For a good while now I've had a dusty deck that's been relegated to the ceiling in our garage. Everytime I go out there to grab a beer or work on one of the cars I find myself missing the good ol' days of cruising the streets, jumping off things, and getting kicked out of places. As I grow older I miss the latter two less, but still would love to cruise the streets on some of the many lovely days we have here in the South. Now that I have a full fledged workshop why wouldn't I make my own? I have a bunch of Honduran Mahogany lying around the shop that may be a perfect candidate for a new longboard. Anyway, I know that I'm going to CNC the top, so instead of griptape, the texture of the CNC grooves will give you traction, plus a little varnish impregnated with sand. I think I'm going to use this post as a place to keep design ideas for the top as they come to me, here are the first two. Any cool thoughts are welcome, even though I'm probably just talking to myself. Ha!