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Need the brain trust on this.
Hi
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I would like to use the dog holes to mount over the side a Wilton power arm so it's lower than the bench top
I would like to be able to sit on the swing arm stool and carve my decoys.
Any suggestions on how to achieve this??
Thanks
Pat



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I'd probably weld up a pair of frames from steel tubing. Each frames features a threaded clamp incorporated into the tubing at the appropriate location. Just the basic frames (partial build ) are shown. Add (weld) bracing between them, to space them as needed to match the spacing of the dog holes. Add a platform on the lower level to serve as the shelf which the power arm will be mounted to. Once fully built, the frames become a single assembly to be used as a unit.
To use, lower the upper legs down thru the dog holes, tighten the hand clamps against the outside edge of the bench.




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Thanks Dave
That looks like it will work.
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I'd run an F-Clamp or two through the dog holes and clamp a 2x to the underside of the table and mount the Wilton to the 2x. Or you could get real fancy and mount the clamp in the link below upside down. Not sure if anyone makes a similar clamp for square doqs but a round shank will still work. You could always just run a bolt with a fender washer through the dog hole. Cheapest solution I can think of.

SJOBERGS-SJO-33635 | Acme Tools

Eric

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Eric Patterson: Sep 21, 2021, 1:08 PM
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Eric
Something like this??



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Yes. You can add spacers (blocks) to lower it if needed.

Eric
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Just something to consider.

Balance, and counter balance when working.


I do believe that you have stated that your a very powerful hand carver, and have broken rasps and some knives.

Is the attachment to the bench gonna be able to handle that?


Over many years I have hand carved decoys while standing & sitting. Using both a bench attached craving vise, and a stand alone carving vise.

Both have their use, but when push comes to shove the stand alone mounted vise always worked better for me.

To be able to have the use of both applications seems ideal.


You will find out what works the best for you, and your style of carving from large to small projects.


my 2 cents











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