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by feldybikes
Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Honecomb ABS tip and tail spacers
Replies: 9
Views: 3627

How do you use a honeycomb and not end up filling the whole thing with epoxy and then how much does that actually help with weight?
by feldybikes
Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: ski tail protection
Replies: 2
Views: 1211

I think PM Gear uses a piece of metal. I assume aluminum. Their site seems to be down right now, so I can't check there. I would think you could cut out a piece of aluminum the save thickness as your base and just use that. I'm guessing it would be easy to cut a sheet of Al with a jig saw in this th...
by feldybikes
Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Full wrap or 3/4 for park ski
Replies: 22
Views: 5153

You want to get kevlar tow, just threads of kevlar basically. Tie it to one of the edge tines, and then thread it side-to-side, looping it around the edge tines with a little bit of tension in it. I wish I could remember who was doing that, they had some good pictures of it (it was a snowboard if I...
by feldybikes
Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Ideas about short skis for uphill
Replies: 15
Views: 3968

Are you aware that this product (or something similar to what you're describing) exists? http://www.mountaingear.com/item_images/mnfct2//common/altai%20skis/l_230050_s06_dir.jpg Built-in skins, too! I realize this is skibuilders, but the OP looked like he was more interested in getting something tha...
by feldybikes
Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:49 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Kublai ski press with new lowering top mold assembly
Replies: 13
Views: 12074

Tangentially OT: that video was rad. I like the contrast of the CNC router, then the mixer that looks like it came from Goodwill for the epoxy. Same with the pro base grinder and the old iron. Only use the good stuff where you need to -- I like it!
by feldybikes
Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Single or Double Press?
Replies: 2
Views: 1062

Thanks for the response.

Good point on the cores.

Based on my vast experience of pressing one pair, I think I can get everything together in time. Guess there's only one way to find out!
by feldybikes
Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:16 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Single or Double Press?
Replies: 2
Views: 1062

Single or Double Press?

First off, I will say that I did try to search, but if this subject has been covered before, I couldn't figure out the right search terms, so please point me in the right direction. I've got a pair of skis under my belt that I made using a friend's pneumatic press. Prior to meeting said, friend, I h...
by feldybikes
Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Wood core secrets...
Replies: 13
Views: 8423

Those were two cool videos. Thanks!

Anyone notice how in the layout one they put down VDS, then the FG binding reinforcement, then titanal? Why wouldn't the VDS be next to the titanal? Or was I interpreting that incorrectly?
by feldybikes
Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Slgihtly Rusting Edges ... Uhmmm ?
Replies: 16
Views: 4775

+1 more for Colorado. I've had some edges sitting around for a year without appreciable rust. And a couple bike frames for 3+ years with no paint and not *that* much rust. ;)
by feldybikes
Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: When topsheets fail.. Help solve the mystery!
Replies: 32
Views: 11230

I have a related problem so I thought I'd post in this thread. If it's more appropriate to start a new one, let me know and I'll do that. I used clear plastic topsheets that appeared to have stuck reasonably well in most places, but more or less not at all in others. When I cut off the flash, they c...
by feldybikes
Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Wait Just a second, This is getting insane-DPS Spoon 150
Replies: 20
Views: 7912

The Spoon moves ski design into a complex world of four dimensions where shape rocker, base convexity, and cleats all must work together in a synergistic design. Welcome to the future. Really? Really? I've seen the future, and there's one more dimension. (where's the rolleye emoticon on this site) ...
by feldybikes
Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: don't buy cheap crap
Replies: 29
Views: 6570

Doughboy,

Unless you got a totally jacked thermometer, you should be correct that the TC reading has nothing to do with the tuning parameters. All those do is tell the power output when to turn on and off.

I (unfortunately) know a lot more about PID and temperature control than I do ski building.
by feldybikes
Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Poor Boyz Revolver Ski Layup
Replies: 19
Views: 5001

The skiing wasn't bad, either. ~4:24 there's the pillow line from hell. Of course, it's just flipped over rather than ridden, but still cool.
by feldybikes
Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:45 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Interwebz help: edge bender thread
Replies: 4
Views: 1402

Thanks. I thought I also saw one with the other type of tubing bender pictured above (or similar). Maybe not.

edited to add:

here http://boardcrafter.com/content/view/24/33/
by feldybikes
Sat Dec 04, 2010 3:14 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Interwebz help: edge bender thread
Replies: 4
Views: 1402

Interwebz help: edge bender thread

Tried searching but I can't find a thread about making an edge bending out of a cheap tubing bender like this one: http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/300/e1/e1a131fa-9ad1-4459-8894-433b87724739_300.jpg I swear I've seen something like this before, but perhaps I'm going insane. Little hel...