Eddie 'El Gato' Elguera workin in the Woodshop

Eddie Elguera stopped by the wood shop to cut his own board.  He is just starting to skate again after a broken wrist.  The cast was removed on friday, and he is right back at it.  This wood shop is located in Costa Mesa, Ca where all your favorite Hosoi Skateboards are Made in the USA.

 

He used the template from his Cat Eyes Board to shape this board.  This is not a new design; instead a Eddie cutting his own deck out to ride.  Using a shape guide to draw the shape of the board over the blank, and then he moves on to the ban saw to cut his deck out.

 

After cutting his board its time to round and sand the edges. Using a router and a belt sander to clean up the edges and getting his new board just right. 

 

Time to take a little more off the top.


His board is now ready to get sanded and a graphic put on it.  With less than an hour of work in the wood shop Eddie has a board that is ready to ride.  Eddie has been down in Orange County to practice for the upcoming Combi Bowl contest.  He has been riding with Christian Hosoi, Pat Ngoho, and Steve Caballero.  All of them getting ready for the epic masters contest in May.  We can't wait to seem Eddie, Christian, and all the other Legends rip the combi contest.