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Telemark Ski Waxing "Vise"
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Chad Lorenz
(ChadL) - MLife

Locale: Teton Valley, Wydaho
Telemark Ski Waxing "Vise" on 01/01/2010 14:39:27 MST Print View


Problem: wanted to wax my tele skis (ok, not UL) and have them remain stable, as if in a proper ski vise (that I used at school for free, but now that I graduated, I'm on my own...)

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

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.