Machinist Needed

HortonHorton Posts: 25,979 Administrator
edited August 2013 in Skis Fins Bindings
I have a “thing” I need built. It is a few simple aluminum parts. I think the “thing” is a huge deal for the world of water skiing.

I do not have the time or energy to try to make a cent off it. If you will take on the project and build the “thing” to my spec, it is yours. Sell it to everyone. All I want is a personal supply of the “thing”.

I only want to deal with someone who is serious about making it. It would also be nice if the person who gets it right could make back their investment by selling it to the rest of you guys. No one is going to get rich on this but it could be one of those things like the fin block or the wing that changes ski set up.

When you see it most of you will think …. Well darn that is obvious.

For those of you who have seen it please be quiet. You know who you are.

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Comments

  • ToddLToddL Posts: 2,741 Mega Baller
    Oooo! @Horton Can the rest of us non-machinists make wild random guesses as to what the thing will be? If we get it right maybe we could be part of the "thing" beta test group.
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  • ToddLToddL Posts: 2,741 Mega Baller
    Binding shims - to allow for canting bindings
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  • ToddLToddL Posts: 2,741 Mega Baller
    Rear binding heal lifts to raise up the back heal for ankles which can't bend any more
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  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,093 Mega Baller
    edited August 2013
    I read that as "masochist needed" the first several times. I figured with this audience you'd have a lot of us to choose from!

    On a more serious note, good luck with The Thing.

    Oh also, years ago I bought some really nice anodized aluminum wing gauges from a skier who was also a machinist. Can't remember anything more about him, unfortunately! But maybe that'll ring a bell for somebody.
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,979 Administrator
    that is the other thing.... parts must not be sold to @Than_Bogan

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  • ToddLToddL Posts: 2,741 Mega Baller
    Front thigh to shoulders "EZ-Stack" brace which doesn't allow the skier to ever lose a stacked position...
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  • liquid dliquid d Posts: 1,016 Crazy Baller
    nope,,,,,I got this.....
  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 2,447 Mega Baller
    send me what you got! Can make it happen!
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  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,679 Mega Baller
    @Horton I am not a machinist but I have a friend who is. If you can't find someone let me know and I can connect with my friend.
    Mark Shaffer
  • MickeyThompsonMickeyThompson Posts: 129 Baller
    @Horton.@BG1 is the man for the job.
  • klindyklindy Posts: 2,129 Mega Baller
    @Horton I'd recommend @teammalibu
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,979 Administrator
    I am hoping for someone who wants to own the project and make it theirs. Somebody's friend or cousin fits not help...

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  • jayskijayski Posts: 645 Crazy Baller
    @teammalibu his work on the flex tester I got from him was awesome, I'm sure he could create the "thing" your talking about @Horton
  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,979 Administrator
    yes yes. I know Mike well. I asked Erb to take his project on. He just doesn't have time

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  • E_TE_T Posts: 562 extraterrestrial trouble maker
    @horton email me
    E.T. phone home!
    I like reese's pieces

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    DanE
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 2,968 Mega Baller
    What sort of equipment would be needed to run your part?

    I'm a home shop machinist of the most basic description.
  • ntxntx Posts: 823 Crazy Baller
    @horton sent you a e-mail
    @klindy Wow thanks for the vote of confidence.LOL
  • DirtDirt Posts: 1,532 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    I think I know what it is. @Horton did I see it on your ski in Mississippi?
    I learned everything I know not to do from Horton
    DanE
  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,979 Administrator
    maybe

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  • ricar116ricar116 Posts: 35 Baller
    Our shop has horizontal and vertical cnc's as well as turning centers. Can't do any 3d contouring. If you are interested send me a scanned print or drawing, I will see if it is somthing that might fit.
  • klindyklindy Posts: 2,129 Mega Baller
    @ntx sorry man I didn't think it was a plastic part :) Seriously you'd probably be perfect. I'll market it!
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  • TFINTFIN Posts: 79 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    Hurry please. Needed it yesterday.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,979 Administrator
    edited August 2013
    Ok I have a ton of offers. The drawings and pics of the prototype have been emailed. Let the R&D begin.

    I forgot to tell everyone if you make it work @TFIN gets a few for free also. He is our Pro Skier on the project.

    I sent out a bunch of email. If you offered and I did not send you an email let me know. One of you guys has got to be crazy enough to take this thing and run with it.

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