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by Head Monkey
Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:52 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Bladder construction with no goop
Replies: 3
Views: 3801

Bladder construction with no goop

I've been working on a pneumatic press recently, and I finally got around to putting up some pictures and a little bit of info here: http://www.happymonkeysnowboards.com/MonkeyWiki/index.php?title=Monkey_Press_Construction#Bladder_Connections I spent some time on the bladder construction and ended u...
by Head Monkey
Sun May 07, 2006 12:14 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Getting serious about a pneumatic press
Replies: 1
Views: 2524

Getting serious about a pneumatic press

I’m going to build a pneumatic press this summer to replace my current vacuum molding setup. I’m going with a design very similar to the one the guys at GrafSnowboards.com built (see http://www.grafsnowboards.com/ for pictures.) It will be wide enough to press a single snowboard or a pair of skis. I...
by Head Monkey
Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:19 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: epoxy madness
Replies: 3
Views: 2967

Whoa! Be careful there… when epoxy overheats like that and starts eating itself it can generate some very toxic fumes. Do _not_ heat your epoxy in the pot. The manufacturer of any epoxy will tell you what the pot life is at a certain “room temperature” and a certain volume. Usually about 77F and som...
by Head Monkey
Wed Oct 19, 2005 11:20 pm
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Lets talk about epoxy
Replies: 35
Views: 20873

I've been using QCM's stuff for a couple of years now, and I'm extremely happy with it. I use EMV-049 and ECA-032. I get about a half hour of working time, and it sets in 4-6 hours at 77F. I usually cure my boards at around 105F for 6 hours to ensure consistency throughout the year. Remember to note...