I have 15 years of knowledge building custom laminated boards and DIY Kits through my company Roarockit.
For some time now I have been wanting to build a DIY kit for an eskate that would have pockets pre-cut into the individual laminates for electronics n such that a builder would laminate into whatever shape they choose by making their own profile and mold shape. I envision a kit as 7 to 9 individual 12 x 48" layers of veneer. It would come as a rectangle stack with channels and cutouts cut into the individual layers.
I have the ability to produce any number of cutout configuration internally in veneer quickly so it is not impossible to produce a number of generic internal shapes that would match to builder hardware.
Making any voids internally in a skateboard compromises its structure so this is a hurtle that would have to be solve by using carbon or fiberglass or by strengthening uncut areas of the board. I have lots of experience making super light experimental boards so it is easy for me to make prototypes to overcome these problems. Veneers I sell include bamboo, maple and birch, all in 1/16" thick so the materials could also be customized to suit the builders preference.
Every time I start researching this topic I am overwhelmed by the number of components available and their numerous shapes and sizes.
I would like to work with an experiences eskate builder who has a lot of knowledge of component configuration and their board integration. I have collaborated successfully in the past with others to produce both boards and tools for boardbuilders and this can be a profitable endevour if we come up with something marketable. Remember if you just got into eskate building you are probably not the person I am looking for but that said I am open to all suggestions and questions here.