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by leboeuf
Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Bent Green Things 13/14
Replies: 146
Views: 44604

Is that flash section not under pressure? When I started to use heat I got bubbles in the non-pressure sections of the flash. Never had any issues with the sections of the ski that are under pressure. I didn't look to see your molds, but if you use tip/camber/tail molds then I'd give the area where ...
by leboeuf
Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:55 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: LeBoeuf's 2013/14, back in the game
Replies: 13
Views: 6159

Oh dear... Don't I feel a little stupid :oops: I went and checked the roll of material and sure enough there is a film on one side... Sammer, yes the inside is nice and smooth. Haha. I know almost nothing about sublimating graphics and just assumed that both sides are textured because they are both ...
by leboeuf
Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: LeBoeuf's 2013/14, back in the game
Replies: 13
Views: 6159

Well I took these out for a abusive trip to Utah and the topsheets started to peel off... I think I may have put the wrong side down. Does anyone know how to determine the bonding side of the skilab nylon topsheet? . It's really not obvious, both sides are textured. Besides the topsheet issues the s...
by leboeuf
Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:05 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: LeBoeuf's 2013/14, back in the game
Replies: 13
Views: 6159

Thanks guys! The "grinder" does work but it's pretty slow going. I'm using 120 grit for the most part. I have some 80 grit, but it's just too aggressive. Maybe I'll track down some 100 grit for the next set. I have some plans to build a bigger version out of a six inch pvc pipe that will involve som...
by leboeuf
Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: LeBoeuf's 2013/14, back in the game
Replies: 13
Views: 6159

The urethane worked out great. I probably should have done some research; didn't know bubbles were an issue. The liquid had a pretty low viscosity. https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-1bGvwo10sfs/Un_UUmPNRQI/AAAAAAAAC84/p5LoZ_xdIzA/w500-h1000-no/IMAG0507.jpg Sidewall close-up. There are some realllly...
by leboeuf
Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:09 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: LeBoeuf's 2013/14, back in the game
Replies: 13
Views: 6159

LeBoeuf's 2013/14, back in the game

Hey guys, I had to jump off the wagon last season. I took a job and relocated from New Mexico to Oregon last year and the my shop time took a hit... Back at it finally :) This season I decided to see what all the heated press rage was all about. I built some heat mats using some 22oz 90x+/-45 fiberg...
by leboeuf
Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:23 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Twizz 2012/2013
Replies: 165
Views: 51065

Haha well you could always just press at your vacation home on the mtn right? Or you could try the vac bag in the press thing again.

Glass laminates are relatively gas permeable so maybe you'll have half a day with pressurized (+/-) skis.
by leboeuf
Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: "you building what? Are you mad?"
Replies: 208
Views: 81016

I fear my router. It threw a bit on me about 3 years ago that lodged into my wall. Only then did I realize I almost always route with the bit at groin level. Stepping up to 1/2" shank bits should help in theory but I shiver a little every time that thing gets up to speed.
by leboeuf
Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Lets talk Bamboo
Replies: 19
Views: 8728

Do you guys have any binding issues with the bamboo? Or does it hold up to screws well enough? I think I saw some of you were using some kind of insert.
by leboeuf
Fri May 25, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: LeBoeuf's new 2012 skis (apocalypse skis?)
Replies: 5
Views: 3805

Speed was set by the max speed of my drill's lock feature :D

I just relocated to Portland, and ended up leaving lil'grinder back in NM. Stay tuned for ghetto blaster version 1.1. I'm thinking table saw motor powered and probably an 8 inch drum.
by leboeuf
Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: Test and Trip Reports: How Did They Work?
Topic: STOKE THREAD
Replies: 85
Views: 40388

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 i...
by leboeuf
Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Wood Press
Replies: 20
Views: 6890

Yowsers! Tension joinery in wood is a dark art.
by leboeuf
Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: Test and Trip Reports: How Did They Work?
Topic: STOKE THREAD
Replies: 85
Views: 40388

Back country New Mexico style :D

Here's a video of me on my back country skis out in the Sangre de Cristo back country
http://youtu.be/2oDfiu4bAXs

And a video of my buddy on my first set of commission skis :)
http://youtu.be/qUEJ6n-wxLM
by leboeuf
Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Descent Snowboards 2011 - 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 6945

Looking good Eric!
I've been in my house for 3 years now and I still have move crap left in my shop...
by leboeuf
Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Wood Press
Replies: 20
Views: 6890

Wood is completely viable for a hobby press. I supported mine with metal struts every 16". I initially wanted to make the struts out of wood also but joinery for tension can be tricky and expensive. $100 in steel and my crappy wire feed welder and it was done.