How to Make a Clay Tech Deck Ramp

Most people like to buy ramps for tech decks for an extra push with tricks.Well This article can help you make a homemade one.


  • Salt
  • Flour
  • Warm Water
  • Olive oil


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    Gather all your ingredients and mix the Salt and flour with a wooden spoon.(in a metal bowl if possible, so it won't stick).
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    Now slowly add warm water. This is a good time to add food coloring.
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    It should be soft,sticky, and mushy, don't touch or grab it though, it will stick to your hands and will be extremely hard to get it off.
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    Now put a little olive or vegetable oil on your hands so it can't stick.
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    Grab it and start pounding it lightly.
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    Get some flour and add it until it's hard enough to mold, but still soft enough to make the shape. If it comes apart too easily, put more water and a little salt.
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    Start smashing it by putting the the clay on one and and smashing it on another to make it flat.
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    Roll it into a ball and start smashing it with the bottom part of your hand.
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    Do this for around 5 min.
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    If it's a little harder then it was when you first started, you have the choice to add a tiny bit of water.
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    Get a part of your clay and put it on your surface (The surface could be metal, plastic, or foam plates but make sure if you're using plastic to put olive oil on that too) and roll it flat.
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    It should be a straight line, but if you want to make yours more like a half pipe, spread it across and add another layer to make it a little thicker.
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    Get a knife and go to the edges and cut a straight line to make it neat.
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    Now get a little ball and shape a backwards L and add it to one side.
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    Now do the same for the other side.
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    Start to mold it so it can rise enough for the tech deck to actually be able to ride.
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    Get a butter knife or something flat and press it on the top part of the L but hold the bottom so it won't get squished.
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    Do the same for both sides.
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    Now the you have the basic shape check for any flaws *EX:One side being wider then another, The L not being big enough, Not stable, flat part not smooth.
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    If the L is not stable add clay behind it so it could be straight but still in a form of a backward L.
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    Again check to make sure EVERY part of the ramp is smooth.
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    Now Put it on a flat surface and put it in a microwave and put around 3-4 minutes depending on which type you have.
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    Now most likely bubbles will appear on your ramp so when in the microwave don't just wonder of keep checking every 20-10 seconds to make sure no bubbles appear.
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    When a bubble appears try to take it out and flatten it make sure it doesn't come out again and let it cool.
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    Now put it back in for 10 more seconds then when you stopped it.
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    Keep checking to make sure.
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    Now take it out.
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    You will probably see some cracks or unseen small bubbles.
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    If you have any left over clay put some on top of the cracks and leave it there to cool.
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    Get some paint or food coloring and add again.
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    Let it dry.
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    Your ramp or half pipe is now finished.


  • Measure the flat part where you ride with your tech deck to make sure you can at least ride a couple of inches.
  • Make sure it's completely dry before you paint it.
  • You can also oven the clay.
  • Try to make the L a little taller then you want it to be when you microwave it and flatten it,it won't get to small.
  • Clean up after you're done.


  • Make sure you don't burn yourself when you take it out.
  • A clay item can break if fallen to a hard surface.

Things You'll Need

  • Wooden Spoon(optional)
  • Bowl
  • Microwave or Oven

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