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  Topic: Kublai ski press with new lowering top mold assembly
bigKam

Replies: 13
Views: 7187

PostForum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)   Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:18 pm   Subject: Kublai ski press with new lowering top mold assembly
@Richuk -- Yes, I've vacuum pressed skis before, but I don't understand what you mean and how it would solve the issue of alignment with the core and the topsheet. Can you explain? Thanks!
  Topic: An ultralight (K skis by the Ski Lab)
bigKam

Replies: 15
Views: 6968

PostForum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress   Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:47 am   Subject: An ultralight (K skis by the Ski Lab)
Hi Everyone,

OK, as promised here are some files for the shape of the K Wilds:
http://www.skilab.com/customskis/KWildJelly/KWildJelly170cm.jpg

[url=http://www.skilab.com/customskis/KWildJelly/K ...
  Topic: Ski Press
bigKam

Replies: 14
Views: 5053

PostForum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)   Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:05 pm   Subject: Ski Press
Some words: spec out your beams carefully and do the calcs for the cage or whatever you are surrounding your beams with. The cage will carry the load, and the load will be transferred to the bolts, e ...
  Topic: Kublai ski press with new lowering top mold assembly
bigKam

Replies: 13
Views: 7187

PostForum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)   Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:55 pm   Subject: Kublai ski press with new lowering top mold assembly
@ MontuckyMadman -- yes, yes, I know I know...that CNC is nice and precise. I tune it like I tune my bike every few weeks and wax the o-rings on the sealed bearings.

I wish I had more time in the ...
  Topic: new skis
bigKam

Replies: 9
Views: 3052

PostForum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress   Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:47 pm   Subject: new skis
Wow, there's no snow at the Meiss Cabin! I was there last spring and laid on my back to enjoy lunch on the roof, just where the pipe is coming out of the wall! I can't believe it's so dry here!!
  Topic: An ultralight (K skis by the Ski Lab)
bigKam

Replies: 15
Views: 6968

PostForum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress   Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:25 pm   Subject: An ultralight (K skis by the Ski Lab)
@ telehead -- core is approximately 11 mm (0.433") underfoot; the shadows in the photo makes it look thicker than it is. The first and second pair I made were 12.5 mm (~0.5") underfoot. If ...
  Topic: An ultralight (K skis by the Ski Lab)
bigKam

Replies: 15
Views: 6968

PostForum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress   Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:52 pm   Subject: An ultralight (K skis by the Ski Lab)
@Richuk -- yes, I know Ski Trab, but which ski are you talking about, because when I last checked the skis in the 700-800 gram range were not that wide, about 96 mm at the shovel and 64 mm at the wais ...
  Topic: An ultralight (K skis by the Ski Lab)
bigKam

Replies: 15
Views: 6968

PostForum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress   Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:14 am   Subject: An ultralight (K skis by the Ski Lab)
@OAC > "1.99 lbs(~900g)...I'm on! (The breaking might be an issue...)"

Nice! Now the fun begins.

But I think we should set some rules, guidelines, etc, because like I said, weigh ...
  Topic: An ultralight (K skis by the Ski Lab)
bigKam

Replies: 15
Views: 6968

PostForum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress   Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:17 am   Subject: An ultralight (K skis by the Ski Lab)
I'd like to share some new work.

This past spring while ski touring with some good friends in the high Sierras, the idea of building a light ski came up. You see, some of my friends will not ski ...
  Topic: Purple heart ceder...
bigKam

Replies: 8
Views: 1453

PostForum: Aprés Ski Building   Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:07 pm   Subject: Purple heart ceder...
I've used purple heart in about 10 pairs of skis now, and it seems to be a hit or miss. Sometimes the color turn out; other times it's what you described. I didn't really think much about the cause, ...
  Topic: hello
bigKam

Replies: 3
Views: 942

PostForum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)   Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:01 pm   Subject: hello
Hi Kurt!

Welcome to forum and I'm sure you'll find tons of information here to fuel whatever dreams you have. I admire that you're starting a business, so don't be afraid to ask and I'm confident ...
  Topic: Jigsaw/bandsaw flashing blades going dull. Suggestions?
bigKam

Replies: 18
Views: 5964

PostForum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)   Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:30 am   Subject: Jigsaw/bandsaw flashing blades going dull. Suggestions?
I use both a bandsaw and jigsaw. MontuckyMadman is right, the 10 tpi works well. For the jigsaw, I can get one pair of skis using just one Bosch 118B blade (14-Tooth). The trick of course for longe ...
  Topic: new
bigKam

Replies: 30
Views: 11533

PostForum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress   Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:34 pm   Subject: new
Nice work, Doug!

I like how they turned out. So, are you using a clear topsheet?
  Topic: Kublai ski press with new lowering top mold assembly
bigKam

Replies: 13
Views: 7187

PostForum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)   Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:43 pm   Subject: Kublai ski press with new lowering top mold assembly
Hi Everybody!

First, happy Thanksgiving holiday!

I made a modification to my ski press (named Kublai) that I'd like to share. You might find it useful. I did not do an exhaustive search through ...
  Topic: The Ski Lab -- extra materials and supplies for sale
bigKam

Replies: 0
Views: 2172

PostForum: Commercial postings   Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:40 pm   Subject: The Ski Lab -- extra materials and supplies for sale
I started a small custom skis operation and as a result, I have extra ski/snowboard building materials available for sale (I won't use the extra material and need to get rid of it, so quantity and sup ...
 
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