man, you people really are passionate
i like this forum because everybody puts soul into these posts, people don't get judged and you can really find valuable info here.
i can say that in my country this forum is the best source for dedicated ski info.
even if i don't ski as many days per year as i want ( last year did some 22 i think ), i just like to take care of my equipment, i find myself staring at the skis for hours, cleaning them, adjusting the bindings, and i think that this waxing process and edge sharpening is something very relaxing.
i have an old clothes iron with a thick metal base, so it should have good heat stability, i'll start low on temps and probably will get the hang of it
a little offtopic regarding passionate people and ski knowledge:
having a marker piston plate on a pair of skis, i didn't know how to set it up and asked for the service manual on marker.com website, choosing romania as my country.
after half a day, a guy answered and he told me that there isn't such a thing as a binding service manual, and i came to realise that the guy probably was mounting and setting up bindings without any proper info and guidance, which is not ok at all.
after that chat, i wrote again on marker.com choosing germany, this time a proper technician mailed me with the service manual attached and gave me short and practical explanations for the piston setup
i couldn't back off and mailed the whole chat to the romanian marker representative.
so in the end even if you are not skilled and lack a lot of info, you can learn by being passionate and curious, and reading alot
those being said, i hope from this season on i will glide fast, and steer good on my future sharp edges and waxed skis :)