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by collin
Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:58 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Quick and Dirty mdf cnc machine
Replies: 10
Views: 7192

Was it this one?

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to- ... aply-and-/

Did you guys buy the stepper motors or scavenge them?
by collin
Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:20 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: 1962
Replies: 1
Views: 1954

Hilarious!

Though I remember seeing fabric and metal frame balls that served the same purpose in like the early 90's?
by collin
Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:35 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: kingswood layup video
Replies: 19
Views: 9441

alexisg1 wrote:
ed wrote:The wood looks to have had some composite already bonded onto it?
yeah that's right...the base layer and the wood core seem to have been treated before. But how ?...
I was guessing it's just pre-bent tipspacers...
by collin
Thu Sep 27, 2007 7:26 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: dieskischmiede.at
Replies: 20
Views: 11652

I like the metal tip protectors. Any info on how you did that?
by collin
Thu Sep 20, 2007 5:53 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Vaccum pump sucking epoxy
Replies: 9
Views: 4077

I agree with endre, but would like to add use a canning jar instead of reusing something (they're stronger), and I'd put the jar in a small wooden box in case of implosion.
by collin
Wed Sep 12, 2007 12:45 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Designing a Ski...
Replies: 5
Views: 2527

One place to start would be determining what kind of flex you'd like.

Do a search for a post by endre (I think) where he posted a nice plot of production ski flexes.

And do a search for a post by bambi where he posted an excel file that computes the flex for core shape and glass weight.
by collin
Sun Jun 10, 2007 9:24 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Telemark ski with Inserts
Replies: 8
Views: 5671

Those are some purdy skis. How'd you do the cutout on the tails? Just a template and a razor?
by collin
Sat May 19, 2007 9:36 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Wood Sidewall Treatment Methods??
Replies: 13
Views: 7908

Does any one know any methods where a varnish or protecvtive coat sinks into the wood a bit? If you were to use epoxy then wouldnt it come off after the first tune? schuss Some marine epoxy makers make a very thin penetrating epoxy, used for treating wood that's slightly damaged/rotted that you don...
by collin
Sat Apr 28, 2007 8:23 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: bigKam's latest core material
Replies: 43
Views: 24876

While I agree that Indigo looks like stuff for poseurs...

Kingswood uses a bamboo core and I've heard nothing but good stuff about their skis. Do a search on TGR for some opinions.

http://www.kingswoodskis.com/html/materials.html
by collin
Mon Feb 26, 2007 7:19 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: ARRGH!!! Floods!!
Replies: 6
Views: 4272

Here's a crazy thought. Freeze the magazines, to prevent mold and wrinkling. Then use a vacuum pump, with the vacuum chamber in the freezer, to sublimate the ice. I think that's what's done by libraries when they have stuff they're trying to save. Maybe an ammo can for the vacuum chamber. Cheap, eas...
by collin
Mon Feb 26, 2007 2:34 pm
Forum: Yard Sale (non commercial)
Topic: WTB: Vacuum Pump
Replies: 2
Views: 3394

I came across this one a while ago... http://www.sciplus.com/singleItem.cfm?terms=12256&cartLogFrom=Search At $80, it should be cheaper (and simpler) than the compressor/vacuum generator route, esp. if you don't have a compressor. Maybe. Though it does say it only pulls -10psi as opposed to a maximu...
by collin
Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:41 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: What do you do to improve your body for skiing?
Replies: 11
Views: 7544

I am way too lazy to "exercise"...

Robo, you should put together a fixed gear. Awesome workout, and very zen. And apparently they're very hip now.
by collin
Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:45 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: number two!
Replies: 7
Views: 6027

Looks like Indonesian batik to me.

Nice skis man.
by collin
Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:35 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Really Cool Telemark Tips
Replies: 2
Views: 2847

by collin
Thu Feb 01, 2007 10:02 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: rockered skis
Replies: 71
Views: 43112

If the powder acts like water, I wonder how skis modeled after waterskis would work. Waterskis have a narrow tip, wide waist, concave bottom (tunnel) and narrow squared off tail. If I ever skiied on powder (I'm in the NE) or if I was even set up to press skis, I'd try something like this. I could b...