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by plywood
Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Test and Trip Reports: How Did They Work?
Topic: rock baby test
Replies: 11
Views: 7425

absolutely stunning landscape!
by plywood
Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:14 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: router bridge made easy
Replies: 7
Views: 3750

sorry, took me a little while... yeh, ok, technically it`s not the bridge, it`s the sledge to slide the router across the whole construction. i totally agree, planers are the way to go. BUT: when it comes to molds planers are pretty useless. i use this construction to "profile" the camber into my mo...
by plywood
Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: router bridge made easy
Replies: 7
Views: 3750

router bridge made easy

thought i`d share this with you, maybe it helps someone. the first router bridge i built was for ski cores and only measured 30cm or so in width. as i needed some new parts for a wide mold (40cm wide) i had to build a new, wider router bridge. so i came up with a new idea: you need: - 1 piece of ang...
by plywood
Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: "hexcel" aluminium cores
Replies: 6
Views: 3347

Re: "hexcel" aluminium cores

those were aluminium honeycomb, right? i built a skateboard with honeycomb sandwich stuff. it was aramid-honeycomb though... but anyway. the thing with honeycomb is: it`s not made for bending. it`s super stable if you build stiff planks, but as you flex it it gets complicated. in my skateboard the c...
by plywood
Fri May 14, 2010 10:10 am
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Paulownia
Replies: 22
Views: 13371

i`m just investigating paulownia as well. it is super light and pretty strong compared to its weight. i haven`t done some laminated tests up to now, just flexed the wood and snapped it into pieces. i was surprised how well it hold up. it nearly hold up as much load as poplar. the fibres of paulownia...
by plywood
Sat May 01, 2010 11:45 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Getting started!
Replies: 323
Views: 130899

nice press design! looks pretty elegant ;)
by plywood
Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:28 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Getting started!
Replies: 323
Views: 130899

always interesting to see your progress AND the airplanes in the background ;)
by plywood
Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:08 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: welcome to the next level
Replies: 7
Views: 4468

the rubber sidewalls...i guess sidewalls are too small to be concerned about their weight and weight is not the issue, it`s machining them and getting them into shape. this issue can be solved though, but there are many more to come. even if it`s hard rubber it is still flexible - which resulted in ...
by plywood
Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: welcome to the next level
Replies: 7
Views: 4468

sadly there`s nothing but pure chaos on the inside of the shop ;) the shop is located in an old concrete factory which was shut down about 10 years ago. so it has been left for the past 10 years and looks really cool and rotten - as you said, great for horror movies, foto shootings and such stuff, b...
by plywood
Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:59 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: welcome to the next level
Replies: 7
Views: 4468

welcome to the next level

as there are so many professional looking home-built ski out in this forum recently it was time for me to step up to the next level as well. actually this was planned some time ago as I run out of base material - I was kind of fed up with the endless quest of getting sources for small quantities. ad...
by plywood
Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:34 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: what do you think this is? cork?
Replies: 9
Views: 6272

this looks very very interesting. as far as i can see this...thing has something like veneer on top and on the bottom. this could prevent it from getting soaked with too much epoxy. i built skateboards using balsa once and used this very same technique to stop the balsa from soaking up all the epoxy...
by plywood
Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Shopvac's Skis
Replies: 95
Views: 66997

the veneer looks awesome!
how did the pau ferro veneer hold up on your first pair? lots of chipping or no deal at all?
by plywood
Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:47 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: welding wood!!
Replies: 7
Views: 3323

yeh, nidecker is using it on one of their high-performance freeride models. if i remember correctly it was 2 years ago when they first used it. tried to get hands on some woodwelded core but neither nidecker nor the guys from the university where they invented it could/wanted to help me.
by plywood
Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:39 am
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: SURF SKIS???? WTF
Replies: 4
Views: 2784

plan B in case of global warming ;)
by plywood
Thu Dec 24, 2009 3:52 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Skevik Skis
Replies: 35
Views: 38521

those grafics are really nice! keep on the good work!