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by Dr. Delam
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Setback sidecut
Replies: 7
Views: 636

Re: Setback sidecut

I has been awhile since I have done more than a single radius sidecut. I have kept it simple trying to minimize creating more garage ornaments. Single radius are more predictable but combination sidecuts definitely work. They just require a little more experimentation. I have skied some amazing mult...
by Dr. Delam
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Setback sidecut
Replies: 7
Views: 636

Re: Setback sidecut

I made a pair of fatties and come think about it I am not so sure why I set the sidecut back in the first place. Maybe I was focused on dimensions but it turns out I don't like it at all. I think I might have been trying to achieve a certain taper from tip to tail, putting the narrowest part of the ...
by Dr. Delam
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: First core design ever
Replies: 20
Views: 1709

Re: First core design ever

How are you planning on doing your core profiling? I've found that I got a lot of tearout using a planer on birch even with sharp blades. Other methods probably won't have that problem though.
by Dr. Delam
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Recent site issues (Winter 2019)
Replies: 4
Views: 414

Re: Recent site issues (Winter 2019)

Thank you, thank you, thank you!
by Dr. Delam
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Yard Sale (non commercial)
Topic: Someone should buy this.
Replies: 2
Views: 642

Someone should buy this.

I wish I had a little more room and I would buy this. Grindrite ST 1800XL. Anybody have one of these and can comment? Someone buy this before I am tempted to upgrade from my ST 600.

https://reno.craigslist.org/for/d/truck ... 51893.html
by Dr. Delam
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: photobucket
Replies: 9
Views: 1210

I thought they restored everyone's pics back in May but apparently there are some glitches. Mine were restored. I still won't use them for all future posts. I've been using Imgur.
by Dr. Delam
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Base grinding belts. What material?
Replies: 15
Views: 1666

I use 3M silicon carbide roll paper when hand sanding base repairs before taking it to the machine and it works really well. I say give it a go. I've also bought from Econoway and SVST.
by Dr. Delam
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Question about inconsistencies in bottom mold
Replies: 7
Views: 969

Are you talking about the gap between the tip sections and main body of ski or flatness across the mold?
by Dr. Delam
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Its so silent
Replies: 25
Views: 2318

I don't know them personally but I did meet Kam when he used to live in Reno and he is super busy and I doubt he has much to do with the site anymore. Maybe the moderators could do account approvals? There still are moderators, aren't there?
by Dr. Delam
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Its so silent
Replies: 25
Views: 2318

I have also got my builds dialed and I don't really plan on buying different equipment mostly due to the fact that I don't have the room for it and I don't want to turn it into a business. I don't want it to get in the way of skiing! The forum is still the best source of current info as the main web...
by Dr. Delam
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Its so silent
Replies: 25
Views: 2318

Unfortunately I don't think new users are getting approved so we don't have any new blood. I personally wasn't able to log in for close to a year after having some problems with changing my email address. Every summer I keep saying I am going to bust out some new builds but work and play gets in the...
by Dr. Delam
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Soul Skis
Replies: 117
Views: 65412

Not much to see. It basically looks the same except the new one is way softer and isn't all glazed like the old one. After I removed the old one I saw a sticker on it from Contact Rubber and realized they made the original so I was glad to see that they were the experts in the field. https://i.imgur...
by Dr. Delam
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Soul Skis
Replies: 117
Views: 65412

I finally got around to getting my contact wheel for my Grindrite ST600 resurfaced. Whether it was designed way too hard from the factory or just got hardened over the last 20 years or so, it was time to get it done. The wheel felt almost as hard as the steel platen. I wasn't really happy with the r...
by Dr. Delam
Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Soul Skis
Replies: 117
Views: 65412

Here's a pair I made as a birthday present for my sister. I based them off the Salomons QST 92 that she skied and liked. Length 161 cm, 120-92-110, 15 m turn radius. All bamboo core and sidewalls with a separate section of bamboo as tail filler and regular UHMW tip fill. I used bamboo as the tail fi...
by Dr. Delam
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: HB (Hansen Boards) 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1821

Simply gorgeous. I know what you mean about getting topsheets absolutely perfectly centered. I've got it down pretty good now but I still design my graphics so if they are a couple mm off it is unnoticeable. Even if they are laid perfectly sometimes they move a little when pressing, just like my VDS...