Art May, 21 2014

Watch How a $15,000 USD Golden Skateboard is Made

A true father-son project, New York City-based artist Matt Willet came up with the idea of the golden skateboard and enlisted the help of his dad, who works at Epner Technologies in Brooklyn making gold-plated components for NASA. On the latest episode of Network A’s Dose, host Tim Brodhagen visited the duo to see firsthand how they make 99.99% pure electro-plated skateboards. Watch as Willet and his dad completely transform all the parts of a Shut skateboard complete, progressing through copper plating, nickel plating and finally finished with gold. The board is then polished to a mirror finish. The final product weighs nine pounds and is completely functional.
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