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by falls
Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Could you make a pneumatic bladder from scratch?
Replies: 17
Views: 9683

these guys make inflatable press bladders http://atlinc.com/inflatables.html scroll down a bit I contacted someone once about one and got a quote of $2000 The other thing you could do was I saw a photo the other day where someone used round metal bars to clamp the ends of the hose. You could move th...
by falls
Sun Jun 12, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Volition Skis - 2016 and beyond
Replies: 27
Views: 15174

I had some feedback from some people who have tried innegra that the close weaves are very hard to wet out effectively and can lead to delams due to poor fibre encapsulation. (it is polypropylene fibre same as an ice cream tub that if you mix epoxy in it you can often pop it back out when its set - ...
by falls
Sun Jun 12, 2016 4:16 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Kampai Custom
Replies: 117
Views: 58393

snowboard tip/tail molds can be significantly larger radii than a lot of ski molds as well (+ the tip/tail shapes are much tighter bends than a snowboard - except the points on your swallow tails). 3/4 wrap is way easier to do and a lot of people on here are just building for themselves and 3/4 hold...
by falls
Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:56 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: warped base?
Replies: 24
Views: 13520

What are people's experiences with cutting bases out, attaching edges and then using them a day/multiple days later. You see stacks of edged bases in the factory videos that they use through the day. Surely the layup masters don't start an hour later than the edgers. They must sit there overnight. r...
by falls
Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:44 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Planer jig that last
Replies: 9
Views: 5747

yeah mine is a bit bowed lengthwise but the planer pushes it flat and the cors come out OK. It's not bowed side to side - that would mess up your core thickness
by falls
Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:11 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Volition Skis - 2016 and beyond
Replies: 27
Views: 15174

I just got an order in from shapers.com.au this morning - carbon uni/innegra mix :D
by falls
Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:43 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Volition Skis - 2016 and beyond
Replies: 27
Views: 15174

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I'm tired of having great ideas only to find out someone else already invented it!
by falls
Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Volition Skis - 2016 and beyond
Replies: 27
Views: 15174

Someone usually has had your idea before
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by falls
Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:20 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Volition Skis - 2016 and beyond
Replies: 27
Views: 15174

What's the story with the shaping of the topsheet at one end prior to layup Chris?
by falls
Fri May 27, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Drag Knife Software
Replies: 11
Views: 7101

I think my vinyl cutter uses HPGL which I think is different to gcode.
by falls
Sat May 21, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Drag Knife Software
Replies: 11
Views: 7101

http://donektools.com/free-cnc-router-software/links-2/ I don't have a drag knife but I remember watching a video about the donek drag knife and at corners it makes special g code to create square corners by sending the knife in a curve defined by the offset of the cutting point. I'm sure the video...
by falls
Sat Apr 30, 2016 2:53 am
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Heating Edges for Bending
Replies: 11
Views: 7187

thanks for all the tips.
My slight delams are downwards not outwards. Its fine in a rocker tip/tail as the curve is large radius, but is more pronounced in a normal tip/tail where the radius is tight.
I have done a heated bend around the tip of my next pair to try a full wrap.
by falls
Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Heating Edges for Bending
Replies: 11
Views: 7187

Heating Edges for Bending

Hello everyone From my experience with 3/4 wrap when the edge is being forced into a tighter tip/tail curve the tendency of the edge to spring back to flat leads to very minor delamination with use. Iggyskier from ON3P recently posted about detempering the ends of the edges to get better pressing in...
by falls
Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: OAC 2015/2016
Replies: 5
Views: 3269

Looking good
That weight seems pretty good to me for a 105mm waist ski. Even production lightweight carbon skis often aren't earth shattering with their weight savings.
eg Volkl V werks BMT 109 is 1740g @ 186cm length