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by falls
Sat Jan 09, 2010 7:18 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Goat-Ham-Ah project
Replies: 133
Views: 63419

220 is a great deal on dukes!
by falls
Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:31 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: So expensive!
Replies: 10
Views: 4361

i think you win!
Shipping to Australia is pretty bad too. At least there isn't import tax on ski materials or ski gear here unless its over $1000 at a time.
by falls
Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:48 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Goat-Ham-Ah project
Replies: 133
Views: 63419

yeah looks like the sidecut runs all the way through the rockered section and ends where the little "true" tips and tails kick up. No early taper from the contact points like suggested in the other post. and i agree they look awesome. have you got inserts and switching dukes from set to set or buyin...
by falls
Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:43 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: rockered skis
Replies: 71
Views: 46439

actually it seems you are a long way ahead as you have already built a pair!
didn't see the link to the pics first time round.
by falls
Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:31 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: rockered skis
Replies: 71
Views: 46439

ben I am at the same stage as you in the design work for some rockered/early rise skis. There are 2 ways to look at the sidecut in this type of ski I reckon (I won't use teh word rocker!). Either have a "normal" sidecut that extends to the normal point in the tip and tail. For fat skis this will mea...
by falls
Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: So expensive!
Replies: 10
Views: 4361

I hear you on the costs!
I managed to spend $60 today on threaded rod, nuts, bolts and airline fittings and hose. $60 seems a minium whenever I buy anything!
Hopefully getting a Hitachi router from my family for a birthday gift which will be a nice free change!
by falls
Mon Dec 28, 2009 1:47 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Getting started!
Replies: 323
Views: 127114

Fire Hoses

Finished up the fire hoses for the press today. Had to get new hoses after the original ones were too thick and not very flexible and I couldn't get them to seal. Ended up with PVC layflat hose. Using 2 x 4" diameter hoses that layflat about 6.5 inches wide each. Wall thickness is 2mm. They are the ...
by falls
Sat Dec 26, 2009 2:27 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Skevik Skis
Replies: 35
Views: 37657

Thanks redbull. I want to try and do sone screen prints in the future. Maybe not full length to start! I also have a friend who does lino cut prints which I reckon might be able to utilise the same ink as the screen printing. The dye sub printing looks like the way to go for more complex designs. Th...
by falls
Thu Dec 24, 2009 8:40 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Skevik Skis
Replies: 35
Views: 37657

I agree the skis look great.
With the screen printing did you just print with that specific ink onto the abraded side of the topsheet? What type of plastic did you use for the topsheet and did you have to do anything after you had printed it to help with bonding?
thanks
by falls
Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:36 pm
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Reasonable bamboo price?
Replies: 12
Views: 5645

AK I'd be interested to know how you are shaping your bamboo cores. If by planer/thicknesser with a crib how much you take off per pass and how good a quality planer you are using. My 500 dollar planer seems capable of about 0.3mm per pass without starting to try and fall apart. I think it might be ...
by falls
Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Thermocouple question
Replies: 42
Views: 14839

http://www.omega.com/ppt/pptsc.asp?ref=5LSC_5SRTC&ttID=5LSC_5SRTC&Nav= Nick the info on that link says the PFA insulation is good to 260 degrees C (well above 170F which a lot of people press at for epoxy cure). It seems the 36 gauge wire is crucial as it is thin enough to not cause indentation in ...
by falls
Mon Dec 21, 2009 5:13 pm
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Reasonable bamboo price?
Replies: 12
Views: 5645

i've been able to source untreated bamboo flooring here in the states (near Seattle, WA) for $4 U.S. a board (surplus). they're 182cm long and once the tongue and groove are sawed off they're 85mm wide by 15mm thick This was a post from KevyWevy. Boards arent as wide and would require some joining ...
by falls
Sun Dec 20, 2009 1:48 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Getting started!
Replies: 323
Views: 127114

finished up the planing crib and gave it a test run today. http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2519/4199027485_faac1a053d_o.jpg trimmed up deck of crib and applied grip tape over a 180cm long area I screwed it down with countersunk screws - 2 on the middle piece and 1 countersunk screw on the tip end to ...
by falls
Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:59 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Getting started!
Replies: 323
Views: 127114

that sounds pretty cool too! I'm a vet and part time cessna rebuilder who does what he's told by the boss who knows much more than me about rivets, aluminium and air tools! The bamboo boards I have are 150mm wide when the tongue and groove are gone. At 90mm wide you'd have to glue two together for a...
by falls
Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Side Wall "Insert" Router Bit
Replies: 26
Views: 14626

I like it ben.
I had the same idea all on my own before I read this thread, honest!