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by telehead
Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Cat Track Info
Replies: 19
Views: 6833

Explain???? Works great for me.
by telehead
Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Cat Track Info
Replies: 19
Views: 6833

Ten Four!!!
by telehead
Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Cat Track Info
Replies: 19
Views: 6833

Don't waste your money on Aluminum for the cat track. I used .75" X 1.5" for the main "flat" portion, then .75" X .75" for the tip and tail, wall thickness is .065" works great. You will save money, and less holes. I used .125" cable, (Home Depot) Just my 2 cents....cheers
by telehead
Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: help with new press!
Replies: 14
Views: 4306

For sure! I used W6 x 20 WF beams, then put standard 3" channel from web to web just under the flanges (flush with bottom of flange) on 12" centers. I then put a 3/8" X 5" HR flat bar between the flanges to create the bed for the bottom, and the top that is 17" wide. Then out af a 48" aluminum you c...
by telehead
Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Top Cassette
Replies: 22
Views: 7456

I have tried everthing I can think of. Thick rubber, thin rubber, hose with no cat track, thinner more plyable hose, hose under cat track with hose above, bla bla bla! I think the only way is with a negative die on top. Then there is still the issue of keeping everything in line when pressing. Spend...
by telehead
Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: mag drill
Replies: 4
Views: 1518

Drill a pilot hole, 3/16 to 1/4 first. Then drill your larger hole at a very slow speed. Slow speed is the key, and of course, use oil. I usually use "Rapid Tap" it is a very good machining oil. Also, if you don't know how, learn how to sharpen a drill bit. Keep them cool, and sharp. With that said,...
by telehead
Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Get your skis shined up
Replies: 2
Views: 1565

SWEET! I was hopeing to see Wayne Wong throw out a "Jet Turn"
by telehead
Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: Commercial postings
Topic: Graphics and top and base materials
Replies: 33
Views: 20513

Just want to give a shout out to Miller Studios. I have been using PBT topsheets for a few years and this year decided to build cap skis (i accually finally figured it out) so decided to go with the thinner nylon material from Miller for a easier sidewall wrap. I have to say the product is so much n...
by telehead
Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Sharpening Planer Blades/Knifes
Replies: 6
Views: 2293

Hey Dr.D, Yea I went to Apex, it was a cool twenty spot. He charges five per side. I can buy them online, or at Harbor Frieght for $18 to $22. It seems to me they just need to be "freshend up" a little. We all know that our blades never get chipped from making cores. The bamboo is the worst, or is i...
by telehead
Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Sharpening Planer Blades/Knifes
Replies: 6
Views: 2293

Sharpening Planer Blades/Knifes

Just wondering if anyone has a good way of sharpening there planer blades. I have about 6 pair that I would like to sharpen (not spend $20 to have sharpened). There has to be a way....
by telehead
Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: How do the big guys do a cap construction?
Replies: 11
Views: 3295

Not sure what happend there???? Kinda sideways!!! :D
by telehead
Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: How do the big guys do a cap construction?
Replies: 11
Views: 3295

http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af297/got1ball/P1020639.jpg http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af297/got1ball/P1020640-1.jpg http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af297/got1ball/P1020637.jpg http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af297/got1ball/P1020638-2.jpg Here are some cap skis I have been expe...
by telehead
Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Neilg skis
Replies: 42
Views: 27790

Just thought I would chime in on the "Aluminum Cutting" of the cat track. Get some Bee's Wax, a cheap carbide blade for your Skilsaw, or Chopsaw. Put a little wax on the blade (while it is spinning) and start cutting. You will be amazed how easy it will cut. Be sure to wear ear, and eye protection. ...
by telehead
Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: An ultralight (K skis by the Ski Lab)
Replies: 15
Views: 11331

Nice work Kam!! The core looks very thick at the center, what is the dimensions of the core, and do you have a platform underfoot? I really like the way the top edge line fades into the tip and tail. Very clean!!! Do guys really ski on 170's? Or are they for a girl??? LOL!!!
by telehead
Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Ski Press
Replies: 14
Views: 7737

Go to PDM website, they have all the "WideFlange Beams" that are available. I used the W6 X 15 with a .375" X 5 flat bar to complete the bed. The finished bed is 17" wide. I think most presses are overbuilt IMO mine deflects less than .080 with 100 psi. These beams will cost much less than the W12 o...