graphics have to be basically centered.
Stoked you guys are digging them. Its a learning experience.

Heres a new one




As far as the final product goes, I dont clear coat them. No smears or anything. Once the ink dries (I'm using water based inks and good old Southern California sunlight to dry them) they're no different feeling than any other graphic.
I want to try stripping the shiny varnish off the next run, to see if it bleeds less. Maybe the ink will sink into the wood better, rather than pooling on top.


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« Reply #699 on: June 16, 2017, 05:50:38 PM »
Definitely keep us updated, are you limited to one color or multiple?
I'm into screen printing and printing in general, so I'm currently in awe of everything haha

I've been researching different epson printers and alot im seeing are somewhat DIYs, did yours come ready to print on garments or did you have to make a rig yourself?

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Re: DIY boards/graphics
« Reply #700 on: June 18, 2017, 02:08:10 PM »
made this one a few months ago


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Re: DIY boards/graphics
« Reply #701 on: June 30, 2017, 04:53:23 PM »
lookin to buy uncut blanks, found this site http://skatepaige.com/blank-skateboard-deck/skateboard-catalog.html#decks
anyone know if they're blanks are any good / any other places to check out? only looking to buy like 3-5 blanks, so not rlly looking for anything wholesale

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« Reply #702 on: June 30, 2017, 06:08:34 PM »
If you really just want a couple to fuck around with buy the creature one, if you wait around for a good sale code you could probably get it mad cheap

http://www.skatewarehouse.com/Creature_DIY_Kit_15wb_Deck/descpage-CED15DK.html

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Re: DIY boards/graphics
« Reply #703 on: October 09, 2017, 01:29:25 PM »
lookin to buy uncut blanks, found this site http://skatepaige.com/blank-skateboard-deck/skateboard-catalog.html#decks
anyone know if they're blanks are any good / any other places to check out? only looking to buy like 3-5 blanks, so not rlly looking for anything wholesale
I just bought a few to have some boards with a longer wheelbase.  Haven't skated any but the wood seems sturdy.  Just finished cutting/sanding a shape out and really hyped on it:

It's 9"x33" with a 15" wheelbase and 7.25" nose and tail(symmetric)
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Re: DIY boards/graphics
« Reply #704 on: October 11, 2017, 01:56:43 PM »
That cutout is sick. What did you use to cut it?
I tried using a bandsaw for one and the maple just ate the blade alive. Im more of a printer and less of a carpenter though.

Since this thread has come alive again, heres some recent stuff. Screenprint ink on various bases (mostly spraypaint)






If you guys want blanks, send me a message, might be able to work something out.


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Re: DIY boards/graphics
« Reply #705 on: October 11, 2017, 02:27:28 PM »
Teal stained boards might just be my favorite bottom ply ever

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Re: DIY boards/graphics
« Reply #706 on: October 16, 2017, 05:01:00 PM »
DIY lords, el chup, ideal handmades.  Anyone else for that matter.


I'm thinking of re staining a coloured bottom ply and then clear coating.  I'm im two minds of my boards lately whether to go wood grain or black out spray so i thought combine to two and use an ebony wood stain.

anyone tried this or something similar? i'm thinking i'll try it over a green stain one i have laying around because green bottom plies are bothering me lately

Any tips or forewarnings are appreciated

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Re: DIY boards/graphics
« Reply #707 on: October 16, 2017, 09:39:51 PM »
not sure if i ever posted these but like a year ago i tried drawing some basic graphics with some paint pens, my handwriting is shit so it turned out goofy.


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« Reply #708 on: October 16, 2017, 10:00:16 PM »
DIY lords, el chup, ideal handmades.  Anyone else for that matter.


I'm thinking of re staining a coloured bottom ply and then clear coating.  I'm im two minds of my boards lately whether to go wood grain or black out spray so i thought combine to two and use an ebony wood stain.

anyone tried this or something similar? i'm thinking i'll try it over a green stain one i have laying around because green bottom plies are bothering me lately

Any tips or forewarnings are appreciated

are you going to skate it? asking because it depends how you want it to finish..get a medium to fine grit sandpaper (old grip works great actually) the more you sand it down, the better the stain will soak the wood but ive over sanded and the shape got all wonky and i couldn't ride it..then when finished just spray a light coat of polyeurathane to give it a nice finish. . i personally don't like color spray painting my decks cuz they don't slide (probably cuz im buying he wrong type of spray paint)

in short: sand first, stain, spray clear to finish
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Re: DIY boards/graphics
« Reply #709 on: October 16, 2017, 11:59:21 PM »
DIY lords, el chup, ideal handmades.  Anyone else for that matter.


