[music] 00:06 Shane Conlan: G’day Knuckleheads. Uncle
Knacker’s here. Now today’s project is going to be a little different to what I normally
do. There will be no pellets involved or even old recycled materials. You see, I’ve had
a request from my oldest teenage son Jack and he said, “Dad, can you build for me and
my mates a grind box?” [background noise] 00:27 SC: Stick with me. For those not in
the know; a grind box, is a box that skateboarders or BMX riders use to perform their tricks
and it looks something like this. Looks pretty easy. Well, it is. It’s a great project for
the kids to build by themselves or even for you as a parent or a grandparent to build
as a gift for your kids or your grandkids. So without further ado, let’s get stuck into
it. 00:55 SC: Now the grind box itself, in imperial
measurements, is going to be eight feet long by two feet wide by one foot high, which equates
in metric to 2.4 meters long to 600 millimetres wide and 300 mil high. And I’m framing it
all at 4 X 2 framing point. Now to [01:14] ____ the outside of the grind box, I am using
this three-quarter inch plywood. Now here in Australia, I think the closest you can
get to three-quarter inch plywood is 17 millimetres, and don’t worry about remembering all the
materials and tools required for this job, because I’ll leave a list in the description
box down below. That way, you can copy it, print it out, and refer back to it when you
need to. 01:37 SC: Now, building the framework for
the grind box is dead simple. Basically, all of this is a combination of two framed up
rectangles. Here is the base, which I have already made, and that sits hard down on the
ground. And all that is, is four sides screwed together using exterior grade screws. And
I’ve also got a noggin which I will screw in place in the center here and that holds
the whole framework together. Now the next step, is to build the top frame which is a
bit more heavy duty, and that will be connected to the base using a series of uprights, just
like that. And also remember, before you use power towels, to make sure you’ve got your
protective equipment on, like ear muffs and some googles. [background noise] 02:49 SC: Just a quick tip before we start
screwing this thing together, make sure that you pre-drill your holes first. That way,
your timber won’t split when you insert your screws. [background noise] 03:09 SC: Now with this top frame, it needs
to be quite strong because it’s gonna take quite a beating. So to achieve that, I’m going
to insert these noggins just like that, every 12 inches or so, along the entire length.
And if I don’t hurry up, I am gonna get wet. It is about to pour. [background noise] 03:40 SC: Okay. Now that the frames are built,
we have here a top frame and a bottom frame. The next thing to do is to go ahead and cut
the uprights that are going to separate those two frames apart. Now, to save some time,
I’ve already gone ahead and pre-cut them. Now, one thing to remember is that my grind
box is going to be one foot or 300 millimetres high. So the length of your uprights is gonna
be one foot or 300 millimetres less the thickness of the ply that’s going to be sitting on top.
And if you do that you’ll get all the ply you need just in one sheet of 8 X 4. 04:18 SC: Now, how is this for a great Uncle
Knacker’s time saving tip. You can see on this upright that I have already pre-drilled
the holes. Take the upright or the template and place it on top of the next upright that
needs to be drilled, just like that. Now, you can drill though the holes on that template
and it will leave a mark on the next piece ready to be drilled out. Now that is a great
time saving tip. Okay, it’s time to install the uprights and you will notice that I’ve
got the frame sitting on blocks. [background noise] 05:09 SC: That was too easy. Now, it’s just
time to screw the top frame on. Now you will find the top frame easier to attach if your
grind box isn’t lying on its side. [background noise] 05:28 SC: So, here’s the grind box all framed
up and it’s looking absolutely fantastic. It is so solid and there is zero wobble, which
is absolutely spot on. Now, all we need to do now is to cut the ply and fix it to the
sides and the top. Now, when it comes time to cutting the plywood for the grind box,
here is a really good tip. Get the coping that you are gonna be using for the grind
box and clamp that down to the plywood. That way the base of your saw can run hard up against
that edge giving you a nice clean cut. And if you are not very confident in doing that,
you might be able to get the hardware shop where you bought the ply from to cut it for
you. [background noise] 06:14 SC: Beautiful. Now, it’s time to put
the ply on keeping it flushed with the top edge here. [background noise] 07:00 SC: So, there you go. It’s looking fantastic.
Now, all we need to do is add the coping. [background noise] 07:28 SC: Make sure you keep those screw heads
nice and flushed with the top of the coping. [background noise] 07:38 SC: Before the boys starts skating on
this, I wanna give it a protective coat. So, I’m gonna give it a quick sand and a couple
of coats of varnish, whack on the wheels, then she is ready for action. [background noise] 07:51 SC: And to make moving this big beast
around a bit easier, I’m simply gonna screw on these non-swivel wheels. [background noise] 08:02 SC: Now, check this out. [background noise] 08:12 SC: How easy was that? So, there it
is, all done. And I absolutely love it. Great tip, Knackers! I hope you enjoyed that video
and also found it useful. I had absolute ball making it. Now, if this is your first time
to my channel, welcome. And please click that subscribe button, that way you won’t miss
out on any future videos. And don’t forget to click the old thumbs up button, that’s
always greatly appreciated. And just in case you are wondering what finish I’ll put on
top of the grind box, look at this marine grade satin clear varnish, good stuff. 08:54 SC: Now, don’t go just yet, there will
be a few photos going backwards and forwards of the finished product, and even some skaters
in action. Okay. Well, I’m done. I think I may need a cup of tea after all that. So,
till next time, I’m out of here. Cheers. [music]

