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by sammer
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: mold and core profiler
Replies: 3
Views: 1625

Re: mold and core profiler

Thought I'd drop this here. Nice to see Photophuket put the pics back up. Still using this method, just made a new sled last week. Think I'm on my 4th set of trim boards now. I've used this method for cores and camber molds. Super adjustable and cheap. I've even reversed it to make reverse camber mo...
by sammer
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Its so silent
Replies: 28
Views: 6378

Re: Its so silent

Yo, it is damn quiet here!!!

Spent an hour or so catching up on all the posts I've missed in a year!

Can't believe I'm still just out of the top 10... WTF!!!
Got a new pair of symmetrical park skis on the go. Should be ready to press next week.

Later,

sam
by sammer
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: First Board!
Replies: 18
Views: 1021

Re: First Board!

I weigh out 5-6 solo cups (100-200g depending on the size of the board) of resin. Then I zero the scale with an empty cup, put one of those on and pour to the desired total mass and stir. This saves the confusion of "wait is this resin or hardener, or did i use this?" After emptying the cup gets fl...
by sammer
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Making it big?
Replies: 8
Views: 2154

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: 2732

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: 2732

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: 3888

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: 1689

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: 2454

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: 1438

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: 1775

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: 3506

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: 1775

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: 6167

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: 2062

Re: Benski Originals

Look super nice Benski!

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

sam