PSFK’s Gift Of The Day: Recycled Skateboard Sunglasses
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Popular South African skateboard ramp builder Dave Wit channels his love of skateboards in another interesting medium: sunglasses. Using wood from recycled skateboards, Wit creates unique frames that evoke an organic, hipsteresque flair. Each pair of sunglasses is handcrafted from skateboards whose grip tapes have been removed, ripped into neat strips, and planed flat on either side. The blanks are cross-cut and sorted into different colorways before being sanded and laminated overnight. The blocks are then sliced into veneers +/-1.5mm thick and sanded.