I'm thinking of re staining a coloured bottom ply and then clear coating.  I'm im two minds of my boards lately whether to go wood grain or black out spray so i thought combine to two and use an ebony wood stain.

anyone tried this or something similar? i'm thinking i'll try it over a green stain one i have laying around because green bottom plies are bothering me lately

Any tips or forewarnings are appreciated

are you going to skate it? asking because it depends how you want it to finish..get a medium to fine grit sandpaper (old grip works great actually) the more you sand it down, the better the stain will soak the wood but ive over sanded and the shape got all wonky and i couldn't ride it..then when finished just spray a light coat of polyeurathane to give it a nice finish. . i personally don't like color spray painting my decks cuz they don't slide (probably cuz im buying he wrong type of spray paint)

in short: sand first, stain, spray clear to finish

Thanks, so far so good with this wood stain i got. ill give it the same level of clear i used to finish off my last couple untouched boards, hoping the new stain doesnt bleed through

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Re: DIY boards/graphics
« Reply #710 on: October 17, 2017, 12:34:40 AM »
DIY lords, el chup, ideal handmades.  Anyone else for that matter.


I'm thinking of re staining a coloured bottom ply and then clear coating.  I'm im two minds of my boards lately whether to go wood grain or black out spray so i thought combine to two and use an ebony wood stain.

anyone tried this or something similar? i'm thinking i'll try it over a green stain one i have laying around because green bottom plies are bothering me lately

Any tips or forewarnings are appreciated

are you going to skate it? asking because it depends how you want it to finish..get a medium to fine grit sandpaper (old grip works great actually) the more you sand it down, the better the stain will soak the wood but ive over sanded and the shape got all wonky and i couldn't ride it..then when finished just spray a light coat of polyeurathane to give it a nice finish. . i personally don't like color spray painting my decks cuz they don't slide (probably cuz im buying he wrong type of spray paint)

in short: sand first, stain, spray clear to finish

Thanks, so far so good with this wood stain i got. ill give it the same level of clear i used to finish off my last couple untouched boards, hoping the new stain doesnt bleed through
I tried staining a natural woodgrain blank with an ebony stain once.  I didn't work. I don't think I sanded it enough, and it just ended up being a giant sticky mess.
you never know about pre-cum 

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Re: DIY boards/graphics
« Reply #711 on: January 09, 2018, 03:01:52 PM »
Bumping this again with a new theory, El Chup, sweatercuff, whoever else has done some board runs. have you guys ever messed with 2 pack spray clears? i know it's pretty tough stuff but i found one in a spray can and was thinking it could end up like a halfway everslick

i'm gonna try it anyway, just wanted to see if there was some heads up i might need to know prior to

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Re: DIY boards/graphics
« Reply #712 on: January 10, 2018, 07:39:40 AM »
Huh, never heard of a two part spray, sounds cool though. In theory, depending on how thick it is, it could work.
Try it, see what happens!

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« Reply #713 on: January 10, 2018, 09:51:44 AM »
Anyone have any idea if normal alkyd spray paint for the base and acrylic paint for the details are good for painting a deck? Will both slide normally? I'm looking to doing some custom graphics on some decks. Only done shit on griptape with acrylic paint before and that at least works out nicely if you don't put it too thick in there.

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Re: DIY boards/graphics
« Reply #714 on: May 28, 2018, 11:10:41 AM »
Bump!

At it again, silkscreen ink on decks. Not screened, stamped.






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Re: DIY boards/graphics
« Reply #715 on: September 20, 2018, 07:52:28 AM »
Hey guys, I haven't posted here in a while.
I'm sure there are some boards ive made that I didn't get around to putting up here since last time, but these are my most recent creations. To see all my stuff check out my instagram (@idealhandmades)

I'm getting ready to move to southern Oregon, so in addition to purging myself of unnecessary clutter, I've been cutting down old boards into cruisers.
Nick at Scum Co's got some appropriately sized trucks that I'll be buying for them as soon as I'm settled into my new place and have a reliable mailing address
(I've already got the wisemen & the monkey mini fully set up though, but that one's mine and not for sale.)









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Re: DIY boards/graphics
« Reply #716 on: September 20, 2018, 09:33:48 AM »
Screened a bunch of these about a week ago. 10 screens.














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Re: DIY boards/graphics
« Reply #717 on: September 20, 2018, 01:19:11 PM »
Woah thats fuckin sick.
Coming out swinging!

I really want to screen some decks. Tell me more about these.

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« Reply #718 on: September 20, 2018, 02:55:04 PM »
thats insane, i would buy one if you were selling them!

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« Reply #719 on: September 20, 2018, 07:07:57 PM »
damn Ro, while I despise the subject matter, I love the look of those especially some of the ones mid process and still missing some layers. very clean for also being so detailed, and 10 screens is no joke, you've got some serious work ethic.
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