Step 1: Find the boards. This can be the hardest part of the whole process, but luckily I have some top blokes in NZ who are happy to see boards going to use and not the tip.
Step 2: Strip the grip tape. Many layers of skin and a few nails have been lost along the way over the past few years. I don’t hate many things in this life, but I most certainly fucking hate grip tape.
Step 3: Strip the glue: Sometimes the removed tape leaves a bare trace, other times it leaves A LOT and unless you want your sanding discs to do a ¼ area of a board you gotta strip that sh*t with either a blade, a scraper or a rag with turps. Great fun!
Step 4: Remove the nose/tail. Easiest with the use of a decent drop saw … but dealers choice.
Step 5: Sand back both sides of the board to remove all remaining glue and graphics. If you leave the graphics on and glue up – yo sh*ts not going to last very long.
Step 6: Decide what you’re making and whether you need a certain pattern. Horizontal cuts get horizontal lines (s...