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    Is this real?

    Looks like it is.

    Could it be done with ski veneers??

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bpjy3E3A...=1ehvbjtqwi39d

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    There's a laser cutter at the Truckee Roundhouse that could problem burn out the design if you can program it.

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    But this isn't a laser cut. It's seems to be electrical currents burning wood through the clips.

    I've never seen this before, so intrigued...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayPowHound View Post
    But this isn't a laser cut. It's seems to be electrical currents burning wood through the clips.

    I've never seen this before, so intrigued...

    It could be done. They are called lichtenberg figures

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lichtenberg_figure
    https://www.woodcraft.com/blog_entri...s-electrifying

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    This dude explains the process well:

    Crippled but free, I was blind all the time, I was learning to 'ski'.

    The best backcountry advice ever given on the TGR forums:

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    Tits are a good thing, if making a good decision so you can live to see tits again is all that motivates you then so be it!!!

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    tats fer yer skis brah

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    Is this real?

    without knowing anything about this process it seems like it could be achieved in newly cut lumber still retaining a high moisture content, the electrical current should (obviously) follow the path of least resistance. the pattern would be inherent to each piece of wood

    after a couple many beers this makes complete sense

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraham View Post
    Cool.
    The laser cutter could cut any shape you can download or program; don't know if it could duplicate that. The laser cutter could be used on a lot of different materials.
    This thread gives me an idea--sell all the junk skis I've been saving for Adirondack chairs I'm never going to make for people to practice on before they try it on good ones.

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    Is this real?

    The lichtenberg patterns look to be a structural risk issue for a skateboard or snowboard

    Super cool organic lightning patterning

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    sigh.... the top is grip tape, other side dipshit.

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    Is this real?

    I think you would have to burn the veneers prior to the lay up of the ski and color the epoxy as part of the build.

    That would be the only way to ensure the ski retains its strength. I would also wonder if the metal edges or base would react unfavorably to that process on a built ski.

    Some one should try it
    "Its not the arrow, its the Indian" - M.Pinto

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    I think you might have to burn the wood prior to cutting the veneer. The arc on a .042" sheet of wood would burn right through, and the veneer would fall apart. There's a glue that people who turn bowls use (called CA, not sure what that stands for) to reinforce dry rot areas. That might work as a filler before cutting. It might be too brittle to flex, though. Maybe epoxy would be good enough, too.

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    You'd have to find a material that would hold up then use as a topsheet... but that's a rad looking deck.

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    The higher the voltage, the more interesting the tracking patterns you'll be able to accomplish.

    I kind of really want to, but I probably wouldn't try it. The risk/reward gap is too great. FWIW, I'm a utility power engineer and a substation technician, and I work in a high incident energy environment around things that could kill me ten times over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucknau View Post
    The higher the voltage, the more interesting the tracking patterns you'll be able to accomplish.

    I kind of really want to, but I probably wouldn't try it. The risk/reward gap is too great. FWIW, I'm a utility power engineer and a substation technician, and I work in a high incident energy environment around things that could kill me ten times over.
    My thoughts exactly. Super cool looking but electricity is a scary thing to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkgt View Post
    sigh.... the top is grip tape, other side dipshit.
    My first thought too. Sweet looking board you canít use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkgt View Post
    sigh.... the top is grip tape, other side dipshit.
    I grip clear when the top has nice art or cool graphics..

    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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