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    PSA: Mount your own fucking skis.

    For the Nord in you:

    I had two flat tires on 15 to 20 (?) year old BC-NNN skis, so decided to remount some old rugged touring skis that had been mounted for teles and inserts for Silvrettas.
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    [emoji106]Ghost Ranch/Abiquiu area is on the...

    [emoji106]Ghost Ranch/Abiquiu area is on the camping ‘To Do List’. I might need to hit you up for some area beta.


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    Sweet & memorable! I was there New Years Day, too.

    Sweet & memorable! I was there New Years Day, too.
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    Beer time indicator from the office 399750 ...

    Beer time indicator from the office

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    Dawn patrol track: 399695 Sent via iPhone...

    Dawn patrol track:

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    _____ ^^^^^ On my screen, that line is...

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    On my screen, that line is approximately 0.5mm, which is the difference between a 9.5mm & 9.0mm (or 7.5mm to 7.0mm) tip length. If that is a concern, you can add a stop to the bit or...
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    The Snoli bits add a chamfer. As stated above,...

    The Snoli bits add a chamfer. As stated above, I’m currently seeing the double step bit as a win/win option, especially for metal and carbon topsheets. The tap could go full SCREW depth but at least...
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    Graphically: ...

    Graphically:

    https://tgr.scdn2.secure.raxcdn.com/imgcache.php?img=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.slidewright.com%2FBindings%2FDBL_step_bit.png

    Depending on the angle, the bit may appear more like a taper vs...
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    Shorty, you sound a little confused on the...

    Shorty, you sound a little confused on the stepped drill dimensions. The total tip length is 9.5mm. The first half or so is 3.5mm which drills through the top sheet and into the core the full 9.5mm,...
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    PSA: Mount your own fucking skis.

    The drill bit is a double step: 3.5mm to 4.1mm. The thread cutter/alpine tap is a separate bit. Also, vacuumed in between drilling and tapping.

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    I was kicking around grinding the tip down...
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    PSA: Mount your own fucking skis.

    Tried hand tapping vs drill tapping (on a bud’s daughter’s skis). Drill tapping will now be my preferred method. It was super easy to control:

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    ….and a 3rd named Bevel. Sent from my iPad...

    ….and a 3rd named Bevel.


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    Camber was super psyched and couldn’t wait to...

    Camber was super psyched and couldn’t wait to poach first tracks of the season. It went from warm and brown to this in 24 yours.

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    ^^^^^ Good on ya SkiLyft. _________ Glad it...

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    Good on ya SkiLyft.
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    Glad it helped. It's a very straight forward and efficient method. Where's the pics of the completed project?

    Finally, new snow this AM and a LOT more this...
  16. And then came Sports Illustrated Swim suit issues...

    And then came Sports Illustrated Swim suit issues and later Cheryl Tiegs:

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    I like the idea (without cutting the tap), but...

    I like the idea (without cutting the tap), but would hate to go 1/4 turn too much. Stopping short and rotating the rest by hand might be wise for starters until you get the feel.
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    How do you keep it from over spinning and tearing...

    How do you keep it from over spinning and tearing out the threads?
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    FTR, The 4.1mm diameter bit or an alpine tap is...

    FTR, The 4.1mm diameter bit or an alpine tap is about the same as the shank of a 5.5mm alpine screw. If the topsheet can compress enough to allow the tap or screw to be driven through without...
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    View right now

    That would ruin their $40M a pop ‘luxury hotel in space’ with WiFi and a 16” ‘View Right Now’ window, plans.

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    The ISS heading towards the rising moon: ...

    The ISS heading towards the rising moon:

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    First turns! 393131 393132 393133 ...

    First turns!

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    Here's the source of the concept: "Finding Your...

    Here's the source of the concept: "Finding Your Ski’s Centerline"

    Magnets offer lots of possibilities like using calipers to gauge the centerline (and checking bevel angles)....as long as you...
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    Thanks. My son Sean is doing most of the heavy...

    Thanks. My son Sean is doing most of the heavy lifting, including hand finishing the File flatteners. He got a batch ready and shipped, with these close and more teed up ready for finishing.389411
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    The SkiVision File Flattener has been around for...

    The SkiVision File Flattener has been around for many years. After a lull in production, Mark at SkiVisions gave us permission to fabricate the bottoms with some mods like better magnets, while he...
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    Yes. We have been working as we can to get...

    Yes. We have been working as we can to get another batch finished this week.


