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by RoboGeek
Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Taking Care of Business
Replies: 18
Views: 6536

I have 4 businesses and none have gone into debt. One of them is paying for a startup my friends daughter is doing, because she is the graphic artist for another one of my companies and I know her skills. If you build and sell ski's, you will need a LLC or a sub-s with lots of E&O insurance. A ski b...
by RoboGeek
Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:07 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: I got a stiffy!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2716

There is no rule that says the core has to be perfectly level all the way across - experiment with some grooves cut lengthwise with a router, fore and aft of the mounting area. You can do a lot of tweaking that way without losing too much strength. I've been playing with diagonal cuts - right ski cu...
by RoboGeek
Sat Oct 10, 2009 6:00 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: first board finally!
Replies: 5
Views: 3068

purdy..

gonna do some graphics on it at all?
by RoboGeek
Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:03 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Issues Going from Snocad to SolidWorks, Turbo Cad, Etc
Replies: 10
Views: 4729

I had issues taking the files to a printer to get a continuous printout - it did just what you describe.

Never figured it out - I just printed it on my HP 4000 and cut and taped the profile together

at least the prints all have centering marks so alignment was easy
by RoboGeek
Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Four New SCC Models
Replies: 13
Views: 5481

Purdy! Gonna test them at Crystal?
by RoboGeek
Sun Jun 28, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: the $50 paint job
Replies: 0
Views: 1709

the $50 paint job

My winter beater/storm chasing car got very rusty the last few years. I had good picks of the actual molds and repairs, but my brand new kodak crapera took a dump with the pics locked deep in its bowels... So a week later after a new samsung cam I got some pics.. I'm sure you have all heard of the $...
by RoboGeek
Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:13 am
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: fixing my teeth myself...!?!?!?!
Replies: 13
Views: 9302

I lost a filling and cracked a tooth a few years ago, and couldn't get into the dentist for several days. After a few hours I decided to at least try to fix the pain by covering the nerve ending.. Dunno if you knew it or not, but super glue was developed for open heart surgery to replace using stitc...
by RoboGeek
Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: RIP Shane McConkey
Replies: 5
Views: 3513

heard about that.. bummer
by RoboGeek
Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:33 pm
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Problems with hemp fabric
Replies: 4
Views: 2020

be glad they aren't eating all your twinkies! If its exposed at all, its going to suck up moisture. Hemp rope is the same way. You could try things like mink oil, but then you lose the bond to the material. I agree with chrismp.. cap them bad boys. If not, try varnish or shellac, but treat the hemp ...
by RoboGeek
Thu Feb 19, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: the VDS hoax
Replies: 14
Views: 6048

wonder what a bead of silicone would do.. lol
by RoboGeek
Sat Feb 14, 2009 5:24 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: New Press: New questions
Replies: 2
Views: 2051

its good.. even in race cars we use rectangular tubing for chassis jigs because it distorts less than square
by RoboGeek
Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:26 am
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: friends and business
Replies: 4
Views: 2416

I own a computer/network business, and you wouldn't believe what they expect you to do for free.

family is no better..
For example, while everybody was enjoying x-mas dinner, I was removing viruses from 2 PC's and a laptop everybody brought over
by RoboGeek
Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:18 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: My new skis - Dragon 175
Replies: 5
Views: 3608

cool!! Love the graphics!
by RoboGeek
Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: piezoelectric fibers
Replies: 6
Views: 2663

Off on a slight tangent... we use piezo for vibration and stress monitoring on things like bridges. Its been used before in ski's for monitoring vibration and other movements, but it would really be gimmicky for vibration dampening. However, in robotics we use something called muscle wires - these a...
by RoboGeek
Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: The first big screw up
Replies: 9
Views: 4379

glad they worked out! I would imagine they feel like they have power steering with a soft tail