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  1. #51
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacques Sheer-Rocko View Post
    Thatís a ski from the home ski museum (I dig Graves!) and is 190. I built the box for my longest ski in regular use, 188, but one could make any size wanted. Iíve also seen designs that are hinged in the middle so that they can be folded up, with supplies inside, and taken traveling.
    Made a box like this for my future father in law who was all about Nordic racing. He could take it with him, stocked it up w tools and waxes etc.

    Sealed the deal for this gal.

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  2. #52
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    Quote Originally Posted by lucknau View Post
    This is what I use:



    30+ year old piece of cork (made by Olin Skis).
    Toko sells similar cork blocks.

    For those of you who do this: any tips on the best way to buff it in? eg, circular motion, tip to tail, etc.

    Definitely sounds like a time saver for this season

  3. #53
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    Letís see you home wax bench

    The Olin cork block is super cool.

    Maybe I'm anal, maybe I'm just an idiot, but even with crayoning I still feel the need to scrape and brush. I HATE grabby skis.
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  4. #54
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    Letís see you home wax bench

    Quote Originally Posted by lucknau View Post
    This is what I use:



    30+ year old piece of cork (made by Olin Skis).
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ID:	294562 I got the same cork... mine might even be older. It came in an old Head skis repair kit my mom had with her old metal heads. Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	294563. I feel that ski corks only get better with age. That being said I only cork when using pure flouro powderClick image for larger version. 

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ID:	294564 that shit is retartedly expensive so it only gets used on special occasions like racing friends for beer.

    On a different note this maybe one of my favorite tools next to my drills. Dull scrapers suck. Click image for larger version. 

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    The festool cxs is amazing for driving binding screws. 100% accurate torque every time regardless of battery level. Click image for larger version. 

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    The PDC with its 4 speeds (high speed is faster than anything else on the market) is great for drilling (especially metal skis) and for the roto brush. Click image for larger version. 

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  5. #55
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    Quote Originally Posted by lucknau View Post
    It's a 30amp 120
    Correct. Itís only used with 110 but it was the only locking solution the local hardware store had at the time. That being said Iím a few beers and a few bucks away from converting to the festool plugit system.

  6. #56
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacques Sheer-Rocko View Post
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    A wax box has changed my tuning life. The tunes still suck, but are so easy and tidy that I am much more likely to do them. Cleanup takes seconds and the box hangs on a wall when not in use.
    I dig the box idea!!! I might need to attach some sliding walls to the edge of my wax bench for just this purpose.

  7. #57
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    Quote Originally Posted by beece View Post
    The Olin cork block is super cool.

    Maybe I'm anal, maybe I'm just an idiot, but even with crayoning I still feel the need to scrape and brush. I HATE grabby skis.
    I agree! I learned to wax / tune hanging out at the Maher family cabin at white pass as a kid. I always figured if itís good enough for Phil / Steve itís good enough for me. 25 years later Iím still doing it the same way. I have tested not scraping before long trips and only found out the skis need to get waxed sooner due to the friction of the excess wax.

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ID:	294569Mine. A constantly evolving work.

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    Some of these home benches look pretty extensive, are folks doing work out of their basement?

    I might do one mount a season and a doz wax jobs which doesn't need more than the minimalist setup I have

    If was doing it for money I would want to make it easier and faster
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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    Some of these home benches look pretty extensive, are folks doing work out of their basement?
    Aside from a handful of people, I highly doubt that. This is TGR, where the more you spend on skiing, the better skier you are.
    Set my compass North, I got Winter in my blood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glademaster View Post
    Aside from a handful of people, I highly doubt that. This is TGR, where the more you spend on skiing, the better skier you are.
    Eh... is it Opposite Day today?

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  13. #63
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    I used to do five to ten mounts a year for me and my buddies. Probably waxed 20-30 pair. Only for beer and nugs though. Worked my way through college shop ratting and ski patrolling. Had a bunch of tools left over from that.

    That stuff really isnít worth selling so I have a sweet home setup. I can do pretty much everything at my place except grinds.

    Now Iíll mount a pair or two a year, maybe weld a core shot or two and I keep my edges sharp and bases waxed. I enjoy working on skis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schindlerpiste View Post
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    Brings new meaning to the importance of a good tune
    "knowledgeable in escapades of the flesh"

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    Small space, but at least I ride on a fresh tune every week.
    ďA society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.Ē
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  16. #66
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    The floor below my bench (which is too much of a mess to post) is a quarter inch thick with wax. Brought up 3 kids skiing, including several years of racing (many pairs to tune each week). One of these days I'm gonna clean it up.
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    If I lived in WA, Oft would be my realtor. Seriously.

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    Not much, but it works (when the wife doesnít pull in too far). $99 bench from Home Depot. May have to build a wax box to catch scrapings from hitting the floor.

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    The seasonal switch over has not happened.... the bench is still in Bike Mode here in Aspen:
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    Quote Originally Posted by MHSP1497 View Post
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    Not much, but it works (when the wife doesn’t pull in too far). $99 bench from Home Depot. May have to build a wax box to catch scrapings from hitting the floor.
    I dig the Mahre poster....brings back good memories of growing up at White Pass! Nice move on the skis rack above the bench too!

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    Not in the pic: rotobrush with one blue nylon brush. I iron inside, then go outside to scrape and brush.

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    Fuck... I just opened up a box that my 18yro last used in June on a trip to Hood, all wet inside and blooming with moss. My nice Toko T14 is all pitted, I was able to save the steel brush but the nylon and horsehair brushes are toast.
    Move upside and let the man go through...

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    goddam kids!

    Quote Originally Posted by Foggy_Goggles View Post
    If I lived in WA, Oft would be my realtor. Seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oftpiste View Post
    goddam kids!

    X2.

    And because she's been out of the house for 2 months I dont really have any recourse...and the irony is I was going to do a tune on her race skis before taking them to her in Utah.
    Move upside and let the man go through...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mofro261 View Post
    X2.

    And because she's been out of the house for 2 months I dont really have any recourse...and the irony is I was going to do a tune on her race skis before taking them to her in Utah.
    How soon are you going? Can you take a care package for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraham View Post
    How soon are you going? Can you take a care package for me
    Actually meeting up in Bozeone in ~3 weeks to see both childrens to hand off 4+prs. I could coorindate a package if needed. Hope to see you on Oct 5th at least.
    Move upside and let the man go through...

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