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by gav wa
Mon May 05, 2014 4:36 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Best way to keep your skis from sticking to your mold?
Replies: 22
Views: 12057

Thanks for the pointers mate. I bought and big roll of glad bake after your recommendation too. The big roll is nice and wide too so easy to work with.
I will try out your idea of sticking it to the base too.
by gav wa
Sun May 04, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Best way to keep your skis from sticking to your mold?
Replies: 22
Views: 12057

I've seen in the instruction pages of this site they say to slice the protective coating you put on the base of your skis. Slicing it along the join of the steel edge to base material.
Does anybody here do it that way?
I'm using contact paper over my base at the moment but not cutting this slit.
by gav wa
Sat May 03, 2014 5:49 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: the nightmare snowboard co-op
Replies: 17
Views: 12778

Hey the link to your site doesn't work. I hope you guys are still running the workshop and retail sales too, your boards looked awesome.
by gav wa
Thu May 01, 2014 6:59 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: CNC - Temperature Distortion
Replies: 39
Views: 16618

Mate I just wrote a page long post on all sorts of stuff for you, including crappy pictures I made, and it logged me out as I pressed submit :evil: :evil:

It is late here now, so I will rewrite it all in the morning, sorry mate.
by gav wa
Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:29 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: CNC - Temperature Distortion
Replies: 39
Views: 16618

you will be surprised how much vibration and deflection you can remove with different approaches to the tool path, tool cutter angle, tooth pitch etc. If you have a round edge cutter (like a cove bit) you create cutting forces at multiple angles and also quite a bit up verticle, which helps hold you...
by gav wa
Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:58 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Anyone have any tips on how to make one of these?
Replies: 26
Views: 13314

The only sheet I had handy was only 600mm long so I wasn't getting a full pull down but it still had enough grip to pull the table over. It's a pretty heavy set up, 35mm bench top piece as the table top, then the vac box arrangement but you can see it holds a piece of wood pretty well. http://i1362....
by gav wa
Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:47 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Anyone have any tips on how to make one of these?
Replies: 26
Views: 13314

it's letting me add photos now :) http://i1362.photobucket.com/albums/r686/gavwa08/20140429_182218_zps912b329e.jpg [/URL][/img] http://i1362.photobucket.com/albums/r686/gavwa08/20140429_182308_zpsee869652.jpg [/URL][/img] http://i1362.photobucket.com/albums/r686/gavwa08/20140429_182112_zpsfb6d1471.j...
by gav wa
Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:29 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Brushed aluminum finish
Replies: 1
Views: 1547

Bunnings has aluminium flashing, 0.3 and 0.7mm thickness, but might not have the width you need. Medalia steel sells aluminum sheets, 2400 x 1200. I think they go down under 1mm but not sure just how thin. They get it from Capral, probably the biggest alli supplier in WA, and Capral also do retail s...
by gav wa
Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:44 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: The pouring urethane sidewall thread
Replies: 285
Views: 100848

dbabicwa - I'm making boards mate. I only got a pot life of about 4 minutes before it started to thicken very quickly. My pot was about 4-5 inches across at the bottom and I mix by the weight recommended on the included instructions, measured on a very accurate set of digital scales. I've checked ou...
by gav wa
Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: The pouring urethane sidewall thread
Replies: 285
Views: 100848

thats the stuff. The other guys here have heaps more experience with it than me but 1 thing I will say is make sure you have wide mixing pots. Last time I mixed it in a 1 litre mixing pot and pot life was shortened by about 50%
by gav wa
Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Anyone have any tips on how to make one of these?
Replies: 26
Views: 13314

I have made mine using 40 x 8mm flat bar as the long guides. This allowed me to put roller bearings above, below and outside the bar. The bridge is made from aluminium angle, its nice and rigid and allowed me to make teflon slides top and bottom and bearings along the inside edge. So I end up with a...
by gav wa
Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:56 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Jsquared Year II
Replies: 30
Views: 14475

How are you doing it on an A4 printer? The printing width is only 200mm wide. Even A3 print width would be a pretty narrow board. How wide is the board in the pics above? By the way, some of the coolest graphics I've seen on a board, even the likes of Burton and K2 would be proud of those, well done.
by gav wa
Sat Apr 05, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: The pouring urethane sidewall thread
Replies: 285
Views: 100848

Hi everybody, I'm a new member. Love the site. Just wanted to ask dbabicwa, where do you buy your smooth on products? I'm also in Perth WA and just paid $55 off ebay. I'll be testing my pressure chamber soon and will post some results. I made mine a little different in that it is just made of timber...