About Open Shop Ltd.

Open Shop is a set of custom tools and instructions to show anyone how to make a commercial grade skateboard deck.

The process starts using a low-cost press tool of our own design to laminate the deck from veneer and PVA glue – just like a commercial deck – and then uses hand and power tools and custom jigs to shape and finish the deck to a professional standard. We run workshops at Makerversity in Central London, and will publish all the plans once they are ready for anyone who wants to use them.

Open Shop was founded by engineer and industrial designer Matt Batchelor from Instrument as a way to show people how products are made and to pass on traditional industrial craft skills like tool and pattern making to a new generation working outside of large, established companies.

Interested? Say hello at oi@openshop.cc.