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  1. #151
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    I've established a tuning/waxing/repair service out of my dorm floor's common room to make a little extra money. $15 for a tune, $15 for a wax, $3 per inch of p-tex, $5 per inch of metal grip. I've been shocked by how little care some dudes pay to their sticks. It seems like every other ski has a coreshot from 2 seasons ago that has just been waxed over intermittently. One guy had a pair of season old R11s with a delam underfoot. Knew about it but figured he'd just trash them when it got too bad to ignore. Had to convince him that he should let me repair it.

    I recently upgraded from some old swix diamond stones to Tools4Boards Hones and I highly recommend. Also just got a set of rotobrushes and will never go back. I'm currently using Purl wax as it is the cheapest I can buy in relative bulk (1lb). Yellow for hot waxing and a combination of purple and blue for the final.

    I'll post some pics when I get back from winter break.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stealurface831 View Post
    ...Tools4Boards Hones and I highly recommend. Also just got a set of rotobrushes and will never go back.
    Just ordered the rotobrush set from Tools4Boards. Lookin' forward to using it, especially with hard waxes.
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  3. #153
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    Quote Originally Posted by stealurface831 View Post
    I've established a tuning/waxing/repair service out of my dorm floor's common room to make a little extra money.
    Nice


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  4. #154
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    Lets see you home wax bench

    Quote Originally Posted by SumJongGuy View Post
    I've gone minimalist.. Tools, bits, iron, wax etc in a large tackle box. Bench is the washer and dryer tops with a wood device designed to hold the skis steady with brakes down. I also occasionally throw clamps/vises on the porch raining out back if I know it's going to be really messy. But, I don't have a garage or utility room. Washer and dryer are in the kitchen..
    Similar setup here. I can use the (standard ikea) kitchen table or, especially for scraping or working on the edges, I have a coffee table on the porch.

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    The tubes keep them from sliding, kinda and clamping them holds the tubes, kinda. Have a rubber band tied from the rest of the tube to hold the brake.




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  5. #155
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    Carved out a corner of my wife's art studio last winter.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Conundrum View Post
    This is fantastic.
    Thanks! I wish I still had it.

  7. #157
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    Quote Originally Posted by yeahman View Post
    Carved out a corner of my wife's art studio last winter.

    Review on the happy Norwegian? Similar OK function to the above described wood block and bike tube, or is this a worthy step up?

  8. #158
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeshek View Post
    Review on the happy Norwegian? Similar OK function to the above described wood block and bike tube, or is this a worthy step up?
    I think the system works well but I just started doing my own waxing and tuning last year so I really don't have anything to compare it to. The stands are stable and don't slip around. Only thing I would be concerned about is whether a really thick ski like an ON3P would fit in the slots.

  9. #159
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeshek View Post
    Review on the happy Norwegian? Similar OK function to the above described wood block and bike tube, or is this a worthy step up?
    Quote Originally Posted by yeahman View Post
    I think the system works well but I just started doing my own waxing and tuning last year so I really don't have anything to compare it to. The stands are stable and don't slip around. Only thing I would be concerned about is whether a really thick ski like an ON3P would fit in the slots.
    I used the Happy Norwegian exclusively last season and still use it to wax boards. No slip at all when scraping and brushing. Super solid there. But Yeahman is right, there are plenty of skis that don't fit. Thus, I upgraded to a proper vise.
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  10. #160
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    For anybody curious the slot appears to measure about a centimeter. I think most skis are thinner than that, especially near the tip and tail, but sometimes you need to turn the platform to make the ski fit. NBD though, it's still stable like that.


  11. #161
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    Current set up, moved to new spot in garage. Need to run power and better lights but more room and out of way of main work bench which is always a disaster of collected shit

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  12. #162
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    I use the first one in the shop at home. Drawer liner needs to be replaced on the stands of the first one. The whole bench slides around if I'm pushing hard but that is not often. It is nice that it folds up if I need the space for something else. I don't like to throw stuff away so it's mostly made from leftovers of other projects.

    The second one I made last season when I lived in a smallish condo and had only a hammer and screwdriver to work with. It worked out pretty well so I'm using it again this season.

  13. #163
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    If you haven't tried the Toko Liquid Paraffins, you should, they are very good. Quick, easy and fast, plus no mess.
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  14. #164
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    Mine's a folding portable bench that began life as a stand for a mitre saw. Easy to throw in the vehicle and take it with me if I want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flexon Phil View Post
    If you haven't tried the Toko Liquid Paraffins, you should, they are very good. Quick, easy and fast, plus no mess.
    I'm intrigued but I tend to run all temperature wax.

    Do these have the same rules rageding cold over warm? I.e. if I wax for middle temp and then I want cold, will it take?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shorty_J View Post
    I'm intrigued but I tend to run all temperature wax.

    Do these have the same rules rageding cold over warm? I.e. if I wax for middle temp and then I want cold, will it take?
    I have had Blue when it was it was warmer than you would expect, and it was fine. You can get away with Red jsut as a mid temp for most.
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  17. #167
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    Frankensteined this piece of shit together with scraps but works great.

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    The shiplap wasn't my doing, but I'm now a fan. Pretty simple way to end up with a wall that's easy to mount stuff on.Click image for larger version. 

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  19. #169
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    Everything is there. You just have to look in the right place. #skitech

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    Spent some time rearranging the downstairs work space!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkiLyft View Post
    Spent some time rearranging the downstairs work space!

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    Wow! Nice work

    We have one of those front gate mattresses... damn thing sprung a leak. I haven't set aside the time to brush it lovingly with soapy suds though.

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    I was having a hard time finding a shop here in Bozeman that could accommodate my limited availability. So I started my own. In the utility room of my dorm floor. Since we ski Big Sky and Bridger, most of what I do is coreshot and edge compression repair. Shown is the lineup for the night.


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    Quote Originally Posted by stealurface831 View Post
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    I was having a hard time finding a shop here in Bozeman that could accommodate my limited availability. So I started my own. In the utility room of my dorm floor. Since we ski Big Sky and Bridger, most of what I do is coreshot and edge compression repair. Shown is the lineup for the night.


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  24. #174
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    strong work ive been meanin to pm ya back and send sums techs stuffs
    i started to de clutter my clusterfuck man cave and take back the work/wax bench
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  25. #175
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    Quote Originally Posted by skifishbum View Post
    strong work ive been meanin to pm ya back and send sums techs stuffs
    i started to de clutter my clusterfuck man cave and take back the work/wax bench
    You've clearly lost more tools under other tools than most mags even own.

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