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xx   VISE

Bodger's shaving horse is a sit-down workbench for holding stock while it's worked with a drawknife.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #14 May-Jun 1990 pg. 36

Bench hook for making small carvings includes a rotating vise, holding jig for work piece, support pole for a flexible-shaft carving machine, and an adjustable worklight.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #43 Feb 1995 pg. 24

Portable shaving horse features fold-up legs, a removable sculpted wooden seat, adjustable bridge height, and adjustable seat location.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #75 Oct 1999 pg. 104

Making a shave horse. Used to hold spindles or staves while they are being shaped with a drawknife or spokeshave. Part 1.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1987 (v.10#5) pg. 17

Making a shave horse. Part 2.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1987 (v.10#6) pg. 16

How to build an old-time shaving horse.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1995 (v.18#6) pg. 12

Relief carving in a different light. How to carve a series of recesses and protrusions to create shadows and highlights in wood. Advice on positioning the light during both carving and display. Includes advice on constructing an easel-style carver's bench.
CHIP CHATS Mar-Apr 1991 (v.38#2) pg. 38
Added Info CHIP CHATS May-Jun 1991 (v.38#3) pg. 80

Portable carving bench to build. The basic box has retractible wheels on one end, a table-top vise to hold work and a drawer for tool storage.
CHIP CHATS Jul-Aug 1991 (v.38#4) pg. 71

High-low carver's bench is made from the base of a discarded barber chair and topped with an iron frame and tabletop.
CHIP CHATS Nov-Dec 1991 (v.38#6) pg. 38

How to make a 10 pin bowling ball carving stand especially for carving decoys. The work piece mounting plate is securely attached to the bowling ball which can be rotated and pivoted to almost any position. Includes an attached seat.
CHIP CHATS Nov-Dec 1992 (v.39#6) pg. 86

How to construct a power-arm clamp (work positioner) for wood carving from a trailer hitch and ball.
CHIP CHATS May-Jun 1993 (v.40#3) pg. 76

Homemade carver's screw.
CHIP CHATS Jul-Aug 1993 (v.40#4) pg. 55

An adjustable carving station that's easy on the back is based on the ergonomic "kneeling chair" concept.
CHIP CHATS Mar-Apr 1994 (v.41#2) pg. 80

Special portable carving block for use when doing rooster branch carving. It clamps around your thigh with a leather belt.
CHIP CHATS May-Jun 1994 (v.41#3) pg. 116

Using cloth bags filled with clean cat litter (or sand) to safely support delicate work pieces during woodcarving.
CHIP CHATS May-Jun 1994 (v.41#3) pg. 133
Added Info CHIP CHATS Jul-Aug 1994 (v.41#4) pg. 119

Convert a pipe clamp into a table vise used to support woodcarving projects.
CHIP CHATS Jul-Aug 1994 (v.41#4) pg. 73

Photos shows an "X" or "T" arrangement of two pipe clamps to provide a four-way carving clamp.
CHIP CHATS Jul-Aug 1994 (v.41#4) pg. 114

Tip on using an octagon-shaped sub-base to allow clamping of a carving block in a vise.
CHIP CHATS Mar-Apr 1995 (v.42#2) pg. 111

Carver's portable tool case with work surface is suitable for lap or bench-top use.
CHIP CHATS Sep-Oct 1995 (v.42#5) pg. 104

Improved bench hook is used when relief carving.
CHIP CHATS May-Jun 1996 (v.43#3) pg. 55

Simple lapboard for carving.
CHIP CHATS Jul-Aug 1996 (v.43#4) pg. 107

Free-standing relief carver's bench (28"x50"x40" high) has a front-mounted vise and three rows of bench-dog holes across the bench top opposite the vise.
CHIP CHATS Jan-Feb 1997 (v.44#1) pg. 86

Small workbench. This 42" tall bench has a small top surface (12"x12" up to 16"x18") and is ideally suited to carving.
FINE WOODWORKING #10 Spring 1978 pg. 86

Holding the work. How to make a shaving horse and low workbench, both of which are used in shaping green, split wood for cane bottom chairs. Excerpted from the book "How to make a chair from a tree".
FINE WOODWORKING #12 Sep 1978 pg. 46

Diagram of a dumbhead horse (shaving horse) that will take any length of work and provide the maximum holding power when shaving chair work, handles, or splints.
FINE WOODWORKING #14 Jan-Feb 1979 pg. 4

Woodcarving table features a rope clamp which is held secure with your foot. A Chinese invention, it makes movement of the work piece quick and easy.
FINE WOODWORKING #14 Jan-Feb 1979 pg. 14

Details of the traditional English carver's vise known as a "chops".
FINE WOODWORKING #25 Nov-Dec 1980 pg. 30

