So it all started with this
which was somewhat decent looking but whatever. However one of the things I have a very hard time with is when someone says I can’t have something. As soon as you do that it’s a total trigger for me.
So while I wasn’t that interested in a board with a colored deck, as soon as @BenjaminF said this
well, there was no hope. I had to have one.
Of course my boards look nothing like anyone else’s as everyone who’s followed my build logs knows they all share the same deck design. Which actually made my mission pretty simple. All I had to do was CNC another deck and paint it Teal.
Herewith are some pictures.
Whip up a quick dyeing box
Whip up some Dye (probably about 2 gallons of water and the whole bottle of dye. 200 degrees F and apparently you add some dish detergent. Of course those instructions are for dyeing clothes so mmmv .
aaaaaand dunk. And flip every so often. Eventually I weighed the things down with rocks.
the gloves! They do nothing!
I know what you’re saying, " but Doug, that’s not even vaguely teal and it’s too dark!" well, you know how phone cameras don’t deal well with LED’s, often the red ones show up as white with a red ring around them? So true apparently is it with the lighting in the shop, which is still about half fluorescent and half LED. In true daylight it’s pretty close to this:
(shot with a high-end Sony camera)
(shot with the phone cam)
Also, it’s still wet. It’ll be lighter when it’s dry and even lighter when I put the grip tape over it.
Stay tuned (does anyone know what the phrase “stay tuned” means anymore? I was trying to explain to a friend a couple of days ago that something had “gone the way of the dodo” and I realized that probably no-one under a certain age would have any idea what that meant).
Anyway,. stay tuned for grip tape, mounting and supermodel shots.