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    Not yet, anyway:

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    It was probably sent by Alpinord-Jr, now, almost...

    It was probably sent by Alpinord-Jr, now, almost twice the size & age of this school project video: :wink:


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    Thanks guys! :yourock:

    Thanks guys! :yourock:
  30. Which probably means shorts and flip flops by the...

    Which probably means shorts and flip flops by the end of the month, no more snow until after Christmas and the six pack won’t be running anyway.


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  31. With up to 18" of new in the forecast, this could...

    With up to 18" of new in the forecast, this could be an interesting Collegiate MTB championships this weekend:

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    I'll bet it's pure joy setting it up.
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    Yeah, the Pucks are sweet, but won't fit in the...

    Yeah, the Pucks are sweet, but won't fit in the SkiMan Base Bevelers. I can get 200x Moonflexes in about a week, but not sure on 400x. I have a T4B 200x Hone I can ship immediately which is basically...
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    Design, CAD & 3D, along with dreaming up daily...

    Design, CAD & 3D, along with dreaming up daily 'things to make' is my main gig. How does cost generally relate to piece size & print times and machine durability/reliability?
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    As far as I know, the Pucks will work in any side...

    As far as I know, the Pucks will work in any side edge guide that accepts metal files or diamond stones. A dedicated side edge guide with a spring clamp or integrated/screw down clamp is fine. They...
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    With the binding hole plug order, Bezos can now...

    With the binding hole plug order, Bezos can now afford another space shot.....and hopefully never return.:D

    Thanks for the order. Let me know if you received the response as noted below. We have...
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    More than a few times, I've wished for a capable...

    More than a few times, I've wished for a capable 3d printer for prototyping or simply producing tools and other stuff. Where to even start getting up to speed on all of the options, costs & gauging...
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    I haven’t had a chance to look too deep into the...

    I haven’t had a chance to look too deep into the Purl Pro and expect to add some to the store and see what response we get.


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    For the TGR community (not rando internet...

    For the TGR community (not rando internet searches) we offer a discount code:

    Please put your TGR handle in the notes & paste 5% TGR Discount code during checkout: 1121TGR
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    Purl also makes a graphite, which is typically...

    Purl also makes a graphite, which is typically good to apply for cold, static snow or dirty, wet snows. It's good practice to add a graphite cycle a few times throughout the season, regardless. You...
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    What color plugs and how many? I can check...

    What color plugs and how many? I can check inventory & it usually takes less than a week to get more.
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    Not in the foreseeable future as we are slammed...

    Not in the foreseeable future as we are slammed on several fronts. I changed the design and we did a run in a window I had to do this, but ended up shelving them because I wasn't pleased with their...
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    …that plus two beers down and distracted by a...

    …that plus two beers down and distracted by a margarita handed to me at the time. Sorry bro.


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    SPAM! buy from SlideWright

    Hi guys. I’m a little out of pocket while camping in the desert. My son is also on a trip. The code should work, but I’ll check later. If not, mention it on your order and we’ll reimburse the...
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    Check out the Renoun Earhart. If they are...

    Check out the Renoun Earhart. If they are anything like their Endurances, she’ll enjoy them. They have a testing period where you can send them back for full refund if she doesn’t.


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    Thanks & no worries, XXXer. I was just responding...

    Thanks & no worries, XXXer. I was just responding to the comments regarding the shipping set up we have in place. As an excellent Canadian resource for tuning & waxing tools & supplies, check out...
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    Hi Kids. Hope you are safe and had a great summer...

    Hi Kids. Hope you are safe and had a great summer and fall. The aspens are firing off, early snow and the biking and camping have been sweet.

    Regarding Canadian (or any international) shipping, we...
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    UPDATE: We have received a limited supply of Ski...

    UPDATE: We have received a limited supply of Ski Visions Crosscut files and planer bodies to go with our CNC'd High Edge File Base Flattener bottoms.
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    Been busy with other priorities, I guess. ...

    Been busy with other priorities, I guess.


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    The amount of material removed per stroke while...

    The amount of material removed per stroke while filing should be thinner than paper. So, as long as the teeth are at least a little proud of the file flattener bottom, the teeth should cut.

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    Ideally, the SkiVisions Base Flattener &...

    Ideally, the SkiVisions Base Flattener & Structuring tool with the High Edge File Base Flattener bottom will provide you years of base high, edge high, base repair planing & base structuring...
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