Build a Longboard (Skateboard)


Learn how to shape and build your very own ol´skool Pin Tail Long Board.


Workshop Overview

In this class that spans over 2 sessions you will learn how to shape and build your very own ol´skool Pin Tail Long Board.

What you will learn

You will acquire basic wood working skills while producing a finished product. We will employ as many woodworking techniques as possible in order to ensure familiarity with the wood working process.
Our Long Boards will be constructed of solid stock material. Depending on the students preference the Boards will be constructed from solid stock maple, walnut, or, birch. Some other hardwood of the students choosing would be considered.

This will involve:

  • Measuring
  • Layout
  • Cutting
  • Gluing
  • Routing
  • Drilling
  • Sanding
  • Finishing
  • Installation of hardware


About Martin

Marty Zelonky  is a builder of fine furniture.  He comes to Craftsman Avenue from his studio in Connecticut where he produces studio furniture for individuals and designers on a commission basis.  His work has been shown at the White Gallery, Tivoli Artist Cooperative as well as numerous galleries throughout the North East.

Marty studied fine furniture and industrial management at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. He spent time with the Master, Sam Maloof in Pasadena California, where he learned to appreciate the art of Studio Furniture design.  Marty worked as a vocational cabinet making instructor outside of Chicago for a couple of years, after which he spent five years living with the Inuit in Northwest  Alaska  where, among other things, he learned the ancient craft of sled and boat (oomiak) building.


Where and When

When: March 14, 6.30-9.30pm.

Where: CraftsmanAve Studio, 117B 11th street – Brooklyn, Gowanus.

Transportation: Take the F, G or R train to 4th Ave – 9th St station.
Or a short cab ride via Battery Tunnel from Manhattan.

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