Bench top Carving Stand

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Project by jim65 posted 03-02-2013 09:46 PM 16068 views 22 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After taking a carving class in Austria, I came home and decided to make a bench top version of the schools large carving table out of scraps. I ended up making a second one for an article published in wood carving illustrated spring 2009 on how to make a small carving stand. They are really handy for holding work, the table swings so you can carve vertically or horizontally and they take a pounding. there are two holes in the base to bolt it to the bench. 4 years laters and a lot of carving and they work like day one.

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#1 posted 03-03-2013 12:52 AM

Those are cool and look very useful. Carving is something I have never tried.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 03-03-2013 02:34 AM


Any chance of getting more views or better yet, some dimensions so we can make one?

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#3 posted 03-03-2013 05:45 AM

Looks really handy. Nice job.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 03-03-2013 06:47 AM

Thanks! I will see if I can find the materials on the harddrive and post a blog this week,

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#5 posted 03-03-2013 01:21 PM

Great idea, Thanks for sharing. I look forward to your blog.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 03-03-2013 01:30 PM

I really like this. Very good and sturdy.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 03-05-2013 03:16 PM

Wow! That’s how your carvings made beautifully and very detailed. Great build and great job!

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#8 posted 03-08-2013 03:23 PM

Did you attend Geisler- Moroder? I recognized those benches right away, on a much smaller scale. I built a full sized one, from a tree I milled. Very nice! How did you make the frame part for the table, pivoting piece? I had trouble with mine.

-- Kenny, New York

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#9 posted 03-08-2013 06:20 PM

Hey Kenny, I did, great place, great teachers, fortunately they are only about 4 hours from where I live! hope to go back and learn some more! When were you there? I saw your Owl, very nice!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#10 posted 02-07-2014 08:53 PM

Nice design. Do you have the plans displayed anywhere or dimensions to make one? I’m new in carving and would love to make one for myself. Thanks


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#11 posted 10-11-2014 02:09 PM

Good morning, Jim65! This bench add-on is great, really could have used it just yesterday! Are the plans available in the wood carving illustrated spring 2009 magazine? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#12 posted 10-12-2014 01:34 PM

Plans available, I can mail you the PDF, send me your email! Thanks for looking Jim

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#13 posted 10-15-2014 02:55 PM

Again, thanks for sharing!

-- God bless, Candy

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