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Old 02-19-2008, 11:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im thinking about learning to tune my own board. i have an old board to practice my first try on so im not really worried about messing it up if i happen to screw up.
But my question is.. is it better to get the quick file which has 0 - 2 degrees.. or would you reccomend getting a kit with the gummy stone, diamond stone ect... are all these extras actually needed?

If i do get a kit i would be thinking about getting an iron also since all the ones im my house have holes in them..
if you have one or do your own tuning i would appreciate it if you can help me know what specific tools i should be looking for.
Thanks a lot!
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Old 02-20-2008, 07:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Im thinking about learning to tune my own board. i have an old board to practice my first try on so im not really worried about messing it up if i happen to screw up.
But my question is.. is it better to get the quick file which has 0 - 2 degrees.. or would you reccomend getting a kit with the gummy stone, diamond stone ect... are all these extras actually needed?

If i do get a kit i would be thinking about getting an iron also since all the ones im my house have holes in them..
if you have one or do your own tuning i would appreciate it if you can help me know what specific tools i should be looking for.
Thanks a lot!

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Old 02-20-2008, 08:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I would say you'll find most of your answers in the "General Maintenance" forum.
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Old 02-20-2008, 10:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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ah good point thanx for the info... who ever can close this thread.. please do
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Old 02-21-2008, 05:42 AM   #5 (permalink)
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The mainstays for a home tuning kit are:

Base edge file guide and file: A device the allows you to evenly and precisely maintain the board`s base edge bevel.

Side edge file guide and file: A device that allows you to evenly and precisely maintain the board`s side edge bevel. Will also be used periodically to sharped the edges by gently running in down the side edge of your board.

Diamond stone and Gummi stone: Shapening stones designed to deburr the edges after sharpening them with the edge tuner. The Gunni stone is very gentle and is used as a finishing touch to make your sharp edges very smooth.

Wax, Iron, Scraper, Scotch Brite, nylon and horse hair brush and felt cork: Tools needed to wax, scrape and polish your board.

For repairs, you will have a couple of Ptex candles to light and dribble the melted Ptex into gashes on your base. Clear and black for different bases.
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Old 02-21-2008, 11:58 AM   #6 (permalink)
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anyone got a recommendation on a good file guides and where to get them. Ive looked around and all i can find are those pocket guides for the side edge. i want to keep my 1 deg base and side bevel on my rome.
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i believe swix makes one, im sure others have as well but i have seen the swix one at my store. the one i saw was for the base edge, and for side edges i have this bakoda one, works fine and have seen many others with the same design
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Old 02-22-2008, 01:00 AM   #8 (permalink)
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i jsut waxed by board for the first time...i took me like 2hrs cuz i ovvvvvvvvvvver dripped it with wax...lol
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Old 02-22-2008, 09:23 AM   #9 (permalink)
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When I over drip mine (drinking and waxing ) I try to use the iron to push most of the excess wax into one glob to shorten scrape time. I'm going to get a metal scraper soon as I think I've outgrown my old plastic one. Should speed up the process.
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