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post #31 of 46

I may hurt myself with those machines!:o:D

post #32 of 46
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Originally Posted by hobieboy View Post
 

At the rate that I am tuning skis for my daughter; which is pushing 1 pair every night on average, I should be able to justify.

But I just have a mental block on buying a $150 machine for a $4 scraper.

 

When I start with a new scraper, it does last 20-30 pairs of skis before they start getting dull. Its after they are dull and I sharpen it using the sharpener that they don't last.

 

I started a new experiment of sharpening the scraper after every ski; regardless of whether the scraper is dull or not. And I increased the # of passes from 4-5 to 10-15. Its been <1 week and my sharpener so far holds up. I'll see how long this holds then re-visit.

I sure as hell don't get 20-30 pair out of a new scraper!

 

Maybe the problem is your buying $4 dollar scrapers. $6 dollar 5", 5mm thick scrapers  It only takes buying 25 to break even. Once you get the Mantac...............no more buying scrapers, they damn near last forever!

post #33 of 46
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Originally Posted by Atomicman View Post

I may hurt myself with those machines!redface.gifbiggrin.gif

What fun is it when some life and limb isn't at risk?
post #34 of 46

Atomicman

CEO Mantac Inc

 

Focker

CEO Sandpaper Industries

post #35 of 46
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Originally Posted by oldschoolskier View Post


What fun is it when some life and limb isn't at risk?

Thumbs Up:ROTF

post #36 of 46

Is there a way to somehow clamp a 4 degree guide to a table (since that's what I have - that and a smaller 2 degree), put sandpaper under, and slide the scraper along it? (I don't have a 2x4, or any wood at all really; think: guy living in an apartment downtown)

post #37 of 46

Clamp the scraper instead.

post #38 of 46

My wife has occasionally called me Tim.

 

post #39 of 46

$150 scraper sharpener?????  I've paid less for skis.

The 0 degree file guide and a course file will do the job

post #40 of 46
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Originally Posted by SRSkier View Post
 

$150 scraper sharpener?????  I've paid less for skis.

 

And how many pairs of skis could you scrape with those skis?  :D

post #41 of 46
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Originally Posted by cantunamunch View Post
 

 

And how many pairs of skis could you scrape with those skis?  :D


I can visualize using a ski to scrape the wax off the other ski.  I believe I once saw a post where @MastersRacer said he did that. 

post #42 of 46
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post
 
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Originally Posted by cantunamunch View Post
 

 

And how many pairs of skis could you scrape with those skis?  :D


I can visualize using a ski to scrape the wax off the other ski.  I believe I once saw a post where @MastersRacer said he did that. 

 

Yeh, it wouldn't be half as funny if it was totally unpossible.  

post #43 of 46

@crgildart, just yesterday I used one cross country ski to scrape ice off the base of the other. With the winnowing down of my ski collection, perhaps I should cut old skis down to 6 inch lengths and sell them as scrapers.

 

I have been using a planer style scraper sharper at the shop. When the scraper looses it true straight edge, I touch it up with a 4" (?) belt sander, then back to the planer. I prefer the 5mm thick ones.

post #44 of 46

what'd'ya do, step in a puddle?

post #45 of 46

No puddle. Yesterday the snow was very damp and the temps warmish. Going from sun to shade did the trick. I did need some fresh wax, too, but I xc ski mostly for my pup, not myself, so performance is not essential. Some glisse, though is nice. I finally brought them to the shop last night (the cobblers kids have bare feet?) and ground and waxed the slide surfaces, brushed the whole ski and hopefully I'll be gliding like crazy. 

post #46 of 46
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Originally Posted by focker View Post
 

 

 

If you aren't using this, you're a cheap ass.   $3,000...   Giddy up...  $150 sharpener is for chumps.

Meaningless coming from a Mawther Focker!

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