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by chrismp
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: tinted topsheets
Replies: 6
Views: 1398

That is just sublimated clear topsheet (e.g. Isosport 8210) with no coating on the back.
by chrismp
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Back and looking forward to building!
Replies: 22
Views: 4562

Here's the website for the recyclable resin systems: http://connoracomposites.com/
by chrismp
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Section8-titanal
Replies: 32
Views: 4154

One thing we learned is: Never ever touch it with your bare hands! The grease on your hands will significantly reduce its bonding properties.
by chrismp
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Back and looking forward to building!
Replies: 22
Views: 4562

Maybe you can get your hands on the recyclable resin made by entropy in cooperation with connoratech. It's called Re-Rez. There seem to be a few surf companies and even some prototype snowboards that use it. From the little info I have, it seems that it simply dissloves in some heated vinegar acid. ...
by chrismp
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Section8 - Edge Guide - Prototype
Replies: 6
Views: 2386

It works if you click on the slideshow button in the upper right corner. ;)
by chrismp
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Section8 - Edge Guide - Prototype
Replies: 6
Views: 2386

Here's a link to the gallery for your edge guide, Steve: http://s878.photobucket.com/user/skides ... t=3&page=1

PS: the amount of pop-ups on photobucket is ridiculous!
by chrismp
Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Where to buy a silicone sheet for a vacuum press?
Replies: 6
Views: 2091

Nope, but I've been contemplating it too to make a reusable large silicone vacuum bag with only one open end, but have always been turned off by the price. If you go this route, please let us know your experiences. The estimator at their website says you will need around 10 kg per m² for a 9.5mm th...
by chrismp
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: help choosing a vacuum for a table press
Replies: 21
Views: 4541

It really all depends on the seal you are able to achieve. A well sealed vacuum system will be able to pull a good vacuum even with a small pump. If you have a lot of leaks, a larger pump will still be able to pull a good vacuum as it is has a bigger airflow. Hence my recommendation to seal your pre...
by chrismp
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: help choosing a vacuum for a table press
Replies: 21
Views: 4541

I think sammer has a PU vacuum membrane, not silicone. Silicone should be stretchy enough as is to conform to the mold.
by chrismp
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: help choosing a vacuum for a table press
Replies: 21
Views: 4541

Is your hole press MDF? If so, that is probably a big part of your problem. Untreated MDF is really porous and lets a lot of air pass through. You need to seal the MDF or build the press out of a material that's airtight.
by chrismp
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: help choosing a vacuum for a table press
Replies: 21
Views: 4541

Montucky is probably right. The bubbling could well be caused by overheating the materials in the press.
by chrismp
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Fusion 360 discussions
Replies: 9
Views: 2713

I don't use Mach (my CNC has a proprietary system), so I can't really help you with that. Mach is not able to generate toolpaths, it's just a software to control your CNC based on the g-code you feed it. As for creating toolpaths, again my CNC has a proprietary system. Fusion seems to be a popular a...
by chrismp
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Fusion 360 discussions
Replies: 9
Views: 2713

You still need a software to control your CNC. Mach3 is probably the cheapest and easiest software for hobbyists.
by chrismp
Mon May 22, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Basalt/hemp fiber
Replies: 1
Views: 1092

That stuff is made by Colan in Australia and is produced mainly for the surfing industry, hence the small widths as it is only used as rail tape. I doubt that there is a wider version of it. However, Colan seems to do smaller runs of custom fabrics for some Australian online shops, so if you can fin...
by chrismp
Sat May 13, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Where to buy a silicone sheet for a vacuum press?
Replies: 6
Views: 2091

I bought mine here: https://www.modulor.de/en/silicone-shee ... rless.html

It's a German shop and the pricing is pretty decent.