Shortly after finding out about professional fingerboards and the companies that made them, I bought my first metal mold and started pressing decks in my garage. My workspace was very primitive; it was a foldup table with a vice, belt sander and drill press, everything I needed to start pushing out the first Deli Decks. Initially, I sold my fingerboards to friends, and eventually I decided to make an Instagram account for my brand to see if there was any interest.
Slowly, I gained a following and got my first sales. Deli Decks went from being hand-painted to having real-wear graphics, from being made of wood to the high-performance plastic that they are made out of today. My production process has changed drastically over the years, which is the coolest and most fulfilling part for me as a maker.
For the 8 year (and counting) lifespan of Deli as a brand, I have learned the ins and outs of fingerboard fabrication. I am always trying to bring new ideas and innovations to the fingerboarding community via unique, high-performing, quality products. I hope you enjoy!