Carver's stand uses an old bowling ball as a "universal joint".
FINE WOODWORKING #30 Sep-Oct 1981 pg. 20

Alternative to the traditional shaving horse uses a pipe clamp to hold the work.
FINE WOODWORKING #33 Mar-Apr 1982 pg. 12

Design for a portable carving bench. Includes electrical outlets for tools, a lamp, tool storage, and a work-holding device.
FINE WOODWORKING #36 Sep-Oct 1982 pg. 91

Two designs for a dumbhead shaving horse.
FINE WOODWORKING #38 Jan-Feb 1983 pg. 12

Plans for a Swiss shaving horse.
FINE WOODWORKING #43 Nov-Dec 1983 pg. 41
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #47 Jul-Aug 1984 pg. 6

A patternmaker's carving tips, plus a portable carving kit for whittling wherever you are. Includes a diagram for a carving bench for larger carvings. Includes tips on carving miniature decoys.
FINE WOODWORKING #45 Mar-Apr 1984 pg. 58

Woodcarvers clamping system adapts to your existing workbench. Designed to secure odd-shaped items while allowing tipping and rotating of the work piece.
FINE WOODWORKING #55 Nov-Dec 1985 pg. 12
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #69 Mar-Apr 1988 pg. 10

Two benches for woodcarving. (1) Combination carving bench and shaving horse. Features a foot-operated clamp to hold round stock. (2) Articulated sculptor's bench tilts from horizontal to vertical.
FINE WOODWORKING #56 Jan-Feb 1986 pg. 58

Tip: Use "hanger bolts" in place of more expensive "bench screws" to secure carving blanks.
FINE WOODWORKING #62 Jan-Feb 1987 pg. 8

"Poor man's power arm" is useful for carvers and sculptors because it lets you swivel and lock a work piece at any convenient angle. Built around an old trailer ball.
FINE WOODWORKING #64 May-Jun 1987 pg. 10

Simple homemade vise adapter allows the work piece to be set at any angle for wood sculpting and decoy making.
FINE WOODWORKING #83 Jul-Aug 1990 pg. 14

Standing shaving horse utilizes a pipe-clamp head for adjusting jaw opening.
FINE WOODWORKING #90 Sep-Oct 1991 pg. 12

Design for a large, sturdy adjustable mount to hold woodcarvings at odd angles. Clamping pressure is provided by air-activated jaws.
FINE WOODWORKING #103 Nov-Dec 1993 pg. 18

Swivel-type work holder is made from a trailer-hitch ball and some hardwood scraps.
FINE WOODWORKING #120 Sep-Oct 1996 pg. 14

Shaving horse is designed with efficiency and ergonomics in mind. Features a padded adjustable seat and an adjustable (ratcheting) lower jaw.
FINE WOODWORKING #139 Nov-Dec 1999 pg. 122

How to build and use a shaving horse.
HANDY ANDY Jul 1980 (v.4#9) pg. 73

Stitching jaw extension. Increase the throat depth of a stitching horse with this accessory.

Custom-built stitching horse is attached to the seat of a sturdy shop stool.
LEATHER CRAFTERS & SADDLERS JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1995 (v.5#4) pg. 26; Insert

Holddown for carving of flat work pieces.
WOOD MAGAZINE #42 Apr 1991 (v.8#3) pg. 16

How to add an apron to a lap tray for carving in a living room.
WOOD MAGAZINE #46 Oct 1991 (v.8#7) pg. 22

A broomstick collet holds small carvings. Clamping pressure is supplied with a hose clamp.
WOOD MAGAZINE #70 Jun 1994 (v.11#4) pg. 13

Diagram illustrates a rope hold-down that is kept tight with your foot during the carving process.
WOOD MAGAZINE #79 Jun 1995 (v.12#4) pg. 12

Combine a "Quick-Grip" bar clamp with a multi-position vise to hold work piece while carving.
WOOD MAGAZINE #83 Nov 1995 (v.12#8) pg. 26

Jig for holding medium to large relief carvings while working on them.
WOODCARVING #4 Jun-Aug 1993 pg. 6

Relief carving work holder uses wedges to secure the work piece inside a frame. It also features notches to securely hold carving tools while they are not being used.
WOODCARVING #5 Sep-Oct 1993 pg. 6

Make temporary carver's chops to hold a large carving. Made from 4"x4" stock, a length of threaded rod, and some nuts. Used in conjunction with a Workmate.
WOODCARVING #6 Nov-Dec 1993 pg. 6

Build a vertical leg-vise for strong, firm holding of carving work. The vise attaches to an existing workbench.
WOODCARVING #7 Jan-Feb 1994 pg. 19
Correction WOODCARVING #10 Jul-Aug 1994 pg. 5

