Suction Cups

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Dr. Delam
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Suction Cups

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I profile my sidewalls using the hand router on top of the base method and always used a quick clamp to hold the ski down. The problem is you have to move the clamp(s) out of the way at least once to do the whole ski.

I found some suction cups that work well for securing the ski that stay out of the way of the router. My vises hold them well enough and I also support the ski with blocks. You can find them at your local harbor freight, ebay, etc. for just a few bucks. The sizes I have found are 2 1/2 inch, 4 inch for the bathroom handle one, and 4 1/2 inch so I had to get a couple different ones to accommodate various ski widths. The small ones don't have a ton of suction but the bathroom one has mega grip.

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Post by twizzstyle »

I'm so lost. So you take the orange suction cup, stick it to your top sheet, flip it over, and clamp the suction cup handle in a vise?

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twizzstyle wrote:I'm so lost. So you take the orange suction cup, stick it to your top sheet, flip it over, and clamp the suction cup handle in a vise?
Thanks for asking that. I wanted to, but thought everyone would start sniggering and pointing fingers at me and saying "Newb..". ;-)
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twizzstyle wrote:I'm so lost. So you take the orange suction cup, stick it to your top sheet, flip it over, and clamp the suction cup handle in a vise?
Exactly. You aren't lost.

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Post by falls »

I've thought of doing this, but with a vacuum pump
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Post by mammuth »

Instant topsheet delam test too ;)

Good idea! Will try that too
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Post by Dr. Delam »

Here's a couple of pictures so you get the idea. They work great.

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