Build completed on 17 July 2020
Video on how it was built from start to finish
On July 2020, any non certified personal mobility vehicle will be illegal to ride in my country. If caught riding one, it’ll get confiscated and possibly fined. Worst, jailed.
Sooooo here’s my getaway. An esk8, that looks like a normal longboard, both the top and bottom.
With this, i had to go with an integrated deck to hide all the electronics. I did consider a few that are made by forum users, but finally decided to make my own, to fit my riding style, size, and cavity. Here goes.
I glued 3 pieces of 15mm Baltic Birch ply with Titebond III glue, considered the best wood glue for woodworking, giving me a 45mm thick blank. The pieces measure 75cm and 26cm. Approx 29" long. This deck will be for commute so i avoided making it too long since i’m not a tall person.
On goes the Titebond III
Then, it’s to marking the middles, and drawing my cavity out to hog out material.
The cavity measures 460mm x 150mm, going for 30mm depth.
Sigh… I have no CNC experience, i only know how to work with my hands. So this was my method of cutting the cavity.
After taking a pass on the bottom layer, looking better.
Used an edge guide to clean up the edges to get a clean straight line.
More to come soon.