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by skidesmond
Thu May 30, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: How to design Ski (shape,sidecut,turn radius,etc)
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Re: How to design Ski (shape,sidecut,turn radius,etc)

There's no step by step guide per se. There's many ways and approaches to design and build a ski or snowboard. You can start by downloading SnoCadX (do a search for it) or Boardcrafter for designing. There are tons of videos on YouTube that will give you an idea of what you"re in for. Best option ma...
by skidesmond
Sat May 04, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Pre-treating paulownia or balsa core
Replies: 15
Views: 463

Re: Pre-treating paulownia or balsa core

Sounds like it’s going to soak in resin either way, pre-soak or not. No idea if this would work but it’s the same idea.... I read in a woodworking mag that if you want to get an even stain over an open grain board like oak, etc. to apply a light coat of wood glue on the end of the board. The end gra...
by skidesmond
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Section8-titanal
Replies: 32
Views: 4153

Re: Section8-titanal

My main goal is to achieve a damp ski that handles like a race ski that's torsional stiff, grips ice well yet bends longitudinally. I made a test piece also, but can't recall the exact size and dimensions, probably 6x12inch. 1/16in ash veneer with flax, .6 titanal, on each side of the ash, bonded wi...
by skidesmond
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: titanal layup help
Replies: 1
Views: 203

Re: titanal layup help

I made a GS pair. I did a write up on it. My research said the titanal should go against the core. I put VDS on both sides of the titanal, but when I did sample layups with and without VDS both bonded fine. But I went with VDS for insurance and provide a little bit of damping.
by skidesmond
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: woodcore thickness
Replies: 5
Views: 513

Re: woodcore thickness

you can use this spreadsheet that somebody created awhile ago. Its a great help. But I found that it only gives a good starting point because the numbers it gives you wont have a lot of meaning until you make the ski and ski on it. Then the numbers will have meaning because you'll have experience on...
by skidesmond
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Fugeskis 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 595

Re: Fugeskis 2019

How’s the flex? I like the tip proctectors. Did you machine the entire piece?
by skidesmond
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Site Updates -- Big THANKS to Head Monkey!!
Replies: 3
Views: 224

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

Great to see the site back up and running AND people still building and sharing info.
by skidesmond
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: First core design ever
Replies: 20
Views: 964

Re: First core design ever

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Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:01 pm
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by skidesmond
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Section8-titanal
Replies: 32
Views: 4153

Re:

Love it Steve!! I may finally play with some metal this season. For me I'd probably recess the metal in the core. Maybe a 2.5"wide strip down the center. I'd like to cut out a mesh pattern like the Nordicas a couple years ago but I have to figure out the CNC part of that. I get the McNichols Metal ...
by skidesmond
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Recent site issues (Winter 2019)
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: Recent site issues (Winter 2019)

Glad to see the site back up and running!
by skidesmond
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Section8-titanal
Replies: 32
Views: 4153

Score it with a razor firmly and then snap it. Smooth out the rough edge with a fine file or sand paper. I put the titanal against the core. But I’ve seen it done both ways.
by skidesmond
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Section8-titanal
Replies: 32
Views: 4153

I debated whether or not to recess the titanal on the last pair I just made. I only put it in the binding area. The core was already at 10.5mm so I decided not to. The ski is 165cm for a ski coach for training. I used flax and CF in the lay up.
by skidesmond
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: OAC expanding in 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 484

Nice! I too took early retirement in 2017 with no regrets! Good luck. Have fun.
by skidesmond
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Section8-titanal
Replies: 32
Views: 4153

Keep us posted on your build. I’d be interested in seeing how it comes out.
by skidesmond
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Why not completely replace fiberglass with carbon?
Replies: 7
Views: 2158

I agree with Vinman, FG gives some dampness to the ski/board, necessary for hard pack skiing.