Snowboard Longboard
      One Christmas my parents bought me a department store "mongoose" snowboard, and I've had a lot of fun on it, but seeing it sit in the basement just garnering dust was too much to bear.  So, I decided to embark on the project of converting my snowboard into a longboard to get some more use out of it.  Little did I know the difficulties and surprises I'd quickly run into with this board!
The snowboard after the tail was cut out on the bandsaw.
Half of the front is cut away, and the other half is shown ready to be cut.
The front and tails both cut.
The process for drilling the truck drop through slot.
The final slot in the front tail is cut, and now the deck is really starting to take form.
The truck baseplate mock mounted on the board.
A view from the bottom of the drop-through mounted truck baseplate.
The top of the board after everything has been mounted.
The bottom of the board after doing a quick mount up.
After bringing down the size of the tip of the board, I realized there was way too much flex, to the point where the deck was simply on the ground when I stood on it. Luckily I found a board of hard maple to form into a support stringer.
The wood was so beautiful that I decided to do a quick wood burning design onto it, and went for a grape theme.
The final stringer after a coat of stain and a few coats of polyurethane for protection.
The stringer mounted onto the bottom of the deck to see if everything will fit okay.
I cut a handle in the deck to easily carry this board around when its not under your feet.
Additionally, I put two finger holes in the rear of the tail to put your pointer-finger and middle-finger inside of to wheel the board around on the front truck when you're feeling too lazy to carry the board around by its handle.
Gluing the wooden stringer to the bottom of the deck with epoxy and a lot of clamps to apply as much even pressure as possible.
The final bottom of the board after letting the epoxy cure for a few days. Looks good!
I had some leftover "caution tape" themed grip tape that I thought would go well with the yellow wheels.
The final skateboard after grip tape application and hardware assembly.
What the board looks like under my feet. A ton of supple flex!
This board is so low, especially with all your weight on it, but the huge wheels just eat up the road.
This board will make for a great addition to my city commuter quiver, I can't wait.