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by chrismp
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: soak in colour to/etch/stain/colour/dye veneer under vacuum
Replies: 6
Views: 1543

I guess you could do vacuum infusion with dye instead of resin to soak the wood.
by chrismp
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: soak in colour to/etch/stain/colour/dye veneer under vacuum
Replies: 6
Views: 1543

Lasur only covers the top layer and can be scratched off. I think he refers to what is also done to many veneers used in skateboards. They are called dyed veneers. I have seen someone on the internet successfully dye a veneer by soaking it in fabric dye in a heated tray for a few days. In veeneer mi...
by chrismp
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Bamboo in New England?
Replies: 5
Views: 1334

If you want to promote green building find a saw mill close to you and buy your wood from them. I've got a buddy with a small mill 5 km's from my house. He cuts poplar, pine, and fir off of his property. This is "green" and supports my local economy! My thinking exactly! I have a sawmill 1.5h from ...
by chrismp
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: cnc question
Replies: 15
Views: 3111

You can easily remove hot glue by applying some alcohol along the edges.
by chrismp
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: tinted topsheets
Replies: 6
Views: 1613

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: 5135

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: 4954

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: 5135

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: 2591

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: 2591

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: 2308

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: 5050

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: 5050

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: 5050

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: 5050

Montucky is probably right. The bubbling could well be caused by overheating the materials in the press.