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by COsurfer
Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Jigsaw/bandsaw flashing blades going dull. Suggestions?
Replies: 18
Views: 9946

I usually get 4-5 boards out of one band saw blade. I have a 12" craftsman bandsaw and buy the Sears blades($20). I find the 1/4" width works best for me. The blade dulls every board but I just go slower and it works well.
by COsurfer
Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Rocker mold help
Replies: 5
Views: 1820

Rocker mold help

I am making a full rocker mold and trying to figure out how much rocker in my mold to get a final tip/tail rise of 8mm-ish. I tried a 10mm rocker mold and the board went flat out of the press. I tried to search the forum but that is pretty much useless. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
by COsurfer
Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:55 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: DIY die cutter
Replies: 11
Views: 13192

No, you use the same die for the inside and outside pieces.
by COsurfer
Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: carbon airex as core?
Replies: 7
Views: 3249

I agree with Shif. Its a bad idea. You would be creating expensive weak points with no real advantages.
by COsurfer
Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:42 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: DIY die cutter
Replies: 11
Views: 13192

Yes, its a snug fit but that is what u need to make it look like its done right.
by COsurfer
Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: DIY die cutter
Replies: 11
Views: 13192

Figured it out! I took my rubber mallet and smacked the ptex through the die cutter, smooth like butta. http://i876.photobucket.com/albums/ab325/browningboards/photobucket-5791-1321650916761.jpg I might have to buy a new mallet every once and a while but its much cheaper then buying a clicker! So st...
by COsurfer
Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: DIY die cutter
Replies: 11
Views: 13192

Thanks for the input Team08. I did some testing today with "ok" results. I would love to get a clicker but the thousand dollar starting price tag is a bit of an issue! I have a couple of other ideas that I think might work. I will post results
by COsurfer
Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: DIY die cutter
Replies: 11
Views: 13192

The epoxy is locking the steel rule into place. It maybe to brittle for this kind of application. I will find out tomorrow when I test it.
by COsurfer
Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: edge bender tool
Replies: 16
Views: 11820

The small lip allows you to clamp down on the edge and twist your wrist to bend the edge slightly. It works great if you are just trying to fine tune. Here is the never summer vid, go to :54 seconds in. http://vimeo.com/31332525
by COsurfer
Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: edge bender tool
Replies: 16
Views: 11820

edge bender tool

I saw this tool while watching a never summer factory video. I finally got around to making one today and it works great. I bought a tile nipper for $10 and ground down the edges. Its not that pretty but it works great. http://i876.photobucket.com/albums/ab325/browningboards/photobucket-4447-1321474...
by COsurfer
Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: DIY die cutter
Replies: 11
Views: 13192

DIY die cutter

Here is my attempt at creating a die cut for my bases. I purchased 15 LF of standard double bevel steel die rule from www.ameriken.com. It comes in 2.5' lengths. The price was only $36 with shipping. I used my CNC to route out a square design with a 1/8" bit on 5/8" plywood. I am sure the same is ac...
by COsurfer
Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Music to build skis by ...
Replies: 18
Views: 6174

What Vinman said! and throw in some old school rap.
by COsurfer
Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:18 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Prototyping aka ghetto layups
Replies: 20
Views: 3974

Just checked it out and it is a very similar idea. I have a radi at the tip/tail with straight lines near the bindings that connects to a small radi at the center. It looks like Solomon has 4 straight lines. It's all centered around the idea of double side cut radius that has been around for a while.
by COsurfer
Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:51 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Prototyping aka ghetto layups
Replies: 20
Views: 3974

that's two radii? in the photos it looks more like two straight lines meeting up in a small radius. Hey Chris, you are right. It is a large Radius with some straight lines that connect to a small radius at the center. This gave me the edge hold I was looking for without thinning out the center widt...
by COsurfer
Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Prototyping aka ghetto layups
Replies: 20
Views: 3974

I am going through the patent process for a plumbing product i invented and it is very expensive! I am not the first to come up with dual sidecut radius so I doubt its patentable.