Ski Press for Sale (Edit: Price Reduced 10/15/2020)

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Ski Press for Sale (Edit: Price Reduced 10/15/2020)

Post by grainhog »

For Sale: I-beam style ski press in Missoula, MT.

This includes the frame, pneumatics and bladders, heat controller, silicone heating blankets, and precision CNC-cut modular mold system which I used to press the same shape in 164 cm, 174 cm, and 184 cm lengths. The tip and tail blocks are interchangeable with three different center camber blocks. It also includes at least 6 lightly used pieces of flat 0.032” 5052-H32 aluminum for mold skins.

A wide variety of shapes in at least 3 lengths can be pressed using my molds, so assuming you want the molds, this is a 100% ready-to-go ski building system. Overall the press is 10 feet long, 16" wide (wider at the bottom where the cast iron caster wheels are), and the overall height is about 5 feet tall. Press cavity is 100" long to beginning of I-beam spacer, 16" wide, and 10 1/4" High. You can move it around on the casters by hand if it's on a solid floor. You could easily press 250 cm lengths in this press.

As can be seen, the molds are maple sealed with marine grade varnish. Contrary to popular belief, these are likely just as stable as, and more durable and resistant to compression than, MDF or alternative materials.

The frame was built largely according to the Head Monkey's specs seen at ... nstruction , while details approximating parts of the heat blankets and controller here: ... rmocouples

I would gladly give CAD files for plan view ski shapes and ski molds, and any usable templates and fixtures I have (e.g., ). Buyer must pick up in Missoula, MT 59808. I will not sell parts, so don't ask me for just the heat controller or the blankets. Originally asking $4,100 for the press alone, $6850 with the molds. Asking prices reduced to $3,800 for the press alone, $5,950 with the molds, or $2,150 for the molds alone.

I will demonstrate that it works and how to use it, but I will not transport it: you have to show up with a trailer or pickup that can hold 10 ft I-beams and a total weight of at least 2,000lbs. There is no warranty and no returns. There is especially no warranty on the heat controller: inspect it yourself and satisfy yourself that it is safe to operate. The bladders leak air very slowly, as most do, but likely have hundreds or more presses in them. I operated them with a 6 gal Porter Cable pancake compressor at 40 - 60 PSI with no problem.

I also have assorted ski building materials, including a role of edging and some composites, for which I would gladly negotiate prices with the buyer. I don't have a comprehensive inventory at the moment.

Contact me here via PM if you're interested. Thanks.
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Re: Ski Press for Sale

Post by vinman »

Nice set up!

Wow hardwood molds...$$$$

What is the name of that type of buckle you used to join your mold sections?
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