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    If these where made out of metal, with steel...

    If these where made out of metal, with steel dowel pins, I could be interested. The problem I see with this design is those wooden dowels are going to start to wear quite quickly against the steel...
  2. Thread: Ski Drill Bits

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    If you don't tap skis with a metal laminate, you...

    If you don't tap skis with a metal laminate, you run the risk of causing that metal laminate to delaminate. I have had several people over the years bring me skis to fix, where the shop they had them...
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    Itís really damn hard to tell the two apart...

    Itís really damn hard to tell the two apart visually other than the dimple.

    Adding the dimple is an extra step (cost) in MFG. So I doubt they would include it on a non JIS screw. In fact I canít...
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    FYI, those screws in your pic that look like...

    FYI, those screws in your pic that look like Phillips are not. That little dot indicates they are JIS. Just like the hash marks indicate the others are posidrive. You should use a JIS specific...
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    Here is a link to the exact one from...

    Here is a link to the exact one from McMastercarr.

    https://www.mcmaster.com/piloted-countersinks/pilot-diameter~1-4/
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    Quiver Killer Mounting

    That is correct for normal machine screws , but not for these.

    I just measured (well as accurately as I could holding the screws up to my countersinks). A standard alpine screw is 82 degree...
  7. Thread: Ski Drill Bits

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    For all standard alpine binding screws it is 4NM...

    For all standard alpine binding screws it is 4NM and for junior bindings itís 3NM according to almost all of the manufactures tech manuals.

    Binding freedom lists 4NM on its tech page for the...
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    Ski Drill Bits

    The Wera torque limiting screw driver I ordered came today.

    Pretty impressed with it. It goes from 3-6NM in 0.25 increments.
    386660

    You need to use a wrench to set it for the correct torque...
  9. It doesn't see a ton, as its not the easiest to...

    It doesn't see a ton, as its not the easiest to access without sleds. and I meant Glacier peak...
  10. I'm not 100% certain, but I do remember hearing...

    I'm not 100% certain, but I do remember hearing tales of those lifts getting repurposed to be the original Chair 5 at Baker.... So if thats true they at least went to good use.

    On another note,...
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    I have similar status with United and I think you...

    I have similar status with United and I think you will be ok if having to cancel due to covid flight restrictions .... I also had a call with an ad agency for Japan tourism last week, they want me to...
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    I've skied both. The standard scraper has been...

    I've skied both. The standard scraper has been my daily driver for quite a while. Its one of the best all around skis I have ever used, and that says a lot! Super light, but still beefy enough to...
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    I only do their action photos.... but I think...

    I only do their action photos.... but I think what happened there is an off white background got color balanced to make it look true white, and clearly a bunch of saturation got added to the file, so...
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    Thats the issue. That bearing surface angle is...

    Thats the issue. That bearing surface angle is actually very important. Look closely at the pic I posted the small head screws have a much steeper angle then the flat heads. The wrong angle, will...
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    YES. I've had the panels off on my previous front...

    YES. I've had the panels off on my previous front loaders enough to fix them to know how they are built. When I purchased the Speed Queens I made the dealer pull the panels on his floor models, so I...
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    Quiver Killer Mounting

    WTF! Those are completely ground with the bevel going the wrong way making them completely useless. Not to mention the obvious shit quality of the grind itself. I’m now quite concerned about the...
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    Washer Dryer Combo (in one)

    If you want the best quality and no thrills, Speed Queen is the best of the best and they are actually made in Merica. Iíve had a few sets of really high end front loaders and after switching to...
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    Quiver Killer Mounting

    Ah yess. I think the only better way would be to do it in my Monarch 10EE, but thatís in the middle of a full tear down and rebuild. That being said grinding screws is one of those things that my...
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    Thanks, wouldn't have known they where there...

    Thanks, wouldn't have known they where there looking at their page. It's too bad SVST doesn't offer those now, as I never remember to order screws unless I am already on SVST's site ordering other...
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    Open a shop, or in my case do enough wholesale...

    Open a shop, or in my case do enough wholesale business with them that they are ok with it. Almost any ski shop could do a special order for you. The question is if they actually want to as that...
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    All I am seeing is the low head and flat head...

    All I am seeing is the low head and flat head which I am fully stocked on, not the small heads.... Got a direct link?

    Here is an image to make sure there is no confusion. The flat head is on the...
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    Wine??? I think a good scotch is a way better...

    Wine??? I think a good scotch is a way better fit. Nice and Smokey and it forces you to slow down to enjoy it and take your time with the mounts. Fireball works great too if your in a hurry and itís...
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    Inserts are extra, but I got those on hand.

    Inserts are extra, but I got those on hand.
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    12 pack of good ipa.

    12 pack of good ipa.
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    I only tap metal skis. The threads on alpine...

