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post #31 of 45

I like the cup holder!

 

Going skiing tomorrow in Central Wisconsin.

post #32 of 45
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Done for now.  Had to make an adjustment to the holding blocks so that the spine on my Redsters would fit in the notch and allow the ski to sit flat for scraping.  Coated them with some rustoleum spray rubber for grip and ski protection.  Time will tell how long that will last.  Worked very well for sharpening the one pair of skis I tried so far.  Also put in some hooks so that I can hold the ski solidly for scraping, seems very stable but I won't find out for sure until my RaceWax order gets here.

 

Very nice!  I may have to rebuild my portable tuning table to accommodate the beer holder.

post #33 of 45

Old Jeep,

 

If you have room for a work bench, you could just rest the yours on top verses saw horses.  I like the beer holder, nice touch.

 

So your holding blocks are simply wood cut to a pattern, sprayed over?  Simple and inexpensive, as I'm cheap and by no means seasoned in working my own skies, a nice way to start. If I become an expert and don't like em, I can then justify spending on some fancy ones!

 

Being you're in Minn, I noted today (pg 28) Menards has an inexpensive (relative) work bench on sale .. adj length. It may be a bit high but maybe a walking platform if one was interested. off season it looks to be a decent workbench for other toys. At $67 not bad for what it looks to be, frame is $53 so if you has spare ply or planking

 

http://www.menards.com/main/flyer.html?flyer_run_id=38157&page=1&locale=en&flyer_type_name=weekly3&store_code=3020&hide=catalog,catalog1,midwestmanufacturing&getGoogleKey=true&flyer=flyer

post #34 of 45
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Old Jeep,

 

If you have room for a work bench, you could just rest the yours on top verses saw horses.  I like the beer holder, nice touch.

 

So your holding blocks are simply wood cut to a pattern, sprayed over?  Simple and inexpensive, as I'm cheap and by no means seasoned in working my own skies, a nice way to start. If I become an expert and don't like em, I can then justify spending on some fancy ones!

 

Being you're in Minn, I noted today (pg 28) Menards has an inexpensive (relative) work bench on sale .. adj length. It may be a bit high but maybe a walking platform if one was interested. off season it looks to be a decent workbench for other toys. At $67 not bad for what it looks to be, frame is $53 so if you has spare ply or planking

 

http://www.menards.com/main/flyer.html?flyer_run_id=38157&page=1&locale=en&flyer_type_name=weekly3&store_code=3020&hide=catalog,catalog1,midwestmanufacturing&getGoogleKey=true&flyer=flyer

 

I've got more work benches than you could imagine, one of them could actually support a car ;)  I prefer a free standing table so that I can access all 4 sides.  FWIW, it is not "resting" on the saw horses - it is bolted to them.

 

Looking forward to tomorrow when my RaceWax order gets here so that I can start messing up the table with wax.

 

Chuck

http://www.oldjeep.com

post #35 of 45

yeah, noted the bolted on saw horses. I have a pair of the same ones.

 

Nice and crazy jeep work which does go to say you could build up your own solid legged bench if desired.

post #36 of 45
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yeah, noted the bolted on saw horses. I have a pair of the same ones.

 

Nice and crazy jeep work which does go to say you could build up your own solid legged bench if desired.


It would be pretty simple to add some 4x4 "H" legs to the bench in about 15 minutes.  I actually left enough space between the perimeter wood and the frame to slide them in if I decided I wanted them.  Might wind up doing that once I figure out if I like the current height or not.

post #37 of 45
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And some more progress today.

Still need to pad the vices and decide on a hold down system and then cut the wax drop hole and build a receptacle.

Also need to figure out a little organizer to hold some of the tuning stuff.

 

I will assume you stand on the side with the beer holder!   You're ski is in there backwards. You would never work on a ski in this position.  Always base away from you. :D

post #38 of 45
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I will assume you stand on the side with the beer holder!   You're ski is in there backwards. You would never work on a ski in this position.  Always base away from you. :D


Never worked on an edge with the base away from me before

post #39 of 45
Base away is it. Nice bench and beer holder. One comment though; with the ski in your holder it seems to put it too far away from your body. When working on the edge, you really want your body literally touching up against the ski.
post #40 of 45
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Well, I'm not going to be giving any advise on tuning skis, but there is no chance at all I'm going to change the way I've been doing my own for the last 30 years ;)

 

FWIW, base towards body is how I've seen folks do it before - like this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVPoofPkMLU

post #41 of 45
Thanks for the link, that was informative.
post #42 of 45
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Base away is it. Nice bench and beer holder. One comment though; with the ski in your holder it seems to put it too far away from your body. When working on the edge, you really want your body literally touching up against the ski.


hey!   Old Jeep is from Minneasota ... yah, Paul Bunyan country and seeing some of the toys he has, likely a mammoth of a man!  :)

 

From the looks of the base, it looks about 24" wide, so 12" isn't bad.

 

But I argue regardless of which side one works on a ski from. it's wise to have a beer holder on diagonals, you know the old saying, "Two beers in the stand better than one in the bush"

post #43 of 45
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hey!   Old Jeep is from Minneasota ... yah, Paul Bunyan country and seeing some of the toys he has, likely a mammoth of a man!  :)

 

From the looks of the base, it looks about 24" wide, so 12" isn't bad.

 

But I argue regardless of which side one works on a ski from. it's wise to have a beer holder on diagonals, you know the old saying, "Two beers in the stand better than one in the bush"


LOL  only 6ft tall, not quite Paul Bunyan sized.  The bench is 20" wide.

post #44 of 45
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Being you're in Minn, I noted today (pg 28) Menards has an inexpensive (relative) work bench on sale .. adj length. It may be a bit high but maybe a walking platform if one was interested. off season it looks to be a decent workbench for other toys. At $67 not bad for what it looks to be, frame is $53 so if you has spare ply or planking

http://www.menards.com/main/flyer.html?flyer_run_id=38157&page=1&locale=en&flyer_type_name=weekly3&store_code=3020&hide=catalog,catalog1,midwestmanufacturing&getGoogleKey=true&flyer=flyer

Pete, your link didn't work for me, and I couldn't find a $67 workbench on their website, but I did find this for $65, marked down to $50 until 12/7. :.

I'd probably end up replacing some hardware to make it sturdy and would have to cut down the legs to suit my 5'3" frame, but it looks pretty good and seems like a good height for a six footer.
post #45 of 45
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Pete, your link didn't work for me, and I couldn't find a $67 workbench on their website, but I did find this for $65, marked down to $50 until 12/7. :.

I'd probably end up replacing some hardware to make it sturdy and would have to cut down the legs to suit my 5'3" frame, but it looks pretty good and seems like a good height for a six footer.

Just go to their home page, look at current flier and page 28, menards.com

 

the frame is item 1367420 which shows as $53, however the flyer (Christmas Catalog) shows $67 with a 1 1/8 inch top, item 139-3812

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