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by OAC
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: profiling cores
Replies: 6
Views: 482

Re: profiling cores

@101: I just invested in a Felder AD741, not entirely for ski building but almost...:-). It's quite similar to the Hammer A3 41 you looking at. I don't know all the differences, but I choose the Felder for the electronic control of the planing table and it's more robust. I also choose the option wit...
by OAC
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: OAC expanding in 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 453

Almost done! More pics this weekend.
New machines arrives!

Being hooked on skibuilding is dangerous! :evil: :evil:

It will cost you money! :? :?


...but in a fun way! :D :D
by OAC
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: OAC expanding in 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 453

OAC expanding in 2019

I don't know where this will end, but it's worth a try. Since I belong to the seniors, by age, on this site I can inform you that I've been on early retirement the last six months. This means that I have heaps of time, theoretical, doing what ever I want, theoretical. So I will use some savings to e...
by OAC
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Its so silent
Replies: 25
Views: 1514

I know "twizzstyle" took over some of the adminrole, but what I know he has been superbusy as well.
by OAC
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Its so silent
Replies: 25
Views: 1514

Fun to see that I'm still on the top 10 list! :D As said, doing this for +10 years, I've more or less cemented my process the last 5 years. And the project that was only supposed to produce 1 pair(!) of skiable skis, has now grow to a bussiness. Therefore, in my case, not so much time. You never kno...
by OAC
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: OAC 2017/2018
Replies: 3
Views: 1138

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by OAC
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: OAC 2017/2018
Replies: 3
Views: 1138

OAC 2017/2018

Almost forgot...
Been busy building...
by OAC
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: excess tip/tail epoxy vacuum press
Replies: 13
Views: 2421

Just a thought about pliers. If one not doing a full edge all the way to/around the tip and tail and just doing a 3/4, annealing the edges, there is no need for pliers. Just a "light" bend by hand is usually enough. I found it even better than using pliers. I get a much smoother/better follow betwee...
by OAC
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: excess tip/tail epoxy vacuum press
Replies: 13
Views: 2421

Pro tip: (Just kidding, more of a 10y experience of pressing w. vacuum) Annealing the tip and tail of the edges, pre-bend the tip (and if neceesary the tail) of the edges. Makes life much easier. Especially if there are "steep rise" on tip and tail. Even if the vacuum is strong enough for the rest o...
by OAC
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Methods to keep core/ base still during press.
Replies: 27
Views: 12211

Works!
Now I can do 4 bases (probably more) in one pass and no warping!
Thanks Vin for the tip on this one!

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by OAC
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Methods to keep core/ base still during press.
Replies: 27
Views: 12211

A tip on base warp. Warm your base material with your heat blankets on a flat surface to ~120F for 10-15 min to allow it to relax. Let it cool back to room temp before cutting. Plastics like these have a “thermal memory�. Warming them like this takes this out. This was taught to me by a guy (my...
by OAC
Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Stupid things you did when ski building
Replies: 15
Views: 4821

skidesmond wrote: Then there's tripping over shit... and constantly looking for the tool I just had...
High recognition factor!! :D
by OAC
Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:16 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Section8 2016-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 4119

Great video Steve!!
Your workshop is smaller than mine. :D
by OAC
Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: OAC 2016/2017
Replies: 4
Views: 2314

Just showing off. :D So you can see that I'm still active. This year, one new model for the big mountains. I call it "R112"(no picture on it yet). There is a little sister of it, "R102", pictured on the left in the first picture. The other two are the piste machine, "W78". The black and orange has a...
by OAC
Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Section8 2016-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 4119

"It's always something..." :-)
I had the same experience a couple of pairs ago. Forgot to sand the tipspacers properly and didn't flame treat. After "redoing" that part everything was good again. I think you will be good! Happy travel and skiing.