How to Build a Grind Box!
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100 thoughts on “How to Build a Grind Box!

  • October 5, 2015 at 3:45 am
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    Where do you get the coping?

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  • October 21, 2015 at 7:45 pm
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    wow haha.. great job

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  • November 7, 2015 at 4:16 am
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    I can't be the only one wishing he would just say box, not "grind box." Also, what did you use for the coping?

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  • November 8, 2015 at 6:16 pm
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    this was very helpful i made them in the past but i like how u did this thankyou.

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  • November 17, 2015 at 5:19 am
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    Great video! Very detailed and helpful. Thank you sir.

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  • November 22, 2015 at 6:39 pm
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    Fantastic tutorial!

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  • December 7, 2015 at 8:10 am
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    Great video! Could you try make a video on how to make a skateboard grind rail?

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  • December 7, 2015 at 8:20 pm
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    In the process of making this out of old pallets, it's coming out great considering that it was free wood 😀 Great video mate

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  • December 13, 2015 at 6:16 am
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    How did you get the globe and vans sings on there

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  • December 18, 2015 at 12:25 pm
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    nice!

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  • December 25, 2015 at 2:37 pm
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    Are the plywood side panels even necessary? It doesn't seem like it.

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  • December 26, 2015 at 12:27 am
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    I have a quick question, why u choose to use the non-swivel wheels?

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  • December 28, 2015 at 12:36 am
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    can you make a skate rail

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  • January 6, 2016 at 10:58 pm
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    awsome but i only have on question how much did it cost for all of the wood, metal and the screws?

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  • February 20, 2016 at 6:34 am
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    You're strange, but you seem smart and really nice. Good video, thanks for the information !

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  • March 3, 2016 at 7:01 am
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    How much would it cost in australia

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  • March 20, 2016 at 2:49 am
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    Good vid I just made one myself and was looking at how other people did, I used a pallor with plywood and some metal coping that we had as scraps👍

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  • March 20, 2016 at 2:49 am
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    Pallet*

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  • March 31, 2016 at 1:31 pm
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    Love listening to this guy!  you sir make awesome videos!

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  • April 4, 2016 at 7:06 pm
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    you should do a wedge ramp

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  • April 10, 2016 at 12:24 am
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    Dude how do you drill through the copping I used a drill but I never worked

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  • April 24, 2016 at 2:59 am
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    Casters were a great idea 🙂 I'm sure that thing is really heavy to move around without them.

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  • May 12, 2016 at 1:13 pm
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    You seem like a really cool dad

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  • May 17, 2016 at 9:11 pm
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    cool

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  • May 24, 2016 at 12:28 am
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    Thats sick

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  • May 24, 2016 at 10:52 am
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    Australians are the coolest peeps.

