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Mobile Carving Bench, Pattern Maker's Vise

William Duffield
I recently acquired aa Oliver pattern maker's vise, and am trying to choose the best way to mount it for optimum functionality. One idea I am contemplating is to build a relatively small, mobile carving bench, using a Noden Adjust-a-Bench base and caster kit. However, the vise is very large, very heavy, and requires a lot of clearance underneath for the vise screw and tilt and rotate controls. I have found very little in the way of photos, instructions or plans on the internet by anyone who has successfully done this except by cantilevering the vise off one end of a very long, quite massive, and not very mobile bench. Any ideas?

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