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by IslandRider
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: CAD guys with ski design experience
Replies: 3
Views: 1605

Hit me up with a PM and some details, I could probly fit the bill. In Kelowna, but will be in and out of Whistler working until at least middle of November if all goes well.
by IslandRider
Wed May 11, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Weird Room 2015
Replies: 37
Views: 21399

Hey nice update a year later. I like the idea, I'll give it a try on my next build. This is still something I'm struggling with. Now have heat and have made several pairs from slow ramp to 15 minute cure and results are hit and miss. Some skis seem indestructible, and some start peeling after a coup...
by IslandRider
Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: The pouring urethane sidewall thread
Replies: 285
Views: 115808

Def looks like a moisture issue to me. There will be water in your compressed air supply, but I doubt that's the issue. You need to create a completely inert barrier between the wood and the urethane and it will work the same as it does in the pot.
by IslandRider
Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: The pouring urethane sidewall thread
Replies: 285
Views: 115808

This is genius, wish I'd thought of it. Tubes are ~$5-10 a piece, reusable http://g01.s.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1mcydGXXXXXa0XVXXq6xXFXXX7/200887857/HTB1mcydGXXXXXa0XVXXq6xXFXXX7.jpg Put it in one of these http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/416fGg5fOaL._SX342_.jpg Add a $1 static mixing tip. No more ure...
by IslandRider
Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:40 am
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Canadian composite suppliers?
Replies: 10
Views: 4364

I get most of my cloth from Composites Canada outside of Toronto. Shipping is a bit of a pain, but they're ok to deal with and usually have what I need. Coast Fiber-tek is decent in Vancouver area. IPP can get stuff in an emergency, but they're prices are whack. Also Noah's in Toronto will ship too....
by IslandRider
Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Seattle/Eastside area get together for local builders?
Replies: 52
Views: 26532

I'd be all over this if there was snow somewhere between here and there to justify a ferry bill. Maybe next year at the second annual...
by IslandRider
Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:56 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Weird Room 2015
Replies: 37
Views: 21399

Yeah, we're on the same page. I will try slightly pre-curing the core and veneer if I can't manage with heat alone. There's some downsides to doing this though, both on process flow side, and in higher risk of both contamination and not getting the timing right and ending up with a bigger mess I thi...
by IslandRider
Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:34 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Weird Room 2015
Replies: 37
Views: 21399

Richuk, thanks for the feedback. Re viscosity, the 3663 hardener is 35cps compared to 150-200 or so for the other ones, so mixed resin even thinner still which may be contributing. Datasheets are all stated for room cure, but supplier assures they have customers getting good results with heated fast...
by IslandRider
Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:22 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Weird Room 2015
Replies: 37
Views: 21399

If you cook the ski for an hour, your good. Its the long press time and no heat that bleeds the resin. Ok, that makes sense. I will up the priority on temperature control before the next pair and see if heat helps. Its up there anyways because I'm sick of running a space heater and waiting 8 hours ...
by IslandRider
Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Weird Room 2015
Replies: 37
Views: 21399

So the question is how do I stop it from squeezing out? Do I press at really low pressure till it gels then crank it up? Lower the pressure overall? Layer of veil on top of the graphics under the topsheet to hold some resin? These were pressed @ ~55psi, same as all the others I've done, straight to ...
by IslandRider
Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:33 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Weird Room 2015
Replies: 37
Views: 21399

I didn't try the Duravision5050 yet but even CrownPlatics told me it's less durable than other topheet materials. However I don't expect it to peel and kinda delam like in your pics. Do you sand/round the top edge all around your skis (edge between the topsheet and the sidewalls) ? On my first buil...
by IslandRider
Mon Feb 02, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Weird Room 2015
Replies: 37
Views: 21399

Aight, questions about topsheet peeling/delam. What am I doing wrong here? Easy answer is don't cross skis as much since most of the damage is directly related to the edge of the opposite ski, but that doesn't explain tips and tails peeling off. This is after just 3 days on snow. The fact that the v...
by IslandRider
Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:16 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Weird Room 2015
Replies: 37
Views: 21399

Thanks for all the comments guys! Hands down best pair I've made. Makes the long stressful weekend in the garage worthwhile. Graphics were a last minute Saturday morning program that ended up taking all dded day. I needed them in the press by Saturday night to allow time to cure, clean up, and get t...
by IslandRider
Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Weird Room 2015
Replies: 37
Views: 21399

Could have if I had heat at the time. Blankets showed up 3 days later and I haven't hooked them up yet. Not sure it will work now that the epoxy is cured, but I haven't completely given up on it yet just low on the priority list.
by IslandRider
Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Weird Room 2015
Replies: 37
Views: 21399

Been a hectic several weeks since last update. dded up first split so had to start over. Lame. Second one turned out decently though. http://forum.vwsport.com/pics/data/500/medium/IMG_3793.JPG First wall ornament, was paying so much attention to keeping the inside edges aligned and the core straight...