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by sammer
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Yard Sale (non commercial)
Topic: Looking for Vacuum Press Setup
Replies: 1
Views: 220

Re: Looking for Vacuum Press Setup

BAR,

https://www.joewoodworker.com/

Look for a cheap oil-less vacuum pump on ebay, or a refrigeration rotary style pump.
You don't need a gauge, just another potential leak point. I gave up on the vacuum switch and just left it running, usually overnight.

Just a thought (or 2)

sam
by sammer
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Vector net fabric
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Re: Vector net fabric

Sorry Vin,

It was just the fishnet stuff, no carbon.

sam
by sammer
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Doing things on the cheap
Replies: 9
Views: 769

Re: Doing things on the cheap

Nice write-up and first board. I used West epoxy for my first few builds, not the cheapest or the best but it is readily available and will work fine. I'm curious to see how your poplar sidewalls hold up to the rigors of Onterrible ski conditions. I would think you would want something a little hard...
by sammer
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Vector net fabric
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Re: Vector net fabric

Yup, used it in a ski for the boy couple years ago. Can't say it really added anything other than it looks cool. No way to quantify any structural advantages, it was a one off. Did look cool though!\ Foamez was the cheapest I could find it at the time, still have enough left for another pair. https:...
by sammer
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: First core design ever
Replies: 20
Views: 1224

Re: First core design ever

Brazen wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:01 pm
I ran as hard as I could when I heard Tang
Hey Buddy, glad to see you're still around :D

How's life?
by sammer
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Benski Originals
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Re: Benski Originals

Look super nice Benski!

A bit of a description would be great.
What's the topsheet (black carbon looking) stripes?

sam
by sammer
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Site Updates -- Big THANKS to Head Monkey!!
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: Site Updates -- Big THANKS to Head Monkey!!

Holy Crap Mike!!!

I haven't bothered to check back for a while as I figure the site was down for good.

Nice work and a huge thanks

Sam
by sammer
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Routing sidewalls
Replies: 10
Views: 985

I gave up on the router for sidewalls and built a tilt table for my small belt sander.
Run it at 90* for the initial cleanup then tilt the table and bevel side walls.
Way less stressful.

sam
by sammer
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Edge Gaps after Pressing
Replies: 17
Views: 1811

I'd have to agree that the epoxy hydraulic'ed (probably not a word) the edge away from the base.
Could be bad/not enough glue.
The only one who would notice is you though. If you go to the store and look at skis closely you will see way worse things!

Nice looking skis Falls!

sam
by sammer
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: back from the dead, fun leftovers to be used !
Replies: 6
Views: 955

Welcome back Ben!!!

sam
by sammer
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Base grinding belts. What material?
Replies: 15
Views: 1460

A bit late to this party but the black belts work like a hot damn for a short while then stop cutting. They are really aggressive but dull very quickly. I've been buying belts from Skikare found they are cheaper than econaway. http://www.skikare.com/ One of their sales guys popped by my garage for a...
by sammer
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Its so silent
Replies: 25
Views: 2013

I still look in every few months...
No time for building skis the past year or so.

Need to get shop cleaned up and get at it though, time for a new pair for me.
The boy just bought himself new mogul skis. K2 244's

sam
by sammer
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Gluing edges on the wrong side of base.
Replies: 6
Views: 917

The edges should just pop off and you can start again.
The glue might leave a bit of a residue which can be scraped off.

sam
by sammer
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Bamboo in New England?
Replies: 5
Views: 1244

I'm with the Dr on this. Bamboo is probably the most hyped "green" product for the last few years. Not only is it shipped half way around the world, but the process of making grass into lumber requires huge amounts of chemicals and energy. I would bet if the bamboo was grown in North America you wou...
by sammer
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: cnc question
Replies: 13
Views: 2695

Can't answer the fusion question. but... I'm not sure why this wouldn't work if your skis were center mounted. The first generation planer profilers did just that, profile one end then flip it all and do the other. CNC should make it easy. Just have to figure out set back, and whether you want a fla...