Monday, March 26, 2007

Springtime Dinner

The weather was so nice this weekend! We grilled out and ate on the porch, and put Ileya's bed in the yard so she could bark at the neighbor's horses and enjoy it with us.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Free Stuff!

I recently entered my newest skateboard build into a contest on, a web forum about skateboarding. I won! First place was two sets of Bennett Truks, they came in the other day. I am setting the more narrow of the two up on a 70s-style deck, I will build something for the other two. I was pretty excited when I looked up the price of these things, they go for $69 a set.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Bout time for another food post

Last night I cooked dinner for Mary as she had been out of town and it had been a while since I cooked anything. The main course was Shrimp, Scallops and Orange Roughy marinated in a butter, garlic and saffron sauce I made on the stove. I love saffron! I placed the stuff on skewers and grilled it. For veggies we had miniature squash and portabello mushrooms sauted in white wine and olive oil, and we had roasted garlic italian bread. Desert was chocolate lava cake.

Friday, March 02, 2007

New Board

I've been working on my marquetry skills lately and this is my latest deck. I made the rising sun out of African Rosewood, the background out of Zebrawood with the grain running from center, and the tail area and flames are Cocabola. The Japanese writing reads, "David Campbell Skateboards" and is burned into the wood with a woodburning tool.
I pressed the veneers onto a sheet of Canadian Maple with a vacuum press, and then pressed that onto a a blank I had already pressed with the tail and concave shapes.