The EggBar vise:
Seen one? Used it?
I saw these at SIA and was really interested, funny thing is I would like to get one for the shop but lost his business card, I'm glad you posted the link. They really should post some more info about how the vise works, it is really cool in action.
From the look of the ski in the vise, it looks like it would be hard to wax, scrape, and brush the tip end of the ski where the support runs across the base. How do you do that part of the job?
One of my questions as well...(at least in my head).
I usually just slide the ski down to where its held further up near the tip.
Have you thought of making one out of wood?
I agree with your statement except the part about fly reels, I guess it depends what equipment you use, and how you use it, but there is a lot that goes into making a good reel!
I do think this system is way overpriced, could probably make something very similar for under $100.