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by skimann20
Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:38 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: silicone blankets (china direct)
Replies: 23
Views: 4564

doughboyshredder wrote:China direct?

Might as well just have your skis built there also.
Amen!
by skimann20
Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Ski Press I-beam Sizing
Replies: 8
Views: 2903

Madrussian: yup, Paul actually sent me an updated list of the steel they have. Sent an email back on the ones I want and I'm waiting for a reply. I'm placing a call in the morning.

Does anyone know what the price diffeence between "stock" steel and "scrap" steel is?
by skimann20
Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:14 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Ski Press I-beam Sizing
Replies: 8
Views: 2903

I agree with what everyone has said. Particularly the part about "we used the beams that were available" I'm going through the same thing right now. I just think that it would be nice to have a sticky for each of the pieces of equipment. That way the up and coming builders can see all the different ...
by skimann20
Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:32 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Ski Press I-beam Sizing
Replies: 8
Views: 2903

Ski Press I-beam Sizing

Hey Gang. I've been searching my nuts off trying to figure out the size of I-beam to use for my ski press and it seems that everyone is using different sized beams. Is there a reason there isn't a sticky with this info that everyone can input? Say: Size of beam, cavity size, size of air bladder, PSI...
by skimann20
Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Wood Press
Replies: 20
Views: 5738

Last year I had a guy stop at the house w/ his father-in-law who is a builder. They wanted to check out my setup. He's a member here at SB but I haven't seen him post in awhile, not sure he still follows the forum. Think he's from Framingham. Drop a line if you do. So his father-in-law said when th...
by skimann20
Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:14 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Ski Press Strength
Replies: 1
Views: 914

Ski Press Strength

Hey Gang, I went over to skidesmond house to check out his press and other setups. Thanks Steve! After watching this forum for over three years, I think I'm ready to take the leap into ski building bliss. I brought my father-in-law with me (jack of all trades) and he had a great suggestion on how to...
by skimann20
Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: so you have new fat skis?
Replies: 2
Views: 1889

so you have new fat skis?

I found this fairly funny. Don't play at work if the word "Sh!t" is going to get you in trouble:

http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/5987841/
by skimann20
Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:26 am
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Wearing a beacon inbounds?
Replies: 11
Views: 4775

I see you are from Colorado. The way I look at it is: I would rather say at the bar with a nice frosted one in front of me "Whew I'm glad I had my beacon on me and lived through that" than 6 feet under snow suffocating to death "dang wish I had my beacon on me..." Check these out: this was in the re...
by skimann20
Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:06 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Shopvac's Skis
Replies: 95
Views: 55059

I like the idea of using material as a press. and I can see how it could be a pain in the ass to slide it between the material bags. I was watching Ask This Old House yesterday and they featured these: google: grabbittool ( i can't post links yet) It's used for gripping tarps or bags so they don't r...
by skimann20
Sat Mar 01, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Subaru Outback problems.....HELP!!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 11583

This is WAY beyond a tire problem. I did the LSD test, (all 4 tires off the ground, stopping 1 rear the other keeps going) it seems to be ok, although, when i stopped both rear tires the fronts also stopped turning. That is weird....KT Your tires have to be 1/4 of an inch or roling circumfrance, ch...
by skimann20
Fri Feb 29, 2008 6:35 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Subaru Outback problems.....HELP!!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 11583

this is pathetic that this is my first post, ive been hanging out for about 1.5 years in the shadows... My last car was a 2003 WRx and I never experienced this problem. However, there was this time I got rear ended and my rental car was a 2006 legacy outback. We took it from denver to Jackson Hole. ...