To realize any design, you need a great craftsman. Having a basic understanding how your design might be realized is crucial to any successful collaboration. For this exercise, we fabricated a longboard deck from maple veneer. The process involved making a template out of insulation, then gluing up seven layers of veneer and placing everything on a vacuum table to set. Next, we cut the shape using a band saw. Finally, we picked out some grip tape, trucks, bearings and wheels from Bustin’ Boards.