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by vinman
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Its so silent
Replies: 28
Views: 6378

Re: Its so silent

Too busy building to post, cranking out a pair per week for the past 3 months.... Have 3 pair left in the cue.
by vinman
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Scrap Ski Base Material
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: Scrap Ski Base Material

I don't have a great use for scrap base, I'm actually looking for a way to recycle it. My normal recycling center won't take it because its in strips which jams their machines.

I'd like to shred it somehow.....I need an industrial paper shredder....
by vinman
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Camber Issues
Replies: 8
Views: 199

Re: Camber Issues

MY first thought would be some kind of irregularity in your molds. If your molds are routed by hand from a template. I'd guess you don't have a consistent arc on your camber.
by vinman
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Yard Sale (non commercial)
Topic: Hypothetical: paulownia lumber
Replies: 4
Views: 1810

Re: Hypothetical: paulownia lumber

I found a reasonable retail supplier in Georgia, USA

https://worldpaulownia.com
by vinman
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Which fiber is best at retaining screws
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: Which fiber is best at retaining screws

Don't relay on fiber hiding your screws in. Place dense hardwood under your acres and you can have confidence in your screw retention. That being said. I have never tested different fibers for screw retention. I normally use a triax glass layer and an extra layer of biax under the mounting zone. To ...
by vinman
Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Jonrezz’s Build Log
Replies: 37
Views: 2637

Re: Jonrezz’s Build Log

When edging bases, lay the base so the abraded/ bonding side is down . Lift the base to apply the glue and then clamp. This way you can see if there are any gaps between the base and the edge.
by vinman
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Skis... with a TWIST!
Replies: 6
Views: 458

Re: Skis... with a TWIST!

Any twist I’ve seen is from wonky handmade molds. Once all of my tip/tail and camber were cut on the cnc any slight twist was eliminated.
by vinman
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Yard Sale (non commercial)
Topic: Ski Press for Sale (Edit: Price Reduced 10/15/2020)
Replies: 2
Views: 553

Re: Ski Press for Sale

Nice set up!

Wow hardwood molds...$$$$

What is the name of that type of buckle you used to join your mold sections?
by vinman
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Blackmore
Replies: 31
Views: 3138

Re: Blackmore

I always re-flame base ands tip spacer. It may not be necessary but it is something that I have always done and will always continue to do. If you are using UHMWPE sidewall its is absolutely necessary to abrade with an 80 grit sanding drum and flame both the top and bottom until a water drop does no...
by vinman
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Blackmore
Replies: 31
Views: 3138

Re: Blackmore

Your base delam is likely due to attaching your edges to the smooth side of the base if you did not fix that before layup. Attach your edges to abraded and flamed side of the base. Flame treating the smooth side will not work.
by vinman
Mon May 18, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Polyester fleece or fleecing a carbon fiber ski
Replies: 12
Views: 2210

Re: Polyester fleece or fleecing a carbon fiber ski

Boston materials SuperComp material. The have several weaves with what they call a Z axis fiber, It looks like a fleece like layer but is in reality a cardboard pulp of some kind. Looks interesting. They claim that it improves dampening. I have a sample of it but have not yet used it.
by vinman
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Vacum press air bubbles
Replies: 4
Views: 1615

Re: Vacum press air bubbles

Air bubbles in the base or topsheet are most likely due to inadequate pressure.
by vinman
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Kids Pow skis
Replies: 12
Views: 2732

Re: Kids Pow skis

Glad it worked out!!!
by vinman
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Making it big?
Replies: 8
Views: 2154

Re: Making it big?

Even making it small is hard. Every dollar I make goes back into the business. But on a positive note WRS will be fully in the black this spring after my shop upgrade/CNC purchase a couple seasons ago as long as everything goes as planned. It's an exciting turning point for WRS and in the future I s...
by vinman
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Kids Pow skis
Replies: 12
Views: 2732

Re: Kids Pow skis

Just order some 12 oz biax and add some
Carbon tow