Advice on making my own Waxing Form ??

Advice on making my own Waxing Form ??

Post by rouf.. » Sat, 14 Oct 2000 04:00:00


Is there anyone out there who can give me advice, or even a plan, on
how to make my own waxing form out of an old 2 x 8.

I've seen enough of them to know the general idea. The hard part is
definitely the clamp !!

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Advice on making my own Waxing Form ??

Post by Gary Jacobso » Sun, 15 Oct 2000 10:26:33

The clamp is not so hard to make. Get two metal plates. Al is probably best,
as it is easy to drill.
Drill two holes in them, one hole near the bottom will hold them to the base
of the form, on opposite sides of the form. Through a hole near the middle
of the plates you will place a bolt and then a spring separating the two
plates, and then a washer, then a wing nut or some other hand tightenable
thinly.

Does this makes sense?

GJ

Quote:

> Is there anyone out there who can give me advice, or even a plan, on
> how to make my own waxing form out of an old 2 x 8.

> I've seen enough of them to know the general idea. The hard part is
> definitely the clamp !!

> Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/
> Before you buy.


 
 
 

Advice on making my own Waxing Form ??

Post by Nobody Nowher » Sun, 15 Oct 2000 04:00:00

A couple suggestions on the clamp.  First, I used wood instead of metal so
as not to scratch up the skis.  Secondly, for the bolt, use a quick release
bicycle skewer.  Works great and much easier to use.

--
Jamie Doucett


 
 
 

Advice on making my own Waxing Form ??

Post by jim farrel » Sun, 15 Oct 2000 04:00:00

I made a nice profile bench last year.  First i traced my ski profile on the
2X6 and cut it out, mostly with the table saw, but the curves with the jig
saw.  I used wood for my clamp, some s***plywood, drilled two holes in each,
one centered, the other near the bottom, two bolts with a wing nut completes
the clamp, except I covered the 'jaws' with gaffer's tape (heavy cloth adhesive
tape) to increase friction while scraping (without having to crush the clamp
into the ski).  I didn't have a spring, and did not find it necessary as long
as you get good spacing with the washers and a nice loose fit around the bottom
bolt.

This year, since I am going to classical ski, I will make it adjustable.

Quote:

> A couple suggestions on the clamp.  First, I used wood instead of metal so
> as not to scratch up the skis.  Secondly, for the bolt, use a quick release
> bicycle skewer.  Works great and much easier to use.

> --
> Jamie Doucett