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by Head Monkey
Sat Mar 21, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: what happened? snowcad kanundrum
Replies: 1
Views: 2874

Github is a source code repository, which also allows us to make 'releases' which have binaries on them. Check out these two links: https://github.com/mikemag/MonkeyCAM/releases https://github.com/mikemag/snoCAD-X/releases Those pages list the releases, newest first, and each one has a list of downl...
by Head Monkey
Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Seattle/Eastside area get together for local builders?
Replies: 52
Views: 23987

In. I travel a bunch these days, so gimme some heads up a few weeks in advance and I'll do my best to be sure I'm in town.
by Head Monkey
Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: snoCAD-X -- free, open source ski and snowboard CAD
Replies: 11
Views: 12247

I just put up a new release at https://github.com/mikemag/snoCAD-X/releases/tag/v1.0.7.b This includes Dan's control point changes plus a new core nose/tail shape from Mathieu Bilodeau. Thank you both for the updates!! All releases will be held on github now, and they're never removed. No more wonde...
by Head Monkey
Sun Jan 25, 2015 4:19 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: MonkeyCAM -- free, open source ski and snowboard CAD/CAM
Replies: 83
Views: 53893

Sorry it's been a while since I posted. I'll try to cover the various questions above here: This is for switzch: https://github.com/mikemag/MonkeyCAM/issues/24 I'll try to get to it sometime soon, but in the meantime most CNC controllers have an option to transpose X & Y. I agree, though, that trans...
by Head Monkey
Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: *** MonkeyCAM - SnoCAD-X collab ***
Replies: 9
Views: 6753

Here it is: http://www.skibuilders.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=45280#45280 Direct link to the GitHub repo: https://github.com/mikemag/snoCAD-X I'll work on getting binaries up this weekend, and make the docs a bit more accessible. After that I'll start looking at using MonkeyCAM to generate G-Code ri...
by Head Monkey
Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:30 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: snoCAD-X -- free, open source ski and snowboard CAD
Replies: 11
Views: 12247

snoCAD-X -- free, open source ski and snowboard CAD

This post contains the current status of snoCAD-X and will be kept up to date. Last updated for v1.0.7.b. snoCAD-X is an open source CAD program for designing skis and snowboards. It was written by Dan Graf of Graf Snowboards in 2007 and has been widely used since then. It has been open sourced in o...
by Head Monkey
Mon Nov 03, 2014 12:22 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: *** MonkeyCAM - SnoCAD-X collab ***
Replies: 9
Views: 6753

Thanks for the awesome post Rich, and also for bringing Dan and me together. Your enthusiasm for MonkeyCAM and SnoCAD-X has been really motivating for me! I have the SnoCAD-X source direct from Dan and it seems to be working well. I have some basic work to do to get us setup on GitHub and the code o...
by Head Monkey
Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:36 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Ski binding mounting, inserts or drill?
Replies: 16
Views: 9934

Yea, looking thru the rather stunning array of hole patterns it looks like it would be rare someone would want to use t-nuts. I'm gonna ensure MonkeyCAM can avoid cluttering up things with inserts when they're not necessary, and make sure we can mark the narrowest point as well as the center of the ...
by Head Monkey
Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: metall deutsch edge rust
Replies: 12
Views: 5157

This happens to me, too, both with the CDW edges and the ones from Metall Deutsch. I've always kept them in a PVC tube sealed at both ends, with desiccant inside. They still rust a bit over time. Honestly, I select the edges for each layup based on which ones have the least amount of rust on them :)...
by Head Monkey
Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Ski binding mounting, inserts or drill?
Replies: 16
Views: 9934

Heh, there's a basic terminology difference here which I think has confused things. For snowboards, we call these things "inserts" but they're really T-nuts built into the board. I agree this is confusing, and I honestly have no idea why we call them inserts in the snowboarding world :) Assume every...
by Head Monkey
Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Ski binding mounting, inserts or drill?
Replies: 16
Views: 9934

Ski binding mounting, inserts or drill?

I haven't paid too much attention to ski bindings over the years, so I want to ask: How many people go through the effort to include inserts in skis for their bindings vs. how many people just drill and mount as usual afterwards? The one pair of skis I made we did classic drill & mount afterwards mo...
by Head Monkey
Sat Oct 11, 2014 11:53 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: New flex and design tool!
Replies: 14
Views: 8099

License key invalid. If you're interested in open sourcing this stuff, integrating it with MonkeyCAM (https://github.com/mikemag/MonkeyCAM) would be trivial, and we could spit out the results right along with the G-Code programs and shape overviews based on a full, accurate core profile :) We could ...
by Head Monkey
Sat Oct 11, 2014 11:42 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: MonkeyCAM -- free, open source ski and snowboard CAD/CAM
Replies: 83
Views: 53893

Also, if there's something you'd like to see added to the new overview, like a helpful dimension, different/additional comparison shapes, etc. just gimme a shout here or via an issue on GitHub. I'm happy to improve it and generally find a little time to work on it each weekend these days.
by Head Monkey
Sat Oct 11, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: MonkeyCAM -- free, open source ski and snowboard CAD/CAM
Replies: 83
Views: 53893

v4.0.3 has dropped: https://github.com/mikemag/MonkeyCAM/releases/tag/v4.0.3 This includes a few fixes (inserts were slightly off), but the big change is that I now generate a HTML overview in addition to the G-Code programs. This is a single HTML file which stands alone and can be copied/sent where...
by Head Monkey
Sat Oct 04, 2014 9:07 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: CNC router bit suggestions
Replies: 53
Views: 28664

I originally left the extra wood on the sides because of the way I hold my work down, which you can see in that picture. Still haven't gotten around to building a vacuum table. However, the main value in the wood left on the sides is you get a free, precise clamping caul. If I ever do build a vacuum...