Wood Ski Maker

Fabricate skis from wood.

What does a Wood Ski Maker do?

Fabricates skis from wood, using handtools and powered machines: Cuts rough forms for skis, using electrically powered cutting machine. Soaks ski forms in hot water until pliable and places them in bending frame for shaping. Operates shaper to form ridges on top of ski. Pairs skis according to size, weight, and grain of wood. Sands skis and scrapes them with handtool to correct variations in thickness. Operates shaper to form grooves on underside of ski according to type of ski, such as plain, racing, or jumping skis. Finishes surface, using sandpaper. May apply varnish or paint to finished ski.