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Old 01-06-2011, 06:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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With a couple of mods to this 30 dollar bench you can have the board on its edge for sharpening...I have it setup for waxing right now.





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Old 01-06-2011, 07:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That looks like it holds it nice, but how does it do when you wax? Does it tip on the side? Or do you have it anchored to the floor?
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Old 01-06-2011, 07:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The rubber feet hold surprisingly well! In my basement I have sand bags that i put on the supports on the legs and weighs it down perfectly. Also, those little orange vises are EXACTLY flush with the board so the scraper doesnt get stuck on it!!!!
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i use almost exactly the same thing. mines at least 10 years old and looks a lot heavier than that, but it works awesome. not as good as traditional vises on a workbench, but it gets the job done. i do at least 3 boards and 3 pairs of skis every week with mine.
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Old 01-06-2011, 09:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah this one is not that heavy, but im not paying 150 on dogfunk for the bench...so i just modified this in the basement....You get what you pay for....but it does the job!
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I like it, looks ultra portable.
We need a workbench picture thread!!
I'll snap a few pictures of my workbench when I get home.
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Nice work bench. Nice to see never summer represented
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I don't know if I can get past the fact that it's Black and Decker.... For those of you who do construction you will know what I mean
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Old 05-01-2011, 02:54 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I am a prime candidate for something like this...I currently use a step ladder for all my tuning needs
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Old 05-01-2011, 03:29 PM   #10 (permalink)
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With a couple of mods to this 30 dollar bench you can have the board on its edge for sharpening...I have it setup for waxing right now.
Could you post some photos of how you set it up for edge sharpening... and what were the couple of mods??

I want to start tuning my snowboard myself and have been looking for a cost effective way of making a bench.. this might be the answer.
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