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What have you made for skiing and what is it for?

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Some of us have a need to create, some of us want to save money, some of us cannot find what we need available through retail channels so we take out the tools and create our own and or re-purpose for ski related use.   Here is the chance to bask in all your McGuyveristic glory.  Share with us what you have made and what is it for. And remember pictures speak a thousand words.

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Timely post as I'm getting ready to search for ideas to build a tool to check binding release force. And not to get too far off topic, but I'd be interested to see some pics of tools shops use. 

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034.JPGThis jig is to easily locate the center of the ski in prep for boring the bindings. I have also made jigs to remove pole baskets and grips, a shop bench vice to hold skis flat or on edge, several wall mounted ski racks in the game room and entry, a boot dryer that sits over a heat register, a boot warmer that sits in the Subaru and uses the heat vents, and I'm working on an inside ski rack under the roof for the subaru. Every problem I come across is usually solved with a piece of wood of some sort.

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Light tune ups and waxing

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My off season project is probably going to be a hot box.  Just have to figure out my heating element and fans before I get started.  

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Can I get half-points for "re-purposing"?

 

Small hall, lots of ski crap.

 

$15 at BJs, shoe rack, heavy as heck.

 

My 10 year-old dubbed it the Ski-Tree.

 

Will hold all three helmets, goggles, gloves open to dry, gaiters

and we pull liners to dry overnight.

 

Unscrew the baskets, they collapse, we throw it in the car and take it with us.

 

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Built the bench and the "vise" last fall, helped great deal this season - fresh wax and sharp edges=great feel, no sticking to the snow when it's warm

 

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I made this lockable, rolling tuning stand with fold-up legs (I may have asked for input on this here a while back).  The top rail accepts skiman vises and the whole deal works friggin' awesome.  This pic was taken before the wheels and handle got put on fwiw. 

 

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I made a huge ski rack for our ski share house this year as there were too many to just lean somewhere.  Sorry, no pics right now of that one.  

 

 

I also made a few trails this year- they're for, well, skiing on.  They're worked great too!     

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I made this lockable, rolling tuning stand with fold-up legs (I may have asked for input on this here a while back).  The top rail accepts skiman vises and the whole deal works friggin' awesome.  This pic was taken before the wheels and handle got put on fwiw. 

 

workbench.jpg

 

 

I made a huge ski rack for our ski share house this year as there were too many to just lean somewhere.  Sorry, no pics right now of that one.  

 

 

I also made a few trails this year- they're for, well, skiing on.  They're worked great too!     


I would buy one! Looks great!
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Built a hot box a few years ago that holds four pairs of skis. It is controlled using a digital thermostat and timer. Heat is from a strip of electric base board and I move the air with pc fans from radio shack...
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Spring skiing! I miss my baseball hat.
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I made this lockable, rolling tuning stand with fold-up legs (I may have asked for input on this here a while back).  The top rail accepts skiman vises and the whole deal works friggin' awesome.  This pic was taken before the wheels and handle got put on fwiw. 

 

workbench.jpg

 

 

I made a huge ski rack for our ski share house this year as there were too many to just lean somewhere.  Sorry, no pics right now of that one.  

 

 

I also made a few trails this year- they're for, well, skiing on.  They're worked great too!     

I think we have the leader in the clubhouse. Nice work.

 

Not to be critical but what do you do about wax shavings on the tool chest?
 

 

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looks great. how about some flanges on the stamped steel top and box tubing for the legs? those folding saw horse legs are not up to your metal working prowesswink.gif, judging by your shop. smile.gif

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Originally Posted by Do Work View Post

I made this lockable, rolling tuning stand with fold-up legs (I may have asked for input on this here a while back).  The top rail accepts skiman vises and the whole deal works friggin' awesome.  This pic was taken before the wheels and handle got put on fwiw. 

 

workbench.jpg

 

 

I made a huge ski rack for our ski share house this year as there were too many to just lean somewhere.  Sorry, no pics right now of that one.  

 

 

I also made a few trails this year- they're for, well, skiing on.  They're worked great too!     

What about power? thought about adding a surge protector on the front?
 

 

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There is something inexplicably awesome about diamondplate.icon14.gif   A few years ago I saw a bass player in concert that had a diamond plate pick guard on a Fender Jazz bass.  Inexplicably AWESOME!

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I think we have the leader in the clubhouse. Nice work.

 

Not to be critical but what do you do about wax shavings on the tool chest?
 

 



Thanks!  Please- be critical.  I built this one and gave it to my buddy who owns a tune shop and told him to BEAT it, which he did this whole season.  He brought it to all kinds of alpine club events and even set it up in the shop when things got busy to get an extra guy on tunes/wax/scrape.  It's back at the shop now and I have a whole laundry list of things to change or modify, so let 'er fly...  but to be honest, the wax scrapes or chips right off depending on the season wink.gif.  I was going to epoxy down a rubber mat but he said it would just get all schmeg'd up- it's always an option though.  



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What about power? thought about adding a surge protector on the front?
 

 



Oh yeah.  You'd laugh if you heard some of the stuff that was brought up to put on it but there will be a few additions for sure.    



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There is something inexplicably awesome about diamondplate.icon14.gif   A few years ago I saw a bass player in concert that had a diamond plate pick guard on a Fender Jazz bass.  Inexplicably AWESOME!

 


I agree.  It does have a certain awesomeness to it.  You'd be amazed what you can do with a couple 4x8 sheet of it and a shop full of fun stuff like plasma cutters, press brakes, ironworkers, a scrap pile and welders too...  Sometimes I can't sleep at night thinking about stuff like this.    

 

 

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I'm thinking surge protector on the bottom.  If it's on the front it might get wax and stuff in it, but if it's on the bottom it should be all set.  
 

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Thanks!  Please- be critical.  I built this one and gave it to my buddy who owns a tune shop and told him to BEAT it, which he did this whole season.  He brought it to all kinds of alpine club events and even set it up in the shop when things got busy to get an extra guy on tunes/wax/scrape.  It's back at the shop now and I have a whole laundry list of things to change or modify, so let 'er fly...  but to be honest, the wax scrapes or chips right off depending on the season wink.gif.  I was going to epoxy down a rubber mat but he said it would just get all schmeg'd up- it's always an option though.  





Oh yeah.  You'd laugh if you heard some of the stuff that was brought up to put on it but there will be a few additions for sure.    



 


I agree.  It does have a certain awesomeness to it.  You'd be amazed what you can do with a couple 4x8 sheet of it and a shop full of fun stuff like plasma cutters, press brakes, ironworkers, a scrap pile and welders too...  Sometimes I can't sleep at night thinking about stuff like this.    

 

 



 

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