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kamtron
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Traditional Norwegian ski making video
« on: 11/11/18, 10:35 AM »

https://offpistemag.com/traditional-wooden-ski-making/

Quite the craftsmanship. The woodworking reminds me of the "Alone in the Wilderness" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYJKd0rkKss
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Re: Traditional Norwegian ski making video
« Reply #1 on: 11/11/18, 06:33 PM »

And here I can't even manage to cut my skins straight.
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Re: Traditional Norwegian ski making video
« Reply #2 on: 11/12/18, 07:23 AM »

So first you need an ax, a couple of wooden wedges, a plane, an awl, and a chisel.  Next go chop a tree down and before you know it, you have a pair of competitive top of the line skis.  I was especially impressed with his skill with an ax!  Talk about a "multi-tool!  I wouldn't be surprised to find that he used that ax to shave and floss his teeth.
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Re: Traditional Norwegian ski making video
« Reply #3 on: 11/12/18, 05:43 PM »

Man! This makes me want to try and build my own pair of skis!

I think I will probably add a little more tip and tail rocker.
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« Reply #4 on: 11/13/18, 08:27 AM »

As a garage ski maker, I watched this with my jaw dropped. Love his shop and ankle deep wood chips and corner fire. Thanks for the link, Kam!
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Re: Traditional Norwegian ski making video
« Reply #5 on: 11/15/18, 08:40 AM »

If anyone ends up hacking together some wooden skis like this, I'd love to try and ski them. In my hiking boots of course.
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Re: Traditional Norwegian ski making video
« Reply #6 on: 11/15/18, 06:54 PM »

This is absolutely beautiful work. No power tools. I've been building skis in my garage as well, but this puts my craftsmanship to shame
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