Just couldn’t believe what was being used for roadside vendor tables in Bali—6 to 8 inch beautiful slab tables!
That would make for a dream workbench.
Anyway, here are pictures of carvers, their wares and tools, at various points on a trip we made a couple years ago for our tenth anniversary. The final products they turn out are ornate. The chisels used there are often handle-free. Pounding the tang suffices. The anvil idea is innovative, as is the foot vise.
-- Jay in Changsha