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by Gilo
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: digital printing
Replies: 4
Views: 712

Hmm - that's exactly what I was going to try Chris-grr. I have seen them do something like that in the J Skis vid so I will keep trying.

Gilo
by Gilo
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: digital printing
Replies: 4
Views: 712

digital printing

Does anybody have any experience of UV digitally printing topsheets. I am planning on using ICP 2117 000 (= transparent ABS- TPU top sheet). Before printing do I have to prime the surface (if so what with) or can I just an it through the printer? Am getting some confused messages from the manufactur...
by Gilo
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Lay up sequence - carbon next to wood
Replies: 7
Views: 1122

Thanks for the replies - hmm, seems there's no real consensus. I shall try both and see what happens.

Gilo
by Gilo
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Lay up sequence - carbon next to wood
Replies: 7
Views: 1122

Lay up sequence - carbon next to wood

Hello everyone I seem to remember that someone told me that in a lay up, it is best to have the FG next to the core rather than the CF - something to do with differential expansion and contraction rates between the wood and CF? Am I right in thinking this, and does putting the CF next to the core ma...
by Gilo
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Gluing edges on the wrong side of base.
Replies: 6
Views: 972

I've done all sorts of shit things - bases the wrong way round in the mould, polishing through the veneer, slipping with the router, getting the angle of the router wrong (so there is virtually no ski left) and best of all leaving what looked like a set of keys under the veneer when pressing - I sti...
by Gilo
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Tip spacer attachement
Replies: 5
Views: 1197

thanks all - I think that a bit of gorilla tape in the right place may be the answer.

Still scorchio in the UK, out of the world cup and I have a ton of work to do.........on the plus side I have a week's fishing in Ireland coming up. Happy days.

Gilo
by Gilo
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: WRONG 2017
Replies: 61
Views: 13671

The finish looks really great Gav - what's your recipe on veneer? I use a 3 coat wet epoxy on wet epoxy. I then polish it using various grades of wet and dry. I get an absolute mirror finish. I tend to make skis, and the problem I have is that they chip very badly - any views?

Gilo
by Gilo
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Tip spacer attachement
Replies: 5
Views: 1197

Tip spacer attachement

Hello everyone - I am becoming very frustrated with my inability to ensure that the tip spacer doesn't move during pressing. 4 out of 5 times everything goes well and the junction between the core and space is spot on and then something moves and although it doesn't ruin the ski is annoys the heck o...
by Gilo
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Top sheet alternative
Replies: 5
Views: 1898

Top sheet alternative

Hello everyone - I am making a pair of skis for someone for Christmas and have realised that I have no clear topsheet left and can't get any in time

Does anyone have any suggestions for an alternative - I don't want to go down the veneer route.

Thanks

Gilo
by Gilo
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: excess tip/tail epoxy vacuum press
Replies: 13
Views: 2778

Interesting thread - I use only vacuum and have bought a commercial vacuum table - big platen with a hinged frame on top that houses a natural rubber membrane. I use a separate wet lay table and wet out the layers in reverse order and then put them to one side as I work my way down the stack. I then...
by Gilo
Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Back and looking forward to building!
Replies: 22
Views: 5020

hello everyone

can someone explain the mechanics of pre-cure and why you might use it over wet lay up?

thanks

Gilo
by Gilo
Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: colouring resin
Replies: 2
Views: 1285

colouring resin

Hello everyone My normal lay up means that the last layer before the top sheet is uni CF. I am beginning to use more translucent topsheets that work best with a light substrate therefore having uni CF underneath doesn't bring out the best in them. I need to make the black cf white/light what do you ...
by Gilo
Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Layup questions
Replies: 13
Views: 5198

Sleeping - thank you for the tip - I shall change the way I do my lay ups. I had never questioned why, just done as I was advised. Your explanation makes perfect sense.

Going to lay up a pair this morning.

Thanks

Gilo
by Gilo
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Layup questions
Replies: 13
Views: 5198

Interesting re-reading this thread and comparing it to some of my experiences and what I have been advised: I was told to put the carbon next to the wood in my layups - I never questioned the wisdom but it seems to work fine. I use biax glass and uni CF (250gm)in my normal lay up. I have 2 cores as ...