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CNC Router Ski Storage Stand

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Here is a ski storage stand that can be built from a quarter sheet of plywood with just  a router with a 1/4 flat or downcut bit.   I used a CNC router  to cut mine.   This stand can be assembled and reassembled without any tools.

I made it at TechShop

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Step 1: Materials

Materials:
1/4 sheet 1/2 inch plywood
220 grit sandpaper
varnish

Tools

plunge  router (CNC preferrred)
1/4 inch flat or downcut router bit/end mill
vibrating sander
foam or soft bristle paintbrush

Step 2: Research

1.  Search the web for dimensions for ski storage stands. I found common dimensions to be 12" height by 16" depth, and 20 to 24" length.  Note that very large and wide powder skis require a greater stand depth to provide the necessary stability. Short skis may require a shorter height.

2.  Measure your skis to determine what dimensions you  will need.  Pay attention to the width of the tails and the distance between the binding and the tail.  Adjust the required dimensions as needed.

Step 3: Design and Layout

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Design the pieces to lock together without requiring any fasteners or glue. Determine how to layout all the pieces required so it will fit on the plywood.  The grain should run in the longest direction of each piece.

Step 4: Cut

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Cut the pieces out of the plywood.  It is a quick job on a CNC router.

Step 5: Trim, sand and apply finish

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Trim off any tabs.  Sand the pieces lightly, round of any edges that might get chipped during use.
Apply the varnish, sanding lightly between coats.  I used a water based polyurethane.

Step 6: Assemble and test

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This is the easy part if the pieces were cut correctly. No glue of fasteners, just slide together.  The design of the rack causes te pices to lock into place A tight fit is a good thing as the plywood will compress a bit.

1.  Try out your skis in the rack.    Ensure that the rack is stable and will resist tipping over.   Long wide skis, such as powder boards are the most likely to cause problems.
rclingan1 year ago
Any way you would be willing to post the CAD file you made for this? It would be a real big help! Thanks.
dihrke1 year ago
Any chance you can post the file for the CNC? Thanks.
dogtooth (author)  dihrke1 year ago
I updated step 3 to include an image of all of the pieces. Hopefully this will be enough to get you started. You will need to vary the dimensions to accommodate your particular set skis and the exact thickness of the plywood that you select. Good luck!
mole11 year ago
This is brilliant! Skis have got to be one of the most annoying things in storage... weighted just right to fall over or slide sideways. Thanks for posting this!