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  1. #26
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    I have a chair from the old Highline lift. Sadly, I may have to give it up soon. I'm sure someone here would gladly take it off my hands if it comes to that.
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  2. #27
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    I think Ipe or black Walnut would look cool on it too. Sounds like itís on a covered porch so any of the mentioned woulds, especially treated with a natural should last pretty long.


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    Ipe is awful wood. I'd gladly cut down the last tree standing and watch it go extinct with a smile on my face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    I have a chair from the old Highline lift. Sadly, I may have to give it up soon. I'm sure someone here would gladly take it off my hands if it comes to that.
    Highlineís really the only worthy lift chair to have from Vail.

    RAPS picked me up an old Savio chair from Buttermilk, that I ended up leaving in Bonedale.

    When they take out 1A, donít get in my way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZomblibulaX View Post
    Only if you both lick it.

    Try loading a three-year-old on one. It's an acquired skill.
    Try loading a sit-ski on a center pole Riblet

  6. #31
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    Cool good luck!

  7. #32
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    Your guys suggestions for how to "badge" this chair? Was thinking just going on Etsy and getting a small brass plaque engraved with the couples names and their wedding date. Like,
    "John and Sue
    9/4/21"

    And then attaching that to the wooden seat somewhere.

    Can't think of anything better....but it also kind of reminds me of a "memorial bench" plaque.

  8. #33
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    Carved in the seat like some derelict from back in the day would have done.

  9. #34
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    Anyone got an idea or know of someone who could due a unique engraving of some sort with a 2 week turnaround?

  10. #35
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    Maybe try a local trophy shop? I think they engrave the plague, but the actual trophy is bought in bulk.

  11. #36
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    You should just spray stencil "9/4" for the chair number. Keep it simple. It'd be cute AF.

    How's the paint look?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZomblibulaX View Post
    You should just spray stencil "9/4" for the chair number. Keep it simple. It'd be cute AF.

    How's the paint look?
    Ok, that's actually pretty good.

    Called the powder coater today. Should have it done by next week.

    Now need to find some wood and re-do the seating area. Running out of time and gonna be gone for like 5 days next weekend.

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    69/4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiteroom_Guardian View Post
    Ok, that's actually pretty good.

    Called the powder coater today. Should have it done by next week.

    Now need to find some wood and re-do the seating area. Running out of time and gonna be gone for like 5 days next weekend.
    Edit: Think their initials and 9/4. Maybe "H+A 9/4" but in the retro stencil lettering?

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    Where are you going to put it? I like the simple 9/4 but I don't see a great place to have it centered. So the initials might balance it out.
    Why not have the powdercoater do it? They have the proper equipment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraham View Post
    Where are you going to put it? I like the simple 9/4 but I don't see a great place to have it centered. So the initials might balance it out.
    Why not have the powdercoater do it? They have the proper equipment.
    On the back there the normal chair number is seemed to make the most sense to me.

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    On the back or high on the center pole. Classy. I do want to see how it turns out. Awesome gift.

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    Cool gift.

  19. #44
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    That seat wood has history and still looks decent, has to be ways to preserve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shredhead View Post
    Highline’s really the only worthy lift chair to have from Vail.

    RAPS picked me up an old Savio chair from Buttermilk, that I ended up leaving in Bonedale.

    When they take out 1A, don’t get in my way.
    Or the old Chair 5. Which you can still ride at Whitewater..............
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  21. #46
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    Shoulda bought the whole lift. If you friends donít have a place for a lift then you need better friends. Cheap bastard. I hope for your sake that they donít think the chair is a token that means you did in fact buy a lift but wanted something they could unwrap at the reception.

    JK obv, I think I mentioned upthread but: rad.


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  22. #47
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    Pics of this thing on the gift table.... please
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  23. #48
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    Another idea for the wood - I hacked up some old skis and used them to make the seat on mine. Came out awesome.

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    Got it back from powdercoat two days ago. They forgot to chop the "stem" part down. Oh well. Too lake to fuck with it now.

    I cut new pieces for the seat from Alder and hand finished/rounded the edges to make it look more "original". Teak oil finish and new SS hardware.

    I wanted the wedding date to look retro so I put it where the original chair number was (now gone under the powder coat) and I did with with a stencil to be incognito and look like lift ops sprayed it on there. Really happy with how it turned out.

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    nice.
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