I thought I would finally contribute to the forum. I made these clamps as a quick DIY project this afternoon. I shared these on snowboardingforum.com as well so some of you may have seen them over there. I used 2" flat strap and cheap 3" c-clamps. A little bending and a little welding, viola.
Joined: Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:48 pm Posts: 646 Location: Kodiak, AK
Cool. I made a very simple but effective waxing bench for our splits. It is pretty much universal for folks running Voile-style touring brackets. I'm no sure what I'll do with our new Spark Magneto systems...
Any ~8" wide board will work. Also find two chunks of wood and a couple pieces of angle aluminum. Put your board upside down on the plank and place the wood blocks just inside of the tip and tail to support the ends of the ski, and in such a way where they won't interfere with the Chinese hooks on either half of the board. Screw those to your board. Again put one ski on the blocks and figure out where you want your aluminum angle. Flex your ski downward about 1/4-1/2" and mark the aluminum where the hole in the touring bracket lines up. Drill a 1/4" hole in both aluminum angles there, and attach them to the board a bit wider than the touring bracket. Find a 1/4" rod you can use to slide through the aluminum angles and also through the touring bracket to hold the ski in place, or just use a touring pin. I used a kid's bike flag pole section. To hold the board in place I screwed a chunk of plywood to the edge of the board that I then hold in my bench-flush vise. A pair of good wood clamps over the edge of the bench would work fine too.
Happy board tuning.
Very snug, secure fit for both Spark LT and Voile brackets. The ski is pulled down slightly to engage the center bracket. This makes everything quite stable.
I used some plastic lumber 2x2" to support the ends:
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