Tip on securely holding a carved half-log (sawn surface upright) while woodcarving.
WOODCARVING #8 Mar-Apr 1994 pg. 6

The general use and a comparison of three different makes of woodcarver's screws.
WOODCARVING #8 Mar-Apr 1994 pg. 58
Added Info WOODCARVING #10 Jul-Aug 1994 pg. 6
Added Info WOODCARVING #12 Nov-Dec 1994 pg. 13

Shop-built carvers' screw is made by welding a large wood screw to a long bolt and adding a tightening nut.
WOODCARVING #19 Sep 1995 pg. 5

Get a grip. A guide to the basics of workholders, cutting tools, and sharpening stones.
WOODCARVING #20 Oct 1995 pg. 69

Tip shows how to make a lap-top carving board from an old breadboard, an old leather belt and screws.
WOODCARVING #23 Jan-Feb 1996 pg. 5

Tips on two clamping aids for carving.
WOODCARVING #23 Jan-Feb 1996 pg. 5

Wooden bar extends the adaptability of a "Record" carver's clamp.
WOODCARVING #24 Mar 1996 pg. 5

Tip shows how to make a device that fits in Workmate vise jaws and holds the work piece at many angles with stability.
WOODCARVING #25 Apr 1996 pg. 5

Test report assesses the Atlas workholding clamp from RTF Design Ltd.
WOODCARVING #27 Jun 1996 pg. 52

Tip shows how to make a raised bench for carving that sits on top of a regular workbench.
WOODCARVING #28 Jul-Aug 1996 pg. 5

Superbowl. Making a ball and socket workholder that uses an old bowling ball.
WOODCARVING #29 Sep 1996 pg. 35

Tip describes how to make a hefty gallows stand for holding decoy and figure carvings.
WOODCARVING #30 Oct 1996 pg. 5

Test report on the Multi-form mini workholder from RTF Designs.
WOODCARVING #31 Nov 1996 pg. 14

An adjustable work table designed by a carver with a bad back. Height is adjustable from 17" to 32" off the floor. The rear of the table top can be elevated for a slanted work surface.
WOODCARVING #31 Nov 1996 pg. 41

Some cheap but effective workholders for carving. Elbow-height table has three splayed legs, a circular top and a middle shelf with holes for gouges and chisels. Also describes how to make a bench screw and workholder.
WOODCARVING #31 Nov 1996 pg. 69

Tip describes how to make a workholder out of an old Dryad wooden bookbinding press.
WOODCARVING #32 Dec 1996 pg. 5

Portable relief carving work center. Wood blocks, secured in slots with wing nuts and washers, can be adjusted to secure boards of various sizes.
WOODCARVING #33 Jan-Feb 1997 pg. 5

Sketch shows a shop-made workholder which can be rotated both horizontally and vertically and holds large carving blocks without movement.
WOODCARVING #34 Mar-Apr 1997 pg. 5

Tips on how to hold wood securely in a vise or clamp without marking it.
WOODCARVING #35 May-Jun 1997 pg. 63

Handy workholder secures a work piece to the top of a post by means of a slotted block that screws to the underside of the carving block. The rebated slot takes a bolt which is tightened to the post.
WOODCARVING #36 Jul-Aug 1997 pg. 63

Tip on using dowel screws or hanger bolts in place of carver's screws (which can be expensive or too bulky for some jobs).
WOODCARVING #37 Sep-Oct 1997 pg. 65

How to make a traditional carvers' post-and-bracket workholder. A sturdy wooden post running from floor to ceiling is fitted with an adjustable wooden bracket to which the work piece is securely bolted.
WOODCARVING #39 Jan-Feb 1998 pg. 27

Recommendation from a professional sculptor on the height of a carvers' bench and the correct way to hold a carving chisel.
WOODCARVING #39 Jan-Feb 1998 pg. 26

Tip on fabricating a carvers' screw (for workholding) from a threaded rod.
WOODCARVING #39 Jan-Feb 1998 pg. 65

Cleat table. A carving plate (a bench stop or hook with notched cleats on two sides) is designed to protect a table or bench from damage while doing woodcarving.
WOODCARVING #40 Mar-Apr 1998 pg. 64

Technique for supporting the bottom of odd-shaped work pieces being clamped in a vise so that the clamping pressure can be minimized.
WOODCARVING #41 May-Jun 1998 pg. 64

Make three useful carving stands for your workshop. (1) Sturdy bench with a 2" thick top (36"x24") which tilts from horizontal to nearly vertical. (2) Adjustable stand for carving small reliefs in a more vertical position uses a "deckchair" style of adjusting mechanism. (3) Platform stand is bolted or clamped to a bench surface. The carving platform or table raises and lowers and rotates 360-degrees.
WOODCARVING #42 Jul-Aug 1998 pg. 22