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  • June 9, 2016 at 10:52 pm
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    How did you find 96 in iron my local stores only sell up to 6ft. They have 8ft only in aluminum do you think aluminum would do the job?

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  • June 11, 2016 at 4:29 pm
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    who else thought he said at the end " great tip naggazz"

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  • June 11, 2016 at 11:25 pm
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    Thx this is the easiest and most detailed tutorial out there keep it up

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  • June 26, 2016 at 3:20 am
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    Great video dude!! As we say in the states. But for you great video mate?

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  • June 28, 2016 at 3:45 am
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    Already saving up to buy the wood for it

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  • July 2, 2016 at 4:27 am
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    For the 1 foot high braces, did you drill the 5 holes a little lower so the nails won't collide?

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  • July 6, 2016 at 2:26 pm
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    How much does this Thing weight?
    Great Video btw i will try to build this 🙂

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  • July 31, 2016 at 6:50 am
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    Hey Shane I live in Australia and I am planing on building a grind box just like yours how much did it cost to make. I'm am shopping at Bunnings for the supplies, great video btw

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  • August 7, 2016 at 3:59 am
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    from Bunnings Australia mine costed $280

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  • August 9, 2016 at 6:52 am
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    excellent video thanks for sharing !! cheers

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  • August 15, 2016 at 8:54 pm
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    what is countersinking the holes? i dont get it

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  • August 22, 2016 at 11:25 pm
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    So the only wood i need is 8 4×2?????

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  • August 23, 2016 at 11:15 pm
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    Good idea with the wheels on the box!!!!!!! enjoyed it

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  • August 25, 2016 at 3:25 am
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    where did you get the coping

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  • August 28, 2016 at 10:32 pm
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    That's actually a really nice box. Sometimes having some more width is nice for manuals but it's sick.

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  • August 30, 2016 at 5:16 am
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    I really enjoyed your video! Helped me a lot. But where did you get the galvanized angled iron with the rolled edge?

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  • September 14, 2016 at 7:34 pm
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    I love how you didn't mention scooter riders xd

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  • September 25, 2016 at 3:54 pm
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    NAKEEEEERRRRS

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  • October 11, 2016 at 8:52 pm
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    How much does all of this cost

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  • October 18, 2016 at 5:10 am
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    I built this same box but 18 inches tall, it skates so good fun to practice new tricks

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  • October 19, 2016 at 3:04 am
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    Cool Dad….Sweet Box!

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  • October 22, 2016 at 8:01 am
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    Hi, me & my dad were going to make this over Halloween and I was wanting to know how to make it taller for a BMX

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  • October 25, 2016 at 11:29 am
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    How much did the grind box cost in Aussie dollars?

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  • November 8, 2016 at 9:56 pm
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    Bmx?

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  • November 9, 2016 at 12:33 am
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    that was super helpful! I love it I am using this guide to build myself one!

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  • December 2, 2016 at 2:41 am
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    I told a sooter rider scooters are gay and he said skater are gay

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  • December 7, 2016 at 11:51 pm
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    I'm wanting to build one that's around 38"x38"x10"
    can you give me tips on how to get the height I want, and where to put the cross pieces in the frame?

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  • December 9, 2016 at 10:17 pm
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    what is the height of the grind box?

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  • December 12, 2016 at 6:07 pm
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    mine cost about $100 for all the wood, angle bar, and screws.
    if anyone's wondering for reference

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  • December 13, 2016 at 10:40 am
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    Dad of the year award to you! We've built several similar boxes in the last 15 years, actually we don't drill the coping on the top, just bottomside it's smoother and holds pretty well too

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  • December 26, 2016 at 7:14 am
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    I love you and your son who rip sticks

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  • January 30, 2017 at 4:51 pm
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    great video

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  • February 4, 2017 at 3:34 pm
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    Hey Shane, do you know how thick the angle iron you used is? I know it's 8 feet long 2inches by 2inches, but I have to custom order mine and I'm not sure of the appropriate thickness, thanks.

