The Build Process. Explained the NE Ski CO Way
So, you want to learn more about how we build skis here at NE Ski CO? Great! This page is a work in progress, so be patient and as time progresses, so will this page.
Step #1 - Beautiful Wood
Well first you get some wood... Actually, lets start at the beginning...
I went to high school in Readfield Maine. Now, fast forward about 10 years, I buy my wood from a mill in Readfield. The mill owner and operator's kids are a few years younger than me, but they skied on the same high school teams and had the same coaches as me. Yes, it is a small community.
Well, I get beautiful hand picked wood and bring it back to my shop where I cut it down, glue it all together, and re-cut the wood so I have nice laminated wooden cores. After some shaping, sidewalls are added. Then its to the planer where I give the core it's nice contoured thickness. If you understood all that, you're amazing.
Seriously though, check out the pictures on the left. Those will help clarify this process. Realistically I do all that, with some tricks to insure a consistent, symmetric, strong ski core. But it all starts with the wood selection.