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by tufty
Fri Nov 29, 2013 7:38 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Embrace the strange
Replies: 46
Views: 26093

Lookin' good.

Oddly enough, ran across this by accident, though of this thread :

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by tufty
Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: OGNI 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 3302

Had a few days off, what with work and being involved in a big kid's ice hockey tournament (3 days, 3 sites, 200+ kids, 195 matches, one result co-ordinator - guess who that was). Anyway, finished up my core this morning. Rabbeted, profiled, shaped, drilled for inserts, slightly bloodstained after s...
by tufty
Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:31 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Wood Sidewalls
Replies: 29
Views: 15604

Are you guys using local IPE, or do you mean the species taken from Brazil? Mine came from La Giettaz en Aravis . Mind you, the tree the plank came from probably grew in South America originally. You need to clean and sand it before bonding, but once that's done, a D3 woodglue will hold it really n...
by tufty
Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Sidewall flame treatment jig
Replies: 11
Views: 5158

EricW wrote:What's with all the extra holes in the core?
riser plates
by tufty
Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:10 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Heat affecting camber
Replies: 42
Views: 25906

Surely not rabbeting would tend to give concave bases, not convex?
by tufty
Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Question regarding base graphics
Replies: 12
Views: 6809

Don't know why the pictures didn't show up in your post. It's wierd, your bbcode looks right. I've attached them here for those who can't be fagged to cut&paste their way through. Looks pretty damn good, though. What's the last photo, which appears to show something blue and slightly chipped? http:/...
by tufty
Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: I've become normalized to fat skis
Replies: 13
Views: 5649

Head's Cyclic 115 is as wide underfoot as the skwal I'm building. I don't do smilies, but, as I saw a pair yesterday:

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Man, dat's fat.
by tufty
Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: OAC 2013/2014
Replies: 27
Views: 13144

... but Herbie was no 53...

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by tufty
Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Moulds for 3D base design
Replies: 24
Views: 13127

However, I'm not sure about how the inner tube would behave inside a press frame. I.e. will it just bulge out on the sides of the press and exert very little force onto the laminate? Is so, are there any feasible methods to fully contain the inner tube inside the press? An inner tube will, indeed, ...
by tufty
Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:02 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: OGNI 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 3302

Fill it with a paste epoxy for wood, sand smooth. If it had been a small nick, I would have. Unfortunately, a nearly half-inch deep hole in the side of the core calls for more a more radical approach. Frickin' router. So, I've re-shaped the sides and it's currently clamped up with a couple of extra...
by tufty
Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: clear cedar vs vertically laminated bamboo
Replies: 19
Views: 9465

Oddly enough, HOT snowboards (now part of Hammer, and no longer producing alpine boards) used to make their Blast series with horizontally lammed cores. I suspect they lammed them themselves, though, so probably using rather different glues / epoxies than those used for flooring. I've got 2 of them,...
by tufty
Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:47 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: OGNI 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 3302

Had a productive morning or two, and then a bit of a disaster. Made up templates from 3mm ply "recovered" from some old cupboard doors. Might be able to "recover" some veneer for topsheet purposes from them as well, if I'm careful. Also finished up my core profiling surface, made from a pair of 20cm...
by tufty
Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:15 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: OGNI 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 3302

OGNI 2014

OGNI == Objet Glissant Non-Identifié

So, finally got down to it after a few tests, did the first glue-up of the core for my new skwal this morning.

Abachi with white oak stringers, ipé sidewalls to go on later.

Length will be 190, with a 14m radius.
by tufty
Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Twizz 2013/2014
Replies: 34
Views: 15581

Is that a Trent hanging off the wing?