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by Head Monkey
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: designing race skis
Replies: 1
Views: 410

Re: designing race skis

Wow, these are excellent. Thank you!
by Head Monkey
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: finally… Thank you
Replies: 2
Views: 404

Re: finally… Thank you

MadRussian returns!! Welcome back.

I've sent you some emails so we can go about getting you access to your old account again.
by Head Monkey
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Fugeskis 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1351

Re: Fugeskis 2019

Nice work, those look excellent! I also like the tip protectors :) I'm curious about how they're applied. Are they molded in with the ski during layup (and then, are the screws just ornamental), or are they applied afterwards and held in by the screws? If it's the later, do you have a template you'...
by Head Monkey
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Fugeskis 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1351

Re: Fugeskis 2019

Nice work, those look excellent! I also like the tip protectors :) I'm curious about how they're applied. Are they molded in with the ski during layup (and then, are the screws just ornamental), or are they applied afterwards and held in by the screws? If it's the later, do you have a template you'r...
by Head Monkey
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: The Culling -- inactive user cleanup is coming March 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 293

Re: The Culling -- inactive user cleanup is coming March 2019

The deed is done. All users who were last active before 2017/01/01 and who never posted are gone. The user count went from 3310 to 1738, so 52.5% of users survived the culling. I feel like I should do a few more so I can be full-on Thanos good.
by Head Monkey
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: side wall delamination
Replies: 6
Views: 818

Re: side wall delamination

Here's a pic I took 10 min ago for you man. This came off my CNC machine fine, but somewhere along the way I knocked it in the shop and part of it popped off. It's a thin zone, and it's delicate, so yea, it happens. I'll give the last 1" or so a little hit with some 80grit, spread some glue, and tap...
by Head Monkey
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: side wall delamination
Replies: 6
Views: 818

Re: side wall delamination

If it's come loose a few inches at the end it's not a big deal. It happens to me now and then. Just carefully work a little glue in there and put some tape on it overnight, then be careful with it until it's time to layup. The sidewall just needs to be held in place until you laminate the board; the...
by Head Monkey
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Doing things on the cheap
Replies: 9
Views: 1179

Re: Doing things on the cheap

Nicely done, and a great writeup!! I love it. For bonding the sidewalls to the core: sand and flame treat the bonding surface, just like you would for the top and bottom before final lamination. I do this, and use Polyurethane glue and it holds my sidewalls to the core quite well. I've got a little ...
by Head Monkey
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: How Long To Press Skis with No Heat
Replies: 6
Views: 660

Re: How Long To Press Skis with No Heat

Indeed you should look a the specs for your epoxy. It should list a cure time and a given temperature. Take careful note of "pot life" as well. You'll be spreading the epoxy into a thin film, which will slow it down. If you have no heat, and are in, say, an unheated garage, then I'd say that no matt...
by Head Monkey
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: New member account activation process
Replies: 0
Views: 245

New member account activation process

New member accounts are activated after passing a reCAPTCHA challenge during registration, and following the activation link in the email we send you after registration. Our goal is to keep SPAM to a minimum while still ensuring we activate accounts quickly, and we hope this will work. If you have a...
by Head Monkey
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: The Culling -- inactive user cleanup is coming March 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 293

The Culling -- inactive user cleanup is coming March 2019

To quote Kam from http://www.skibuilders.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=5381: We will be pruning the membership list since there are lots of spambots amongst the group. So, if you haven't logged-in in a long time AND also have not made a post, then you'll most likely be removed from the membership ...
by Head Monkey
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Tip/tail Spacer Info
Replies: 5
Views: 554

Re: Tip/tail Spacer Info

Kelvin, one of the SkiBuilders founders, runs Maiden Skis out in Jackson Hole (https://maidenskis.com/) and is a generally cool guy. His shop is amazing, and he sources good material and does small sales. Check out his supplies site, which for some reason goes by a different name: http://www.blanksl...
by Head Monkey
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Puget Sound Area Core Wood Suppliers
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: Puget Sound Area Core Wood Suppliers

There are a couple of more options, and I forgot that I wrote this: http://www.happymonkeysnowboards.com/Mo ... ,_and_prep :)