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by chrismp
Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: graf snowboards er NO - skis !
Replies: 16
Views: 12237

you got the topsheet+printing+surface treatment for 20USD?!
do you think they'd do that for other customers as well (i could prepare the files to their standard no problem)?
by chrismp
Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:12 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: wooden press frame claimed to take 145psi?!
Replies: 4
Views: 2155

yep,had to think of your press too when i saw this.
and i would guess yours is stronger thanks to the laminated boards and the rods.
by chrismp
Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:16 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: My Edge Bender
Replies: 34
Views: 57975

Re: My Edge Bender

nrgboards wrote:What if you use washers of various sizes to build those rollers?
i think someone already did that...so it should work fine.
by chrismp
Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:13 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: wooden press frame claimed to take 145psi?!
Replies: 4
Views: 2155

wooden press frame claimed to take 145psi?!

stumbled across a german website that sells instructional dvd's on snowboard building. their press frame is built completely out of wooden bars and threaded rods as you can see in these two vids: http://www.custom-snowboard.com/ausschnitt.html http://www.custom-snowboard.com/ausschnittform.html on t...
by chrismp
Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:59 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: graf snowboards er NO - skis !
Replies: 16
Views: 12237

great one dan!
the texalium looks awesome.

what exactly caused the top mold to crack?
by chrismp
Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:09 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: big ear snowboards' cloth press
Replies: 54
Views: 31991

sure, i'll do an in depth write-up as soon as its finished and working! unfortunately i'm sick atm so we won't be able to work on it this weekend. what we're going to use are thin heating foils made by Frenzelit in germany called Hicotec TP: http://www.frenzelit.com/1473_HICOTECsupsupTP.html they se...
by chrismp
Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:48 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: What is the best press to make for the least $?
Replies: 39
Views: 9911

nope, we're aiming for a max of 50psi for our press...but will be more like 40psi for the first tests.
by chrismp
Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:46 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: base material as tip and tail spacer
Replies: 6
Views: 2065

maybe if you add another layer of light fibreglass or vds rubber to account for the small gap?
dont know it that would increase stiffness to normal.
by chrismp
Fri Nov 06, 2009 11:19 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: big ear snowboards' cloth press
Replies: 54
Views: 31991

i have a decision to make whether to run the woodcore full lenght or just cut it off at the beginning of the nose/tail bend and put some layers of vds and fibreglass in there as a spacer.
what are you guys experiences on this?
by chrismp
Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:12 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Router Bit for Core Profiling
Replies: 12
Views: 3977

afaik the heat is supposed to open the pores of the base material to allow for better wax absorbtion.
by chrismp
Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:17 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: big ear snowboards' cloth press
Replies: 54
Views: 31991

UPDATE: of course we've been working on the press last weekend as well and it's nearing it's completion :) finished the top and bottom molds and the bladders. nothing too fancy. we're doing some rockered boards similar to the capita flatkick shape. that means the boards will be flat underfoot and ha...
by chrismp
Tue Nov 03, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Router Bit for Core Profiling
Replies: 12
Views: 3977

cove box bits work as well...just get the biggest diameter bit you can find.
by chrismp
Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:49 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: What is the best press to make for the least $?
Replies: 39
Views: 9911

we've considered using tiedown-straps as well, but wide straps to cover a good amount of the press would be way more expensive and a lot more hustle to wrap around the press. then there's the problem of tightening all the straps at an equal level, which, if not achieved, could result in some areas n...
by chrismp
Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:53 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: What is the best press to make for the least $?
Replies: 39
Views: 9911

sounds good.
we'll see how it works out for our press.
as a safety measure we'll add some tension belts that will be wrapped around the press with a bit of slack to prevent the top mold from getting some airtime.
by chrismp
Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:32 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: What is the best press to make for the least $?
Replies: 39
Views: 9911

seems like the fabric presses are on the rise :)
make sure you post some pics of yours!