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 Post subject: 100% DIY (DIY Kit not Voilé Kit)
PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:01 am 
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Ok this is an attemps to create the cheapest splitboard. This will no be a sketchy door hardware conversion, i bought stainless steel plates, uhmv puck, etc. The goal is tho create a custom kit eho will ride great from raw material with minimal tools. This is my weekend projet, pics and details on monday !

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 Post subject: Re: 100% DIY (DIY Kit not Voilé Kit)
PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:19 am 
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Good luck! :thumpsup:
Where did you get the UHMV pucks? I would like to try out some of these.

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 Post subject: Re: 100% DIY (DIY Kit not Voilé Kit)
PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:29 pm 
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Allright, so here was has been done so far :
The board as been splitted
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Photo janv. 26, 8 48 24 PM by alexhlesieur1, on Flickr
The clip have been hand machined with a radial saw and a lot of grinder time
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Photo janv. 26, 8 48 50 PM by alexhlesieur1, on Flickr
The hook have been hand machined with a hacksaw and a lot of grinder time
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Photo janv. 26, 8 49 31 PM by alexhlesieur1, on Flickr
The plate has been machined with a simple radial saw and some sand paper
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Photo janv. 26, 8 49 59 PM by alexhlesieur1, on Flickr
The slider have been cutted (simple 3/4" by 3/4", 1/8" thick aluminium channels)
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Photo janv. 26, 8 50 24 PM by alexhlesieur1, on Flickr
The fit should be nice once mounted on the aluminium bindings
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Photo janv. 26, 8 51 34 PM by alexhlesieur1, on Flickr
Preview of the 100% DIY Voilé Light Rail look alike
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Photo janv. 26, 8 52 04 PM by alexhlesieur1, on Flickr
For the touring plate i am hesitating between, the thin stainless steel (create same design as Voilé) or the thick aluminum (create same narrow design as the atomic)
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Photo janv. 26, 8 52 36 PM by alexhlesieur1, on Flickr

What would you do ?
This
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Atomic Splitboard im Skitouren Test by intersporteybl, on Flickr

Or that

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1100-2_01_lg by alexhlesieur1, on Flickr

Next post, everything will be mounted


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 Post subject: Re: 100% DIY (DIY Kit not Voilé Kit)
PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:31 pm 
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PedroDelfuego wrote:
Good luck! :thumpsup:
Where did you get the UHMV pucks? I would like to try out some of these.


I gotted the puck from a local metal seller (located in the industrial park)

All the material where bought there from a scrap bin, it was ridiculously cheap.


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 Post subject: Re: 100% DIY (DIY Kit not Voilé Kit)
PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:42 am 
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Nice stuff!

I saw the post earlier, didn't realize it was you!

Lookin good! We're in Sutton friday evening and saturday, i'd love to drop by and check it out!

And for the touring brackets: I'd go for the Voile system... More compatible with other stuff: Crampons, sparks, etc...

Interested in going on a tour on sunday? A group of us is heading deep into the woods...


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 Post subject: Re: 100% DIY (DIY Kit not Voilé Kit)
PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:44 am 
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@Big Jay, Shure drop by friday i'll show you my creation. As for sunday, i wish i could but i don't have any skins yet.


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 Post subject: Re: 100% DIY (DIY Kit not Voilé Kit)
PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:36 pm 
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Progress, progress, the end near.

The bindings are done:

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Photo févr. 01, 8 31 45 PM by alexhlesieur1, on Flickr

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Photo févr. 01, 8 31 13 PM by alexhlesieur1, on Flickr

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Photo févr. 01, 8 32 27 PM by alexhlesieur1, on Flickr

The board is almost done, hooks and clips installed:

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Photo févr. 01, 8 30 15 PM by alexhlesieur1, on Flickr

So still let:

-Machining touring bracket
-Installing Pucks
-Installing touring brakets
-Testing !!


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 Post subject: Re: 100% DIY (DIY Kit not Voilé Kit)
PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:33 am 
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alexhlesieur wrote:
Progress, progress, the end near.

The bindings are done:

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Photo févr. 01, 8 31 13 PM by alexhlesieur1, on Flickr



Did you tap the slider rails or did you use t-nuts to screw the binding to the rails?

Be careful if you just tappped the rails.


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 Post subject: Re: 100% DIY (DIY Kit not Voilé Kit)
PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:33 am 
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I tapped the baseplate and the channel. I used locktite to make sure they don't loose. What you think the tread are going to rip ?


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 Post subject: Re: 100% DIY (DIY Kit not Voilé Kit)
PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:13 am 
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alexhlesieur wrote:
I tapped the baseplate and the channel. I used locktite to make sure they don't loose. What you think the tread are going to rip ?


There is a lot of tension in those bolts from riding. If the lower part is only threaded aluminum... then i'd be scared... I would run a few tests... Mount the bindings on the board and put the board upright. Attach weight to the binding to test the lateral strenght. I would go all the way to breaking the thing... but then, it's DIY... might be complicated... If you need slider tracks for a while, i have a brand new set lying around that you can borrow to test the board w/ regular bindings...


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 Post subject: Re: 100% DIY (DIY Kit not Voilé Kit)
PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:58 am 
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Assuming that you bought the rails in a regular hardware store, the material is not going to be very high quality aluminium. I also guess that the material is 3mm, 4mm maximum strong. That is definatly NOT enough for a screw in connection!!! I would mount everything and do some "dry" testing. Strap in and actually try to rip the bindings off. That is only a small first test, but better than dangerous riding experience.


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 Post subject: Re: 100% DIY (DIY Kit not Voilé Kit)
PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:35 am 
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Actually i bought the tracks from a metal reseller, they are 1/8 thick and are made of 6061-T6 aluminium. I'll do some testing first, if it breaks, i'll just weld the tracks to the bindings


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 Post subject: Re: 100% DIY (DIY Kit not Voilé Kit)
PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:47 pm 
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Okay the material is good. I still think that 3.175mm (1/8th inch) is not enough for a screw connection.


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