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by falls
Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:23 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: My Edge Bender
Replies: 34
Views: 58256

thanks redbull do you design your ski shapes with specific radii in mind. I think I saw on the skevik video you marked the edges where each radius needs to start and stop. Is that from trial and error or from knowing for how far your ski bends at a particular radius?
by falls
Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: snowcads limits ?
Replies: 16
Views: 7862

yeah alexis. I have started using autocad for drawing template and tip/tail shapes. It takes a bit more learning and time than snocad, but gives you much more freedom in design, especially with ski design and rocker/5 dimension ski designs like the rossi S7 and armad JJ among others. I think you'd f...
by falls
Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: My Edge Bender
Replies: 34
Views: 58256

twizz or red bull: how did you decide how far apart the 2 rollers would be?
The single roller obviously needs to have its centre exactly halfway between the centres of the other two, but is there a reasoning for how far apart you would mount the 2 rollers on their side? thanks
by falls
Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Shopvac's Skis
Replies: 95
Views: 65252

How is the durability in the tips without a full edge wrap shopvac?
by falls
Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:42 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: ON3P Skis
Replies: 167
Views: 125873

I have seen a company here in Australia that sells plastic containers with pump action dispensers. Like those for suncream or hand soap. http://boatcraft.com.au/Shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=8 a few items down. Their epoxy comes in plastic containers with threaded lids so to use something lik...
by falls
Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:47 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: adjustable reverse router bridge profiler tool
Replies: 40
Views: 16949

You could and rig some rollers that move with your router carriage. If you stopped the carriage from being able to move up or down you could have a roller on either side as wide as your cores. These could have their axel ends mounted on firm springs so they would force the core down but also move wi...
by falls
Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Getting started!
Replies: 323
Views: 127114

I love the painted wall!
The hangar was built as an aircraft museum, which has since closed.
There are still exhibits hanging from the roof and here and there amongst the planes being worked on. It is a good workspace just very hot at the moment 43 degrees C inside most days!
by falls
Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:21 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Getting started!
Replies: 323
Views: 127114

Http://www.hoseonline.com.au
It is 4 inch diam when inflated. $14 per metre.
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by falls
Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:15 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Rocker/Early rise tip and tail molds
Replies: 9
Views: 4454

Chris. Do you mean you used a very short length of large radius curve to meet the straight line for rocker, then applied a tip curve to the end? That makes good sense, best of both worlds.
Montucky, is "booty" good or bad? I've not heard it before!
by falls
Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:59 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Rocker/Early rise tip and tail molds
Replies: 9
Views: 4454

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4021/4270562235_3e6470e33e_b.jpg Picture to demonstrate. Upper drawing uses a 1935mm radius arc to go up 20mm over 25cm and blends better with flat camber running length. Lower drawing uses straight line to rise 20mm in 25cm. Small kink at junction with running length...
by falls
Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:31 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Potential CNC template service -- feedback requested
Replies: 14
Views: 7180

thanks. very clever!
by falls
Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:25 am
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Broken Binding - G3 base plate
Replies: 9
Views: 4928

No, Australia. Was in NZ for 3 weeks this year. The ski almost took a ski instructor with it. It disapperaed over the edge and luckily the nose hit something and it catapaulted about 5m in the air and fell to a stop rather than just diasappearing into thin air. I managed to ski away from it on 1 ski...
by falls
Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:50 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Rocker/Early rise tip and tail molds
Replies: 9
Views: 4454

Rocker/Early rise tip and tail molds

Hi all Just drawing ski tip and tail molds to be CNC cut soon and have a question about blending the tip mold to the running length mold. I am planning on flat camber for my first pair(s). I have drawn molds using a wide arc to create what I think people would call early rise (950mm radius for tip)....
by falls
Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:18 am
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Broken Binding - G3 base plate
Replies: 9
Views: 4928

It sounds like either the plastic was defective or something weakened it if you have broken both now. Maybe a bad batch of plastic? They should last more than 20 days. Replace the second broken piece and see if they both break again in 20 days? Then I'd say design flaw. I had never broken anything u...
by falls
Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:13 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Potential CNC template service -- feedback requested
Replies: 14
Views: 7180

Hi Mike I think your prices seem very very reasonable. I'm in Australia so the shipping puts me out of the equation, but the price for the actual service is great. I am getting templates cut now and it's $100 per hour (about $93US) for programming/cutting, + MDF costs. Not to hijack your thread, but...