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by chrismp
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: searching for Vacuum Bags [EUROPE]
Replies: 2
Views: 39

Re: searching for Vacuum Bags [EUROPE]

HP-Textiles and R&G are both located in Germany and have a variety of vacuum supplies:

https://shop1.r-g.de/list/Vakuumtechnik ... htbaender-

https://shop.hp-textiles.com/shop/en/Va ... ging-Film/
by chrismp
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Materials suppliers
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: Materials suppliers

I've had good experiences with junksupply in the past. Mirsad, the owner, is usually very responsive, but I assume his shop is a one man show, so it might take him a little longer to reply at times (or your mails are going to his spam folder). Have you tried sending him a whatsapp message as suggest...
by chrismp
Fri May 15, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Bamboo
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: Bamboo

If you let us know where you are located, someone might be able to help with suppliers in your area.

Alternatively, you can always order a full container from china ;)
by chrismp
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Forum software updated
Replies: 7
Views: 1111

Re: Forum software updated

Only minor issue I noticed so far is that avatars seem to be gone.
by chrismp
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: New press bladder design
Replies: 24
Views: 12784

Re: New press bladder design

Leaks at the ends are usually due to your clamping material deflecting too much. At certain pressures you will need a pretty beefy piece of steel to hold the force created by the bladders. As for the connectors, have a look at the Happy Monkey Wiki. His method has proven to be somewhat of a "best pr...
by chrismp
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Forum software updated
Replies: 7
Views: 1111

Re: Forum software updated

Thanks for the update! :)
by chrismp
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Jonrezz’s Build Log
Replies: 8
Views: 891

Re: Jonrezz’s Build Log

Try the modified tile nippers for bending edges. Cheap, quick to make and works well.
by chrismp
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Divide Rides
Replies: 332
Views: 131796

Re: Divide Rides

Nice! Great to see you back on it!
by chrismp
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Snowboard wood core design help - Epoxy center line
Replies: 2
Views: 720

Re: Snowboard wood core design help - Epoxy center line

I can't comment on the black walnut as I have never used it myself. Regarding the epoxy river, I would strongly suggest to not go that route. Epoxy by itself is very brittle and not suited as a core material. It will definitely crack as soon as the board is flexed for the first time.
by chrismp
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: New snowboard construction, some help?
Replies: 3
Views: 737

Re: New snowboard construction, some help?

Make sure you also check out http://www.happymonkeysnowboards.com/Mo ... /Main_Page

Loads of info on there too in a more manageable form than the forum. But as mammuth already said, search the forum for any questions you may have as they have probably been answered before.
by chrismp
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Success in W. Washington
Replies: 1
Views: 739

Re: Success in W. Washington

Nice one! Love the "steil ist geil" graphics...made me laugh!
by chrismp
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Sidewall Help
Replies: 1
Views: 1216

Re: Sidewall Help

Sounds like it should work, but it also sounds like just routing a rabbet would be less work. ;)
by chrismp
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Polyester fleece or fleecing a carbon fiber ski
Replies: 8
Views: 1537

Re: Polyester fleece or fleecing a carbon fiber ski

Yes, the point is to keep a certain amount of resin between two layers of different materials where one material might absorb too much resin from the bond line between the two layers.
by chrismp
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Polyester fleece or fleecing a carbon fiber ski
Replies: 8
Views: 1537

Re: Polyester fleece or fleecing a carbon fiber ski

There is indeed some sort of fleece fabric that can be used to improve bonding (we were donated some remnants of this stuff), however I don't have any Information on the manufacturer or the type of material. It is a very thin white non-woven mat, so I guess it could be both fiberglass (most likely c...
by chrismp
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Neb Powshape
Replies: 8
Views: 1743

Re: Neb Powshape

For bending edges I prefer to use the modified tile nippers. You can buy them here (or just make your own with tile nippers from the hardware store): https://www.skibaumarkt.de/produkt/kantenbiegezange/