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  1. #3301
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samski360 View Post
    Would be cool to see something like the slidewright be commercially available. CNC could probably get something dead nuts centered.
    BTW, I do have a few SkiScribe v1.0's available for guinea pigs.

    Here's the laser at work. Fun toy....I mean tool.

    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    Terry,
    A Lego version with a laser line projection would be tits.
    If you added a Lego Batman to the top as an option, I think it would forever settle the argument on which is the best way to find the center of a ski.
    I was thinking a Lego Wonder Woman would be the call considering this crowd, but the Lego version isn't very flattering.
    Last edited by Alpinord; 12-26-2019 at 09:24 AM.
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    Alpinord - Good point Iím not needing the center line being perfect, and I like the idea of having the ruler on the tool to measure a tolerance range. Looking forward to seeing the final product!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samski360 View Post
    Alpinord - Good point Iím not needing the center line being perfect, and I like the idea of having the ruler on the tool to measure a tolerance range. Looking forward to seeing the final product!
    The rulers can be used between calipers placed on edge, also, like you can with the Centering Sticker:
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  4. #3304
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    PSA: Mount your own fucking skis.

    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    Some just use nippers but they tend to crush the dowels and leave a point. For a nice clean cut use a woodworkers pull saw like this. If you put a piece of painters tape on the backside of the saw face, you will take away any chance of marring the ski surface.

    https://www.shelllumber.com/stanley-...-dbl-edge.html
    Same concept but cheaper - coping saw.


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    I use a retractable razor scraper to cut filler stumps
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  6. #3306
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    I use a dremel with a cut off wheel then epoxy over the exposed wood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ripvanwinter View Post
    Attachment 307694

    X2

    Also, if you put this across the top of the ski you could mark the center bump of the cross LEGO as the center of the ski.
    Dude. Thank you, thatís a great idea! I was holding the thing with one hand and using a caliper with the other, but Iím gonna mark a template centering scale on there right now. Rad.

  8. #3308
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    PSA: Mount your own fucking skis.

    Easiest way to find a center imo is get a nice squared block of wood and a good metal ruler.

    Tape down template roughly centered on top sheet (one piece of tape at front of paper, one at back). Put block up against the ski edge, and measure from the block to the center line of the template (at the front toe holes) with a ruler. Measure from other side of ski. Lift up front piece of tape and adjust side to side. Tape down. Repeat til distance on each side is the same to the center line of the template.

    Repeat process for heel. Takes a couple minutes max, finds center line relative to the ski base/edges rather than top sheet/sidewalls and is very accurate

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    Easy peasy. One of these days Iíll make a database of public templates from the cad drawings Iíve made for myself- tend to prefer them over most of the paper templates available because the thin lines make it easier to precisely alone the Heel and toe patters together so their center lines align. And I check/include the actual bsl range the mount will accommodate
    Last edited by Muggydude; 12-26-2019 at 11:44 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpinord View Post
    The rulers can be used between calipers placed on edge, also, like you can with the Centering Sticker:
    This is the method I've settled on. It's fast, relatively simple tools, and measures from the base edge rather than the topsheet. I typically draw 7 or so marks -- one at boot center, 3 on each side. And then take the line that is the best between them with a long straight edge. Takes all of 2 minutes per ski.

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    I skip the center line altogether. I just use calipers to measure from the template centerline to the ski edge on both sides, making small adjustments moving the tape until the measurements are even.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doebedoe View Post
    This is the method I've settled on. It's fast, relatively simple tools, and measures from the base edge rather than the topsheet. I typically draw 7 or so marks -- one at boot center, 3 on each side. And then take the line that is the best between them with a long straight edge. Takes all of 2 minutes per ski.
    Sure that works, but imagine how great it would be to have a Lego centering tool with Batman holding a laser guide. I'd be finding centers on everything in the house.

