Time for some ski making

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Re: Time for some ski making

Postby lowangle al » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:36 pm

Hey you canoe guys, check out canoetripping .net for good info, especially for builders. Fisheater, a guy just posted about his decked strip canoe build, it was impressive.

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Re: Time for some ski making

Postby t-$ » Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:23 pm

oh man, yeah, i would like to build a canoe one day, probably a stripper. but this springs plans are now these skis, and i have to make a new mast and sails for the puddle duck, preferably before june. paddle 'em like ya stole 'em!

and keep those wood projects coming, it's great inspiration!

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Re: Time for some ski making

Postby Coolwhip » Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:47 pm

I came across an article on how to make wood skis published in 1932:
Making_your_own_skis_1932_1.jpg

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Bonus - a sweet telemark turn from 1941:
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Re: Time for some ski making

Postby 1EyedJack » Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:34 pm

Making_your_own_skis_1932_1.jpg


Great stuff, Coolwhip!
The binding shown reminded me of bindings that my dad made us on our Northland skis in the early 50's.
The original "binding" was a leather strap fed through a channel in the ski. And back then, the ski length was determined by how high you could reach. And as a kid, skiing in rubber boots. Being an innovator as most people of the Depression, he made a similar binding. Except he used a slice of rubber intertube to fashion an "active" binding.
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Re: Time for some ski making

Postby Coolwhip » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:19 pm

1EyedJack wrote:The binding shown reminded me of bindings that my dad made us on our Northland skis in the early 50's.

I like the Northland pamphlet. It showed you everything you needed to know about skiing in one page. 8-)
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Re: Time for some ski making

Postby Woodserson » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:36 pm

Making_your_own_skis_1932_2.jpg


I've been holding my woman all wrong for years. Now I know! Thanks Popular Mechanics!

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Re: Time for some ski making

Postby lowangle al » Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:11 pm

Good stuff Coolwhip

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Re: Time for some ski making

Postby fisheater » Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:29 pm

Cool whip, great post, I really enjoyed it.
Al, thanks for the link to the paddling site. Maybe I will see you over there sometime.

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Re: Time for some ski making

Postby t-$ » Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:28 pm

haha, yeah that stuff was awesome, thanks!

our idea of "fun" sure has changed nowadays!


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