Open Source Dancer Refill 5 Sets Veneer
Designed to supplement our deck builder kits, this special Veneer Refill kit will keep you building more and more boards.
“Using input from the local longboard dancing community, we developed a board with all the features to create the best deck for riders of any level. This symmetrical, mellow design with a bit of rocker provides a stable, comfortable platform for dancing. The tapered midsection and subtle wheel flares improve the board’s maneuverability, providing a unique, yet familiar feel that allows you to explore and express your style. Use birch veneer for a lighter, more flexible ride, or maple for a stiffer, more responsive ride.”
Beau Trifiro is a skateboarder, a builder, an educator, and more! Beau founded Open Source Skateboards as a way to empower creativity through skateboarding. Creating tools for skaters and builders, providing board design and build services, and running board building workshops and online tutorials, are just some of the ways he helps the board building community.
Final size deck dimensions are approximately:
Length = 45”
Width = 9”
Wheelbase = 30”
This kit can be pressed in the 20 x 70” Thin Air Press bag or larger.
Open Source Dancer Refill 5 Sets Veneer:
- 8-layers of Canadian maple per board
- Includes 2 face, 4 long grain core and 2 cross grain sheets per board
- illustrated instructions
Use this Refill Kit with the Builder Kit or TAP bag you already have, as an additional supply of veneer.
The Veneer and Mold Kits are so you can build a different shape of board with the Builder Kit or TAP Kit you already have.
The foam mold, Thin Air Press Bag and pump, edging tool and breather netting are designed to be used for many, many builds.
Keep all your reusable kit parts in good working order by following the maintenance tips included with the kit.
Store unused veneer in a stable environment, away from any heat sources. Protect it from extreme humidity, or lack of it, by wrapping in plastic. Lay veneer flat to prevent warping.
Q: As this kit doesn’t include glue, where do I get it?
A: Glue is available from this website, or locally if you can source Titebond III.
Q: What else do I need to make a board?
A: If you don’t already have these parts in your complete kit, a glue roller, a rasp, and sandpaper. Then a final coat of water-based, water-proof, exterior clear Varathane is recommended.
Q: What do I do if my veneer breaks or splits?
A: Veneer is fragile until laminated, and it is common to split or snap (especially the cross grains). A stripe of glue and some masking tape to hold it until it dries will fix broken or split sheets. See video (link)
Q: What else do I need to complete this project?
A: If you choose to set your boards up for riding, select grip tape at our checkout. Or shop locally for your grip, hardware (wheels, trucks and bearings). Use the guide holes on the bottom side to drill the truck holes through, using a 3/16” drill bit. And of course, don’t forget to wear your helmet!
Q: Can I add a color sheet to my order?
A: Yes you can, however as those sheets come as uncut rectangles, you will need to trim that to shape before pressing. For the Pintail kits, we will supply a 42” uncut sheet, as the 48” is too long for the carton.