I made a nice profile bench last year. First i traced my ski profile on the
2X6 and cut it out, mostly with the table saw, but the curves with the jig
saw. I used wood for my clamp, some s***plywood, drilled two holes in each,
one centered, the other near the bottom, two bolts with a wing nut completes
the clamp, except I covered the 'jaws' with gaffer's tape (heavy cloth adhesive
tape) to increase friction while scraping (without having to crush the clamp
into the ski). I didn't have a spring, and did not find it necessary as long
as you get good spacing with the washers and a nice loose fit around the bottom
This year, since I am going to classical ski, I will make it adjustable.
> A couple suggestions on the clamp. First, I used wood instead of metal so
> as not to scratch up the skis. Secondly, for the bolt, use a quick release
> bicycle skewer. Works great and much easier to use.
> Jamie Doucett