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by chrismp
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Building a snowboard - i only know skis?!
Replies: 6
Views: 2026

You can keep using the same 22oz glass top and bottom. The only thing you need to do is make the core way thinner than your ski cores. For example, the board I built for my girlfriend (58kg) is 152cm long and the core (spruce) is 6.2mm thick in the middle and 2mm at the ends.
by chrismp
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Hot melt glues
Replies: 11
Views: 2571

@MM: or at least nobody decides to follow your hints ;)
by chrismp
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Hot melt glues
Replies: 11
Views: 2571

Pretty sure this is the video you're talking about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91wrk1BnmzI

The machine they use looks like a regular edge banding machine.
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: 1844

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: 1844

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: 1689

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: 3896

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: 1959

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: 5985

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: 38
Views: 6627

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: 5985

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: 2903

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: 2903

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: 2651

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: 5810

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...