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Forum topic by CV3 posted 09-18-2021 08:24 PM 263 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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CV3

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09-18-2021 08:24 PM

As my hands have gotten older, I have had to turn to more power carving with my rotary tools. This is an idea and photo I saw on A UK website. They have some wonderful carvers and stickmakers. It can be difficult to support your work while working on it and I am not a fan for holding the work in my hand. It can and has led to injury. This is a simple work support for small projects like stick handles and toppers.

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#1 posted 09-18-2021 09:22 PM

Does the support block have a groove? Is the handle on the work piece part of your work support system?
We relief carvers also have to consider our hands and wrists as we age.

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CV3

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#2 posted 09-18-2021 11:11 PM


Does the support block have a groove? Is the handle on the work piece part of your work support system?
We relief carvers also have to consider our hands and wrists as we age.

- Phil32


Hi Phil. No in that is block with a angel cut. It is covered with non silp rubber mat or drawer liner and topped with leather. I made one using a 6”x 6”x 8” block. The handle is separate, made with a screw in one end to holed the project. Not sure this works for our hand tools. I use the work bench or carvers vise when using those. keeping both hands on the tools as best I can when not using the mallet. I have started using fingerless suppor gloves It does help the wrists.

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GR8HUNTER

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#3 posted 09-18-2021 11:29 PM

somewhere on here i seen a really nice vice that might help you out but cant remember where LOL :<(((((((((

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#4 posted 09-18-2021 11:32 PM



somewhere on here i seen a really nice vice that might help you out but cant remember where LOL :<(((((((((

- GR8HUNTER

like a carvers vise? thses are nice because you can make various jaws if you do similar types of thiings. and or combine with a carvers screw.

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PennsWoods

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#5 posted 09-19-2021 04:13 PM

I like it . Very good idea . I like to do a lot of under cutting, so I am always trying new ways to support the carving.

This should provide support while undercutting to almost any shape .

Thanks for sharing.

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#6 posted 09-19-2021 08:12 PM


somewhere on here i seen a really nice vice that might help you out but cant remember where LOL :
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- GR8HUNTER

If you intend to do a lot of sculpture work with mallet and gouge, I’d suggest one of these: http://www.littlehousewoodcarving.com/vise.html

I have one and it will support the carving at full extension while using mallet and gouge. You can see it in use here: https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/417034

Claude

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