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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: 8447

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: 58127

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: 58127

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: 29552

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...
by Head Monkey
Sat Sep 27, 2014 3:09 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: 58127

Alright, first version of all docs are done. Lemme know where things seem unclear, or pictures or video would be helpful.

User's Guide overview
G-Code Program Guide
Configuration Guide -- every board and machine parameter documented.
by Head Monkey
Sat Sep 20, 2014 12:05 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: 58127

Docs will be dropping all weekend here: https://github.com/mikemag/MonkeyCAM/bl ... s_Guide.md Obviously incomplete right now, but you'll see as I fill various parts in where it's headed. Feel free to shout if there's something unclear or missing.
by Head Monkey
Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:09 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: MonkeyCAM -- free, open source ski and snowboard CAD/CAM
Replies: 83
Views: 58127

Well, at long last, the Windows version is available: https://github.com/mikemag/MonkeyCAM/releases/tag/v4.0.2 Docs coming soon, hopefully this weekend. It's not at all clear what all the parameters in the board and machine defs do, I know. I'll start by documenting what's there and how to generate ...
by Head Monkey
Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Detailed documentation of my next build
Replies: 78
Views: 43288

Nice work. I'm a big fan of a consistent width stringer on the outside of the cores as well.
by Head Monkey
Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:22 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: 58127

I’ve been working on MonkeyCAM off and on over the past year, though I haven’t updated here very much. I didn’t update because I haven’t really worked on it quite as much as I would have liked because, well, I’ve just been busy with work and other things in life. The effort does continue, though! I ...
by Head Monkey
Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: The dynamics of skiing
Replies: 13
Views: 5880

I used to have a copy of this book, but I can't find it anymore. IIRC it was interesting: http://www.amazon.com/The-Physics-Skiing-Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche-Beitrage/dp/0387007229 http://www.real-world-physics-problems.com/physics-of-skiing.html You should also check out many discussions on this ...
by Head Monkey
Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:40 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: opensource cnc edge bender project
Replies: 33
Views: 17929

I'm willing to help out, but after I finish MonkeyCAM. A few thoughts for now. I can't claim to have read the entire thread carefully, sorry if I'm repeating something. - I don't think there's a big difference in the physics between a 3-roller bending design and the wire benders linked here. For a c...
by Head Monkey
Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:06 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: 58127

I've added the final program, which is the one I use to cut trenches into the core blank along the effective edge to allow me to insert a 2cm ash stringer plus a piece of ptex sidewall material. You can see a simple 3d visualization here: http://www.happymonkeysnowboards.com/MonkeyCAM/path-viewer.ht...
by Head Monkey
Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: covering veneer during pressing.
Replies: 22
Views: 7561

What do you do where you drill the inserts and finish the sidewalls? Its these raw edges that I am referring to. For me, those raw edges get protected by the final coats of poly. Like vinman I skim-coat my veneer during layup, then sand and coat with poly afterwards. I usually bevel my edges first,...
by Head Monkey
Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: aluminum cassette thickness
Replies: 19
Views: 9808

First, a useful answer: I use 0.032" 5052-H32 aluminum sheets: http://www.happymonkeysnowboards.com/MonkeyWiki/Monkey_Press_Construction#Layers Next, a fun rant! I love it when someone gets their panties in a twist about someone not appearing to have searched. "Here's a leaky warehouse scattered wit...
by Head Monkey
Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: FFC winter log
Replies: 43
Views: 16548

Seconded! Let's see 'em :)