Sawing a ski in half


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Old 07-28-09, 11:55 AM
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Sawing a ski in half

So does anyone have a recommendation whether I need a special type of blade to cut an old ski (fiberglass, not wood) in half? I'm going to use my compound miter saw.
Also, would a hole saw cut through all the layers if I rigged it up with my handheld drill?

Thinking of some cool winter projects! THANKS!:helpme 2:
 
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Old 07-28-09, 12:39 PM
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As long as it doesn't have any ferrous metal reinforcement you should be fine with the miter saw. Even if there is some thin aluminum a carbide blade will cut right through it.

Don't run the drill too fast..and do it in steps..the layered FG will overheat and ruin the hole saw.
 
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Old 07-28-09, 03:40 PM
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C'mon, GG, you have to ask why, don't you??????
Goldilox123, fill us in. We just gotta know what you are going to ruin a good ski for.
 
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Old 07-28-09, 05:59 PM
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ha ha

I wouldn't call it a "good ski".....it's an "old ski". I'm making a wine rack.

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Old 07-28-09, 06:01 PM
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Yeah, I wondered about the fiberglass/metal overheating.....which made me think perhaps a spade bit (like I use for drilling holes in bottles) and some water to cool it. I'll try the hole saw...much quicker.
 
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Old 07-29-09, 04:42 AM
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Have you figured out your large cup ends yet. Will you be cutting with a jig saw or trying it with a large hole saw? When cutting with the hole saw, you know to only cut until the pilot exits the other side, then flip it and finish your hole, right? That will give you a smooth hole. Post some pix when you get through.
 
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Old 07-29-09, 11:19 AM
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Hi Chandler,
What do you mean by cup ends?

I was going to just use the hole saw, and yes, I've got it down on how to make a smooth hole without going all the way through the other side! But thanks for the reminder, I'd probably be so psyched that it's almost through that I would just zip right through it.
 
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Old 07-29-09, 03:31 PM
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Oh, OK, a neck hanger. That makes sense. Good design. I was trying to picture it, and was thinking of supporting the large end as well, which you don't have to. Good luck and post pix of yours when you're through.
 
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Old 09-01-09, 09:43 PM
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ski chopping update

I used a hole-boring bit to make the holes I needed, which worked great.

Miter saw for chopping in half...not so good. As soon as the blade touched the ski it started sparking. So I stopped.

Tried jigsaw also, but wouldn't go through the metal edge.

Any other ideas???
 
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Old 09-02-09, 06:12 AM
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Metal blade in your jigsaw.
 
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Old 09-02-09, 06:24 AM
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Yup, that's what I used. No luck with the metal blade.
 
 

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