How-To Build a Skatepark: Hammering Basics – Manual Labor

Professional skatepark builder, Jona Owings, from Hazard County, GA teaches you how to build everything you want to ride! Get some southern style instruction every Sunday.

In this episode, Jona teaches you hammer basics that you’ll need to build skateboard parks or structures.

DISCLAIMER: Power tools can be dangerous and should never be used without adult supervision. And always remember to use safety goggles when operating power tools.

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Marti Amado
“America”
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Barrie Gledden, Steve Dymond, Jason Pedder, Ryan Spendlove
“On The Farm”
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Terry Devine-King, Ray Duffy
“Banjos at Dawn”
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25 Responses to How-To Build a Skatepark: Hammering Basics – Manual Labor

  1. To the morons: …
    To the morons: Screws are great but aren’t load bearing. Your structure, be it transitions and studs on a ramp or studs in a wall are the load bearing structures. Screws pull the wood together but don’t bear any weight. Framing nails are load bearing to 500 lbs. Jona’s right about choking up on the hammer first to get the nail started and grab further down on the hammer for more power every time you swing. I wonder how many skateparks you’ve all built in between boogers and popping zits.Morons

  2. the choking up on …
    the choking up on the hammer is to gain better control of the way you hammer, the further away you are from the hammerhead you get less control you have over your swing, my guess is you never even held one in your hand…the pro’s know, the commentators just think they know, that’s the difference

  3. To the morons: …
    To the morons: Screws are great but aren’t load bearing. Your structure, be it transitions and studs on a ramp or studs in a wall are the load bearing structures. Screws pull the wood together but don’t bear any weight. Framing nails are load bearing to 500 lbs. Jona’s right about choking up on the hammer first to get the nail started and grab further down on the hammer for more power every time you swing. I wonder how many skateparks you’ve all built in between boogers and popping zits.Morons

  4. Im pretty sure the …
    Im pretty sure the video is called “Hammering Basics”

  5. First of all, he …
    First of all, he swings a hammer like a girl. And secondly, you don’t get more power the closer you hold the hammer to the head (choking up)… that goes against all laws of physics.

  6. this is ridiculous. …
    this is ridiculous… who the does not konow how to hammer nails…..?

  7. anyone can follow a …
    anyone can follow a guide. is that really what you want? there are some out there already. just do it as you go learn from your mistakes. your first ramp you make will probably be the worst ramp you make.

  8. truley theres two …
    truley theres two ways to do it.. go to you’re local metal yard or anyone that has metal or a welder and weld on brackets so your bolts will be under the deck of the ramp. (thats what i have did with all mine in my store/shop) … or you can get a good drill and drill thru the back of the coping and the 2×4 or 2×6 depending on what you used and you can use u hooks to bolt it on.

  9. Anyone else think …
    Anyone else think of Happy Gilmore when he said “just tap it in” at 1:55

  10. and a saw tutorial …
    and a saw tutorial to get the sides of a quarter pipe curved right

  11. I just put coping …
    I just put coping on my box and if you buy a countersink drill bit it works perfect

  12. but generally you …
    but generally you wouldnt use nails and op for screws because a nail goes threw timber where as a screw intwines with timeber right?

  13. just tap it in … …
    just tap it in …just taapp it in….give it a littlee tapp tapp

  14. Interesting to see …
    Interesting to see you still use Nails in America. I don’t know if I’m just not educated well but it seems to me that in Germany we use screws for everything…

    And I’m not shure if it is worth the time to hammer out nails. I think nails are about the cheapest things in any hardware store.

  15. im building a …
    im building a backyard pool soon so some tips on that would be great

  16. drill a big hole on …
    drill a big hole on the top then a smaller one on the bottom side and put a screw threw it

  17. This is obviously …
    This is obviously for the skaters with little or no money, nor the resources to build ramps. These are simple tips on how to work with what you have. And I know the series will get more in depth with the actual building of the ramps. Just have some patience. He is showing you proper tools to use before you start building. Good series here. Keep it up.

  18. If you can’t afford …
    If you can’t afford nails you sure as can’t afford the wood at the price it is these days.

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