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by rockaukum
Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Paint your base
Replies: 2
Views: 3044

Thanks for the nice comments. It is a highly secret method that I am reluctant to divulge.... Hah! I just don't want to spend the money to have top sheets printed so I opt for tie-dye on basic cotton fabric. Don't see too much of this around so it fits just right with me! Hot coat is with the same e...
by rockaukum
Thu Dec 25, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Paint your base
Replies: 2
Views: 3044

Paint your base

The other day I found myself with nothing to do and headed to the shop to clean up a bit. My son just finished a build and it looked nice. With one set of cores left, I decided to build the same ski and give it a try. Full symmetrical park type ski, 130-108-130 early rise tip and tail with camber un...
by rockaukum
Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Warning: DON'T USE FEDEX WHEN SHIPPING SKIS
Replies: 5
Views: 3586

Sad indeed! Hope it works out for you. So what other options are there for shipping skis? I went to a ups store a while ago and took the whole package in to get a price. I was wanting to sell some skis on line and wanted to get an idea of ship price. I don't remember how expensive it was but it was ...
by rockaukum
Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Bent Green Things 13/14
Replies: 146
Views: 40903

Love it when someone looks at the skis and says "good luck" or "no good" ect.... These are the same people who think a ski is good / great only after looking at the graphics! Definitely ski 'em and smile all the way down the hill! My sander sprays coolant as well. Need to look into adjusting the vol...
by rockaukum
Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:56 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: base sander / belt grit
Replies: 23
Views: 11936

How about using carpet tape on the top of the base to locate and hold the cut pieces? I use it to hold the tip fill in place. It is a weave type tape and allows epoxy to get in all around it. It is inside the layup and won't leave indentations. Only concern I would have is I would not want to have t...
by rockaukum
Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: base sander / belt grit
Replies: 23
Views: 11936

Sand first with 80 grit. next 100 then 120. Off to the grinder for the final passes. All belts are broken in first. Use caution and light feed pressure with the 80 grit as it removes material quick. 3/4 wrap skis need additional caution while sanding. I usually start and stop before the ends of the ...
by rockaukum
Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Knife guide for cutting bases.
Replies: 3
Views: 3580

Nicely done.
RA
by rockaukum
Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Wood Sidewalls
Replies: 29
Views: 14372

Is it really a concern? I have done it on some and not on others. I have a pair that are 6 yrs old without any treatment and they are holding up fine. The sidewall is poplar. Sure it don't look the best but most of my skis are used for a couple seasons only. Mainly because I make another pair... If ...
by rockaukum
Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:57 am
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Sent to me by a friend...
Replies: 0
Views: 2551

Sent to me by a friend...

Friend sent this to me.
Good read for those who are starting out.
ra

http://www.backcountry.com/explore/ski- ... _fcbkBC000
by rockaukum
Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Binders?
Replies: 4
Views: 2262

Binders?

Okay, So mounting my tele binders= no problems. However, I have a need to mount some alpine binders on two sets of skis (personal use). One set of skis is your standard design, full camber more of GS sidecut. the other set is camber, rocker front and rear (little rear rocker). the second ski is simi...
by rockaukum
Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Time...For another...
Replies: 16
Views: 8743

Hey Vinman, Something else I read about. Keeping this in mind it was for surfboards but seems to hold true when I did the ski. 1. Warm up the resin, not the hardener. This will help with the flow and leveling and will kick quicker. 2. Off gassing increases as the temp of the material increases. What...
by rockaukum
Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Time...For another...
Replies: 16
Views: 8743

Thanks. Normal layup. Cotton fabric that was tie-dyed as the top layer. After flash removal and base prep, I waxed the bases and left it heavy to protect it. The "Hot Coat" I spoke of is what they do on surfboards. It was originally called hot coat because they would add a little "kick" via extra ha...
by rockaukum
Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: change camber mold to tip and tail rocker
Replies: 6
Views: 3257

I use a flat mold and then shim for the ski design I am looking for. NO problems for me...
Just finished a pair. Here is the tip rocker.
ra
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by rockaukum
Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Time...For another...
Replies: 16
Views: 8743

So, Here is the finished ski. What I wanted to try on this set was to get a high gloss shine on the tops. These skis were pressed with cotton that I tye-dyed. normally I either just leave it after pressing or I put a few coats of polly on it to help protect from the sun and what not. This time I dec...
by rockaukum
Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Time...For another...
Replies: 16
Views: 8743

Cutting the flash and base sanding time lapse.

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Base Grind time lapse.

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