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by sammer
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Bamboo in New England?
Replies: 5
Views: 1505

I'm with the Dr on this. Bamboo is probably the most hyped "green" product for the last few years. Not only is it shipped half way around the world, but the process of making grass into lumber requires huge amounts of chemicals and energy. I would bet if the bamboo was grown in North America you wou...
by sammer
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: cnc question
Replies: 15
Views: 3499

Can't answer the fusion question. but... I'm not sure why this wouldn't work if your skis were center mounted. The first generation planer profilers did just that, profile one end then flip it all and do the other. CNC should make it easy. Just have to figure out set back, and whether you want a fla...
by sammer
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Back and looking forward to building!
Replies: 22
Views: 5571

100% solids epoxy usually are 0 VOC's PU's are generally low VOC's I think you may have a hard time finding a suitable replacement. Flax eats a lot of epoxy and this adds to weight as well as more product use. Pre-cure would still need some sort of glue and would require a lot more grinding, sanding...
by sammer
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Base Grinder User Manuals
Replies: 7
Views: 5288

Thanks Dr. I just added a 25' cord on mine. It was a pain to get into the electrical box, but now I can wheel it around and still reach the outlet. I built a mobile base out of 2x4's and plywood on casters. I can move it around fairly easily and it is now about 4.5" higher which I find to be a bette...
by sammer
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: help choosing a vacuum for a table press
Replies: 21
Views: 5371

Did you ever find your leak??? Pressed a ski last week and my press frame now has a pretty good leak it didn't have before the move out to the new shop. I could hear it and tried to seal it up but ended up just going with it and pressing the skis. 5cfm vacuum pump was still reading 24inhg at the gau...
by sammer
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: CNC core profiling tools
Replies: 12
Views: 3215

I use a 1.5" straight flute. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000P4O3ZE/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I used bits like twizz for quite some time on my router bridge and they worked great. I have 4 sitting in the shop now waiting for me to mail them away for resharpening. Once they ge...
by sammer
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Keeping edge flat while bending.
Replies: 14
Views: 5977

twizzstyle wrote:Funny, even my profile picture is apparently from photobucket!
Ya I removed mine, didn't want to advertise for those bastards.

sam
by sammer
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Keeping edge flat while bending.
Replies: 14
Views: 5977

Looking at this post makes me both sad and incredibly angry. F'n photophucket has screwed almost every forum on the internet!!! One of these days I might get around to finding another host for my pics but I don't see myself going to every post I've ever made and updating the links. I really don't ha...
by sammer
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: help choosing a vacuum for a table press
Replies: 21
Views: 5371

You can buy a cheap vacuum gauge at any auto parts store. Back in the day mechanics would use them to troubleshoot carburetor/engine problems etc. That's where I got mine. (Haven't had to use it on a car in years, just collecting dust in my tool box) It doesn't have to be super accurate, but will le...
by sammer
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: help choosing a vacuum for a table press
Replies: 21
Views: 5371

Yup PU... If that first pic is with your pump pulling full vacuum you have a weak pump or a leak somewhere. I would hook up a vacuum gauge directly to your pump and see what it's pulling. If your not getting below 23"hg I would look at getting another pump. I would suspect though, if the pump worked...
by sammer
Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Junction/transition core-tipspacer
Replies: 4
Views: 2031

Yup, always worried about that and made the transition a V. The problem is your core tapers so the thickness varies, this means your 2mm tip spacer is not the same thickness as your core for all of the junction. Started going straight across butt joint a few years ago and have yet to see a problem. ...
by sammer
Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Stupid things you did when ski building
Replies: 15
Views: 5565

Re: Stupid things you did when ski building

I prepared sidewalls and tipspacers for layup - first the alcohol wipe, took a cloth, put quite some alcohol on it and wiped the sidewalls - put the cloth next to the sidewalls. Can you already guess whats next? Oh yes, I did it! I started flaming, went with the torch from one side to the other, an...
by sammer
Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:30 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: HTech Skis
Replies: 56
Views: 37556

I just mop, There's probably as much base "dust" as water on the floor. That would plug up your drain in no time. Looks like it's going to be a nice shop! What's the size? I spent the last 2-1/2 days cleaning everything out of mine and acid etching the floor. Gotta dry for another day then epoxy pri...
by sammer
Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Vacuum pump
Replies: 5
Views: 3128

Water boils below ambient temperature at vacuum pressures. So even if you did install a filter it wouldn't condense the water out of the gas. More likely the mist from your pump is oil vapor. This vapor is very bad in your workshop as everything in there will be getting a very fine coating of oil. I...
by sammer
Sun Jul 31, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Keeping edge flat while bending.
Replies: 14
Views: 5977

As requested, thought I'd link it here for everyone to revisit. http://www.skibuilders.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2069 Easiest to machine the single roller for tangs in 2 pieces, then bolt it back together with the handle. Also allows you to shim for different tang thicknesses. Nylock nuts hold the ...