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by backyardskier
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: edge release for tip spacers?
Replies: 6
Views: 1770

edge release for tip spacers?

Never used tip spacers before but going to start using them. The one thing I'm unsure of is there a need for a edge release on them like the ski cores?
by backyardskier
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Where to buy a silicone sheet for a vacuum press?
Replies: 6
Views: 3605

Anyone know any places in North America that won't cost an arm and leg?
by backyardskier
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Junction/transition core-tipspacer
Replies: 4
Views: 2419

I have tried pretty much each way to do it and nothing have failed yet.
by backyardskier
Wed May 03, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Wood for cores preference
Replies: 2
Views: 2558

Wood for cores preference

Its been a while and we all have our own methods of making skis, so why not find out what everyone is using for cores. Currently for me It is hard maple and bass wood, it is a good balance for the stiffness under foot and the flex and low weight on the ends. And a few skis with one solid piece of po...
by backyardskier
Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: S class fiberglass
Replies: 0
Views: 1849

S class fiberglass

Been looking around for S class fiber glass and the sites I keep ending up at are ones that dont look the most trustful. Anyone know any good sites?
by backyardskier
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: My new free tourer
Replies: 16
Views: 8120

That homemade drum sander is very cool, never thought about using one for profiling.
by backyardskier
Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: What paint to use under fiberglass and epoxy?
Replies: 2
Views: 1902

What paint to use under fiberglass and epoxy?

Looking to paint my cores but what should I use that won't harm the adhesiveness of the epoxy and fiberglass? Oil based paints ? Water base paints? Colored pens?
by backyardskier
Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Handheld CNC router
Replies: 4
Views: 3458

Handheld CNC router

Just saw this and kind of want it.
https://shapertools.com/
by backyardskier
Sat Nov 26, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Light weight fiberglass
Replies: 5
Views: 3418

for anything 10 oz and under all i can find is e glass.
by backyardskier
Sat Nov 26, 2016 5:49 am
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Light weight fiberglass
Replies: 5
Views: 3418

Light weight fiberglass

Looking for lightweight fiberglass. I know that you can get can buy light weight fiberglass from surfboards shops but apparently that kind of fiberglass isn't good for ski building because it isn't made to bend and flex. What would be a good 5oz and under fiberglass?
by backyardskier
Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: warped base?
Replies: 24
Views: 12862

I called crown plastics and asked them what they recommend to get the best result. Cut the base to length let it flatten out and prior to cutting to shape hit the sanded side with a flame to relieve stress.
by backyardskier
Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: warped base?
Replies: 24
Views: 12862

Had this happen to me for the first time, no idea what caused it to happen. I cut my bases to shape and attach edges at a later date, while i wait i press the bases down with weight. Really posting to see how guys like on3p store skis with edges attached and not worry about wrapping. http://i63.tiny...
by backyardskier
Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:33 am
Forum: Yard Sale (non commercial)
Topic: Anyone willing to part with scrap base material?
Replies: 1
Views: 1583

Anyone willing to part with scrap base material?

Instead of buying a huge roll of it I figured I would just ask on here and see if any one has left overs that they are willing to part with. I only have black base and they need some color added in.