Nitty Gritty

Welcome to Roarockit’s tutorial page! The four categories; Process, Pressure, Materials and Glues are my attempt at comprehensive explanations about boardbuilding for independent builders. These cover many different processes, with lots of tips and information that I have learned over the last 10 years.

The TUTORIALS area is specifically about techniques which relate to our Thin Air Press technology. Anyone interested in shaping foam, using our RockitLam or building drop decks using maple veneers will benefit from these video and photo based tutorials. If you have bought a kit where the instructions are not included this is where you will find the information you need to build your board.

Process    Pressure

 Materials  Glues


How To Shape A Foam Mold

One Inch Drop Deck Build

Two Inch Drop Deck Build

How Much Glue

How To Cut Veneer

Fixing Crossgrain Breaks

How To Apply RockitLam

How To Paint RockitLam

How To Apply Camber (video)

How To Apply Camber

Using A Vacuum Cleaner

How To Cut Carbon Fiber

How To Apply Carbon Fiber

How To Maintain Your TAP

Easy TAP Bag Leak Fix

How To Fix A Warped Board

Wakeskate Build

 How To Apply Carbon Fiber to a Board NEW

  How to shape a Foam Mold NEW

 How To Make A Custom Skateboard PT1  NEW

 How To Make A Paper Template NEW


 RockitRuler NEW

 Lil’Rockit NEW

 How To Teach Skateboard Making NEW

Woodworking Tutorials

  Marquetry Build NEW

External Mold Build

Laminating A Chair Back

Drawer Face Build

Checker Board Build

Drum Shell Build

Table Top Build

Norm Abrams Secret Wepon

Schools: Tutorials and Associations

Below you will find a tutorial on building boards in a school setting that will help you understand the process. Also below are examples of associations with schools and mentoring programs to show how our Thin Air Press is used in different settings. There are now hundreds of schools using our kits to build skateboards with. If you are using our kits and would like me to post a link to your school site, feel free to email me.

Building a Skateboard in a School Setting

Oasis Skateboard Factory

Oasis Skateboard Factory Blog


Making The Grade

Stoked Mentoring

Web Based Publications

 Stepping It Up NEW

National Post

Volt visits Roarockit

Much Music Visits Roarockit

Podcast with Ted and Norah from Roarockit

Matt’s Basement Workshop Roarockit Build

Fine Woodworking

This Rocket Roars

Silverfishlongboarding Review

DIY Skate

YouTube Benny3134

Just For Fun

Easy Ride Trailer

Easy Ride

A Year At Roarockit

My First Custom Board

Roarockit Stairs And Flower

Facebook Pictures


  • […] TUTORIALS By roarockit, on April 15, 2012 at 1:36 pm, under Boardbuilding Tutorials. No Comments Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL. « BUILDER OF THE MONTH Chris ‘Burns’ Bennett […]

  • By Foam Mold Help! on July 16, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    […] and sandpaper. The process is very simple. accurate and takes little time to shape your mold. Nitty Gritty […]

  • By Anyone need maple? - Page 2 on July 19, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    […] Anyone need maple? Thanks. Remember to read the tutorials on Ministry of Wood before using it. Taking care of the bag will make it last for tons of pressings. If you have any […]

  • By The phantom TAP bag leak! on August 14, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    […] The phantom TAP bag leak! Big mistake to put water inside the bag. It stresses the seams. Easy tap bag fix 1- Check the valve first. Put a piece of sealing tape between the inside hole of the valve system […]

  • By Tan Tien - Page 3 on October 8, 2012 at 8:30 am

    […] Re: Tan Tien You can either use a fiberglass supplier, which is not cheap or you can use roarokit, that specializes in home skateboard builds. They can also supply you the foam and maple (one stop shopping). Kits Roarockit Welcome Roarockit | Thin Air Press Products Instructions Nitty Gritty « Ministry of Wood, Skateboard Builder Directory […]

  • By The Roarockit method. on October 23, 2012 at 7:28 am

    […] like our tutorials describe, gluing then using a jig saw for the cutting of your profile. Tutorials […]

  • By How to make a drop deck on November 25, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    […] Go here….. lots of tutorials to help you build your first board. Ted […]

  • By Roarockit video on December 3, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    […] Tutorials There is one in the "Using A Vacuum Cleaner" tutorial. There are probably some in some of the other tutorials too. […]

  • By Added a bunch of new Video's on July 17, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    […] Spent a little time on my Ministry of Wood site and added a bunch of new building video's we have done over the last year. Ted Ministry of Wood Building Tutorials […]

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