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by JSquare
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Core splitting
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: Core splitting

I'm troubled by the split. Ayous is a new wood to me, but it shouldnt be splitting like that. It's almost like a drying stress from green wood. You could try to fill in with glue but i'd be worried whatever caused it to crack in the first place. If you've got panel clamps or can re clamp, i'd get th...
by JSquare
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: SnoCad Mixed Camber Design
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Re: SnoCad Mixed Camber Design

This one is a little tough. 1 has been debated seriously on here in the past. Best defense of your take is that the lunch trays can stack. 2. I'd ditch snowcad for camber profile. Just punch stuff into a spreadsheet, do like 10 points straight lines between. you dont notice the straight lines 3. not...
by JSquare
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: quick tip: die cut ski base
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: quick tip: die cut ski base

Nice work!!

...somewhere around here i have some letters we did a long time ago. We used the same type of design and a hydraulic press. I'll see if i can find a photo to add.
by JSquare
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Snowboard setback and camber dimensions
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: Snowboard setback and camber dimensions

TBH, there is no normal. And it varies with board length and so many things. Just start measuring every board you find and get a feel for it. The range is prob 2-8mm from little to a lot for a 155cm ish board.
by JSquare
Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: snoCAD-X
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: snoCAD-X

by JSquare
Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: snoCAD-X
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: snoCAD-X

Its been 5+ years since ive used that program. Sounds like your machine might not be recognizing the file extensions. I'm wondering if your unzipping process its wrecking the extensions somehow. Post a screen shot of the file/folder and extensions?
by JSquare
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: split before or after base grind
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: split before or after base grind

Beautiful board. Nice work.
100% agree with Tom's comments so far.
One thing-- if you have any warp in your base side to side, cutting down the middle would help limit the amount of material you need to get it flat.
Generally-- if you like your result, i'd say roll with your process.
by JSquare
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Acrylic painted artwork Q
Replies: 10
Views: 410

Re: Acrylic painted artwork Q

I would think that the epoxy on the top veneer, sanded with 220 grit or similar would be a nice primer for adhesion. I will say though-- i had a past bad experience with putting a rattle can acyrlic on top of the wood, and then applying the PU clearcoat. I tried everything-- clear adhesion promoters...
by JSquare
Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Acrylic painted artwork Q
Replies: 10
Views: 410

Re: Acrylic painted artwork Q

Woof sorry-- i've not been on top of posting here. So what i'm working on here on this particular project may or may not be applicable.I've been making a batch of 4 of kids boards, 80cm, and two of these have been used to work on some rattle can, hydrodip, swirl coat process dev. So what i'll show h...
by JSquare
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Jonrezz’s Build Log
Replies: 37
Views: 2637

Re: Jonrezz’s Build Log

That sounds like a lot of smoke from your vac pump. You should include a needle valve so it doesn't pull so hard. ^What he said. The way i typically see this done is that there's a cross fitting going into the pump from the bag. T-d in there is a vacuum gauge and a bleeder valve. You shouldnt need ...
by JSquare
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: split before or after base grind
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: split before or after base grind

Congrats an your first build!

It might be helpful if you shared a few more details regarding the design, process, and any issues you're trying to work with. How'd it go? Anything that makes you ask the question? maybe even a photo or two? I'm not sure i understand your question just yet.
by JSquare
Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Acrylic painted artwork Q
Replies: 10
Views: 410

Re: Acrylic painted artwork Q

Experiments ongoing! Working with a couple short kid sized decks on some swirl coating on topsheet after layup, which is its own challenge. I'll get some posts up in coming weeks. One thing I'll say is that montana has a variety of colors, and they've actually been emailing back and forth with me pr...
by JSquare
Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Splitboard "tounge and groove" concept
Replies: 11
Views: 339

Re: Splitboard "tounge and groove" concept

Very happy you posted this here. I saw some chatter on the fb group and its just not a great place to get into it. The idea is neat. The sharpening piece is interesting. There are people out there rocking DIY splits without the inner edge at all. Its not ideal but enough for me to pause and take a s...
by JSquare
Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Jonrezz’s Build Log
Replies: 37
Views: 2637

Re: Jonrezz’s Build Log

I did read on another thread a while ago about unpredictable camber with one sided heat. My thought here was try a ramp/soak controller and program a gradual temp profile instead of just blasting the heat full throttle up to setpoint, hopefully reducing the unevenness. if my little experiment fails...
by JSquare
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: First Board!
Replies: 18
Views: 1021

Re: First Board!

I usually prepare multiple cups with resin and hardener, but just don't mix yet. then whenever you're ready you can just stir and use without getting the scale all messy... I weigh out 5-6 solo cups (100-200g depending on the size of the board) of resin. Then I zero the scale with an empty cup, put...