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Cabal
(@markp)
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15/08/2020 5:39 pm  

Hi fellow builders

Last year I built my first two pairs of skis.  Junksupply provided the bases, edges, rubber, resins and some of the fibre glass.  I used a UK company for carbon fibre and bi-axil fibre glass.  I made the cores from laminated Ash with one pair incorporating a Sapele stringer.  My son and I tested the skis in the Aosta Valley late February 2020.  They were really good, better than I could have hoped for.  To say I was totally stoked would be an understatement.  Now I don't use CNC, it's all HANDMADE in my case, jigs and templates take a little time but the rewards are more gratifying.  Anyway enough chatting and lets see if I can upload some photo's.

IMG 20200112 121727
IMG 20200112 141251
IMG 20200119 140706
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IMG 20200226 205317
IMG 20200224 122957

 I'll be making more skis soon but my latest project is an Ash framed road bike


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Cabal
(@markp)
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15/08/2020 5:49 pm  

Confession time: As you can see my profiled vacum table was sheeted in acrylic which was screwed to the ply shadows. This didn't produce a good vacum as air was leaking in via the numerous screw holes.  So for my second pair I laminated over the acrylic with formica and that made a tremendous difference to the amount of vacum my refrigerator pump could produce.


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admin
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20/08/2020 2:38 pm  

Thank you for sharing! Always enjoyable to see other ppls work 🙂


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