    I'm working on a Barbie inspired version. You spread her legs over the ski and she's got a little light that shines out her woohoo, and as you move her up and down the ski it traces the center line.
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    T square held against steel edge, put a mark mid ski ish on painters tape, move T quare to other steel edge make another mark the same distance from edge, splitting the difference between the marks gives you ski center

    do this again so there are ski center marks 18" apart at mid ski, draw a line between the 2 marks and you got a center line at mid ski

    All I use is a t square and a tape measure for all my ski layout cuz mounting ski bindings is really just good layout and so this does not have to be complicated

    If I was doing more skis for money I would come up with a faster method but this ain't that
    Last edited by XXX-er; 12-26-2019 at 05:14 PM.
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  13. #3313
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    I'm killing it lately on mounts so I challenged myself last evening. I mounted a pair of Attacks on J skis Allplay with only the following :\
    --pencil
    --small L square with cm markings
    --painters tape
    --bsl length w/out the actual boot
    --cordless drill
    --drill bit
    --glue
    --screwdriver

    No templates, no beer, no bench and I was done in an hr.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpinord View Post
    Yes. I've been working on this for a while. I'm ironing out a couple design tweaks and CNC issues for production and should have more ready within a week:

    Find your ski center in seconds:

    • Place the SkiScribe diagonally on the top of the ski with the pegs against the edges in front of the binding toe piece.
    • Run the SkiScribe down the edge or make tick marks with a SHARP pencil in the center holder creating a line matching the ski's contour.
    • Rotate the SkiScribe and repeat on the other edge.
    • Repeat behind the binding heel piece.
    • Double check Ski Edge to closest line on each side for a match. Adjust if necessary.
    • Split the difference between the two lines and mark the center in front & rear locations.
    • Draw a centerline with a straight edge.
    • Place binding template or jig on ceter line and Boot Sole Center (BSL)


    The center hole I'm considering is 5/16"/8mm all the way through instead of the 2mm one shown. This is larger than a pencil diameter and wrapping tape around a pencil will remove slop.

    It can also be used to align the tap vertically (especially a Snoli Threadcutter). Since SkiScribe is made out of wood DO NOT use it as a drill guide.

    As an aside, it also works OK as a true bar.

    There are two 'rulers' laser etched into the sides. One is the same as the SlideWright Centering Ruler Sticker. The other is a new ruler to measure from the Ski Edge to the Center. The two options provide unlimited uses, including the following:

    • The Centering Ruler can quickly ballpark ski width and center relative to the ski edges at any given changing width down the ski. This can give quick reference for centerline location.
    • Measure center between two screw holes and their layout
    • Measure screw lengths directly or installed length from top of binding
    • Locate the center of odd shape or linear items up to 140mm/5 1/2"
    • A handy tool for countless uses beyond skis
    i live and die with your slidewright centering ruler. Sign me up for one of these. Is there a guinea pig price?
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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    mounting ski bindings is really just good layout and so this does not have to be complicated
    Agreed. Itís not rocket surgery.


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    really? have you ever surgered a rocket? hmmm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    T square held against steel edge, put a mark mid ski ish on painters tape, move T quare to other steel edge make another mark the same distance from edge, splitting the difference between the marks gives you ski center

    do this again so there are ski center marks 18" apart at mid ski, draw a line between the 2 marks and you got a center line at mid ski

    All I use is a t square and a tape measure for all my ski layout cuz mounting ski bindings is really just good layout and so this does not have to be complicated

    If I was doing more skis for money I would come up with a faster method but this ain't that
    I'm going to use this going forward. Simple, repeatable, and accurate. Thanks.

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    I used to say "it isn't rocket biology "

    But then someone always takes my deadpan/pithy comments seriously and I have to splain myself
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    For the sharpest, most consistent, thin line, Please base your devices on a Papermate #2 yellow plastic mechanical pencil.

    Seriously the best. Buy the 10 pack. You will love them.

    Much more accurate than a pen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdrhound View Post
    For the sharpest, most consistent, thin line, Please base your devices on a Papermate #2 yellow plastic mechanical pencil.

    Seriously the best. Buy the 10 pack. You will love them.

    Much more accurate than a pen.
    Interesting. 0.7mm? I had been thinking 0.5mm. Have you tried softer lead (HB) than #2 to reduce tape tear? I've also considered supplying colored leads. What's the width flat to flat face and corner to corner?
    Best regards, Terry
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    Getting used to this now. Note to self donít drink double espresso beforehand.


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    That's a baller setup. Me gusta.

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    Concurrent activity; my boy builds a killer robot from mega blocks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pembyguy View Post

    Getting used to this now. Note to self donít drink double espresso beforehand.


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    Hey does anyone have excess little rubber plugs they dont want? I like using them to plug existing holes but some don't.
    I got a pack of 50 and used them all up remounting bindings.

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