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Jerry’s Wood Carving Vise

Jerry's Carving Vise
Jerry's Carving Vise

This wood carving vise was inspired by an article in Wood Carving Illustrated Issue #5, titled “Build the 1797 carvers vice” and was the winner of the 1998 Poor Man’s Contest.

I use this vise for all my “in the round” carvings, because it is inexpensive, ease of use and is portable.

Oh, and did you catch it is cheap and easy to make! Continue reading Jerry’s Wood Carving Vise

Equality in Heaven – Angel project

Basswood Angel
Basswood Angel

Wood Species: Basswood, Butternut, Cherry, Walnut, Aspen Pine, Mahogany.
Finish Used: Gloss Lacquer
Tools Used: Bench Knife, Assorted Gouges, Power Carving Burs, Carving Vise.

This project like most of my wood carving projects was found in a Woodcarving Illustrated Holiday 2006 Issue #37 publication (Herby’s Angel). I found a roughout of this angel project can be purchased online from White River Crafts. I prefer to cut patterns using a bandsaw, but if you do not have these tools available, a rough out can be a good place to start. Continue reading Equality in Heaven – Angel project