when you sharpen, you should probalby have vises, but for just waxing, you just need to set the tips of the skis on something off the ground. the ski will move less if you keep the boots in the binding, but if you're a beginner at waxing, i suggest you stick to the rubber band, it gets messy.
i have seen waxing done many different ways. always sharpen first if you are going to at all, the little shavings will scratch your bases sometimes, just little ones though. it's much cleaner and safer at low temps, just a lot slower. at higher temps it's much quicker, and your skis may absorb more wax (can someone tell me if this is true?).Just make sure you or someone supervising knows what they're doing, when i waxed my skis for the first time, p-tex started coming off with the wax-not good.
hope this helps
LTLTBAtomicopus (11:31:36 PM): i found an un opened can of pepsi
LTLTBAtomicopus (11:31:41 PM): from 1968
LTLTBAtomicopus (11:31:45 PM): and drank it
LTLTBAtomicopus (11:31:56 PM): worst
LTLTBAtomicopus (11:31:57 PM): idea
LTLTBAtomicopus (11:31:59 PM): ever
pookypieA7X (11:32:16 PM): w.t.f.
pookypieA7X (11:32:25 PM): how did it taste?
LTLTBAtomicopus (11:32:18 PM): liek rust and maple syrup