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by 24Dave
Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: Commercial postings
Topic: New load of Isosport nylon
Replies: 14
Views: 7956

ive gotten samples of the clear gloss nylon, and it basically looks like whatever is underneath it was clear coated and polished and polished and polished and polished. If I were to veneer under it, i would also throw at least a thin layer of fiberglass between the veneer and the topsheet. Any low ...
by 24Dave
Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:04 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Bending and gluing edges
Replies: 17
Views: 17345

I grabbed two of the Husky brand 7" end nippers from Home Depot which worked great. I had to grind the handles down a little so they would close enough. I ground the curved side with a 4" angle grinder that bends a little shallower radius because I jiggled a little while grinding, but it works great...
by 24Dave
Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:05 pm
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Core Question
Replies: 9
Views: 6598

I have not had problems with snowboard inserts in Poplar even with a board over a decade old and still kicking. I do think it it more susceptible to having an edge compress into it when carving on rock than harder woods like maple, Ash, locust, hickory etc. or ABS over the edges
by 24Dave
Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Idea for a layup, involving carbon and aramid
Replies: 22
Views: 7615

I have made boards with kevlar on the bottom, it is hard to get a good finish if the fibers go out to the edge of the board. Best approach is to soak fuzzy sanded kevlar ends with super glue, then cut with a razor blade using a sawing motion, not just pushing the blade. The unique thing about kevlar...
by 24Dave
Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: preventing veneer top-sheet from edge abuse
Replies: 10
Views: 3301

anyone ever put a strip of guitar purfling or banding on the top corner, its just a thin strip of abs. But perhaps avoiding abs is the original idea. Some are made out of dense hardwoods also like blood wood, koa, cocobolo
by 24Dave
Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:19 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Core to Tip fill transition for snowboards
Replies: 9
Views: 5628

Why use a plastic tip filler in the first place? Your nose curve looks really shallow, gradual like it wouldn't be hard to press and have it stay.
by 24Dave
Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:51 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Wood Press
Replies: 20
Views: 5571

A little framer advice for wood presses, Don't start with OSB, if you were going to use wood beams use 11 7/8 wide or larger Microlam beams often called lvl's, But I would recommend welded steel holding them all together at either end and the middle. The only real benefit might be that you can unsta...
by 24Dave
Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:52 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Looking for CNC referral
Replies: 2
Views: 1006

thanks KT!
by 24Dave
Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:09 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Looking for CNC referral
Replies: 2
Views: 1006

Looking for CNC referral

I have a square foot of .2" aluminum and need some basic, 2 dimensional custom splitboard hooks cut from it. Can anyone recommend a hobbyist, sign shop or small machine shop that would do so small a job? I'm in Salt Lake but I could send the material and drawings anywhere.
by 24Dave
Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:22 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Rocker mold help
Replies: 5
Views: 1518

HP, I don't get it. Wouldn't you only be compressing your top layer of glass if you glassed the top layer and cured the core flat, then pressed the core into the mold and laminated the bottom layer. A rockered ski/board made from a flat core would, at rest, would be held in a rocker curve from tensi...
by 24Dave
Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:59 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Chewgash
Replies: 17
Views: 7683

There was a chapter when some surf shapers were making foam core glassed elliptical snowboards for pow, I think Bill Stewart did, but images of these boards are from way before the snowboard press and intraweb. Who cares who was first with things, its cool to see ideas picked up again.