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Forum topic by Carvendive posted 12-19-2018 05:46 PM 506 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Carvendive

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12-19-2018 05:46 PM

First, I’m SO new here that I haven’t yet figured out how to search “within” a forum. That said, maybe some of you can share some of your carving specific travel jigs.

This year I’m going to a RV Park in s. Florida where they say they do carving. So I cobbled together a vice jigs that will supply all my needs for my current projects. (Reed and waterleaf molding for a new door for a antique drop front desk and 3 female forms that will support a tabletop.) Here’s some photos.

Setup for Reed molding. Basically two anchor points with wedges to keep the elevation index’s tight to the reed. Just noticed that the desatco clamp wasn’t set. I use them to prevent lateral move.

Here is with my poor man’s all position vise.

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Planeman40

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#1 posted 12-19-2018 06:03 PM

I rigged up that exact same water pipe vise for carving. I bolted it to a flat plywood seat to sit on. Anywhere you can sit you can carve.

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#2 posted 12-19-2018 06:15 PM

It looks like you have planned well for carving at the RV park in Florida, or anywhere else in your travels. The RV park will probably have a group meeting space with folding tables & chairs, so anything specialized to carving has to be supplied by the carvers. I have found it fairly easy to adapt my carving to RV travel.

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Carvendive

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#3 posted 12-19-2018 06:45 PM



... The RV park will probably have a group meeting space with folding tables & chairs, ...

- Phil32


Hadn’t thought about that, they may have nothing suitable to clamp my jig to. I’ll call and see what’s provided. Thanks for the heads up Phil32!

-- Life without labor is guilt. Labor without art is brutality.

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