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  • jderijcke
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    Very nice carvingstation and it looks like very easy to transport. Is it heavy enough to stand malletwork (better without the tool shelf or they will fly around)?
    Jos

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  • Randy
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    For many years I loved carving outdoors on the road.I this travel setup that I took fishing and camping. I work great in a camp ground or on the banks of a like or river. Useing a Jawhorse , one of my favorite tools, as the foundation of the unit. It folds up in to a small package that fits easily in iny car.

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  • pallin
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    Interesting stories! After retiring in 1996 I travelled nearly full time, so my travel kit is similar to what I use at home, except for the power tools like a bandsaw, tablesaw, 6 x 48 belt sander. Our travels were in a 30' fifth-wheel rig, so I wasn't confined much. I usually carved outdoors. The carving time was mixed with backpacking, cycling, and kayak touring, so it didn't require much space.

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  • Claude
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    I keep my tools in an art box from Hobby Lobby. Wood cutouts in an old briefcase I used to take to work... This is on the balcony of a timeshare in Palm Beach, FL.

    Claude

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  • cut up
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    I used to carve in rhe car while my wife was driving until she decided she wanted a Chevy HHR. Such a downsize from a van, I wasn’t going to take a chance of cutting myself. Now, I only take my carving stuff when we go camping.

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  • tbox61
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    $8.00 gear bag from Dick's Sporting Goods holds my wood and my tools I decide to take on vacation. Extra pockets hold the strop, carving glove and pencils. I re-purposed the top of a printer paper box for a lap chip catcher. Works pretty well!

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  • NoDNA
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    Originally posted by Randy View Post
    Nice travel group Ed. I have had a nice7"x9" box case that has work well but I am going to a larger " briefcase size" container for a travel case. I have drawn it up but have not started on it yet.
    Hey, Randy, I had an old brief case that I carried for years in sales. After retiring and starting to carve we traveled the states in a 24' trailer.. I used a cookie sheet for the inside scrap holder and had 5 small palm knives. Now I have my big shop almost done and when I do get out, I have a small box and that old sales case.
    And Rodster I do like you mess kit! But what is that funny looking white patch with blue and red writing on it,,,, ha ha.

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  • Rodster
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    Here is my 'Whittle Travel Kit'. All the tools fit into the Herschel bag shown below. I take it with me on holidays and to my daughter's house when I visit. If I pack a couple of 1" x 1.5" x 4" pcs of basswood. I'm good for the weekend. Unfortunately, the wood doesn't fit in the bag.

    The sophisticated black device shown in the lower right picture is a pencil sharpener. Don't leave home without it.

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    Last edited by Rodster; 01-02-2021, 04:50 PM.

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  • joepaulbutler
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    Not fair...............

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  • Nebraska
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    Originally posted by joepaulbutler View Post
    Great setup, The floor will need to be cleaned up but don't they always
    It’s in a carport so a quick sweep and done. Carved last week with the Pelican Wood Carvers Guild nice group about 30 carvers present. Includes homemade cinnamon rolls and coffee. Nice group.

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  • Randy
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    Nice travel group Ed. I have had a nice7"x9" box case that has work well but I am going to a larger " briefcase size" container for a travel case. I have drawn it up but have not started on it yet.

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  • joepaulbutler
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    Great setup, The floor will need to be cleaned up but don't they always

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  • Nebraska
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    Carving on the Road

    My travel carving setup.

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