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WORKSHOPS

THE PROCESS

Below are the steps you will go through to make your own skateboard deck

MAKE YOUR OWN SKATEBOARD DECK

​I hold skateboard deck making workshops approximately once a month.  You will walk away with your very own custom skateboard deck that you built with your own hands!  

 

You get hands-on experience working with a variety of power tools.  Don't worry if you haven't used tools before, I keep the class sizes small (only 4 people) to allow for one on one attention and close supervision.

Class details:

  • Duration is approximately 4 hours, kicking off at 11am

  • Workshop address is located in Gowanus, Brooklyn close to the G and F trains

  • I will show you the process of glueing up a board ready for my custom skateboard press, and then you will each get a pre-pressed board that I have prepared during the week prior

  • From there you do everything yourself, scroll down to see the process you will follow

Your deck will be ready for trucks and wheels but please note these are not included in the class.  I can give you recommendations on where to go to get them.  Or you can hang it on your wall if you don't plan on riding it!

Step 1:

CHOOSE

YOUR SHAPE

 
 

TESTIMONIALS

Hear what others have to say about their experience

This was an awesome, hands-on class! Really enjoyed getting to create our own unique decks from scratch. Ben’s a patient teacher and gave us all the confidence to do our own work. So much fun!

GERRY, EAST VILLAGE

Skateboard shaping was a fascinating inside look at what goes in to making something that I've never given a second thought to. Ben is clearly dedicated to his craft and passionate about skateboarding. Both of those traits made the class fun and exciting from beginning to end - now I just need to learn how to skateboard!

ALEX, WILLIAMSBURG

The skateboard workshop was soo much fun. As consumers in Brooklyn we rarely get to use our hands to actually build something. It was much need break from the digital world.

JARED, BUSHWICK