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    Thanks guys! Now my take home is up to...

    Thanks guys! Now my take home is up to 25cents/hr!;)
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    Yeah, the 'polycrilic' coatings are crystal clear...

    Yeah, the 'polycrilic' coatings are crystal clear and I should have stated that fact. I like the tint regular polyurethane adds to blond wood, but wanted to avoid the VOCs. Plus the water based...
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    Time will tell how much the Baltic Birch will...

    Time will tell how much the Baltic Birch will wear with (4) coats of water based polyurethane (acrylic). It can easily be sanded and recoated if need.
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    Ski Visions File Flattener update

    OK! I slam-dunked a listing for High Edge File Base Flattener Bottom.

    Baby steps. I'm hoping I can offer the planer tops as an option in the near future. Let me know if there are issuse, typos or...
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    Trying to get to it today with file options. I...

    Trying to get to it today with file options. I have a bunch of them done and finishing more. I'm also awaiting more magnet strips, multi-kut files and more mill bastard files.

    A quick primer on...
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    316065 316066 316067 Making some...

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    Making some progress. Hope to be ready to ship Tuesday.


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    Exactly, especially on soft snow skis. For...

    Exactly, especially on soft snow skis. For performance carvers, you'd have a different criteria where you'd need longer edge contact length to be dialed. Situational awareness is key for any task....
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    Good. It gets confusing, but it really is a...

    Good. It gets confusing, but it really is a simple process to perform.

    I can't emphasis enough that with some edge high conditions (and where they occur and on what kind of skis) only focusing on...
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    For more detailed info from our Tuning Tips: ...

    For more detailed info from our Tuning Tips:

    SkiVisions Base Flattener & Structuring Plane

    SkiVisions File Base Flattener


    https://youtu.be/Lf8cCmmVEWY

    https://youtu.be/d1khzDLL4_k
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    My inclination is to KISS, support the files flat...

    My inclination is to KISS, support the files flat and basically mimic the Ski Visions file flattener geometry. Once I can get over the initial production hump, I can look at an array of options. When...
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    Cutting the cable cord

    PSA: today is last day for YouTube 2 week free trial.

    Iím trying to get my head around Hulu live/no commercials vs YouTube live content. For $6 you can get Hulu content and on demand stuff....with...
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    Thanks for the email responses. I should be...

    Thanks for the email responses. I should be getting 1/2" baltic birch plywood today for an initial run sometime this week.

    One suggestion was to provide 'file height adjustability' which is not...
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    Thanks guys. If you get a chance, please post up...

    Thanks guys. If you get a chance, please post up pics of your mounting process and any tool improvements you might see.

    Apparently, PetiMan is off his meds or has an agenda. Maybe he simply hates...
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    Can I date a girl that snowshoes?

    Pro tip: packing a small thermarest might come in handy...,especially with sunsets like this:

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    Thanks to you, I rethought my trying to use the...

    Thanks to you, I rethought my trying to use the Base Flattener slot to attach the file holder to this direct screw attachment. I still might to see how quick and secure it is by comparison. The screw...
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    Ski Visions File Flattener update

    Suffragette City and SKA Euphoria driven prototype 1

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    I received your email and others. Thx Sent...

    I received your email and others. Thx


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    (I do need to produce a video and more images...

    (I do need to produce a video and more images when I can.) This is an old no math 'carpentry trick' for scribing equidistant marks relative to irregular edges and shapes. It also will work great for...
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    Most people don't own Salomon jigs.

    Most people don't own Salomon jigs.
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    And your reasoning for posting that in this...

    And your reasoning for posting that in this thread is????
  21. Ski Vision File Flattener Update

    I started this thread regarding a new development regarding the Ski Visions File Flattener.
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    Ski Visions File Flattener update

    I just got of the phone with Mark. He checked out this thread post and got a chuckle....

    As a result of this discussion, I've been given permission to fabricate file base flattener bottoms using...
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    As an update, here is the latest refinements to...

    As an update, here is the latest refinements to the SkiScribe Centerline Tool. I've improved the process to get an even tighter fit for the mechanical pencils:
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  24. One tweak you might consider is a shorter 'knob'...

    One tweak you might consider is a shorter 'knob' across the base so your palm is laying over the file:
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    There are rare fox sightings and I was wondering...

    There are rare fox sightings and I was wondering that too. Looking at these animal track images, I haven't seen fox tracks. Coyotes are out all of the time.

    Earlier this week, after more snow...
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    From here...

    From here:

    To protect the eyes we recommend the use of protective glasses whenever working with rotating brushes. Make sure no one is standing close to the drill without eye protection.

