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Forum topic by beefstew posted 01-23-2011 05:28 PM 887 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-23-2011 05:28 PM

Topic tags/keywords: ski cross country ski lamination adhesive question oak

I’m planning to build a few laminated wood cross country skis later this winter. Oak or Hickory cap and shoe, pine/fir fill under the binding area to get the proper camber. The plan I’m following is from the Fine Woodworking “Bending Wood” book.

If anybody’s done this for real (there are not many hits on Flickr or Google), what kind of adhesive should be used for the lamination? When finished, the ski will probably have a 2-3” camber (bow) under the bindings, ie tip and tail touching the ground, binding area will be 2-3” off the ground. When used for skiing, the ski will be flattened out thousands of times per outing, at temperatures below freezing.

Normally, I use Titebond 3 for everything. Would this work? Would appreciate your thoughts.

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#1 posted 02-04-2011 06:39 AM

I was hoping you’d get some answers to this as it is a project that has been boiling slowly at the back of my head for some time…well actually since I had to buy plastic ski when I finally wore out my old wooden ones.

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#2 posted 02-04-2011 06:49 AM

Urac 185 made by Nelson Paint

http://www.nelsonpaint.com/Urac-QT

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#3 posted 02-04-2011 06:53 AM

Cool, thanks for the link. Have you made skis yourself? It would be a great project to see!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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