Wood carving is article about Magazine bookmarked by jay with ID 11200334964 was uploaded on 10-03-2019 and has been viewed 194,900 times.
Carver's Vise In the last article, I showed you a "two-hand" method for carving with gouges.It follows then, that if both your hands are occupied with your gouge, you will need some method of holding the wood while you carve.
In this article, I will describe methods I have used for holding wood while I carve.There are many ways to hold your piece, so be sure to change your method if the wood you are carving comes loose, or if it is not held as firmly as you want it to be.
Some of the items I have used (in different combinations) for holding wood: double-faced tape, C-clamps, wood screws (of various lengths), scrap plywood, carver's screws, bench vise, Work-Mate, and Carver's Vise (both manufactured and home-made).
Let's have a look at their use from the simplest to the more complex.If you are going to work on a flat piece of wood, the simplest approach is to clamp it to your workbench.To eliminate the obstruction caused by the clamps, use double-faced tape to attach your wood to a second board and clamp that to the workbench.
I use "turner's tape", a thick double-faced tape used by wood turners.With larger pieces, you need...