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  • February 7, 2017 at 3:19 pm
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    great build

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  • February 13, 2017 at 11:23 am
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    Gday man love the vid how much did it cost you im from australia

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  • February 15, 2017 at 3:30 am
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    can you be my dad?

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  • March 6, 2017 at 8:09 pm
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    Can you make me one. Im well jel

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  • March 25, 2017 at 3:21 pm
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    Steve Irwin of the skate world

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  • April 4, 2017 at 9:41 pm
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    you are awesome!

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  • April 4, 2017 at 9:42 pm
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    you are awesome!

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  • April 17, 2017 at 3:34 pm
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    8:20 you said nigaaaaz lol

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  • April 19, 2017 at 12:02 am
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    Just what I was looking for thanks it looks great

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  • May 14, 2017 at 12:00 pm
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    I've decided to make my grind box in a much simpler way! I've decided to use a pallet and a sheet of plywood on top. Coping on the corners and counter sunken screws should do the job 🙂 great tutorial by the way

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  • May 18, 2017 at 12:31 am
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    First time seeing any of your video's and I like your channel

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  • June 17, 2017 at 8:24 am
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    That's not angle iron. He used aluminum and I went crazy when I saw there wasn't 8 foot angle iron. It was cause it was aluminum

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  • June 19, 2017 at 11:07 am
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    Great job I have started my own company and I build ramps and sell grind boxes and kicker ramps and more

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  • June 29, 2017 at 6:04 am
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    How mucho did this cost ?

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  • July 19, 2017 at 5:01 pm
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    This doesn't look 8 feet to me, it looks like 6 feet

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  • August 18, 2017 at 8:05 am
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    excellent tutorial! Going to build one my own for sure now!

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  • September 10, 2017 at 10:06 am
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    How heavy is it

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  • September 17, 2017 at 6:23 am
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    Top dad.knackers!

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  • October 1, 2017 at 9:32 pm
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    HI Shane, good job !

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  • November 13, 2017 at 2:30 am
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    Awesome video check out destroying the bmx grind box

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  • February 14, 2018 at 6:33 pm
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    I love this guy

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  • February 15, 2018 at 4:14 pm
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    "Great Tip Niggaaazzzz" LMFAOOOO!!

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  • February 21, 2018 at 9:59 pm
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    That was really helpful thanks a lot

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  • March 6, 2018 at 3:46 pm
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    well done i like the way you framed it up was wondering what it ended up weighing.

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  • June 11, 2018 at 8:43 pm
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    How do you do it with round coping?

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  • June 21, 2018 at 5:27 am
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    that was one of the best DIY grind box videos ive seen. Really really nicely done man!

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  • July 26, 2018 at 3:20 pm
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    Great video you should build more skate ramps if you haven't already!

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  • October 20, 2018 at 5:12 am
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    "Knackers" guys. He said "Knackers". He's Australian. From Australia. Context.

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  • November 16, 2018 at 7:40 pm
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    that thing is wayyyyy over built. i use way less materials and i use it for bmx not skating

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  • November 27, 2018 at 9:02 pm
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    You…you're a real one…thank you

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  • January 30, 2019 at 5:37 pm
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    Absolutely fantastic tutorial. Great work.

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  • February 18, 2019 at 1:30 pm
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    You shouldn’t have used aluminum for the rail, it can get sticky and won’t slide as well as normal steel

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  • March 11, 2019 at 8:45 pm
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    $55 bucks I made mine the same way! Thanks

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  • April 30, 2019 at 3:45 am
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    at minute 8:15 to 8:25 he said great tip niiiigaaasssss or is that just me

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  • May 25, 2019 at 12:32 am
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    Damn I was back in the day that I was smart enough to countersink the hole for the screws that go in the angled iron/coping.

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  • June 25, 2019 at 11:13 am
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    Brilliant, very thorough

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  • August 19, 2019 at 5:36 pm
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    Sorry I’m late but this is amazing and I made the same thing thank you so much

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