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There's a few of these from the past, published to encourage folk to get some appreciation of how a deck is made and get something that is (hopefully) rideable at the end. This was the first that I saw back in 1988 and I did my own version a year or so later with a double kick and concave. I'll post more of these, all of the DIY articles I have are from the UK and  the others are earlier.
Has there been similar articles in other countries? I for one would like to see them... [thumb][Scan-20191019] 

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So, on to the next one, this was published around 10 years before the "how to" above. This time it's a flex deck, I've spoken to a guy who used to ride these back in the 70's and helpfully now works in fibreglass supplies, he said he wouldn't use unidirectional fibre, use bidirectional fibre instead. I would also be tempted to use slightly thicker ply, like the later G&S decks. If you look closely, they only put glass on one side of this, the top side. This was a way of showing the general construction and getting the thing published quicker, I guess the average reader wouldn't notice...
[page-055]  [page-056] 
[page-066]  [page-067] 

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One of the 1st boards I made 1974 I put on a soft hunk of ply wood on my shaping stand tied a big cinder block around the middle & glassed it to put rocker into it.   

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Chicago trucks with wood screws & Cadillac Wheels & it was on, THAT THING TOOK A BEATING! [rofl]

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^^ No way, absolutely no nose or tail, soul carving all the way. I love it[love] 
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At that time we were riding banks mostly then pools started & kick tails came in handy. [rofl]

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Last one, unless anyone else has something to add. This is probably the most primitive out of the three. There is a former for the kick and that's it. This is from Skateboard! mag. Nov 1978: [page-058]  [page-059-1]  [page-060]  [page-062]  Long pig anyone?
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2002 I think.

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Like it, a wedge tail is on the list, just gotta figure out a way to cut the angle. I see you've put the surface ply width way, slightly reminiscent of the old Santa Cruz pig deck with a black wedge and the plies set at 45 degrees. What deck was that? 
By the way, your workmate is in better condition than mine, mine's rusting in the garden as a seat for the cat! 

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Ah! This is it, Steve Olson foamtail: [olsen-foamtail] 

Wes, in your picture above it looks like the cut blank in front has had the tail block glued on before shaping, is that correct?[confused]

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