Bespoke Skateboard Workshop
Being a lord of Dogtown is one thing, but becoming a lord of the workshop is something else entirely.
Handsome & Co., Melbourne’s school of furniture design and fine woodworking, are hosting their very first bespoke skate deck workshop. If you've ever wanted to craft your own custom skate longboard, here's your chance.
Over two three-hour sessions, you'll will be guided through the entire process starting from scratch and hopefully ending in kick-flips. You’ll be laminating and shaping layers of Canadian Maple veneer (Canadian Maple being the wood of choice for skateboard manufacturers since time immemorial) and skinning the board with a selection of bespoke timber veneers including Walnut, Sassafras, Myrtle and Oak.
Make sure you walk or take a tram because with a bit of luck, you’ll be skating home.
Photo: Michael Gordon Hill