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by twizzstyle
Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: Yard Sale (non commercial)
Topic: GrindRite ST600 sander for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 2774

Email sent. I am going to be in the market for a ST600 in a month or two when my shop is rebuilt.
by twizzstyle
Mon Aug 03, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Breaking skis (destructive testing)
Replies: 4
Views: 2828

That's all I did when I worked for K2 as an intern. It was great fun. Did tests at room temperature, and in a giant freezer. It wouldn't be appropriate for me to share any of their methods I'm afraid.
by twizzstyle
Sun Jul 26, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: PSA: Oily rag spontaneous combustion
Replies: 11
Views: 4577

The smoke caused severe rusting on all exposed metal. So imagine things like a lathe, mill, bandsaw, where you have precision ground bare metal surfaces. That's all toast. Also anything with a motor, or any electronics, the smoke got inside everything and likely ruined all electrical connectors, etc...
by twizzstyle
Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: PSA: Oily rag spontaneous combustion
Replies: 11
Views: 4577

When we bought our house, my #1 requirement was that we had a detached garage/shop for me, for just this kind of thing. So even if the shop burnt to the ground, the house would have been fine. I'm going to spend this weekend going through things to see what I want them to try to save - even a lot of...
by twizzstyle
Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: PSA: Oily rag spontaneous combustion
Replies: 11
Views: 4577

Yep.

Fire restoration/clean-up guy came today to assess the damage. Looks like they will be able to clean/save many of my hand tools, but all of the big stuff is not saveable. Including all powered equipment, and tool chests. Thank god for insurance.
by twizzstyle
Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: PSA: Oily rag spontaneous combustion
Replies: 11
Views: 4577

(moved to apres ski building, oops) It's more than just minor cleanup. Just had an insurance guy out. At a minimum, sounds like all of my equipment (CNC machine, lathe, mill, ski grinder, band saw, etc) will be taken off-site for cleaning. If things are deemed unsalvagable, they may need replacing (...
by twizzstyle
Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: PSA: Oily rag spontaneous combustion
Replies: 11
Views: 4577

I can't seem to link my facebook photos to here. Just imagine a nice shop completely covered in black soot and a ruined epoxy floor.
by twizzstyle
Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: PSA: Oily rag spontaneous combustion
Replies: 11
Views: 4577

PSA: Oily rag spontaneous combustion

Those of you who are friends with me on Facebook may have seen my photos from today. I nearly lost my whole shop. I'm doing a big yard project, and was staining a bunch of wood yesterday. I threw a bunch of oil-soaked shop towels in my garbage can late last night and went to bed, not thinking anythi...
by twizzstyle
Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Fliberglass instead of plastic top layer
Replies: 7
Views: 4532

Lots of people have done ptex for topsheets, but you're right it's pretty heavy. K2 did it on the Public Enemies back in like 05? 06? I did it on my first few pairs I made, before switching to PBT (and now nylon)
by twizzstyle
Tue Jun 23, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: Commercial postings
Topic: SOLD Grindrite ST600 FOR SALE
Replies: 1
Views: 2648

(I fixed your link, you had some IMG tags at the end so it didn't work)
by twizzstyle
Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: what else you build?
Replies: 79
Views: 36430

Me and one of my car buddies made these. Mine's the orange one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZGdI9sMQIE
by twizzstyle
Mon Jun 15, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Foam Cores?
Replies: 7
Views: 4613

I bought this stuff from Kelvin a few years back:

http://www.blankslateskis.com/foam-core ... -x-1854mm/

No idea what exactly it is, but it's awesome, and those are my favorite skis.
by twizzstyle
Sat May 23, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: "you building what? Are you mad?"
Replies: 208
Views: 77009

You have 3 phase power at your house???
by twizzstyle
Mon May 18, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Seattle/Eastside area get together for local builders?
Replies: 52
Views: 24798

We talked about trying to get together twice a year - once in the summer to show off new builds or just BS about shop projects, then once (or more) in the winter to actually ski/ride.
by twizzstyle
Tue May 12, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: warped base?
Replies: 24
Views: 12224

How are you making your template?