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by twizzstyle
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Keeping edge flat while bending.
Replies: 14
Views: 5925

Funny, even my profile picture is apparently from photobucket!
by twizzstyle
Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Ski Vise Options.
Replies: 5
Views: 2764

I have the SWIX world cup setup, have had it for many years. The clamp doesn't go wide enough for even my skinniest skis, so I only use the end supports now. Still works good enough for scraping, although I do wish the clamp would work, the skis can move around a little. Ski widths considered "norma...
by twizzstyle
Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:53 am
Forum: Yard Sale (non commercial)
Topic: Grindrite ST600 and Montana bench top edge beveler for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 2008

Would you consider selling the autofeed separately? I'd assume not, but no harm in asking. I have an ST600, but no autofeed for it.
by twizzstyle
Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: to rebate/rabbit
Replies: 20
Views: 9204

Great looking cross sections! Do those test pieces have the CF? Hard to see it if it's there. Do you have a cat track? How hot are you curing, and is your layup otherwise symmetric top and bottom? You can get camber differences with temperature changes if your layup isn't the same top and bottom, ba...
by twizzstyle
Sat Sep 17, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: HTech Skis
Replies: 56
Views: 37376

As an aside - how did permitting go in Shoreline for the new shop? We are planning to bulldoze our house to build a new one (shop will be staying), and I'm a little intimidated by the permitting process having never built a house before.
by twizzstyle
Sat Sep 17, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: HTech Skis
Replies: 56
Views: 37376

The shop looks awesome!!! My shop is only about ~600 sqft, I always wish it was a little bigger. Epoxy floor makes for EASY clean-up. I did the epoxy in my shop just after we bought our house, it was an off-white color. Then last summer I had my shop fire and had to grind the floor down to concrete ...
by twizzstyle
Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: CNC router bit suggestions
Replies: 53
Views: 27948

omg...you guys are STILL HERE?!? :D I only come on from time to time to make sure nobody is pissing on each other and I have to moderate some sh1t. Making skis? Who's got time for that? (full disclosure, I saw the above mentioned expensive bit, and immediately ordered it... followed by the next siz...
by twizzstyle
Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Keeping edge flat while bending.
Replies: 14
Views: 5925

I do 3/4 wrap. That last bit to do a perfectly-fitting full wrap can be a royal pain, once I did my first 3/4 wrap ski I never went back. I don't have any pictures of my nippers, but there's nothing special to them. Middle ground out of one jaw, the sides ground off on the other jaw, in roughly equa...
by twizzstyle
Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Keeping edge flat while bending.
Replies: 14
Views: 5925

Ha, that old thing. That bender was pretty cool, but honestly I can bend a set of edges using my ground tile nippers in about 5 minutes, versus 15+ minutes of fiddling/adjusting with the 3-roller bender. My edges stay perfectly flat with the tile nippers too.
by twizzstyle
Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Yard Sale (non commercial)
Topic: Found a couple ST600s
Replies: 9
Views: 3287

Dang, good price!

If anybody on here happens to buy one of them, and doesn't want the autofeed, I would buy just that from you.
by twizzstyle
Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:28 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: interesting way of doing graphics
Replies: 6
Views: 3647

I'd be worried about delam if it's really just vinyl. That adhesive isn't permanent, and epoxy doesn't adhere well to vinyl. I could see doing a mask and then painting?
by twizzstyle
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: DANE
Replies: 22
Views: 9758

Also in one of the pictures you have five bolts holding two firehose?????????????? where only one bolt in the middle of each fire hose imo this is not enough That shouldn't be a big deal, looks like he's using angle iron, it won't flex much. If you do get any tiny leaks you can spooge some silicone...
by twizzstyle
Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: DANE
Replies: 22
Views: 9758

Those diagonal braces on the top and bottom aren't doing much more than holding your mold in place. It looks nice though. A "car or two" is maybe 6000lb. If you press at 60psi, you might have upwards of 60,000lb of total force in your press. I beams work well because they have very large shear walls...
by twizzstyle
Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Yard Sale (non commercial)
Topic: Grindrite
Replies: 3
Views: 2137

you mean ST600? And holy shit. It cost me nearly that much to ship mine up from California. That's a $1500-$2500 machine depending on the condition. If I had the space I would pick it up just for another badass belt sander (that's mostly what I use mine for these days since I haven't made skis in a ...