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Jacques

Workin' It on Skis Best I Can
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Oh, for shaping the bottoms of them. You gotta' be a fitter! Have fun with that.

On another note, I had my first time with a pair of Devation skis. Darn sidewalls are some kind of exotic wood. Almost impossible to plane with files.
Never again! Pretty sidewall, but harder than a whore's heart!
Any experience with those?
 

cantunamunch

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On another note, I had my first time with a pair of Devation skis. Darn sidewalls are some kind of exotic wood.
Deviation is the guys that do purple heart. Watch yourself filing or sanding that stuff -wear a mask- it is a strong allergen.
 

Jacques

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Deviation is the guys that do purple heart. Watch yourself filing or sanding that stuff -wear a mask- it is a strong allergen.
"Workability: Working with Purpleheart can present some unique challenges: if the wood is heated with dull tools, or if cutter speeds are too high, Purpleheart will exude a gummy resin that can clog tools and complicate the machining process. Depending on the grain orientation, can be difficult to plane without tearout. Purpleheart also has a moderate dulling effect on cutters. "

"Allergies/Toxicity: Although severe reactions are quite uncommon, Purpleheart has been reported as a sensitizer. Usually most common reactions simply include eye and skin irritation. Purpleheart has also been reported to cause nausea. See the articles Wood Allergies and Toxicity and Wood Dust Safety for more information. "
 

oldschoolskier

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Little side note since @Jacques brought it up. Clean resin from tools. The resin destroys the carbide and cutting edges. Use a specific cleaner for cleaning resin from tools at a big $ cost or be thrifty and use the yellow can of oven cleaner, workers better and faster. Just be sure to rinse blades well with water and dry properly to prevent rust. Pennies vs dollars per clean.

Wish my shop was as empty.....
 
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