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by falls
Sat May 13, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Stupid things you did when ski building
Replies: 15
Views: 7908

Both builds had problem after problem to the point I would have to consider just binning the core if it happened again.
Some builds just seem doomed from the beginning with one problem after the other all the way.
by falls
Fri May 12, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Stupid things you did when ski building
Replies: 15
Views: 7908

I still ski a ski with a near full thickness semi circle out of the tip where the router bearing slipped off the edge when shaping the bevel. I filled the hole with a ptex candle that fell out long ago. Still stuck fast together. Epoxy is amazing stuff. Also wrote on bottom of core L and R in big un...
by falls
Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Entropy CLR clear coat
Replies: 10
Views: 4980

Thanks vin. I knew it was on here somewhere, couldn't find it even using the google site search.
You just put on one coat? Sand and polish afterwards, or its good enough without any work after application?
by falls
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Entropy CLR clear coat
Replies: 10
Views: 4980

Entropy CLR clear coat

Hi Everyone I am going to order some entropy CLR to clear coat a veneer topped pair of skis instead of the household outdoor polyurethane I have used in the past. The skis were skim coated with epoxy at layup. Just wondering what method people have had success with for applying the clear coat. eg. f...
by falls
Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Graphics dilemma
Replies: 26
Views: 8749

I've used die cut vinyl stickers as templates. Stick them on. Paint on the paint/epoxy paint/spray can. Then when touch dry peel off the vinyl. It works great without any bleed, esp with a thicker paint like an epoxy paint. It's not reusable, and it can be a bit fiddly in small pieces like the centr...
by falls
Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Ski Vise Options.
Replies: 5
Views: 4217

I have the yellow Toko version. Pretty sure I bought it from Tognar. Can do waist up to 100mm but wider skis can just balance on the top of all 3 pieces for wax/tune.
http://www.tognar.com/toko-world-cup-ski-vise/
by falls
Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Pressing learning curve
Replies: 6
Views: 4496

The actual layup and pressing after 5 pairs is probably enough for learning to do it well. Then just small improvements every time. Every pair we have made have been skiable (first pair marginal due to soft flex!) without any major defects. I try and improve at least one thing in the process with ea...
by falls
Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: to rebate/rabbit
Replies: 20
Views: 10800

With the CF in that space I don't think you need to rabbet nearly as deep as you are. You are probably getting strong pressure in between the edge teeth where the core is pushing down and weak pressure at the edges because the depth of your rebate plus the thickness of the CF is almost twice the dep...
by falls
Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:02 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: The pouring urethane sidewall thread
Replies: 285
Views: 124083

Hi again gav I got some of the erapol cc60D and my test so far is looking better than the smooth-on 305. Just wondering whether you are using a vacuum to degas after mixing. It is pretty thick and I seemed to introduce bubbles when mixing that wouldn't dissipate during the pot life. Secondly with th...
by falls
Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:56 pm
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: CPS Base
Replies: 5
Views: 4273

I have not had base from cps, but another german company Okulen. It is black 7500 I think and has been good for bonding and seems pretty tough and hard to damage skiing.
by falls
Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:07 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Soul Skis
Replies: 121
Views: 76583

looking good!
by falls
Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:37 am
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Duravision 5050 as Veneer protection
Replies: 6
Views: 5635

unrelated to putting a topsheet on, but it looks like you could do a bit more on topsheet/sidewall bevel to protect the topsheet from chipping. Either a more slanted sidewall, or a second steeper angle at the topsheet edge. The last pair I made I did a 7.5 degree sidewall and then rather than taking...
by falls
Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:19 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: DANE
Replies: 22
Views: 11241

Looking at the gate side again it is actually not going to stop deflection at all. The clips are 90 degrees off where they should be. All they are doing is stopping the gate from swinging down away from the press. When you pump it up the top and bottom forms will move away from each other and the lo...
by falls
Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:12 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: DANE
Replies: 22
Views: 11241

You need to make the back and front symmetrical. With the gate just on one side that side won't deflect as much but the other unsupported side will deflect a lot. That will mean weird warping in any boards you build. I agree with the others. The only thing stopping deflection on one side is 3 thin h...
by falls
Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: warped base?
Replies: 24
Views: 13532

OK thanks I was looking at the moment skis videos and they had a stack of about 10 edged bases on a shelf which they would just spray glue to a flat metal casette sheet. No recessed cassette. I haven't had any warping issues. I usually do the base cutting and edging in the morning then spray glue on...