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Homemade waxing blocks for skis/snowboards
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Jan 11, 2012
Just made these yesterday after seeing something similar in my local ski repair shop - it was super easy and a lot cheaper than buying clamps. All materials were stuff I had laying around so it didn't cost me a cent. Thought I'd share as I'm sure there are others out there who like DIY projects too...

They should work for waxing skis or snowboard, doing base work, maybe even some edge work at home. If you have a snowboard you might want to make them a bit taller so the bindings don't hit the table or workbench.

Materials: 2 by 4 scraps, 2" nails, and 1/2 of an old Yoga Mat or similar.

Tools: Hammer, circular saw, knife, staple gun.

Directions: cut 2 by 4's into eight 16" pieces and four 12" pieces.
take two 12" pieces and nail a 16" piece across them to form an "I" (or "H", depending how you look at it). Then nail the other three 16" pieces on top of the first one, one at at time. Repeat.

Cover each platform with an old piece of yoga mat (or something similar) for stickiness and padding, so your skis don't slide around or get scratched when you are scraping the wax off. Staple on sides only, not on the top surface.

Wax on, Wax off.


Rock Climbing Photo: Waxing blocks rough
Waxing blocks rough

Rock Climbing Photo: Waxing blocks covered with Yoga mat
Waxing blocks covered with Yoga mat
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