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post #31 of 46
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Am I the only one who keeps clean wax under the bench in little drawers?

 

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/40216357/

 

I keep my clean wax in it's own case, the one it came in from the shop, and in my toolbox.  I don't need no stinkin drawers ;)

post #32 of 46
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Originally Posted by cantunamunch View Post
 

Am I the only one who keeps clean wax under the bench in little drawers?

 

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/40216357/

 

I keep my clean wax in it's own case, the one it came in from the shop, and in my toolbox.  I don't need no stinkin drawers ;)

 

Your toolboxes don't have drawers?   Amateurs... :rolleyes:nono::p;)

post #33 of 46

Some of us amateurs haven't figure out how to do drawers yet. :eek

 

My tool box.

 

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And when I want to get fancy. 

 

 

Similar concept as drawers. Open on top and holds stuff. No need to pull out, already open. :D 

post #34 of 46

My bench is on the top of old kitchen Cabinet units, so there are drawers right under the bench where I keep my wax. 

 

Tools are all up on the wall on little shelves I built.

 

Favorite thing I did to my shop?  Installed an exhaust fan right in front of where I work with a two jack power outlet, and two switches.  One for the fan, one for one of the outlets, in which I plug the iron.

 

The fan helps to remove offending odors, I still use a respirator when waxing most of the time.

post #35 of 46
If your skis are too wide for the vise, some skis can be clamped by grabbing the binding plate. That's where I grab my 98's.... And why I don't own 107's.
post #36 of 46
I grab the actual bindings with my Soul 7's
post #37 of 46
Right, I forgot you were in NYC.    I'm impressed that you have room for two buckets and skis. 


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My tool box.

 

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And when I want to get fancy. 

 

 

Similar concept as drawers. Open on top and holds stuff. No need to pull out, already open. :D 

post #38 of 46

Heres my simple setup.  Mounted on a tool tray, yes the cinch vise (slidewright) has the supports facing the wrong way.  I like it that way for support and stability and usually am just doing my skis so don't need multiple skis up at once.  Prep base  waxed my new skis today,. Praxis Protest and Blizzard Bonafides both brand new.  Couldn't wait any longer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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Front Left to rear right.   Red Slidewright wax for cold snow, yellow Slidewright for average snow we get in PNW inland, scraper, card file scraper I use for structuring, horsehair brush that works really well,  stainless steel brush to clean horsehair brush.  To L on tray  wd40 which I use to clean and wipe top of skis, files,  1 degree base file setup, stone, shaving brush I will use when  cleaning and lubing bindings,  orange edge tool.   Up above waxes, alcohol, iron.   Up R I will set up my saw horses when doing more than one pair of skis, i.e., wifes, nabors, friends, ski partners.  All above in my detached garage.  I like the cinch vise over others because of the simplicity of use and all skis work on this vise.

 

Raced for over 23 yrs and had lots of wax etc.,l have simplified everything since and find the Slidewright waxes very good, the base prep wax excellent for new skis.

post #39 of 46
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If your skis are too wide for the vise, some skis can be clamped by grabbing the binding plate. That's where I grab my 98's.... And why I don't own 107's.


Nice.  That's the way I do it all the time now!

post #40 of 46
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Right, I forgot you were in NYC.    I'm impressed that you have room for two buckets and skis.

 

The buckets nest together. great space saving feature.

I also stick the skis tail first in the bucket. Instant ski rack. Multi-use item.

 

Much cheaper than a dedicated floor rack like this one.

 

post #41 of 46


Pic of my setup and the wife's new Yumi's. Just built it this summer. I will say that I have the "drip tray" (not pictured) plastic gutter and it does work very well to catch drips and shavings, and I was surprised by that. Also, the top is melamine, which is often used in closets and cheaper furniture, and it works great because the wax scrapes off quite easily. You can see some of my tools in the bins below. Also i made right angle pieces of plywood behind the vises and put small pieces of pipe insulation on top and they work well to set skis on when needed. 

post #42 of 46


Hi - what is your recommended height for the table top (i will be adding a vice similar to yours)?  THX!

post #43 of 46
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Hi - what is your recommended height for the table top (i will be adding a vice similar to yours)?  THX!

 

I don't remember the "actual" rule of thumb here, but there's a principal out there that states your work surface should be a few (2 or 3 maybe - that's the part I don't quite recall) inches below your elbow.  Something to do with the most amount of pressure we can put down on the bench, with the most control, and the least effort.

 

Don't forget to think about your vise there too - mine adds probably 4 inches to the height of the bench, so I'd probably re-build my bench ~ 5 - 6 inches shorter than my elbow.

post #44 of 46

THX for the info. I am new to to this and want to do it right the first time. My elbows are approx. 44" off the ground - taking in account for the vice (4-6" in height + 2" when working on edges) - I'm thinking 34 - 36" height may work best. Most store bought (swix) tables come in around 33.5 - 35.5" in height.

post #45 of 46

My bench is 36" high. My elbow is at 46". Works Great. (less filling). 

 

Doug Tuning.jpg

 

Looking at this picture, I'd say you want your ski to be just below elbow height. That way you aren't reaching up or down to it, but straight out (90 degrees) from the elbow, just like a proper keyboard should be located at your computer desk.

post #46 of 46

You have 10" difference (table top to elbow) - THX - I may do the same and go with a 34" table top. Having said that my Brother-In-Law and Nephews are all 6'+...

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