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by NeilG
Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Neilg skis
Replies: 42
Views: 29226

Finally made a pair of veneer topped skis that I'm happy with the finish I put on them. Sanded the top coat of epoxy until it was smooth, 100 or 120 grit, this took a while. Took that up to 220 grit sandpaper. Brushed on a thick coat of poly. Sanded this down most of the way to about 320 grit. Anoth...
by NeilG
Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:16 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Neilg skis
Replies: 42
Views: 29226

New pair of skis, for my dad. They'll have telemark bindings so I added some inserts to the core. Skis are pretty simple, bamboo, some 22 oz triax fiberglass, and veneer topsheet. The cores came out a bit thick but overall I'm pretty satisfied with them. I'm closing in on a way to finish veneer the ...
by NeilG
Sat May 04, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Mikey's Ski Press
Replies: 4
Views: 4604

Wow those look really good! And I like the press a lot! About making templates the same on both sides. This is what I do, and it works for me, just an idea. I get the template printed out (I'm cheap and have a free cad program that will only print to 8 1/2 by 11, so I just print out parts of the des...
by NeilG
Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Neilg skis
Replies: 42
Views: 29226

Got it, thanks!
Vinman, I got it. For the most part.

Also, I've been having good luck with the duoble sided tape, and just making sure that there is no chance for the sidewall to vibrate. I'll have to try hot glue at soem point, though.
by NeilG
Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:20 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Neilg skis
Replies: 42
Views: 29226

Skimann, what do you mean by cutting a 45* angle across the leading face of the sidewall? Is it a 45* angle when viewed from the top or 45* angle when viewed from the side?
by NeilG
Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Neilg skis
Replies: 42
Views: 29226

Those are huge! There's something rad about being really stable while going ridiculously fast as you ride over crud, pow, ice, small children, whatever.
by NeilG
Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:43 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Neilg skis
Replies: 42
Views: 29226

Been a bit since I put up anything, but I've been skiing the Johnny Cash skis all season and love them. As with all skis though, someday I'll be looking to replace them, hahaha (though I'll keep them around of course). I tried a slightly different shape, 135-115-130, (bamboo, 2" uni-carbon top and b...
by NeilG
Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: WhiteRoom 2012/13
Replies: 64
Views: 24693

Vinman,
Those look incredible.
A quick question, how are you getting the veneer pieces to stick together during pressing?
I just read in one of your older posts about you using porous paper first aid tape. Will any paper tape work? What are you using? (if you don't mind telling)

Thanks a lot.
by NeilG
Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Neilg skis
Replies: 42
Views: 29226

Made some skis for my sister, same design as the ones above (which may or may not be a good thing as they have yet to be skied). I thought I'd try and make them a bit softer, using 19oz fiberglass, but I put in some 2" carbon strips above and below the core as usual so they aren't really that soft. ...
by NeilG
Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: Test and Trip Reports: How Did They Work?
Topic: STOKE THREAD
Replies: 85
Views: 40326

At the bottom of chair four (by that little coffee stand) there's a trail that leads off to William's lake. We skinned up that nearly to William's lake and took a right up the first drainage. Got up to the start of the notch and booted up that. It's a clear view from the top of Kachina so we had a p...
by NeilG
Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Neilg skis
Replies: 42
Views: 29226

Thanks Vinman.

Buz, I think it's black limba or something from certainly wood. It was whatever they had on sale at the time (I think it may still on sale)
by NeilG
Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:25 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Neilg skis
Replies: 42
Views: 29226

Vinman wrote:then a spray coat of helmsman spar
Vinman, do you get it in an aerosol can or do you have a paint sprayer?

OAC, thanks! That "workshop" picture is about all I have ha ha.
by NeilG
Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Neilg skis
Replies: 42
Views: 29226

So the panda bear skis turned out to be great BC skis, but kind of squirrely in bounds on hard pack due to the full reverse camber. Anyways, the most recent development is a pair of skis I just built for my dad. They're kind of "dadded down" if you will. Thinner bamboo core, 2-10-2, no carbon, still...
by NeilG
Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: Test and Trip Reports: How Did They Work?
Topic: STOKE THREAD
Replies: 85
Views: 40326

Just found this photo of me skiing on the Eyeball skis during a rad day of backcountry last year in the Cottonwood canyons. Thought it could go here. http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae65/NeilGSki/Eyeballs.jpg And something a bit newer, some more backcountry stoke. Sorry no skiers in here. This is...
by NeilG
Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Neilg skis
Replies: 42
Views: 29226

Jut finished the first ski to come out of my new press. Dimensions are 138-124-131, turn radius 35m, core: thick-thicker-thick (it's bamboo and I like stiff skis). Fully reverse camber with tip and tail rocker, kind of like an S7/Renegade I guess. Length, about 190cm. There's a 2in wide carbon tape ...