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by chrismp
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Heat Blanket Layup
Replies: 5
Views: 1756

Sorry, completely forgot about the bottom mold haha

I have a sheet of 4mm HDF board on top of the mold, then the heat blanket.
by chrismp
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Heat Blanket Layup
Replies: 5
Views: 1756

Don't you have a cattrack and your press bladder between the form blocks and the heat blanket?
by chrismp
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Edge Gaps after Pressing
Replies: 17
Views: 4701

3M has guidelines on storing superglue. For longer periods they recommend storage in the fridge (not freezer) to extend the shelf life. However, if you start using the glue more frequently they recommend to keep it out of the fridge in order to avoid condensation inside the bottle (moisture makes th...
by chrismp
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: The pictures are the best part
Replies: 5
Views: 2054

Thanks a lot for this! All broken URLs from my posts appear to be links to third party websites, which I guess I can't do much about. Maybe I'll try to find similar images and re-upload them to some image hoster.
by chrismp
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Nazdar epoxy inks in Europe?
Replies: 4
Views: 1820

In Europe you can get Epoxy based paints from Henelit.
by chrismp
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: back from the dead, fun leftovers to be used !
Replies: 6
Views: 2258

We typically use 13 oz/yd triax carbon (+/-45 and 0) with equal distribution of fabric weight on each axis in combination with harder core woods. Bcomp can help you with the right core thickness. If you tell them what types of wood and reinforcement fabrics you have used in the past, they will calcu...
by chrismp
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Question about inconsistencies in bottom mold
Replies: 7
Views: 1766

I don't see any real issues. Your mold looks even enough. Btw, you don't really need an aluminum sheet under the heat blanket. Just put the heat blanket directly on top of the hardboard/masonite and maybe just add a second layer of that if you're worried about uneveness.
by chrismp
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Its so silent
Replies: 25
Views: 5794

We should definitely contact Kam and ask if it's possible that he nominates a few more moderators that still check in frequently and could approve new members.
by chrismp
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Divide Rides
Replies: 332
Views: 136010

That hose you're using is huge!! May I ask what width it is and where you bought it?
by chrismp
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: edge release for tip spacers?
Replies: 6
Views: 1915

falls wrote:I think to some degree the edge material is pressed into the plastic making it not a big deal?
You might have a point there, but I guess only on heated presses. The plastic softens up considerably at over 80 C, which would allow for the edge tangs to be pushed into the plastic.
by chrismp
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Gluing edges on the wrong side of base.
Replies: 6
Views: 1889

Better start over. The smooth side will not really bond.
by chrismp
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Tip spacer attachement
Replies: 5
Views: 3011

Maybe drill small holes and sew it on.
by chrismp
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: The pouring urethane sidewall thread
Replies: 285
Views: 122777

Nice one! It's always great to see people using and experimenting with polyurethane.

If you're located in Europe, you can get smaller batches of the 66D from www.kaupo.de

What grit sandpaper did you abrade the urethane with?
by chrismp
Thu May 24, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Cutting out flesh on tip/tail with no edge
Replies: 21
Views: 5455

What mammuth said. Just use the base as a guideline and be careful during cutting/sanding.

Is that base graphic sublimated? Looks really sharp!
by chrismp
Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: White background for sublimated grafics
Replies: 4
Views: 1843

just refer to the instructions of the manufacturer. they know best how to apply their product.