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  Topic: Back and looking forward to building!
Gilo

Replies: 21
Views: 892

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: 315

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: 942

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: 2503

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: 2503

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: 39336

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: 26
Views: 3393

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 ...
  Topic: Edge prep 101
Gilo

Replies: 6
Views: 1597

PostForum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup   Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:53 am   Subject: Edge prep 101
Thanks folks - I will do as directed

Gilo
  Topic: Edge prep 101
Gilo

Replies: 6
Views: 1597

PostForum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup   Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:43 am   Subject: Edge prep 101
Hello everyone

Just starting to build again and some of my edges that have been in storage have started to show some signs of corrosion - small light oxidation patches.

There is a grey top coat ...
  Topic: Basalt suppliers
Gilo

Replies: 7
Views: 1786

PostForum: Materials and Supplies   Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:54 pm   Subject: Basalt suppliers
Hello Dtrain

Can you talk me through the applications, lay up and weights of basalt that you use

my current lay ups use Biax GF and uni CF. Be interested to know how you use basalt and why

Th ...
  Topic: Jobs in Japan
Gilo

Replies: 0
Views: 614

PostForum: Aprés Ski Building   Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 12:29 am   Subject: Jobs in Japan
hello everyone - just wondering if can give me a bit of advice.

my son is 17 and next year post his school leaving exams and before university he is keen to spend a winter in Japan skiing and worki ...
  Topic: Wood veneer
Gilo

Replies: 23
Views: 5868

PostForum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup   Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:33 pm   Subject: Wood veneer
Hi Motoman

this is the peel ply that I use http://www.easycomposites.co.uk/#!/vacuum-equipment-and-supplies/vacuum-bagging-consumables/peel-ply.html

I think it is probably industry standard stuf ...
  Topic: Wood veneer
Gilo

Replies: 23
Views: 5868

PostForum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup   Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:41 am   Subject: Wood veneer
Hello Motoman

I use veneer top sheets extensively and have had some good results.

I use a vacuum system, not press.

During layup I epoxy the veneer on both sides and lay it up normally. I the ...
  Topic: Fiberglass and carbon arrangement
Gilo

Replies: 5
Views: 1902

PostForum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup   Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 1:54 am   Subject: Fiberglass and carbon arrangement
Also - yes, a symmetrical lay up is best, but I have done asymmetrical also (extra carbon on the top) and have had no issues with camber/rocker loss.

I cure at ambient temperatures and use slow res ...
  Topic: Fiberglass and carbon arrangement
Gilo

Replies: 5
Views: 1902

PostForum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup   Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 1:51 am   Subject: Fiberglass and carbon arrangement
hello Motoman

That sounds to me as if it would be pretty stiff - that's heavy carbon fibre.

I didn't use excel to calculate things but made what I see as my standard core 2-12-2 which is ash, po ...
 
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