Carving/dovetails table

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Project by Zipsss posted 04-29-2016 04:16 PM 4255 views 9 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This table is custom made to avoid bending over the projects and to get a better close up view of my work, be it carving or cutting dovetails. Based on an European commercial table($1500.00) and made of pine and leftover wood from other projects ($45.00). I added my portable Moxon vice and fixed it permanently to the table and it works by itself or in combination with the bench dogs.
The top hinges up to minimize “acrobatic carving” and there is a column that holds the work for carving on the round.

-- Zipsss

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#1 posted 04-29-2016 05:24 PM

Nice work. This will be a great addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 04-29-2016 07:00 PM

Diggin’ this bench. I see a knock off of it coming to my shop.

I had been thinking along the same lines, but fixing the moxon vise to the front/bottom of the hinged top so that it can be used for holding work while carving be putting dogs in the top of it.

-- I do this for fun.

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#3 posted 04-29-2016 08:44 PM

Great looking useful table you built there. Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 04-29-2016 09:03 PM

What a great idea, I’m really intrigued by the cam clamps, they look really beefy.

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#5 posted 04-29-2016 11:02 PM

Well thought out and really well done!

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 04-29-2016 11:48 PM

Very well designed and built. I love it.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 04-30-2016 02:14 AM

looks very versatile, jealous in alberta

-- just a goon with a hammer.

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#8 posted 04-30-2016 11:42 AM

An amazing bench right there

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#9 posted 04-30-2016 02:24 PM

Useful little bench that has a lot of holding /clamping possibility’s and the tilt function sure will help with the back strain .
Great setup !


-- Kiefer

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 05-02-2016 07:22 PM

Nice looking bench.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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