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by MadRussian
Sat May 15, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: epoxy cure time
Replies: 11
Views: 1127

Re: epoxy cure time

at the time I needed heat blanket they was uploads of $500 ea this why many people, myself included, was building Their own. You can find long discussion thread on this subject. Conversation I remember blankets around $150 each. From China built to your specifications
good luck in your endeavor
by MadRussian
Thu May 13, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: couple questions
Replies: 1
Views: 328

couple questions

for the graphics. I'm still using cotton. Planning to make to pair this summer where carbon fiber and other stuff will definitely show through the cotton. Fiberglass we using will get transparent so is regular white cotton also get almost transparent. I'm looking for some product which can stay whit...
by MadRussian
Thu May 13, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: epoxy cure time
Replies: 11
Views: 1127

Re: epoxy cure time

another option for the future buy heat blankets. They're not expensive nowadays from China. My shop is not normally heated and when started that exactly reason (problem you have) I went with heat blankets and heated table. Now if I need to I can press the skis when temperature in my shop barely abov...
by MadRussian
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Building a ski for a 75 year old senior
Replies: 1
Views: 537

Re: Building a ski for a 75 year old senior

I built a pair for a friend about same age nothing different from any other skis. I built. However he tried first and picked what he like. His skis end up slightly softer compared to want he tried I'll try cork/rubber sheet just above the base in one of my other carbon skis soon. I'll be interesting...
by MadRussian
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Its so silent
Replies: 36
Views: 12031

Re: Its so silent

"Most users ever online was 435 on Sun May 10, 2020 12:27 pm" when it was very quiet :)
by MadRussian
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Round Top skis 19/20
Replies: 61
Views: 13206

Re: Round Top skis 19/20

if you concern about amperage for the blankets 15A for two blankets if you're using120v definitely not enough. You might want to consider to switch 220v. Also, depends how much amperage each blanket draw I suggest run dedicated line to each blanket About temperature controller and TC I don't see nee...
by MadRussian
Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Yard Sale (non commercial)
Topic: Tons of CDW edge material UPDATE: ALL GONE
Replies: 14
Views: 4550

Re: Tons of CDW edge material

my e-mail/request on its way .
Thank you
by MadRussian
Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Festool HEPA Cleanup
Replies: 2
Views: 773

Re: Festool HEPA Cleanup

HEPA vacuum as suggested absolutely waste of money for this kind of job. Cyclone dust collector is a way to go. I would say at least 1.5 hp. I'm using 2 hp dust collector with cyclone attachment. If flash cutting done inside the shop which many people do outside dust collector alone is not enough yo...
by MadRussian
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Jonrezz’s Build Log
Replies: 68
Views: 12880

Re: Jonrezz’s Build Log

Are you using heat blankets only on one side? Sure way to get surprise camber or reverse camber.

On your temperature controller. Research "line voltage thermostat" 110v or 220v simple and effective plug-and-play some of them included thermocouple. I've been using one of those for years
by MadRussian
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: First Board!
Replies: 18
Views: 4381

Re: First Board!

Nicely done! On mixing epoxy: mix as much as you want at the beginning, then divide it into multiple cups. You'll end up with the epoxy you need during layup without having to go back and keep mixing more. Standard red plastic party cups work great for this. you want to say that already mix epoxy i...
by MadRussian
Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Blackmore
Replies: 34
Views: 8124

Re: Blackmore

As for Camber I appreciate that tip on that. what went wrong in your first try with the mold? MDF ribs mold construction not simple to make flat surface not to mention heat blanket can do number on MDF making it even worse. as for equipment. I suggest buy old industrial equipment like tablesaw band...
by MadRussian
Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Blackmore
Replies: 34
Views: 8124

Re: Blackmore

Any beginner tips or feedback on my current design/plan would be greatly appreciated concentrate lesson ski design. Concentrate more on setup shop and get needed equipment. Don't over think it. You mentioned camber. When building my first pair skis camber section of the mold didn't come out as well...
by MadRussian
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Yard Sale (non commercial)
Topic: Tons of CDW edge material UPDATE: ALL GONE
Replies: 14
Views: 4550

Re: Tons of CDW edge material

camhard wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:24 pm
Awesome will let you know.

Talking to a few of the bigger local companies in BC, but I like the 10lb roll idea.
do you going to sell 10lb roll?
by MadRussian
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Yard Sale (non commercial)
Topic: Tons of CDW edge material UPDATE: ALL GONE
Replies: 14
Views: 4550

Re: Tons of CDW edge material

I'll buy small roll if you decide to go this way