April 13 update

The wood arrived and I started the building process. I glued the 7 ply layers together. (Shout out to my minion Tyler for helping me frantically glue and place the layers together evenly before the glue set). I ordered the wood normal cut, normal cut, cross cut, core cut, cross cut, normal cut, normal cut.…
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April 6 update

I finally tracked down the wood I need!!! Hard rock maple! It will arrive tomorrow and I can finally build my design. The wood will be 7 layers or 7 ply, with grain cuts along the width, length and diagonal for durability. The glue I have decided on on Titebond III wood glue. It is…
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Longboard design movements + march 30th update

Longboarding has been around for a about 65 years. Originally, the sport was perpetuated by surfers in California when the waves weren’t breaking. This promoted the “classic beach look” of longboards. The main directions the sport has gone since then, are transportation, freeride, downhill, cruising, and travel. Boards vary in functionality and aesthetic with each…
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Longboard PDR

PDR Presentation Video: https://youtu.be/4gHbGJgX8D8   What will it say upon a first impression? It will be obvious that it is a longboard upon first impression.   What will it do? It will roll with humans on top.  It should be strong, yet flexible for versatile turns and sliding.   How do these add up to aesthetic…
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Aspirations

To be honest I have never really had any particular aspirations regarding my a future career.  I want to do something that helps people. I know that can be broad.  I love it when people are inlove with life and feel alive.  I have been a ski instructor at a local resort for a few…
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Sophie Glik as a Minion

In the past I have done woodworking (building small tables and cabinets, that sort of thing).  I am familiar with Adobe Illustrator and Indesign.  I have also worked with Photoshop and Dreamweaver for photo and video editing, respectively as well as garage band and other audio programs.  As a TAM student I have some knowledge…
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Upcycling lamp

For my upcycling project I have decided to make a lamp of sorts.  This is the first time I have played with any type of circuitry since 5th grade.  I found a cool piece of driftwood in Northern California over Thanksgiving, while on a roadtrip.  Inspired by a design my friend Davis has made, I…
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Retro Ski

Retro Ski   Though this old school style on the ski slopes began in the 1930s and 40s, it peaked in the mid 60s though the 70s. The retro style includes both a mentality as well as a physical rad getup. style of advertising   Old School  http://www.skinet.com/ski/article/throwback-thursday-radical-freestyle The one-piece snowsuit is more than just…
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