Building skateboards from scratch

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BRATTLEBORO — A group of children from the Boys & Girls Club of Brattleboro made their own skateboards at HatchSpace, on Frost Street.

Members of HatchSpace hope to extend this week-long training program to the schools for the fall and spring semesters.

"This is an open source class that we learned from our advisory board member Dylan Wind, who sent some materials that could be spread out to a semester-long curriculum because of its math components," said Greg Goodman, executive director of HatchSpace. "We are looking at making it fun, and the children seem to be having a blast."

Wesel Sczupak, putting the finishing touches on his board, said the class was a lot of fun.

"One, just making a skateboard, in general, is cool," said Sczupak. "Two, being able to do it from scratch from all these individual pieces of wood was really cool instead of just buying a deck."

The children could not wait to try their new boards.

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