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Hi all,
had a thought about making a set of skis on the weekend and thought I'd make my rails slightly differently.

Rather than have a thread on the outside of the rail, I've tapped a hole into the end of the rail.

I got some 12mm galvanised mild steel bar, grabbed it in my drill press using a 25mm block of mdf with a 12mm hole dilled through it and a compression slot cut through the hole in the MDF.

I then compressed the MDF around the 12mm bar with a vise clamp. This wasn't entirely successful and I then had to put a c clamp below to bolster the grip.

To get the rails long enough I had to turn the head on my drill press and pop a hole through the base.

I drilled a hole in the ends of the rails and then tapped them with a 6mm 1mm pitch tap. I found some stainless button headed cap screws to use and some fender washers to grab the ski.

The I was just about to make the ski's themselves and a transformer blew in our neighbourhood cutting power off!
Oh well now I have a job for next weekend

have attached some pics below
cheers - Simon

ps there are some pics of a quickie circle jig I made. After looking around here though, I think Im going to have to rebuild it with a bit more beauty attached, you guys do some nice stuff!
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Sweet looking jig, Simon! I think I'll CC it :-D
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Thanks Alex,
I'm really going to have to re-do that circle jig though after seeing some of the nice projects on here

I saw someone useing that nylon they use in kitchen cutting boards which has sort of taken my fancy, looked very nice, and would slide beautifully.

again, thanks for your kind comment
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Simon, it's not nylon... it's polyurethane.

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Hi all,
had a thought about making a set of skis on the weekend and thought I'd make my rails slightly differently.

Rather than have a thread on the outside of the rail, I've tapped a hole into the end of the rail.

I got some 12mm galvanised mild steel bar, grabbed it in my drill press using a 25mm block of mdf with a 12mm hole dilled through it and a compression slot cut through the hole in the MDF.

I then compressed the MDF around the 12mm bar with a vise clamp. This wasn't entirely successful and I then had to put a c clamp below to bolster the grip.

To get the rails long enough I had to turn the head on my drill press and pop a hole through the base.

I drilled a hole in the ends of the rails and then tapped them with a 6mm 1mm pitch tap. I found some stainless button headed cap screws to use and some fender washers to grab the ski.

The I was just about to make the ski's themselves and a transformer blew in our neighbourhood cutting power off!
Oh well now I have a job for next weekend

have attached some pics below
cheers - Simon

ps there are some pics of a quickie circle jig I made. After looking around here though, I think Im going to have to rebuild it with a bit more beauty attached, you guys do some nice stuff!
Whilst I think that you've hit on a good idea in making a female thread, something that most members would be capable of doing, I really don't think this is a SKI jig, as shown it appears to be a jig for routing slots only.

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Harry, if you read the post carefully you will see the photos are a circle jig.

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Simon, it's not nylon... it's polyurethane.
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Polyurethane or HD Polyethelene?

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Harry, if you read the post carefully you will see the photos are a circle jig.
Michael, the thread is headed "variation to skis" and nowhere in the text could I find a mention of the word "circle"

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"ps there are some pics of a quickie circle jig I made. After looking around here though, I think Im going to have to rebuild it with a bit more beauty attached, you guys do some nice stuff!"

Jim, Oops! I believe they are just polyethylene. The HDPE is self lubricating and feels really slick.

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A little tip for you Harry. If you are looking for a particular word on a webpage, press control F, and a little window pops up where you can type the word you're looking for and then it will find and highlight that word on the page.
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