DEFDEX skateboard deck workshop upgrade By Thomas Dravai

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About DEFDEX skateboard deck workshop upgrade

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Skateboard plays a big role in youth's life. A custom skateboard deck is not only a sport equipment but also a cool birthday gift, a great competition trophy / prize, a lovely Christmas present or a modern artwork.

DEFDEX is a one-man business managed by Thomas Dravai.

www.defdex.nz
www.facebook.com/defdex

I am passionate about skateboard design, culture and community. That's why I decided to start a business producing hand-painted, collectable decks especially because I am an artist / graphic designer and not to mention I love to work with wood. Unlike big factories, my decks are not mass-produced so the emotional value of my products is much higher.

SAMSUNG launches a new ad campaign in 2017 in New Zealand and they will use a DEFDEX skateboard deck for photoshooting, filming. So exciting.

Hand-painted decks

Hand-painted means the art is created by me using brush / spray (not -screen-printed)

Stage 1

 

Bonnie & Clyde design. Work in progess
Bonnie & Clyde design. Work in progess

 Stage 2

 

 Stage 3

 

Finished deck artwork
Finished deck artwork

Decks are crafted in New Zealand from imported materials.
They are made of 7-ply Canadian Maple and pressed with quality glue.

As this is a one-man service, my budget is limited. In my home-based workshop I am using hand-held power tools at the moment but they are not the best for this job. I would like to craft more quality decks to be a reliable and affordable supplier of New Zealand skateboard community (painted decks, blank decks, and uncut decks). Also I can focus on artworks and spend more time on deck painting if the production time is reduced due to the upgraded workshop.

 

DEFDEX art workshop
DEFDEX art workshop

I am raising funds to setup a better workshop with proper power tools and machines to make the process easier and faster. I need a BAND SAW, a ROUTER, a SANDING MACHINE and a PRESS DRILL.

DEFDEX PROMOTER REWARD

 

DEFDEX sticker + fridge magnet
DEFDEX sticker + fridge magnet

DEFDEX BASIC SUPPORT REWARD

 

DEFDEX blank deck
DEFDEX blank deck

 DEFDEX ART SUPPORT REWARD

 

DEFDEX hand-painted skateboard deck
DEFDEX hand-painted skateboard deck

Hand-painted means the art is created by artist using brush / marker / spray (not screen-printed) 

DEFDEX HARDCORE FAN REWARD

 

DEFDEX hand-painted skateboard decks 3 SET
DEFDEX hand-painted skateboard decks 3 SET

Hand-painted means the art is created by artist using brush / marker / spray (not screen-printed) 

Thank you for your support. 

I can't wait to deliver your rewards for Christmas :)

DEFDEX is a member of Shakespear Open Sanctuary Society (SOSSI) to support wildlife of Shakespear Regional Park in Whangaparaoa, Auckland, New Zealand.www.sossi.org.nz https://www.facebook.com/shakespearpark

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    Supporting wildlife and kiwi birds in New Zealand

    10:32AM Wed 19/10/16 on DEFDEX skateboard deck workshop upgrade

    DEFDEX is a member of Shakespear Open Sanctuary Society (SOSSI) to support wildlife of Shakespear Regional Park in Whangaparaoa, Auckland, New Zealand. www.sossi.org.nz 

     

    Shakespear Regional Park, Auckland
    https://www.facebook.com/shakespearpark

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    Big Day Art

    10:32AM Wed 19/10/16 on DEFDEX skateboard deck workshop upgrade

    DEFDEX will have a stall at BIG DAY ART market in Whangaparaoa, Auckland promoting hand-painted skateboard artworks as well as blank / uncut decks.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1106636979420875/ 

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    Collaboration with local stencil artist Katie Robinson

    10:21AM Wed 19/10/16 on DEFDEX skateboard deck workshop upgrade

    Local stencil artist Katie Robinson is keen to paint a special artwork on DEFDEX deck in the near future.

    www.katierobinson.co.nz

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    SAMSUNG ad campaign with DEFDEX deck

    10:21AM Wed 19/10/16 on DEFDEX skateboard deck workshop upgrade

    SAMSUNG launches a new ad campaign next year in New Zealand and they will use a DEFDEX skateboard deck for photoshooting, filming. So exciting.

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