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  Topic: Lay up sequence - carbon next to wood
Gilo

Replies: 7
Views: 396

PostForum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup   Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:30 am   Subject: Lay up sequence - carbon next to wood
Thanks for the replies - hmm, seems there's no real consensus. I shall try both and see what happens.

Gilo
  Topic: Lay up sequence - carbon next to wood
Gilo

Replies: 7
Views: 396

PostForum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup   Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:23 am   Subject: Lay up sequence - carbon next to wood
Hello everyone

I seem to remember that someone told me that in a lay up, it is best to have the FG next to the core rather than the CF - something to do with differential expansion and contraction ...
  Topic: Gluing edges on the wrong side of base.
Gilo

Replies: 6
Views: 343

PostForum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup   Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:08 am   Subject: Gluing edges on the wrong side of base.
I've done all sorts of shit things - bases the wrong way round in the mould, polishing through the veneer, slipping with the router, getting the angle of the router wrong (so there is virtually no ski ...
  Topic: Tip spacer attachement
Gilo

Replies: 4
Views: 528

PostForum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup   Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:41 pm   Subject: Tip spacer attachement
thanks all - I think that a bit of gorilla tape in the right place may be the answer.

Still scorchio in the UK, out of the world cup and I have a ton of work to do.........on the plus side I have a ...
  Topic: WRONG 2017
Gilo

Replies: 52
Views: 9763

PostForum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress   Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:43 pm   Subject: WRONG 2017
The finish looks really great Gav - what's your recipe on veneer? I use a 3 coat wet epoxy on wet epoxy. I then polish it using various grades of wet and dry. I get an absolute mirror finish. I tend t ...
  Topic: Tip spacer attachement
Gilo

Replies: 4
Views: 528

PostForum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup   Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:55 pm   Subject: Tip spacer attachement
Hello everyone - I am becoming very frustrated with my inability to ensure that the tip spacer doesn't move during pressing. 4 out of 5 times everything goes well and the junction between the core and ...
  Topic: Top sheet alternative
Gilo

Replies: 5
Views: 1225

PostForum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup   Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:09 am   Subject: Top sheet alternative
Hello everyone - I am making a pair of skis for someone for Christmas and have realised that I have no clear topsheet left and can't get any in time

Does anyone have any suggestions for an alternat ...
  Topic: excess tip/tail epoxy vacuum press
Gilo

Replies: 13
Views: 1752

PostForum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup   Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:52 am   Subject: excess tip/tail epoxy vacuum press
Interesting thread - I use only vacuum and have bought a commercial vacuum table - big platen with a hinged frame on top that houses a natural rubber membrane.

I use a separate wet lay table and w ...
  Topic: Back and looking forward to building!
Gilo

Replies: 22
Views: 3597

PostForum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress   Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:14 am   Subject: Back and looking forward to building!
hello everyone

can someone explain the mechanics of pre-cure and why you might use it over wet lay up?

thanks

Gilo
  Topic: colouring resin
Gilo

Replies: 2
Views: 987

PostForum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup   Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:58 am   Subject: colouring resin
Hello everyone

My normal lay up means that the last layer before the top sheet is uni CF. I am beginning to use more translucent topsheets that work best with a light substrate therefore having un ...
  Topic: help choosing a vacuum for a table press
Gilo

Replies: 21
Views: 3460

PostForum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)   Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:06 am   Subject: help choosing a vacuum for a table press
http://www.easycomposites.co.uk/vacuum-equipment-and-supplies/vacuum-pumps-and-equipment

https://www.ecfibreglasssupplies.co.uk/category/vacuum-equipment

http://www.airpress.co.uk/87-bvacuum-pum ...
  Topic: Layup questions
Gilo

Replies: 13
Views: 4521

PostForum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup   Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:33 am   Subject: Layup questions
Sleeping - thank you for the tip - I shall change the way I do my lay ups. I had never questioned why, just done as I was advised. Your explanation makes perfect sense.

Going to lay up a pair this ...
  Topic: Layup questions
Gilo

Replies: 13
Views: 4521

PostForum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup   Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:55 am   Subject: Layup questions
Interesting re-reading this thread and comparing it to some of my experiences and what I have been advised:

I was told to put the carbon next to the wood in my layups - I never questioned the wisdo ...
  Topic: HB (Hansen Boards)
Gilo

Replies: 224
Views: 54412

PostForum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress   Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:24 am   Subject: HB (Hansen Boards)
Hello Akiwi

I have made a pair using the V werks type construction - they look spectacular and perform really well.

http://s685.photobucket.com/user/Gilo_album/library/

The lay up was:

Ba ...
  Topic: WRONG 2017
Gilo

Replies: 52
Views: 9763

PostForum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress   Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:06 am   Subject: WRONG 2017
Hello Gav - all looks very good and together

I am sure we have had this conversation before but equally we may not have done - can you give a few details about printing on veneer?

what sort of p ...
 
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