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by gav wa
Tue May 07, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Setback sidecut
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: Setback sidecut

I've done it quite a few times on boards, swallowtail boards allow you to do it without ending up with a board full of tail. It totally changes to style of riding you need to get the most from the board and I very rarely suggest it on a board I'm building for other people. You need to power into the...
by gav wa
Tue May 07, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Pre-treating paulownia or balsa core
Replies: 12
Views: 273

Re: Pre-treating paulownia or balsa core

As Dave has mentioned just give it a coat, then light sand before layup. I have simply brushed resin on before. It will penetrate much less than it does when heated and under pressure of the layup so will work as you need. You need to do both sides at the same time though and cure on its side or it ...
by gav wa
Tue May 07, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: WRONG 2017
Replies: 61
Views: 12119

Re: WRONG 2017

Hey guys, I just got given a roll of chopped strand glass because nobody else wanted it. Before I hand it on to whoever wants it I'm just wondering if anybody here has actually used chopped strand in a board before and how did it go?
Layed up with some light uni it might be an interesting result.
by gav wa
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: First core design ever
Replies: 20
Views: 829

Re: First core design ever

"How can your cup be filled if it is already full"
by gav wa
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: First core design ever
Replies: 20
Views: 829

Re: First core design ever

Is there a reason you are looking to weaken the core substantially at the point of highest load? I dont see those inserts staying put in that cork for very long. Its a great looking image, difficult to achieve without a cnc and most of it looks more like wank factor to me. Keep it simple at the begi...
by gav wa
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: WRONG 2017
Replies: 61
Views: 12119

Chris, I'll get the specs when I get home from work on Monday. They are both mid-wide boards. Nothing crazy but a little extra float. Heaps of rocker in the nose and a short running length, I think the bigger one is still only a 900mm running length. The sidecut is fairly progressive and the width a...
by gav wa
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: WRONG 2017
Replies: 61
Views: 12119

The two bases.

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by gav wa
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: WRONG 2017
Replies: 61
Views: 12119

One is a 160cm board the other is only a 154cm. The shorter one is also a fair bit narrower, this is why the veneers look a little different around the edges, it's just the board dimensions.
by gav wa
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: WRONG 2017
Replies: 61
Views: 12119

Finished off a couple of surf inspired Pintails. They both killed it in Japan last month. They are fairly soft flex compared to most boards I build for myself but it was fun to try something different. I kept a decent amount of torsional flex so that at least allowed a bit of grunt into the edges. I...
by gav wa
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Edge Gaps after Pressing
Replies: 17
Views: 1389

What type of superglue are you using?
I use Loctite 406 and never have any issues.
It is a bit pricey but lasts forever in the fridge and has crazy strong hold.
by gav wa
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Do something new
Replies: 14
Views: 1045

Those skis sound pretty cool Vinman. I like doing magnatraction designs, its fun drawing it all up and the different ways to achieve the multiple pressure points. LumberJacked, you sound pretty close to some tests. DOn't rush the end pieces mate, it's always to easy to rush at the end just to get so...
by gav wa
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Do something new
Replies: 14
Views: 1045

Yeah Tom that topcoat looks pretty sweet. What product is it, epoxy hotcoat? You've got a couple of small fish eyes but nothing severe, so a pretty good result really. I hate topcoat fish eyes. They make a quick finish job take days. Obviously you are already working hard to get everything clean bef...
by gav wa
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Do something new
Replies: 14
Views: 1045

Do something new

Come on you lot, its getting dull in here. Surely somebody is trying something different at the moment? Where are all the new builders with the same dumb questions? At least that was fun to see unfold. I got 2 pintails on the go and ill post some pics next week but they aren't really that fascinatin...
by gav wa
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Divide Rides
Replies: 328
Views: 111166

2780grams is still a light board. Did it come out quite flexible though? Did you seal the core beforehand to try to stop the paulownia soaking up a heap of resin? I usually like a board for myself to be about 2900 grams so it still rides solid. Surprised you dont use a lot of red cedar as it must be...
by gav wa
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Gluing edges on the wrong side of base.
Replies: 6
Views: 737

Yeah the best way to learn is to keep stuffing up.
You should be able to break the glue and do the edges properly.
The left over residue will grind out after you are finished.
Or if you have heaps of spare base material just start again.