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I built this setup initially for planing some 17" wide fir.. Skis have many uses, however.
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You are correct that skis have many uses. Great set up again!
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I look forward Jim to a series of posts from you demonstrating the various operations that skis are capable of.

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I love to see a guy build tools and fixtures. Even more wh en it is documented so I can duplicate it
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who was it that originally came up with the idea of skis?

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hi Harry,

who did develop skis initially? was it template tom?

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hi Harry, ive been corrected, Trend came out with the skis first.

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I'm sure that very basic skis were shown well before Trend with their fancy Aluminium ones but credit where credit id due, it was "Template Tom" who refined and attempted to popularise the idea. At the time that I became a member of router forums, major players like Bobj3 were denigrating the techniques without actually trying them. I like to take responsibility for being patient and presenting complete projects with photo shoots which ever so slowly caught the interest of several members, particularly Bobj3 who was so impressed that HE developed several variations that were easier to make than mine. Quite honestly, at my age I couldn't care a damn who developed what, so long as members are prepared to try something that's new to THEM.

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Harry, you did a good job showing how the skis could be used to do many different tasks!

and your patience and perseverence paid off. just look at how many here have built a ski jig. after building mine, i was impressed at what it could do and it gave me a sense of confidence.

i do also have to give a thank you to BobJ. when i had problem after problem, he never failed to help.

you both are always willing to help anyone who asks!

thanks to both of you!

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No, Levon.. it was a poor choice of words on my part. I didn't invent or improve them. I just built *this* set and posted them so people could see one use of them. I'll change the wording above.

I built them to accomplish a task (didn't bother to paint them for that reason) and will use them next when I have a task to accomplish that they are best suited for. They were also rather fun to make!

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i think skis were developed quite awhile back by someone else.

maybe im wrong? Jim did you develop skis?

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