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by rightsideways
Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Yard Sale (non commercial)
Topic: FS: ski press and other equipment in Webster, NH for pickup
Replies: 0
Views: 1560

FS: ski press and other equipment in Webster, NH for pickup

Unfortunately, the skibuilding hobby is over for me (for now anyway) because my condo in Frisco, CO has no space for this sort of hobby! so, I'm selling my equipment which is located in Webster, NH to anybody with $150 who wants to pick it up. included: press bladders box for the camber mold top mol...
by rightsideways
Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:30 am
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Startup Ski Summit - anybody here going?
Replies: 0
Views: 2385

Startup Ski Summit - anybody here going?

Is anyone from the site planning on going to the elevate co space summit in Frisco this Friday? I figured it'd be fun to go, even though I'm not starting a business. Maybe I'll see some of you there.

Cheers
Andy
by rightsideways
Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: RightSideways Skis
Replies: 66
Views: 30091

thanks guys! Unfortunately, there was a bit of core shift on these, and the next pair... only on one ski per pair. I think they still look pretty nice though, and they'll probably ski alright which is the most important bit. When I get back to building I'll have to set up a better core positioning s...
by rightsideways
Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: moving west! any ski builders in / around summit county CO?
Replies: 4
Views: 3514

Let me know if you need help storing any of your ski building stuff until you get life squared away. especially templates that have waists smaller than 100mm... no need for them out there. cheers! p.s. who is the boot fitting job with? Ha, I don't think i have any templates with waists smaller than...
by rightsideways
Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: RightSideways Skis
Replies: 66
Views: 30091

pair # 9

so I've had some Walnut (6/4) laying around for a little while, and it looks so nice that I've wanted to use it in a ski with no topsheet. The last two pairs I'll finish up before heading west used it. I used Aspen as well because it was available, and I like the color contrast: http://i941.photobuc...
by rightsideways
Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: RightSideways Skis
Replies: 66
Views: 30091

Let us know how the copper sticks. I tried working with it awhile ago and had a heck of a time getting it to bond permanently. Once the flexing started the bond would break away ever so slightly and then you could easily pull it away. But with a small accent like that perhaps you won't get the rang...
by rightsideways
Sat Aug 23, 2014 5:23 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: RightSideways Skis
Replies: 66
Views: 30091

Nice looking skis. You can make your own copper patina with some amonia and salt in a sealed container. Lots of other patina recipes on the net if you search. Thanks! I will patina my own going forward. If the copper patina in these skis peels away I can fix it with my own! I just pulled the pair o...
by rightsideways
Fri Aug 22, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: moving west! any ski builders in / around summit county CO?
Replies: 4
Views: 3514

moving west! any ski builders in / around summit county CO?

Hey all, I'm writing because in a few short months my wife and I will be heading west to Breckenridge CO for at least a year. We're selling our house and packing it up for a sweet change of pace. I'm pretty sure I have a boot fitting job lined up which I'm psyched about because it'll give me an oppo...
by rightsideways
Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:48 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: RightSideways Skis
Replies: 66
Views: 30091

copper veneer

another pair slammed in the press. same shape dimensions as the last pair. poplar core 2-11-2 with 11 @ 55% back from the tip and placed at boot center. linear core taper w/out a flat spot. layup: black ptex base rubber 22 oz triax longitudinal against core core 22 oz triax longitudinal against core...
by rightsideways
Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: RightSideways Skis
Replies: 66
Views: 30091

the copper veneer from veneer supplies is coated with wax, no bueno for bonding. You can only get the larger sheets without wax. I used to use heptane or hexanes to get mineral oil off of round bottom flasks. Maybe mineral spirits followed by acetone after a gentle heating will remove the wax... Th...
by rightsideways
Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: RightSideways Skis
Replies: 66
Views: 30091

skis are looking good. what wood is the top sheet? thanks! it's quartersawn mahogany veneer. not paperbacked, just something that was pretty cheap on veneersupplies.com Is that the green base from skilab? yep, those are the skilab green bases. they're pretty neat looking, and when the skis are laid...
by rightsideways
Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: RightSideways Skis
Replies: 66
Views: 30091

If the epoxy you are using is liquid enough, just coat it with epoxy. I will do that, I think MAS is liquid enough, but I have a new problem... The center of the table is more than 1 mm lower than the sides due to a small amount of droop in the MDF. My manifold is pretty low but I need to reinforce...
by rightsideways
Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:32 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: RightSideways Skis
Replies: 66
Views: 30091

Have you sealed that mdf with something? MDF is so porous it can be used on a vacuum table without grooves or holes. You will be losing a lot of vacuum through the sides of you mdf if you don't seal it up well. I have found the coated mdf used for cupboards and stuff is goid for vac tables I painte...
by rightsideways
Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: RightSideways Skis
Replies: 66
Views: 30091

new pair in the press

FINALLY I have some time to build skis. I just put my house on the market, and I'm done with renovating, and it's time to build some skis. first, some improvements: http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad257/rightsideways/ski%20building/E44D0FDF-FB4F-4E07-95EC-CA0EA3D3E472_zps47kdkxft.jpg http://i941....
by rightsideways
Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:23 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: uneven/lumpy mold: solutions?
Replies: 16
Views: 7279

next mold will be done this way. Adjustable. Traditional rib type tip and tail blocks. Flat mdf center. Underneath, a camber "insert", 1.25" mdf machined out from above on the cnc thanks for all the advice folks! That's how I do mine. i use 1/2" MDF for the top and profile MDF below using my router...