Carving clamp for odd-shaped pieces is easy to construct and allows the work piece to rotate.
WOODCARVING #42 Jul-Aug 1998 pg. 64

Tip on using plumbing pipe insulation to protect a carving from the exposed threaded rod in a Scopas Chops carver's vise.
WOODCARVING #43 Sep 1998 pg. 58

Homemade carving screw which can be inserted with a wrench is made from a length of 3/8" threaded rod.
WOODCARVING #44 Oct 1998 pg. 58

Carving horse made from scrap wood. Some ideas.
WOODCARVING #46 Jan-Feb 1999 pg. 54

Simple carving post made from scrap wood is octagonal in shape and clamps in vise in a variety of positions.
WOODCARVING #46 Jan-Feb 1999 pg. 55

Tip on using a right-angled tri-square for holding wood when carving on the bench.
WOODCARVING #46 Jan-Feb 1999 pg. 55

Simple wooden cradle holds supports round work pieces (log, cylinder, ...) while carving.
WOODCARVING #46 Jan-Feb 1999 pg. 55

Device for securing an ordinary carving clamp in a workbench vise allows the clamp to be easily rotated through 360-degrees.
WOODCARVING #47 Mar-Apr 1999 pg. 56

Tilting and swiveling work surface uses toggle clamps to hold wood for relief carvings.
WOODCARVING #48 May-Jun 1999 pg. 56

Tip on making a plaster mold to hold thin, delicate pieces of wood (such as a violin profile) securely while carving.
WOODCARVING #48 May-Jun 1999 pg. 57

Carving clamp made from a steel tube fitted with flanged steel blocks with brass collets.
WOODCARVING #49 Jul-Aug 1999 pg. 56

Cam and dowels form the basis of a quick-release clamp to hold carving work pieces.
WOODCARVING #49 Jul-Aug 1999 pg. 57

Tip on making a carving clamp from an old camera tripod.
WOODCARVING #50 Sep-Oct 1999 pg. 55

Heavy-duty height-adjustable clamp made from metal bar stock.
WOODCARVING #51 Nov-Dec 1999 pg. 56

Tip on supporting round work pieces for carving by resting them on plastic bags filled with sand.
WOODCARVING #51 Nov-Dec 1999 pg. 57

Make a special clamping jig resembling a carver's "cradle" to hold irregular shapes while sanding.
WOODSMITH #106 Aug 1996 (v.18) pg. 19

Peg clamp serves as a simple alternative to a shaving horse.
WOODWORK #41 Oct 1996 pg. 72

Constructing a twin-arm shaving horse.
WOODWORK #43 Feb 1997 pg. 35

Carving in comfort. Carvers aid (clamp, jig, arm, ...) rotates 360-degrees on both axes and is quickly and easily locked in any positon. One end clamps to the bench and the other holds the carving being worked.
WOODWORKER #1054 Sep 1981 (v.85) pg. 572

Carving all the way round. Three styles of clamps to hold work pieces while doing three-dimensional carving.
WOODWORKER #1087 Jun 1984 (v.88) pg. 356
Added Info WOODWORKER #1089 Aug 1984 (v.88) pg. 544

Built a unique carving horse which features a sliding seat and knock-down construction.
WOODWORKER Jul 1987 (v.91#7) pg. 618

Carving block holding device features a pivoting head.
WOODWORKER Jun 1988 (v.92#6) pg. 528

Portable carving bench fits in a workbench vise and will take mallet blows without vibration.
WOODWORKER Mar 1989 (v.93#3) pg. 240

Adjustable carving stand is easily rotated.
WOODWORKER Sep 1989 (v.93#9) pg. 809

Relief carving of a tawny owl. Includes the design for a knock-down work table used in doing relief carving.
WOODWORKER May 1992 (v.96#5) pg. 40

Turner's holdfast. Tip on attaching a lathe chuck to an adjustable carver's clamp so that a lathe-turned wooden bowl may be carved prior to removing it from the chuck.
WOODWORKER Apr 1993 (v.97#4) pg. 28

Development of the woodworking vise. Looks at various style vises, including the shave horse, leg vise, and parallel action vise.
WOODWORKER Jan 1994 (v.98#1) pg. 80

Reproduction of a shaving horse from the Hancock (MA) Shaker Village Museum.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1985 (v.9#4) pg. 34

Green woodworking with kids. How to construct a shave horse and make a simple footstool from wet wood freshly split from a log.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1993 (v.17#1) pg. 18
Added Info WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1993 (v.17#4) pg. 6

Wood carver's fixture (vise) holds work at any angle.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1984 (v.40#6) pg. 84

Whittling box. A lapbox with an open grid work top collects wood chips and sanding dust.
WORKBENCH Feb-Mar 1991 (v.47#1) pg. 40