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  • Small carving vise jig.

    I have made a number of these jigs for different uses. I use this Jig on my carving vise to carve most of the cane handles and toppers Ido. It is just ¾ inch egg shape cut of plywood with a hole for the threaded rod I use to attach the topper and shank, a flat washer, lock ring and wing nut. It lets me have both hands free for carving. Giving me much better control of my tools.As you can see I can turn the work in almost an position. I have one I use with a different length hanger bolts (bolt with machine thread on one side wood screw on the other) for holding objects like birds or caricatures.
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    Randy

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  • #2
    Great idea, Randy! I like that carving vise too!
    Keep On Carvin'
    Bob K.

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    • #3
      That's an Eli vise, Bob. I got one last year. Very easy to change position and holds well. I mounted mine to a piece of 2 x 6 which I can clamp to my workbench or my WorkMate using a couple of F clamps.

      Great idea for holding smaller pieces to be carved, Randy! I'll have to think about this... Do you pre-drill the hole for the hanger bolts?
      Claude
      Last edited by Claude; 03-16-2017, 07:44 PM.
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      • #4
        Yes. I love Eli the vise too!! I have it on a 2" X 8" X 12" that is bolted to a 4"X4" I clamp in my jaw horse, Workmate or bench Vise. I have had some large pieces of wood on it roofing out with large mallet tools, the vise holds well.
        Randy

        WE LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE!

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        • #5
          I've got one also along with a workmate and various clamps. They come in very handy. Jigs of any type can really make or break a project at times. I'm always so grateful to find anything that helps out significantly.

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          • #6
            I think your idea would work well with the Poor Man's Vise. Thanks

            Bob L

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            • #7
              It should work with any vise,
              Randy

              WE LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE!

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              • #8
                I had one ball joint vise that used a croquet ball and wood boards with holes in it to make one similar to above. I remember seeing another ball joint that a chainsaw carver made using a bowling ball. It was a monster, he had a 1" lag bolt in one of the finger holes that screwed into the bottom of his project.

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