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 Post subject: Splitting Salomon
PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 9:39 am 
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Thinking about splitting a Salomon Fastback. Anyone have any suggestions or insight?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 2:46 pm 
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I can't see how there is not a problem splitting any cap board. And a few years ago Voile used to warn against it. Others will loudly disagree.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 8:01 am 
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I split a salomon 550 last season. No problems yet. But you need to hack saw through the wrap around edges before you cut and make sure the cut is wide enough for the circular saw blade to pass through on the exit - if it hits you can blow some of the edge out.

Then I polyurethaned (with a few light coats) the exposed wood edges so it is protected but won't crack when flexed.

Here is the report

http://www.splitboard.net/talk/viewtopic.php?t=495

I'm also currently checking ebay for a cheap fastback to split for my next ride (I currently have a fastback 163 as my on-piste board and love it)

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 9:36 pm 
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I'm attaching a cross-post that illustrates one approach to the splitting process http://timefortuckerman.com/forums/show ... php?t=3405 (post no. 12 in the thread has the pix). By fastening a plywood jig to the board using the binding inserts, I was able to run the board along the fence of the tablesaw for the big cut *and* set the tablesaw blade height to cut under the steel edge of the board, which avoids the blow-out problem. It was easy to come back later and cut the steel leading and trailing edges with the hack saw, finishing with a mill file.

I used crazy glue to seal the wood edges of the cut; held up fine so far.

Steve

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 12:31 am 
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Rider.Steve wrote:
By fastening a plywood jig to the board using the binding inserts, I was able to run the board along the fence of the tablesaw for the big cut *and* set the tablesaw blade height to cut under the steel edge of the board, which avoids the blow-out problem.

Great idea! :!:


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2005 5:51 pm 
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no worries. just use the hacksaw.

I split 2 salomons in the last few seasons,
a 550 and a Fastback

jim


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no worries. just use the hacksaw.

I split 2 salomons in the last few seasons,
a 550 and a Fastback

jim


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