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Portable Walkingstick Jig.

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Project by CV3 posted 09-06-2021 06:10 PM 845 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Portable Walkingstick Jig.
It can be hard to hold a walkingstick while carving on it and it is helpful as well as safer to be able to use both hands with full size carving tools. This jig can be clamped to a workmate, clamped in a jaw horse or clamped to a picknick table. Most of the time I use the workmate. I have been known to use a clamp on rod holder and the jig to the workmate when down by a river or lake. I used a woodcarvers screw as a hold down but a threaded rod and a nut and washer work just find. I use bungee cord on the bottom. It holds the stick in pace and allows me the ability to turn the stick by just loosening the top. I also clamp it to the work bench in my shop. A helpful and handy jig if you carve walkingsticks.

-- We live in the Land of the Free Because of the brave!





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GR8HUNTER

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#1 posted 09-06-2021 06:22 PM

nice jig :<)))))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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Eric

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#2 posted 09-06-2021 06:41 PM

Good jig, and a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

-- Eric, building the dream

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 09-06-2021 07:09 PM

Great holding device to keep it solid for carving!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 09-07-2021 01:14 AM

Great ideas for a Walking stick Jig, good job!

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#5 posted 09-07-2021 11:18 AM

Very interesting jig. Never thought about how one might need to clamp a walking stick for carving. Looks like it’s very useful, a tray to keep tools in, a clamp for the top end, a slanted tailstock…

What are the other cylinders for on the headstock?
And is there a reason you don’t use a V-notch in the tail stock?

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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CV3

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#6 posted 09-07-2021 01:18 PM


Very interesting jig. Never thought about how one might need to clamp a walking stick for carving. Looks like it s very useful, a tray to keep tools in, a clamp for the top end, a slanted tailstock…

What are the other cylinders for on the headstock?
And is there a reason you don t use a V-notch in the tail stock?

- Underdog

The three cylinders are different sizes. I Put one on the opposite side of the stick as I clamp it down it allows even pressure on the stick. I did not think of the V notch at the time. But front and tail are cut at the same angle, what ever the diameter of the stick it is sit even in the Jig. With a V notch smaller or larger diameter stick would would sit defferent in the notch and found sticks can be a uneven diameter. The bungee cord conforms to the shape of a stick and rapping the bungee cord around the stick , pulled tight with hooks on either side centers the stick and holds it very secure.

-- We live in the Land of the Free Because of the brave!

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