Relief Carving Bench

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Project by edwood1975 posted 10-31-2016 04:26 PM 1885 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple of weeks ago I posted a question looking for help in designing my very own relief carving bench and a fellow LB follower gave me this idea and my design is based on his project so I would like to give a shout out to zwwizard

Its basically 4 legs that are made of 4×4 and stretchers are all held together with lap joints screw and glue. The top measures 36” W X 30” H. I glued up a solid panel using by biscuit joiner and glued it all together in 2 stages.

The dog holes are positioned 6” apart and I am using the basic holddowns to keep my workpiece in position.

Thanks for looking and now back to my carving.

-- Ed

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#1 posted 10-31-2016 06:06 PM

Nicely done bench – thanks for sharing your design.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#2 posted 11-01-2016 12:36 AM

Looks like a very functional bench. Have you noticed any “creeping” across the floor caused by mallet work?



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#3 posted 11-01-2016 01:03 AM

Looks good. Nice execution of the design.


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#4 posted 11-01-2016 01:55 AM

Looks like a very functional bench. Have you noticed any “creeping” across the floor caused by mallet work?


- ClaudeF

I just finished today so I’m not sure yet.. to be honest I do shallow relief carving and this bench is very heavy

-- Ed

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#5 posted 11-01-2016 11:55 AM

This is a very nice carving bench and a fine 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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#6 posted 11-05-2016 12:25 AM

nice work, functional design.

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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