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Forum topic by Clarkswoodworking posted 02-12-2018 09:52 PM 721 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Clarkswoodworking

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02-12-2018 09:52 PM

Just curious if anyone uses a carving vice and what type it is
I am looking to purchase one and looking for opinions
Thanks
Scott


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John Smith

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#1 posted 02-12-2018 10:34 PM

depends on what kind of carving you are going to do.
also – what will be the common sizes of material ?

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#2 posted 02-15-2018 07:26 PM

John is correct – One size does not fit all… And, a vise/tilt table for relief carving is not good for carving in the round.

I do carving in the round, mostly from 4 inch tall to 10 inch tall. When I have occasion to carve a larger one, I use my ELI vise. https://www.facebook.com/eliwoodcarvingvises

I have mine mounted on a piece of 2×6. When I want to use it, I clamp the 2×6 to my workbench with a couple of F clamps. The Eli vise holds the carving secure even at full extension. If I need it portable, I take the vise and a spare piece of 2×6 (to put under a table) and my F clamps. I use drywall screws to secure the carving to the baseplate.

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#3 posted 02-22-2018 10:53 PM

The Eli vise is a good value for the money! Most of my carvings are hand-held now days but I have a version of the ””Poor Man’s Vise””:http://lumberjocks.com/projects/36934 that I have used occasionally with bigger pieces.

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