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Post by jeff@shaggys » Sun Aug 07, 2011 6:26 am

So i the past month and a half we've undergone the joys of moving our shop 230 miles north to Boyne City, MI and it has been one hell of a ride. We've had tons of issues with our new building from getting electricity re-connected (http://sccskis.com/2011/07/problems-wit ... e-factory/) to making it handicap accessible. It was a long July but we're almost done with our renovations/partitions and should be building by next week.

Here are some pics of what we've been up to.

The plan
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Drywall up
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Insulation between press room and office
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Back of woodshop area
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Press room with window to office
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Office
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Showroom
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Window from showroom to tuning/grinding room
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I'll put more pics up as we start placing our tools and should have a video tour in the next few weeks.
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Post by Richuk » Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:19 am

Inspirational, looking forward to more photos!

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Post by skidesmond » Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:35 am

Nice shop! Must have been really frustrating dealing w/ the electric co. More pics when it's up and running. Good Luck!

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Post by jeff@shaggys » Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:18 am

@skidesmond yeah, it was extremely frustrating dealing with the electric company, but fortunately for us that blog post found it's way to Consumers Energy customer service and we had electricity the following Tuesday (post went up on a Friday). It's pretty amazing how it circled and we even had their regional manager call a apologize a ton.

Anyways, we can now see the light at the end of the tunnel! The shop is back up and ready to start working. We've been working on the finishing touches for the past few days and it finally is just about done.

Laying carpet in the showroom

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The shop dog testing out the new carpet

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Prep room for base, edges, topsheet, etc

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Storage area

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Tool storage/packaging area

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Grinding room, now we just need to find space for our robot (Microjet) in this shop.

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Always have to have some decent music while working.

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Sorting a few cores

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Post by skidesmond » Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:50 am

Wow really coming together. I noticed the small orange press w/ the hydraulic jack. What's that used for?

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Post by jeff@shaggys » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:05 am

We used to use it for die cuts but we really need a clicker or roll press for that. It's always good to have a shop press around though, you never know when you're going to need it...
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Post by jeff@shaggys » Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:58 am

Quick video tour:

http://vimeo.com/28471851

We're getting ready for our grand opening party/ribbon cutting this Saturday (9-10-11), so we've been pretty busy lately. More to come soon.
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Post by skidesmond » Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:11 pm

Looks like you've been there for a year already working hard. Good luck with the open house!

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Post by artski » Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:33 am

Hey Jeff, I enjoyed visiting your shop for the open house yesterday, looks like you and your dad have been working your asses off. So many great tools, looks like you guys are really getting your processes down.
Your product looks great. Looking forward to skiing with you guys this year!
Best of luck with your new venture.
see you soon, art

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Post by jeff@shaggys » Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:28 pm

We're really bad about updating this stuff...

But here's what we've been doing. Today we shaped 50 pair of cores (finally made a dent in our seemingly never ending pile).

Over the past week we also made about 12 new cassettes.

We need more storage for cores!
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50 Pair that we shaped today
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Getting sidewalls ready
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New cassettes
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Moved around the office. Sorry for the horrible panorama
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And finally after moving around too many shops with us in Denver and lower Michigan then finally to Boyne City, our Wintersteiger Microjet Pro will be doing our grinding. Just hit the bases on a manual belt grinder (we now have 2 Monty's, 1 Fontaine, and 1 Wintersteiger) and send it to the robot. We can program the grinding pressure and number of passes with the belt and stone, it's amazing what the thing can do! Video of it grinding skis coming soon.

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Post by MontuckyMadman » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:08 pm

wow you guys are crazy.
How many pairs will you get out of each cassette after epoxy gets all in there?
Are those all pop riveted?
I assume you guys have uses that cassette technique before?
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Post by jeff@shaggys » Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:55 am

We easily get 25-30 pair before they need to a good cleaning, we just make sure to blow everything out of them after each pressing and spray release religiously.

We've used this method for around 4 years and it works really well for keeping everything lined up.
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Post by knightsofnii » Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:43 am

what do you use for spray release? You're saying you dont even need to clean them after each use?
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Post by jeff@shaggys » Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:08 am

We do clean them after every use, we use a putty knife and air. The release is a silicone based mold release from General Chemical.
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