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  1. #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldenBC View Post
    Just get a base bevel file. Easy.

    If you belt sand a ski, you will get rid of the base structure. Structure is almost more important than wax. Don’t do it.
    OK, I know this seems to be the consensus. So I'm biting the bullet and ordering a base bevel guide. I used to have one but for the life of me couldn't find it. Thanks Golden and everyone for weighing in. Really appreciate it, and my skis thank you for not butchering them with my wife's (yes, that's right - she does wear the pants) belt sander.

    When I finally get to a place with a stone grinder and some experienced staff, I'll get them to stone grind.
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  2. #27
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    be sure to use some lube if you belt sand. Consider KY. It works well in a multitude of applications.

  3. #28
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    Fuck, do I have to urban dictionary "belt sander". What have I said. And, mentioned the wife... Fuck.

  4. #29
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    I think I would just drag them along behind the dodge and save the $$ for a base grind but you wana find a new stretch of road eh
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  5. #30
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    A ski shop belt sander would help significantly. Even though you won't get a base grind, you can turn the belts inside out to polish the base, then set the bevels by hand.

  6. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by garyfromterrace View Post
    OK, I know this seems to be the consensus. So I'm biting the bullet and ordering a base bevel guide.
    You can also wrap tape around the file to provide a bevel if you don't want to order a specific base file guide. Keep the tape lined up over the opposite edge you are filing and IIRC, 3 wraps of electrical tape is 1 degree.

  7. #32
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    Aren't we talking about fixing railed edges?

    You lay down a bevel after flattening the base. Maybe I missed something above.

    ... Thom
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  8. #33
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    Quote Originally Posted by garyfromterrace View Post
    OK, I know this seems to be the consensus. So I'm biting the bullet and ordering a base bevel guide. I used to have one but for the life of me couldn't find it. Thanks Golden and everyone for weighing in. Really appreciate it, and my skis thank you for not butchering them with my wife's (yes, that's right - she does wear the pants) belt sander.

    When I finally get to a place with a stone grinder and some experienced staff, I'll get them to stone grind.
    Even if these are soft snow skis it's a bad idea to file the base edges without flattening the base first. If the edges matter enough to you to want to fix them then you should do it right. If not the just leave the skis alone. The risk of taking more off the base edge without flattening is not being able to hold an edge if you hit a patch of ice for example. If you're just worried about burrs and dings you can take them off the base edge with a diamond stone just enough to get them flush with the rest of the edge.

  9. #34
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    Quote Originally Posted by splat View Post
    A ski shop belt sander would help significantly. Even though you won't get a base grind, you can turn the belts inside out to polish the base, then set the bevels by hand.
    I had a scotch-brite belt for my fontaine. It was spectacular for deburring.

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  10. #35
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    Been meaning to post this, and I'm surprised no one beat me to it.

    Yes, it's only a file holder, but keeping from bowing a file takes practice to hone your technique.

    Just do it ...

    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/...d.php?t=333166

    ... Thom
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  11. #36
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shorty_J View Post
    Alpinlord has a product that works on the ski visions tool but uses a file do most of the work.


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  12. #37
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    Snoozed and I missed it ;-)
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