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by Skierguy
Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:41 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Veneer finish
Replies: 32
Views: 17032

Lot's of good information here so I thought I would post my experience so far. I used a Cherry Veneer for this set of skis (Non-paper backed). We wet out the veneer during the layup to ensure a nice even coating of epoxy through the veneer (no blotchy, dry spots). The top of the cassette was waxed w...
by Skierguy
Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Veneer finish
Replies: 32
Views: 17032

Has anyone had any experiences with their mold release affecting their finish? I'm getting ready to varnish my top sheet's (cherry veneer) but the they have some of the wax we used as a mold release on the top. I am a little hesitant to use a chemical to remove the wax as I'm afraid it will negative...
by Skierguy
Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:57 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Veneer finish
Replies: 32
Views: 17032

Is anyone staining or dying their veneer before laying up?
by Skierguy
Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:14 am
Forum: Test and Trip Reports: How Did They Work?
Topic: STOKE THREAD
Replies: 85
Views: 42842

Had a fun day at SAT yesterday. Lot's of slush bumps early and the tree's softened up after lunch. Who did I park next to at the 360 grill?

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by Skierguy
Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: The pouring urethane sidewall thread
Replies: 285
Views: 129877

How about using either an 8" or 10" dia. PVC pipe for a single ski's pressure chamber? It should give you enough more than enough space to make a small shelf within the pipe to place the core level. An 8” pipe should give you at least 7 ½” of usable width and a 10” pipe 9 ½” (Assuming 1 ½” tall work...
by Skierguy
Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:06 am
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Carbonized Bamboo vs Natural Bamboo
Replies: 1
Views: 1210

Carbonized Bamboo vs Natural Bamboo

Has anyone used carbonized bamboo as a core material? My understanding is that is a little bit softer as a result of carbonizing process. (20- 30% from what I have read). I am a little leery of using the carbonized as my inclination would be to thicken the profile slightly to compensate for the soft...
by Skierguy
Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Any good sources for vertically laminated bamboo???
Replies: 6
Views: 2477

I have talked to a few suppliers and have found that the 1/2" vertically laminated bamboo sheets (4'x8') are not carried because they are so fragile and tend to split when not fully supported. A supplier may be willing to work with you if you order a unit of it.
by Skierguy
Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Inserts
Replies: 13
Views: 5696

Inserts are $1.15 EA. w/ qty discount @ 100 and 500. The plates make sense when you switch back and forth from alpine bindings to dynafit's. If not then inserts are probably the way to go.

BTW I have no affiliation to them but followed the development of their plates and inserts.
by Skierguy
Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Inserts
Replies: 13
Views: 5696

You could always use Binding Freedom inserts if you find you want to switch bindings but don't want to worry about keeping the inserts in the correct location during layup.

bindingfreedom dot com
by Skierguy
Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Douglas Fir or Hemlock Fir
Replies: 12
Views: 5111

I would leave the core thickness the same. IMO The bigger issue with Fir as a core material has to do with binding retention rather than overall strength of the core. Adding core thickness will not help binding retention. If you are going to use a fir core I would recommend using binding inserts as ...
by Skierguy
Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Heat affecting camber
Replies: 42
Views: 27202

Heat affecting camber

When using a heated press, how does the rate at which heat is ramped up affect the camber of a ski? Specifically when applied in a single side application. I have seen scattered information around the board about this topic, but thought I would try and consolidate some answers.
by Skierguy
Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Heating Blanket
Replies: 2
Views: 1551

PM Sent
by Skierguy
Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: bamboo side wall or just leave the core
Replies: 6
Views: 2447

SHIF, I am very intrigued by the possibility of using macaranduba as a side wall. Have you had any trouble with warping or twisting in your experience with it? I have had the unfortunate experience of working with it on a deck. I had a lot of trouble with the wood warping and twisting after it was i...
by Skierguy
Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:21 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: cat track material cost?
Replies: 10
Views: 4851

That price does not seem unexpected from a hardware store. You will definitely pay a substantial premium for material like that at a hardware store. I would look into a local building material supplier or a miscellaneous metal shop. Another option is to use wood like shopvac did. I have no personal ...
by Skierguy
Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:37 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Edge Bender Option
Replies: 4
Views: 3089

Looks like it should work great. Does it twist the edges as it bends them?