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Old 12-09-2008, 05:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone know where to get an inexpensive tuning vice similar to this Swix Snowboard Vice at REI.com

I know Burton also has one for like $79. Thanks everyone
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Old 12-09-2008, 05:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yeah, it's called Two Chairs.
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Old 12-09-2008, 05:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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2 chairs would work good for keeping it flat but I'd also like to mount it vertical
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Old 12-09-2008, 07:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 12-09-2008, 07:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Go to the hardware store! You will need to have nails and a hammer.

-Get a 2x4 thats about 10 feet long or more. $4.
-Get a sturdy plank of wood as long as your snowboard. $4.
-Get some rubber matting. The kind that people sometimes line
shelves with because it will grip anything you set on top of it.

*You should have spent less than $15.
*Have them cut the 2x4 into 1 foot sections before you pay.

First, take two of the 2x4 sections and wrap the rubber grip mat tightly around the wood. Tack it down temporarily.

Nail ~4-5 of the 2x4 pieces together with the now rubberized plank on the top of the stack. Make sure to attach it to the stack from the bottom side and that the nail does not come through so it will not scratch up your board.

Finally, anchor the two stacks of 2x4's to the plank of wood you bought at a distance that lets you rest your snowboard on top of it. The tip and tail of your snowboard should comfortably overhang off the side of the 2x4's.

If you want to mount your snowboard vertically, you will need to cut a slot down the center of the 2x4's on both pillars and line it with the rubber matting.

For less than $15 and under an hour of labor you now have a solid wood station for waxing or maintaining your board. Its really sturdy and your board will never wobble off.


I have built 4 of these so far (for friends and friends of friends); they work great! The next best thing would be those toko / swix snowboard vices that cost $85-110.

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Go to the hardware store! You will need to have nails and a hammer.

I have built 4 of these so far (for friends and friends of friends); they work great! The next best thing would be those toko / swix snowboard vices that cost $85-110.
Now lets see some pictures
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Bump, hopefully for someone to post something useful.
Thanks, I notice he gets like that from time to time even on other forums.
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Old 12-10-2008, 12:45 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Go to the hardware store! You will need to have nails and a hammer.

-Get a 2x4 thats about 10 feet long or more. $4.
-Get a sturdy plank of wood as long as your snowboard. $4.
-Get some rubber matting. The kind that people sometimes line
shelves with because it will grip anything you set on top of it.

*You should have spent less than $15.
*Have them cut the 2x4 into 1 foot sections before you pay.

First, take two of the 2x4 sections and wrap the rubber grip mat tightly around the wood. Tack it down temporarily.

Nail ~4-5 of the 2x4 pieces together with the now rubberized plank on the top of the stack. Make sure to attach it to the stack from the bottom side and that the nail does not come through so it will not scratch up your board.

Finally, anchor the two stacks of 2x4's to the plank of wood you bought at a distance that lets you rest your snowboard on top of it. The tip and tail of your snowboard should comfortably overhang off the side of the 2x4's.

If you want to mount your snowboard vertically, you will need to cut a slot down the center of the 2x4's on both pillars and line it with the rubber matting.

For less than $15 and under an hour of labor you now have a solid wood station for waxing or maintaining your board. Its really sturdy and your board will never wobble off.


I have built 4 of these so far (for friends and friends of friends); they work great! The next best thing would be those toko / swix snowboard vices that cost $85-110.
Thanks Tolem sounds like a great idea. I think my brother and I can put something like this together. He's more of the carpenter and I just hang out as a drinking buddy. Nothing like putting together a DIY project with a 24 pack.

You think you can share some photos if you have any? It would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-10-2008, 01:34 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I just happened to be waxing tonight so I took some! Now mine doesn't have a slot down the middle for vertical mounting, as I don't have any sharpening tools of my own yet. But I have built two with a slot in the middle just wide enough to slip a board in. Be creative.


This matting works amazingly well. The board does not move AT ALL even when you really jolt it:




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