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  • Show us your work area

    Do you work in your own workshop, shed, just outdoor somewhere, in the corner of the garden, or dedicated room in the house?
    What kind of workbench do you use? Tools?

    And where do you store your finished carvings?

  • #2
    The location might depend upon both the size of the carvings and the outdoor weather.
    I have one large downstairs room, about 15' x 25', for a work area.
    More piles of wood pieces are in other rooms and outdoors (but sheltered).

    This is one corner. The story poles are 5" x 5" x 64" with a lot of rounding off yet to be done.

    STORY B.JPGSTORY D.jpg
    Brian T

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    • #3
      My 'work' consists of a small piece of wood on one hand and a knife in the other. My space is wherever I want to be at the moment. Most of my whittlings disappear when they are done, a few hang around and are displayed somewhere in the house.

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      • #4
        At times I work outside, various kinds of fold out tables. or a few heavy sitting benches will hold my work. At other times I work in an indoor/ outdoor open garage which is packed with my equipment. What I use for placement is anything and everything.... sometimes a heavy bench, sometimes various heavy fold-out tables, sometimes on my lap....sometimes all of them. the dragon,... he is on a heavy bench which has a bunch of old pillows for support so I do not break off fragile areas. If it is big it will go on the floor which is cement and if I have to lay down to carve ...I will. Depends on the piece.....and each piece needs a different setup. Tools ....you name it, and probably I have it.... both power tool, chisels and knives. Today I have woodcraft men giving me all their stuff they do not like or do not need....I have big collection of things to try out. The wood I get throwaways from award-winning furniture makers.....I call it begging ....like a seagull for a fish. Throw me a piece of wood.

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        • #5
          Half of my basement is unfinished, that half is my shop. Shown is my carving bench tools and sharpeners. Opposite wall holds drill press, lathe and dust collector.
          Last edited by Steve Reed; 10-09-2018, 09:00 PM. Reason: fat-fingered
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Steve Reed View Post
            Half of my basement is unfinished, that half is my shop. Shown is my carving bench tools and sharpeners. Opposite wall holds drill press, lathe and dust collector.
            I like your layout. The TV is a nice touch. I love these threads where work areas are featured and photos are displayed. Great stuff.

            I have a mobile set up, consisting of a tool box and me (left). Workbench for other heavier tasks (right).


            Carving Setup.JPGWorkbench in alcove.jpg
            Last edited by Rodster; 10-09-2018, 10:41 PM.
            Rodster
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Rodster View Post


              I like your layout. The TV is a nice touch. I love these threads where work areas are featured and photos are displayed. Great stuff.

              I have a mobile set up, consisting of a tool box and me (left). Workbench for other heavier tasks (right).


              Carving Setup.JPGWorkbench in alcove.jpg
              Neat and organised. Lovely carvings, and nice workbench.

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              • #8
                https://forum.woodcarvingillustrated...ough-out-knife Scroll down to #5.

                Claude
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Claude View Post
                  Nice workshop. I recognise Pfeil Gouges and nice pillar drill.

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                  • #10
                    I carve upstairs in my attic office most of the time. Heat and air plus a bathroom makes it a lot more comfortable than my garage work shop. I store most of my wood out there with the table saw and band saw. The attic works fine for most of my needs.
                    'If it wasn't for caffeine, I wouldn't have any personality at all!"

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                    • #11
                      I do most of my carving in a converted home office. I have a shop vac handy for the chips. If I need to do things that generate a lot of noise or mess, then I go to the garage.

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                      • #12
                        I like the workshops of mpounders and fiddlesticks. And I went hunting for Claude's, which was great as well. Nice to see where people hide out while they're carving. Keep 'em coming. I'd like to see a few more.
                        Rodster
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by mpounders View Post
                          I carve upstairs in my attic office most of the time. Heat and air plus a bathroom makes it a lot more comfortable than my garage work shop. I store most of my wood out there with the table saw and band saw. The attic works fine for most of my needs.
                          Yeah, I have the same 3 legged clamp. I think mine has different brand name, cannot remember what it is called now, it has been in the garden shed for a few years now. But that is is a heavy duty clamp. Great stuff.

                          I can see your Yamaha acoustic guitar too. I have a few acoustic guitars myself. It is always refreshing to play a few tune after some carving

                          Love the torso carving on the clamp being worked on. Great stuff. Thanks for sharing.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by fiddlesticks View Post
                            I do most of my carving in a converted home office. I have a shop vac handy for the chips. If I need to do things that generate a lot of noise or mess, then I go to the garage.
                            Great set up. I wonder if the wall tool hanger is magnetic. Haven't seen it before, but looks smart.

                            Pheil gouges and tool roll, and nice lamp, and great work bench. I miss my previous house. It had a huge detached garage = brick built, and would have been ideal for workshop. I wasn't into anything DIY or craft then. We moved to this house, and it only has old wooden shed = not really suitable for carving work, because it is old and falling apart. Planning to build a new garage / workshop, or move to a new house with outside workshop in the future, when the inheritance court case settles (= a few month, hopefully).

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Rodster View Post
                              I like the workshops of mpounders and fiddlesticks. And I went hunting for Claude's, which was great as well. Nice to see where people hide out while they're carving. Keep 'em coming. I'd like to see a few more.
                              Yeah, I also like seeing other people's workshop, work area, because they give me some good ideas on how I could set up mine. It is also cool to be able to work with just a knife and small table or wood on hand, and work away producing lots of carvings. Everybody each to their own, I suppose. But seeing the variety of work areas is always interesting.
                              Last edited by kiri; 10-15-2018, 02:40 PM.

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