    I only tap metal skis. The threads on alpine screws are designed to be self tapping in wood. The actual spec for these according to the Salomon tech manual is 4.0NM. In the past I have seen a few...
  26. Thread: Ski Drill Bits

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    Ski Drill Bits

    No. Most binding screws only gave about 8mm of actual engagement in the ski. For example here is a shot of some very clapped out dukes and those give 8.5mm of engagement due to the mounting holes in...
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    With ski jigs, there is no need to use a drill...

    With ski jigs, there is no need to use a drill press, but without one I most certainly would, or in my case my Bridgeport mill.

    Most people dont know this, but that little dimple in the end of...
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    Ok, for everyone like me thats missing Powder mag...

    Ok, for everyone like me thats missing Powder mag right now, I am going to do a sell on my site. http://prints.grantgunderson.com
    In homage to the old Powder mag forums, the discount code is:...
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    Over the years, I have mounted thousands of skis...

    Over the years, I have mounted thousands of skis with the inserts. I like to use them on skis we use for catalog shoots, as I can install inserts in all of the skis, and then pack a ski bag with 10...
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    Ski Drill Bits

    Drill bit stop collars are dirt cheap and way more accurate than duck tape.
    ...
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    Ski Drill Bits

    There has been some discussion in gear swap, about ski drill bits, so I figured I would cross post that information here, as most are more likely to look for it in tech talk and not a no-longer...
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    That’s not necessarily true. Sharp bits do make a...

    That’s not necessarily true. Sharp bits do make a difference. However the thickness and type of the metal laminate makes a bigger difference.

    The bigger issue with drilling metal skis is that ski...
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    I actually use a 3.8 bit a fair mount. Mostly to...

    I actually use a 3.8 bit a fair mount. Mostly to pre drill metal skis before stepping up to the larger 4.1 bit that can be a bit tough to punch through on some metal skis. You can also use a 3.6 bit...
  34. The problem with dikes is you have to be very...

    The problem with dikes is you have to be very careful not to use too much pressure or you cut the ferrule.
  35. I know of some guys that where using jewelerís...

    I know of some guys that where using jewelerís pliers with custom engraving. Those are stupid expensive the VAR tool can be found for $20-30.
  36. Cable crimper. Letís see your other oddities for bike tools.

    Today I happened upon a special tool thatís no longer made to my knowledge, but is one of the best tools I have ever used for itís task at hand. Itís a VAR 17 cable end crimper. It was made by VAR...
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    I agree. Itís sucks itís not publishingÖ...

    I agree. Itís sucks itís not publishingÖ hopefully they come to their senses and sell it to someone that actually knows what to do with it.
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    Every ďmodernĒ (its hard to use the word modern...

    Every ďmodernĒ (its hard to use the word modern with anything Tele related) Tele setup Iíve seen is mounted with standard alpine screws. The diameter of the hole is solely dependent on the ski core...
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    Kid skis are always 7.5mm in depth so you donít...

    Kid skis are always 7.5mm in depth so you donít drill through them.
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    Ski Binding drill set for sale.

    At the end of the day .5mm in wood working is usuallyvwell within acceptable tolerances. In metal on my Bridgeport mill .5mm is way off. So it all depends on the precision of the materials you are...
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    Ski Binding drill set for sale.

    Ok price police. They are sold.
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    Ski Binding drill set for sale.

    I phone is what it is. Big camera only comes out for work. 9.5 is generally for skis with non metal top sheets. In reality both can be used interchangeably, especially if you properly countersink...
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    Ski Binding drill set for sale.

    Full set of ski binding drill bits for mounting your own skis. This set will mount any ski binding combo available except for kids skiers.

    Includes the following bits:

    Three 3.6x9.5 bits
    One...
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    Not if your fully vaccinated. Then no test is...

    Not if your fully vaccinated. Then no test is required. Regardless of how you enter dumbfuckistan.
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    Canada Closed until US Gets Covid 19 Under Control

    I just did a 5 day trip to Revelstoke from Bellingham. Proof of a negative Covid test in the last 72 hours along with proof of being fully vaccinated and having the travel Canada app info submitted...
  46. Snow in the PNW 20-21: We may have Corona but Corona doesn't have us!

    Itís a hard no from me and most Baker locals on any huts in this region unless itís done by a nonprofit similar to what The Canadian Alpine club has done. None of these huts will increase access for...
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    I tried the wax method a few years ago when one...

    I tried the wax method a few years ago when one of the mfgís sent me a bunch to test out. It was a total disaster here in the PNW. It gunked up and held dirt and I went through a drive train in a ⅓...
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    Heli ski crash yesterday?

    FUCK. I was afraid what I was seeing on social was true. He was such a good dude.
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    Heli ski crash yesterday?

    Anyone have any info on the Heli ski crash at Knik river yesterday?
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    They do a bit, but Iíd rather sacrifice a bit of...

    They do a bit, but Iíd rather sacrifice a bit of ROM for DH performance.
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