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by Dr. Delam
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Soul Skis
Replies: 121
Views: 74102

I decided to sell the last pair of Alpine Meadows Graphic skis so I came up with a new more traditional shape. I needed a pair of narrower carving skis for the hard snow that we have been experiencing thus far in Tahoe. Specs are 185 cm, 136-106-126, 17 m turning radius. Tip length 29.5 cm, tail len...
by Dr. Delam
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Laying Graphics
Replies: 2
Views: 1866

Laying Graphics

I sometimes struggled to get the graphics laid down perfectly centered during layup. Once they even touch down a bit, it's a big sticky mess and tough to reposition. I remembered putting veneers on doors once and I used dowels to get the veneer positioned before dropping it down on the door. The sam...
by Dr. Delam
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Bamboo in New England?
Replies: 5
Views: 2641

Your best bet is to see if there are any local builders that do a decent production and go in on an order with them. I'd love to trade you for some New England hardwoods if I weren't in Cali. I got a couple sheets last year and other than the fact that it makes cores super easy I'm not too stoked on...
by Dr. Delam
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Hertel Hot Waxer Replacement Roller
Replies: 0
Views: 2810

Hertel Hot Waxer Replacement Roller

I've got an old school Hertel Waxer and the silicone roller sleeve was needing replacement. They haven't made these in years so I thought I was out of luck. I found a silicone rolling pin at WalMart for $5 that just happened to have the right diameter. I swapped it out and it fit perfectly. If your ...
by Dr. Delam
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Topsheet printing - who is doing that
Replies: 3
Views: 2539

I second Chad at Coda. He does ship FedEx Worldwide. FedEx is expensive but he is prompt and offers great service and a great product.
by Dr. Delam
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Base grinder finish Issues
Replies: 5
Views: 2903

I busted out a new belt today and this one was much better. I also hit the seam a bit more on the other ones and it helped but still noticeable. My other issue with the machine is that with the hard contact wheel the edges don't get hit if there is a base edge bevel. It's almost like running a stone...
by Dr. Delam
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Base grinder finish Issues
Replies: 5
Views: 2903

I've got the same machine and I think I am getting the same problem. My guess is what you are seeing is from the seam. I've only run two belts so far and both produce a mark from the seam, even after doing some dulling with a stone. One belt was a 3m and the other was from Econaway. Another thing I ...
by Dr. Delam
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Bending the rocker/camber profile
Replies: 11
Views: 6164

I'm thinking they did more of this back in the earlier days before they really jumped on the reverse camber train. I don't think they were very accurate at getting consistent camber profiles. I remember checking the camber profiles of the second generation Katana skis and I found different cambers w...
by Dr. Delam
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Base Grinder User Manuals
Replies: 7
Views: 6550

My cord is just long enough for where I set it up to tune in my garage. Luckily I had an outlet already and only had to add a new plug for the cord. I also put some swivel casters on the front so I can move the beast relatively easily. I found some filters on ebay to set up a double stage filter, 20...
by Dr. Delam
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Soul Skis
Replies: 121
Views: 74102

Towards the end of last season I felt like making something completely experimental. I based my design on the Praxis Concept ski which has three main points of snow contact in the sidecut and camber profile. Reverse sidecut and reverse camber right underfoot. The idea is that the ski slides and carv...
by Dr. Delam
Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Soul Skis
Replies: 121
Views: 74102

So here is my take on how it functions although I have been only been working on it a few times. The roller over the platen is only utilized when using the feed wheel and it keeps the board off the platen. You don't need it at all as long as you angle your boards to keep it off the platen when using...
by Dr. Delam
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Soul Skis
Replies: 121
Views: 74102

I just picked up this little gem, Grindrite ST600 and am super stoked to have it in my garage. It's a real workhorse and gets skis flatter than the Winterstiegers that I have worked on. Having the platen is the key I believe. I picked it up from the local SVST/Reichmann sales guy and got a bridge, s...
by Dr. Delam
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Base Grinder User Manuals
Replies: 7
Views: 6550

Here is a link to the PDF. Juke, I sent you a PM but I don't know if it went through.

https://www.pdf-archive.com/2017/10/21/st600-manual/
by Dr. Delam
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Base Grinder User Manuals
Replies: 7
Views: 6550

I've got the Grindrite ST 600 manual in PDF if anyone needs it.
by Dr. Delam
Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Ski Vise Options.
Replies: 5
Views: 3985

I have an old Swix vise that I got 30 plus years ago that only accommodates skinny skis so I use one of these boot jacks. http://svst.com/Shop/Vice-Accessories/Adjustable-Boot-Jack.html It is great for skis with any kind of sidewall and any width. Once I started using this boot jack I haven't been a...