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by richie
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: WRONG 2017
Replies: 61
Views: 14006

Yeah Richie, he was pretty sore for a while from two decent off's he had. Plus after a week he mentioned that one included a pipe in the ground. I sat there dumbfounded that after talking about hitting a solid steel pipe he was still discussing build quality. Interesting point, I had made him the b...
by richie
Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: WRONG 2017
Replies: 61
Views: 14006

had it been a "real board" I wonder if it would be even rideable now - more like totally destroyed. And your mate, is he carrying any sort of injury after hitting the tree or rail ?
by richie
Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Low cost CNC - offer to help you build one
Replies: 7
Views: 4788

cnc build

JukeSnowboarding wrote:I would be interested in a chat.
Hi, happy to help , please pm me or hit me up via Facebook messaging, Facebook.com/splitn2 . Cheers
by richie
Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Low cost CNC - offer to help you build one
Replies: 7
Views: 4788

great meeting with George to discuss cnc build

Hi folks, George and I had a great skype call on the weekend to discuss his CNC build. He is now on the path to building his first benchtop cnc to do core profiling and base cuts and anything else he can find a use for the cnc - endless really.... And we'll start with MonkeyCAM most likely too. Anyo...
by richie
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Low cost CNC - offer to help you build one
Replies: 7
Views: 4788

Hi Richard, Very appreciative of your offer--haven't heard from you in several weeks so thought I'd try once more to take you up on this offer before I continue looking into other ways of getting into a CNC set-up. Thank you and hope to hear from you soon. Hi sorry we've not hooked up I'm still ver...
by richie
Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: 2.5d vs 3d CAM software
Replies: 18
Views: 6163

LifeisRiding wrote:Turns out I can just verify my youtube account and I can post it as one video.
Think its about 30 min long.

Its loading now. Will post link soon.

Funny to see this thread, I gave Fusion360 a shout out in my most recent podcast on board building.
awesome will check that too!
by richie
Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Snowboard Design and Construction Podcast
Replies: 3
Views: 2248

what a great idea!!!!!

Thanks this is a great idea!
by richie
Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: 2.5d vs 3d CAM software
Replies: 18
Views: 6163

Slowly making some progress in Fusion360. if anyone else is struggling with Fusion, take some time and watch and work along with their webinars. I'm now confident that I'll get to the point I can design my cores in 3D and then set them up in the cam workspace to make toolpaths. It will take a few m...
by richie
Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: 2.5d vs 3d CAM software
Replies: 18
Views: 6163

I really appreciate the offer for help. I've really only put a couple hours into fusion so far. I can see the potential but it is challenging to learn. My new cnc purchase comes with a 1 year subscription. I'll have to see after that. Once I figure out how to create my core thickness profile I thin...
by richie
Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: 2.5d vs 3d CAM software
Replies: 18
Views: 6163

Re: 2.5d vs 3d CAM software

So I've made the jump to CNC and I'm to the point that I need some CAM software. The CNC kit I bought has a 1 year subscription to Fusion360. But I'm having a tough time learning this software for 3D modeling my cores and I'm looking to see what others have used for their CAD/CAM package and to see...
by richie
Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Low cost CNC - offer to help you build one
Replies: 7
Views: 4788

Low cost CNC - offer to help you build one

Hi, I have been messing around the past few years with CNC systems and now am keen to help any of you who are interested in building a low cost CNC to do your snowboard/ski and other cutting / profiling with. I'm proposing you use what ever materials that you have available that will suffice. If you...
by richie
Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Splitboard inside edge grinding
Replies: 25
Views: 11270

"the perfect seam"

So far I have had overall good results but the odd glitch. What ever you method is just do it well and solidly. Don't leave any movement in the cassette to chance. At the moment I can't say I've noticed any difference in the expansion due to the asymetric nature of a splitboard half, there probably ...
by richie
Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Split board question regarding base level
Replies: 4
Views: 2565

splitboard level base

Hi, yes 0.5mm base level difference will probably bite you when you least expect it, on a cat track flat run......shimming might help a whisker but in fact it might not be the whole answer as shimming the chinese hooks does not actually level the top sides of the board, the chinese hooks work best w...
by richie
Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Kampai Custom
Replies: 117
Views: 51459

I'd like to try a 3/4 wrap one day. It's obviously an easier and quicker edge to bend. At the moment I find the benefit of having the steel there to guide my cut when cutting off the flash is a big help though. I just updated my CNC control so I have 3 spare stepper drivers and a breakout board rea...
by richie
Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Wow! CNC Edge bending machine not just 2D but 3D!
Replies: 2
Views: 2388

gav wa wrote:Haha check out the comments too. Richie is straight onto them.
yup, thought I would get an interesting answer and I did!!! a cool $68K USD for a "steel rule machine" aka edge bender.

Think I would try making one before spending that sort of money, most of the smarts are in the software.........