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 Post subject: K2 spitfire Wide, Now a splitfire taper!
PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 3:14 pm 
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A buddy of mine had a K2 spitfire wide that he wanted to split and make the tail a little thinner then the nose to give it a little tapper. So we took a saw, a straight edge and got after it. In the end we took out 1" from the tail and nothing from the nose.

I think it should now be happily named a Splitfire

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Don't over think it. Mark it, take a sip, setup a guide and...

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cut it! Don't forget to always where eye protection...ok...do as I say, not as I do... :wink:

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After cutting the ends with a grinder and cut off wheel it's ready to be sanded down and sealed.

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Top side, no chips! Yea.


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 Post subject: Re: K2 spitfire Wide, Now a splitfire taper!
PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:18 pm 
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HA HA! Awesome!
I'm always postin' tellin' guys to "put some taper in it". Course it's usually in jest.

But way to go, looks like a great piece of work so far.
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 Post subject: Re: K2 spitfire Wide, Now a splitfire taper!
PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:46 pm 
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Not gonna lie... little sad about my Berthoud sticker...


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 Post subject: Re: K2 spitfire Wide, Now a splitfire taper!
PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:30 pm 
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Gunna have to follow up and show how it fit together after mounting. I'm goin got bet you'll need to get into areas with a hand planer to make it line up nice. But looks good.


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 Post subject: Re: K2 spitfire Wide, Now a splitfire taper!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:29 pm 
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Got any pics of the finished product? If so did it require planing?


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 Post subject: Re: K2 spitfire Wide, Now a splitfire taper!
PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:08 am 
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I'll see if I can dig some up. I built up the inside edge with epoxy and then sanded it flat with a belt sander. It turned out pretty good and my buddy really likes it. It wasn't much different than other boards I've done.


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 Post subject: Re: K2 spitfire Wide, Now a splitfire taper!
PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:51 am 
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Nice work!

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Not gonna lie... little sad about my Berthoud sticker...


"Pure Ature" has a nice ring to it, though. makes "Pure Adventure" sound a little clumsy. You just need to decide what it means now.


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