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    Messed Up Mount & Binding Questions

    I propose that the next time there is a inconsequential mounting problem and the expectation is new skis, that person needs to work a week for free next time they make a mistake.

    ....and learn to...
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    Re: Telluride Beta. Gold Hill Chute 9 was opened....

    Re: Telluride Beta. Gold Hill Chute 9 was opened.
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    It's like that everywhere and takes away the fun....

    It's like that everywhere and takes away the fun. Powder days and rope drops are where people get in touch with their inner asshole. En mass, it all happens fast and it's easy to see how not pausing...
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    Is the first shot above Velocity Basin to the...

    Is the first shot above Velocity Basin to the skier's right of the Grand Couloir or another drainage? I'm not seeing tracks on the left.

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    It made me think of the speed skiing...
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    FTR to the right is a ski pole plant mark. ...

    FTR to the right is a ski pole plant mark.


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    Wildlife

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    Our dog was in the middle of the dig photo which throws a wrench into the mix. None of the prints I saw had obvious claw marks.

    And as mentioned above, Iíve also been seeing normal...
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    The little turd looking thing is a frozen gopher...

    The little turd looking thing is a frozen gopher carcass:

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    The snow has a thin crust and our coyote size dog punches through. So lighter weight cat tracks:

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    Just back from a...
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    Wildlife

    Anyone know if bobcats dig through snow hunting for gophers? Iíve been seeing what I think are cat tracks (and coyote tracks) on our Nordic trail. There have been multiple digs around our loops....
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    Here's a quick video...

    Here's a quick video of the Silverton Mountain from across Velocity Basin on top of 'Old Guy's Halfpipe'. It start at Storm Peak and Grande Couloir down through the Velocity Basin side of Silverton...
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    From The Durango Herald...

    From The Durango Herald:



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    Yep. Thatís my wifeís rationale....or is it fear...

    Yep. Thatís my wifeís rationale....or is it fear of sliding?


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    Starting to question snowshoe logic since my wife...

    Starting to question snowshoe logic since my wife wanted a pair for Christmas to help recovery from ACL surgery after the dog clipped her. Watching her struggle at a very slow pace in any kind of...
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    For SiriusXM subscribers: Join us as we...

    For SiriusXM subscribers:


    Join us as we remember Neil Peart, influential drummer and lyricist for Rush. A limited-time Rush Tribute Channel will be available on Channel 717 through Tuesday,...
  40. As I've been informed, woman don't sweat, they...

    As I've been informed, woman don't sweat, they glow. Maybe it's something magic like that?

    I've noticed the same thing and glad I have three. Definitely a daily favorite for general and active use.
  41. Back in the tele daze, Ball of Foot on Cord...

    Back in the tele daze, Ball of Foot on Cord Center was the call. For a 'drop the knee' telemarker, with all the weight on the front ski, a normal alpine stiffness made sense. For a 60/40 or 50/50...
  42. With the tragedy at Alpine Meadows, it brings to...

    With the tragedy at Alpine Meadows, it brings to light how uncertain and sometimes down to 'luck of the draw' it all can be. I'm glad these guys are OK after this and hope many others will learn from...
  43. Or maybe he foundered his line like skier 2 and...

    Or maybe he foundered his line like skier 2 and didn't want anyone else to see it....
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    Variables. In the event things don't add up...

    Variables. In the event things don't add up exactly, you may still need to cut the last tile. Top/down, then cut?
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    As an update, for those interested: I'm ironing...

    As an update, for those interested: I'm ironing out a few 'sequencing and finish issues', but have an 'acceptable' batch almost finished and can be Ordered Here. They are made out of cherry. I've...
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    One random thought regarding railed skis needing...

    One random thought regarding railed skis needing to be flattened. Filling in the base section might be worth a consideration if too much edge would need to come off or the running surface would get a...
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    I'm sure they ski horribly railed, but I'd see...

    I'm sure they ski horribly railed, but I'd see this as an opportunity to see for myself at what point they felt fine. Flat 3cm from edge? 5? More???
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    Bummer. Depending on the ski and snow firmness,...

    Bummer. Depending on the ski and snow firmness, IMO a dead flat ski may not ski differently than one less than perfect. IE, Powder obviously doesn't matter vs narrow race skis on bullet proof snow....
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    Slogging back from Neptune Creek (across from...

    Slogging back from Neptune Creek (across from Bedrock) a month ago, we were wishing we were EACH on eBikes (or sleds). I did not consider eBikes could tow....especially 170-200 lbs skiers. What's the...
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    Rookies:...

    Rookies:

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    I place the skis in hermetically sealed box, located in a cool, dark place, and line the base with JC Penny white sale pillows of different thicknesses to match the ski...
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