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by Dr. Delam
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Soul Skis
Replies: 117
Views: 69253

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: 5777

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: 5777

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: 3220

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...
by Dr. Delam
Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:11 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Soul Skis
Replies: 117
Views: 69253

Winters have been inconsistent the last few years. Long range forecasts are always wrong as well. But when it's good, it's really good!
by Dr. Delam
Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Checking in from the Whiteroom
Replies: 6
Views: 3482

Gorgeous. I'd be afraid to ski those!
by Dr. Delam
Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:39 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Soul Skis
Replies: 117
Views: 69253

I made this pair to show my support for a local organization, Keep Squaw True, that is fighting the ridiculous development plans for Squaw Valley. Unfortunately a few years ago Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows were sold to a company, KSL, that has no idea how to run a ski area. This pair I used the t...
by Dr. Delam
Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Soul Skis
Replies: 117
Views: 69253

I tried coloring the wood sidewalls of a few pair of skis earlier in the year and now they look like crap. I used a Minwax black stain on some bamboo and first off it didn't penetrate that well and took several coats to even look consistent. I also used a black Sharpie pen on some maple sidewalls an...
by Dr. Delam
Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:07 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Pressing Skis with Titanal
Replies: 17
Views: 8782

You mentioned 175 degree heating but is this top and bottom?
by Dr. Delam
Sun Mar 13, 2016 4:11 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Soul Skis
Replies: 117
Views: 69253

I made these a few months ago but realized I didn't put up any pics or build report. Cold Smokes - 135-115-125 with a 27 meter sidecut radius and 185 cm length. Cores are oak, poplar, fir, with maple sidewalls. I didn't rabbet the core and used a cork layer between the edges as filler. I don't think...
by Dr. Delam
Sun Jan 17, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Base grinders
Replies: 6
Views: 3093

Skimann, how were you able to get an account from SVST? Are you affiliated with a shop? I used to order from them when I worked at a shop but they denied me when I tried to get a new account.
by Dr. Delam
Sat Dec 19, 2015 2:19 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Soul Skis
Replies: 117
Views: 69253

I bumped up my epoxy quantity just to be sure I had enough but I didn't really need to. I wet it all out and still had plenty left. Lesson for next time. Each build is still a learning experience. The core to tip spacer stapling worked well. I still suck at getting graphics aligned perfectly though....
by Dr. Delam
Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Soul Skis
Replies: 117
Views: 69253

I am using the cork for vibration damping and simple filler. I cut it out to fit between the edges going right on top of the base. I also put a layer on top of the plastic tip spacer to match core thickness. This is my first pair using cork so I'll have a follow up after I ski them to see if I can n...
by Dr. Delam
Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Soul Skis
Replies: 117
Views: 69253

Here's where I got mine from. http://www.cleverbrand.com/default.aspx?CN=3D9103C82BC2

I was unsure if the rubber would bond so I didn't use it. In my test piece there were parts that bonded very well and others not so much.

I'm going to try just the plain cork that I just ordered.
by Dr. Delam
Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Soul Skis
Replies: 117
Views: 69253

Another pair of park skis for my son. He broke his tails landing switch on his last pair so this pair I used new tip and tail molds to make the tip height much higher measuring about 8 cm. http://i714.photobucket.com/albums/ww150/dohparty/Tomahawk%20full_zpsbts7wqfw.jpg http://i714.photobucket.com/a...