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Extensive Flickr Woodcarving Album

Doug send me this link to an extensive Flickr album of woodcarving photos:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ana_sudani/sets/72157594361473412/

Take some time to enjoy over 5000 woodcarving pictures.

Clamping Devices for Carving

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Here are some of the devices that I use to secure wood while carving. First up is the end-mounted bench vise. A bench vise like this one is very useful for either directly clamping your work or for holding other clamping devices. Note the wooden jaw plates attached to this vise to prevent the metal jaws from marring the work.


This is a carving arm (sometime called a carving knee.) This one is adjustable in the angle of the arm. Next to the carving arm is a long bolt with a tapered end that can be screwed into the bottom of a carving and the placed in the slot in the carving arm. A threaded handle is then used to tighten the carving to the arm.


Another device that can be used to attach carving to the arm is a piece of plywood with a carriage bolt run through a counter sunk hole. the plywood platform is then screwed to the carving.


This device is also clamped onto the arm using a threaded handle or even a simple flange nut with a fender washer. This works particularly well with smaller…