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    Carving Bench

    Well I got tired of having to go between 2 areas to carve or find the right carving tool so I built a nice one here is what I had before

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    Now here is what I got now, since I got banned last week to the shop due to making the girls mad at me I started to make the new bench an did some veneer panels out of cherry. This new bench is just a prototype from rejected wood I have the real one is going to be nicer but want to find out what is good an bad with this one first

    Now its been done I hoping to drill the holes tomorrow was going to hold off until I have the tail vice but its hard to find a small one so I will use bench dogs that I can make here in the shop. The top tilts up all the way from 15 to 45%
    I also going to make a few accessories for the bench like a cabinet for the bottom area an making a separate cabinet for all my hand carving tools

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    Do you think I missed anything ???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Millsaps View Post
    ..............

    Do you think I missed anything ???
    Having the girls ban you to the shop means you did everything just right

    That looks like a great bench/area to create at/upon ... and for what it's worth, feel free to ship all of that 'rejected ' wood right here, I'll even help by paying the shipping cost
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    Well since I can't go in the shop until Monday or Tuesday the Turning fairy showed up last night an made me some bench stops , there made from Poplar so I set out some better wood for the fairy if it shows back up tonight to make some more out of this Snakewood

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    The Poplar ones work nice also but I was able to set the cabinet in place an hoping to make the drawers next week when I can

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    Hi Roy.

    From the the tools that you show on the first pics it seems that you are also into miniature and power carving, have you made any netsuke? or I'm assuming too many things at the same time from just some pics?
    Carving netsuke is something I want to try some day, but my eyesight is getting poor due to presbitia so before that I will need to get some of those magnifyiers.
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    QUOTE=Toni Ciuraneta;417643]Hi Roy.

    From the the tools that you show on the first pics it seems that you are also into miniature and power carving, have you made any netsuke? or I'm assuming too many things at the same time from just some pics?
    Carving netsuke is something I want to try some day, but my eyesight is getting poor due to presbitia so before that I will need to get some of those magnifyiers.[/QUOTE]

    I've done some with bone an some Ivory pieces. I have different Magnifiers I use an for the details you need them , I also do gunstocks for clients here is a picture of one of mine Gunstocks. As you can see there is a MOP inlay to
    It also helps when I carve on Lamp shades I make also

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    WOW! Roy, that stock is outstanding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Daugherty View Post
    WOW! Roy, that stock is outstanding.
    Thank you John, I did that one in February this year
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    Here is first one I did for my self on a 12 Gage my granddad gave me an I am passing it down to my first grand son.


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    Nice looking work, Roy.
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    Here is the first carving on the new bench an its working out great so far, but need to make a few jigs an get the tail vice when I find one small enough


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