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Project by Jp_rolak posted 01-13-2012 02:44 AM 4367 views 9 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this carving arm out of leftover 3/4 plywood. I used one at the carving class I took and figured I could save some money by making my own. The only thing I wasn’t able to find was a threaded rod, 1/2 with machine threads and 1/2 wood threads to attach it to the bench. The guys at the hardware store said they didn’t exist. I think its called a hanger bolt? Also I used wingnuts to allow for the arm to adjust cause I couldn’t find the type of handle adjustment the arm at the school had.





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#1 posted 01-13-2012 03:29 AM

That has got to be the coolest thing I’ve seen all day. I am not a carver, but I can certainly see the usefulness of this build. Great post!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#2 posted 01-13-2012 05:03 AM

Now that’s a nice tool to have in the shop! Great job!!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 01-13-2012 06:17 AM

Pretty handy tool nice work.

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#4 posted 01-13-2012 09:28 AM

Are you talking about one of these?

Because I pulled about 8 of them out of an old, broken, POS table, and I can envision no use for them. I’d be happy to send you a few (or all) of them if you want. Let me know.

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#5 posted 01-13-2012 01:23 PM

those are called bed bolts and lowes or home depot carries them

-- ElmoSr,Ga. Life is Hard by the Yard,,,But a Cinch by the Inch

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#6 posted 01-13-2012 04:21 PM

If you type in hanger bolts in google it give you all kinds of scources. I know our local Ace hardware also
carries them. I have just started carving, and seem to have several half finished pieces on my work bench
in the small shop downstairs, have not needed a carving arm yet, but yours looks like a good build. Thank
you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 78 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#7 posted 03-04-2012 07:13 AM

Nice work.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 02-06-2017 02:08 AM

I would like to see more on how you constructed this.
Thanks,
John

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I'm getting a fantastic education.

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