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by Akiwi
Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Perennial Skis
Replies: 22
Views: 6450

I would be interested too.
by Akiwi
Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Commercial postings
Topic: factory 4 sale
Replies: 7
Views: 3722

Wouldn't fit in my cellar workshop (Unfortunately).. Rome isn't that far away.
by Akiwi
Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Perennial Skis
Replies: 22
Views: 6450

Love the look of the lasercut veneer.
Maybe I can help you with your finishing.
by Akiwi
Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Ski design discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 6509

I ski pretty aggresively most of the time, with probably about 90% of my weight on the outside ski, so I guess in these situations it isn't important what the inside ski has. However at low to moderate speeds on relatively flat terrain you initiate the turn by rolling both skis onto their edges and ...
by Akiwi
Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Ski design discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 6509

I like the look of Scotty Bobs skis, but I think his offset design is more for telemarking where the inside ski is further back, so he has moved the edge part that touches the snow forward.
by Akiwi
Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: HB (Hansen Boards)
Replies: 224
Views: 59882

Such thin tips! Excited to hear how these ride. Does you core extend all the way to the tip and tail? Yes, the core goes right to the tip about 3mm short. I changed to cap construction on the tip as I didn't want the core exposed where it was cut through the fibres of the wood. On the sides the gra...
by Akiwi
Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Ski design discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 6509

Here is a picture of the tip.
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by Akiwi
Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: HB (Hansen Boards)
Replies: 224
Views: 59882

Another pair of skis finished.. This is an everyday on piste cruiser. It is my first ski with a full sidewall. Normally I did a cap. Also I stained an ash veneer green and airbrushed the graphics onto that Then used a 2 component Matt clearcoat over that.. https://abload.de/img/peter_everyday_74r2j5...
by Akiwi
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Ski design discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 6509

I too have thought of an asymmetric ski, same as PMG. I made a ski accidentally where the side-cuts were different, ie the bases warped. The skis were wonky and found they wouldn't carve equally. One ski always wanted to go more straight. Maybe if they were purposely made engineered to spec things ...
by Akiwi
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: CSpice Skis
Replies: 8
Views: 3264

Here is a link to your gallery => http://imgur.com/gallery/2ONzY Nice Photoblog.. Interesting following your progress. The first skis look like a bit of a dogs breakfast, but I take it there is a bit of finnishing to be done there still. I assume you are no longer putting a dowel through everything....
by Akiwi
Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Core positioning - dovel method a bit different
Replies: 18
Views: 5316

Montuckys right, core alignment outside your base is the way to go. I've used a roofing nail a few different times and it's hard to keep it from dimpling or pimpling your base. Plus you're putting a hole into your core that's unnecessary. You might not have a dimpling problem much with vacuum press...
by Akiwi
Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Core positioning - dovel method a bit different
Replies: 18
Views: 5316

I agree with Pmg. for Cap, it is the only way to go. The hole I drilled is 3mm, and I don't consider that this will make much difference on the strength of the ski. It is so precise that the core can be positioned with about 0,1 mm accuracy. Disadvantage of this method. Yesterday I did a layup, the ...
by Akiwi
Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Core positioning - dovel method a bit different
Replies: 18
Views: 5316

Might be dumb, but I am trying it anyway.
I found some roof paper nails that are perfect. (Dachpappenagel)

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by Akiwi
Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Stupid things you did when ski building
Replies: 15
Views: 4906

I pressed a topsheet on upside down. when the skis were dry, I peeled off the thicker topsheet leaving the thin protective plastic on the skis. :-|
It peeled off pretty easily too.
by Akiwi
Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Ski design discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 6509

Ill try that with probably a 2 m difference. I'm building a 16m radius ski at the moment... Ill see how it works and how I like it.. then design something based on that. I guess if the difference is too great, and you are skiing the tighter radius on the inside edge, then the other ski will be wanti...