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by sammer
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Making it big?
Replies: 8
Views: 1644

Re: Making it big?

I think ON3P had a lot of help from the TGR community, and was one of the first independents to really to use that media and hype to it's full advantage. There were a few others that started similarly, Fat-tpus come to mind, that are still going strong. Is PM Gear still around? They had a huge follo...
by sammer
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Kids Pow skis
Replies: 12
Views: 1969

Re: Kids Pow skis

Looking good Ben! If you use base material for tip tail spacer you can machine your cores down to 1.3mm at the tip and tails. Lighter glass will make a slight flex difference, but will help make the ski lighter. Measure your bindings and make your mount area flat at 7ishmm just a little bigger than ...
by sammer
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Kids Pow skis
Replies: 12
Views: 1969

Re: Kids Pow skis

I've made a few pair of kid skis. Use base material for tip spacer, might have to sand and flame treat. I've gone as thin as 7mm core, used 19oz triax. If you put in an extra layer for binding mount you won't drill thru with kid sized drill bit. Anything wider than 85mm is a problem with kid binding...
by sammer
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Round Top skis 19/20
Replies: 16
Views: 3017

Re: Round Top skis 19/20

Curious to see how your silicone holds up. It's time to replace my poly, and vacuum silicone is $$$$

sam
by sammer
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: photobucket
Replies: 1
Views: 1510

Re: photobucket

I get an email from photobucket just about every day for the last 6+ months saying I'm over my bandwidth for a free account.
I just delete them. My photos are still up on all the sites I've posted them to for now.
Guess we'll see how long it lasts.

sam
by sammer
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Prototype 1
Replies: 4
Views: 2071

Re: Prototype 1

It all looks so simple,until you start!
Nice job, How'd it ride?

sam
by sammer
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Yard Sale (non commercial)
Topic: Looking for Vacuum Press Setup
Replies: 1
Views: 1216

Re: Looking for Vacuum Press Setup

BAR,

https://www.joewoodworker.com/

Look for a cheap oil-less vacuum pump on ebay, or a refrigeration rotary style pump.
You don't need a gauge, just another potential leak point. I gave up on the vacuum switch and just left it running, usually overnight.

Just a thought (or 2)

sam
by sammer
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Vector net fabric
Replies: 3
Views: 1495

Re: Vector net fabric

Sorry Vin,

It was just the fishnet stuff, no carbon.

sam
by sammer
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Doing things on the cheap
Replies: 9
Views: 2989

Re: Doing things on the cheap

Nice write-up and first board. I used West epoxy for my first few builds, not the cheapest or the best but it is readily available and will work fine. I'm curious to see how your poplar sidewalls hold up to the rigors of Onterrible ski conditions. I would think you would want something a little hard...
by sammer
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Vector net fabric
Replies: 3
Views: 1495

Re: Vector net fabric

Yup, used it in a ski for the boy couple years ago. Can't say it really added anything other than it looks cool. No way to quantify any structural advantages, it was a one off. Did look cool though!\ Foamez was the cheapest I could find it at the time, still have enough left for another pair. https:...
by sammer
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: First core design ever
Replies: 20
Views: 5320

Re: First core design ever

Brazen wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:01 pm
I ran as hard as I could when I heard Tang
Hey Buddy, glad to see you're still around :D

How's life?
by sammer
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Benski Originals
Replies: 3
Views: 1846

Re: Benski Originals

Look super nice Benski!

A bit of a description would be great.
What's the topsheet (black carbon looking) stripes?

sam
by sammer
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Site Updates -- Big THANKS to Head Monkey!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1579

Re: Site Updates -- Big THANKS to Head Monkey!!

Holy Crap Mike!!!

I haven't bothered to check back for a while as I figure the site was down for good.

Nice work and a huge thanks

Sam
by sammer
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Routing sidewalls
Replies: 10
Views: 2632

I gave up on the router for sidewalls and built a tilt table for my small belt sander.
Run it at 90* for the initial cleanup then tilt the table and bevel side walls.
Way less stressful.

sam
by sammer
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Edge Gaps after Pressing
Replies: 17
Views: 4319

I'd have to agree that the epoxy hydraulic'ed (probably not a word) the edge away from the base.
Could be bad/not enough glue.
The only one who would notice is you though. If you go to the store and look at skis closely you will see way worse things!

Nice looking skis Falls!

sam