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  • pallin
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    One of the "discoveries" that many of us have come to when using gouges is that nearly every cut should have a stop. When we were using only a knife that stop may have been our thumb if we used a paring cut, but that is not possible with a gouge. So I strongly advise you to find a carving vise or other method of securing your work piece, and plan each cut as to where and how it stops.

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  • Nebraska
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    Becky,

    I am a big proponent for carving vises for a number of reasons safety is just one. I also belief the allow you to be a better carver working with less mechanical stress and fatigue. I’m going to recommend the Wilton pow-r-arm Junior. It is the model I use in my traveling setup working well on smaller pieces. These are best picked up on eBay.
    https://www.wiltontools.com/us/en/c/...SAAEgIPe_D_BwE

    If you can afford the 301 or 303 go for it they will last you a life time. Good vises are not cheap until you compare them a visit to the ER.

    I also have a Elli Vise and while a bit less flexible than the Wiltons another fine choice. https://littlehousewoodcarving.com/vise.html

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  • BeckyN
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    Carving vise?

    I am looking for a vise, to hold my carving so I can gouge etc, without stabbing myself all the time. Any ideas? Links?
    right now holding the piece with ond hand and trying to use my gouges results in blood lol. Especially when they are always round pieces.
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