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by Head Monkey
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Archived articles from skibuilders.com
Replies: 0
Views: 64

Archived articles from skibuilders.com

You've probably noticed that while the forum works, there is no content at skibuilders.com. All the how-to's, articles, etc. are missing. This stuff wasn't restored with the forum last year because the owners want to redo that content and update it. Until then, you can find the old stuff in The Wayb...
by Head Monkey
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: What happened to skibuilders.com?
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: What happened to skibuilders.com?

Yea, some volunteers restored the forum and moderate it now, but the main site and it's content never got restored. The owner wanted to re-do it, but it hasn't happened yet. You can find it all in the wayback machine though: https://web.archive.org/web/20181101111933/skibuilders.com/ I'll make a mor...
by Head Monkey
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Forum software updated
Replies: 7
Views: 1078

Re: Forum software updated

Okay, remote avatars are technically a security hole in phpBB. They were disabled by default for all versions 3.2.6+, so when I upgraded from 3.2.5 they got disabled. I've re-enabled them, but the feature is slated for removal in a future release. So I've enabled avatar image upload. Seems to work f...
by Head Monkey
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Forum software updated
Replies: 7
Views: 1078

Re: Forum software updated

Head Monkey wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:57 am
chrismp wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:25 pm
Only minor issue I noticed so far is that avatars seem to be gone.
Oh, you're right!! I'll look into it.
Okay, I think they're all back. It appears we allow remote avatars (avatars linked to from another website) and it looks like that option got turned off during the upgrade.
by Head Monkey
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Forum software updated
Replies: 7
Views: 1078

Re: Forum software updated

chrismp wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:25 pm
Only minor issue I noticed so far is that avatars seem to be gone.
Oh, you're right!! I'll look into it.
by Head Monkey
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Forum software updated
Replies: 7
Views: 1078

Forum software updated

I've updated the phpBB forum software from 3.2.5 to 3.3.0. Please let me know if you find any problems. I'll look into getting the banner image back soon.

Thanks.
by Head Monkey
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: designing race skis
Replies: 1
Views: 1462

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: 1397

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: 3544

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: 3544

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: 1238

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: 2449

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: 2449

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: 2988

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 ...