Carving bench

Posted on 12/14/10 4 Comments

People have asked me about my carving bench. Many years ago I took a carving seminar and I used a similar bench and liked it a lot and got out my tape measure and took some measurements and when I got home drew up some plans. The tail-vice screw, clamps the table in place. The table can move up and down a total of 38 inches, but I usually only move it around15 inches. Sometimes it is difficult to raise it due to the weight. I am just to lazy to take the carving and clamps off.  The bench is made of maple. The base top has 13 pieces of wood sandwiched together by four 1/2 inch threaded rods with nuts and washers at each end. The bench I copied had a 4 foot by 4 foot base, but my work shop in my basement was too small for such a large base so I made it 2-1/2 feet by 3 feet.


  1. Frank Tesorero says:
    Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 1:23pm

    REtired and want to stay busy. Wood carving has been a hobby of mine for many years.
    Now I have the time but moved to a small apartment with a small one car garage, no basement.
    I am intrigued by your bench. However have sold or gave away all my power and hand tools except for my carving knives.
    I can not build the bench, so I am looking for a bench like yours already made.
    Can you help me or refer me to someone that can?
    I live in the Port Huron, Michigan area (Fort Gratiot Township)


    • admin says:
      Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 1:50pm

      Sorry I built it many years ago and do not have plans and i don’t know anyone who would make you one. It cost me a lot of money in wood alone. If you are a casual carver and just do it as a hobby go to a Lee Valley catalog and get a device to hold you carving on a bench. Or go to a carving club near you and see if anyone has a home made holder for your wood.


  2. Mike says:
    Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 10:54pm

    Andrew; Sure like your beach ! Do you have plans or a dvd ? Would like to purchase them if you do. THANKS FOR THE POST…………..


    • admin says:
      Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 1:43pm

      I do not have plans. I built it many years ago from a bench that I saw when I took a carving seminar.


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