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Homemade Telemark Ski Vise for hot waxing

post #1 of 7
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Wood blocks have double layer of sticky rubber on top, 1 layer on bottom, are moveable/not fixed to the workbench.



Close up of clamp.



Close up of tip/tail support.




Black Diamond Havocs with g3 targa bindings, clamp grabs toepiece, pulls ski down against tip/tail supports.



Clamp has 2 factory drilled holes on each side. I used wood screws with large button heads to affix the clamp to the wooden workbench, 2 total.




I haven't devised a way to turn the ski on edge, but maybe the spring clamps screwed in vertically (2) to the edge of the workbench? I don't yet tune my own edges, so for hot waxing this should do the trick.
Homemade ski vise:

2 pieces of 4x4in scrap wood
Black sticky rubber drawer liner("contact brand" solid grip liner)
1 quick clamp
2 wood screws
Staple gun

Took about 1 hr to put together, cost about $10.

-Chad
post #2 of 7
Nice.  Very creative.  And +points for it being so cheap.  

Does it hold well during scraping and brushing?  
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
Just scraped/brushed this afternoon, holds great. I've yet to try, but I think the blocks alone would provide sufficient grip for wax/scrape of my alpine setup (which won't fit in the clamp, obviously). The rubber matting has a ton of holding power.
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...The rubber matting has a ton of holding power.

Where did you get it?
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
Home depot, used to line the bottom of kitchen cabinets/drawers.
post #6 of 7
^^ Cool, thanks!
post #7 of 7
It is surprising how well friction pads work. With wider skis and maybe deeper friction pads, coupled with sharp tools and less force, you can avoid clamping for most all tasks.

ChadL, Simple cut a vertical notch and line with the drawer lining material for edges:

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