New Zealand

DEFDEX hand-painted skateboard deck workshop upgrade

Project Creator

DEFDEX is small but growing business based in Auckland, New Zealand selling hand-painted skateboard decks, blank decks and uncut decks
 

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.
 
PLEASE SUPPORT THIS CAMPAING AND HELP ME PREPARE FREE SKATEBOARD DECKS TO GIVE AWAY FOR SCHOOL KIDS. THAT WOULD BE AMAZING.
 
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

 
My dream is to grow this business. 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

 

WHITE SHARK hand-painted deck
WHITE SHARK hand-painted 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
 

Risks and challenges

 
I have a good handle on the workload that will be required for this project. I’m confident that I’ll be able to deliver by Christmas.

 

Link to the Project:
 
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1318035963/defdex-skateboard-deck-workshop-upgrade-0


NZ$ 500

funding goal

Project Rewards
Pledge NZ$ 1 or more
A friendly little donation
You get a pat on your head :) Thank you for your support. Every little bit counts.
Pledge NZ$ 10 or more
DEFDEX PROMOTER
As a supporter you will receive - a Thank You letter - a DEFDEX magnetic fridge card - a DEFDEX sticker FREE worldwide shipping.
Pledge NZ$ 50 or more
DEFDEX BASIC SUPPORT
As a supporter you will receive - a Thank You letter - a DEFDEX magnetic fridge card - a DEFDEX sticker - a DEFDEX WHITE SHARK skateboard deck crafted and painted by me using the new power tools, machines. Griptape included. FREE shipping within New Zealand
Pledge NZ$ 100 or more
DEFDEX ART SUPPORT
As a supporter you will receive - a Thank You letter - a DEFDEX magnetic fridge card - a DEFDEX sticker - a DEFDEX collectable skateboard deck with hand-painted design, crafted by me using the new power tools, machines. Acrylic paint with 3 layers of gloss clear coat FREE shipping within New Zealand
Pledge NZ$ 200 or more
DEFDEX HARDCORE FAN
As a supporter you will receive - a Thank You letter - a DEFDEX magnetic fridge card - a DEFDEX sticker - 3 set of DEFDEX hand-painted, collectable skateboard deck crafted by me using the new power tools, machines. Acrylic paint with 3 layers of gloss clear coat. FREE shipping within New Zealand

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