|Project by Levex||posted 04-11-2015 10:25 PM||1265 views||4 times favorited||4 comments|
I’ve always been a fan of relief carving and architectural details so last year I decided to purchase a few gouges and try my hand at it. I quickly found that my neck was getting sore from looking down at work pieces that were flat on my bench top. To resolve this I built this carving easel, loosely based on one I saw in the LV catalog. It is made out of maple I salvaged from several pallets. The top measures 24” x 24” x 2-1/2”. I drilled a series of 3/4” holes to fit a bench dog and made it possible to tilt it between about 90 and 45 degrees. It is secured to the bench top with 2 large C clamps and at about 40 lbs, it doesn’t budge when I pound on it with a mallet and gouge.