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by Hannes
Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Frustration OR A reason to get drunk AND I need advice
Replies: 22
Views: 9694

After quite some time I have an update on my first skis: 1. I improved my mold. The upper part is now made of "Siebdruckplatte", a coated plywood with two andvantages: Its is airproof and it is easy to peal of the vacuumtape. 2. The next ski came out pretty good except for a slightly shifted topshee...
by Hannes
Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Frustration OR A reason to get drunk AND I need advice
Replies: 22
Views: 9694

I just did another testlayup. I attached the vaccumbag only to the top of the mold and it worked fine.
by Hannes
Sat Dec 13, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Frustration OR A reason to get drunk AND I need advice
Replies: 22
Views: 9694

I thought about using 3 or 4 "Leimbinder" beams screwed in between 2 panels of Multiplex plywood. So it would be like a row of I-beams.

But first I will try my old construction firmly clamped down on my workbench (40mm beech).
by Hannes
Sat Dec 13, 2014 10:41 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Frustration OR A reason to get drunk AND I need advice
Replies: 22
Views: 9694

Thats just the point: I had built version 1. I wanted to attach the vacuum foil to the top. The problem was that the mold was to short and I had leaks at the top- and tailend. I don´t think that there would have been any trouble with compression of the mold because the air was able to press under th...
by Hannes
Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Frustration OR A reason to get drunk AND I need advice
Replies: 22
Views: 9694

Well I now I will not save any money compared to buying skis :D Was the thought wrong to seal the the vaccum foil against the top of the mold? This way the lower side of the upper board of the mold would have been at the "fresh air", top side in vacuum. Well need to get to work now. Thanks for your ...
by Hannes
Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Frustration OR A reason to get drunk AND I need advice
Replies: 22
Views: 9694

I did the testlayup. With pressing. But I didn´t see any at that moment because I didn´t take a look at the mold from the side. Bummer... Well, I will rethink it again. Either built a flat one fast (need success) or a sturdier mold. Or a sturdier mold fast. F..k the bathroomcabinet. No matter which ...
by Hannes
Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Frustration OR A reason to get drunk AND I need advice
Replies: 22
Views: 9694

Frustration OR A reason to get drunk AND I need advice

After reading quite a bit in this forum I decided to give it a try. During the last months I had built a core profiler and a mold. Then I made a longboard to test laminating and vacuumpressing. The mold for the longboard was made very easily: Two layers plywood with one strip of wood in between to g...
by Hannes
Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:51 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Detailed documentation of my next build
Replies: 78
Views: 37825

Geilomat!

I am building my first ski right now. Last night I started bednig the edges. Now my thumb hurts like hell since I dont have an edgebender and I didn´t want to heat them up.
Thanks for the idea with the modified pliers!