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    Default Gilchrist's plate carving jig

    Does anyone know more about Gilchrist's plate carving contraption, as seen in this video: http://www.abc.net.au/landline/conte...0/s3229947.htm

    It looks like a simple cradle for the plates, which rotates on some kind of pipe/flange thing that clamps to the front edge of the bench. Sure looks handy!

    Thanks in advance,

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    Default Re: Gilchrist's plate carving jig

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Francis View Post
    Does anyone know more about Gilchrist's plate carving contraption, as seen in this video: http://www.abc.net.au/landline/conte...0/s3229947.htm

    It looks like a simple cradle for the plates, which rotates on some kind of pipe/flange thing that clamps to the front edge of the bench. Sure looks handy!

    Thanks in advance,

    Tony
    I'm afraid I don't, but I really like the look of Stan Miller's solution:
    http://millermandolins.com/Construction/Con2.htm

    Apologies if you've already seen it!
    Cheers
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    Default Re: Gilchrist's plate carving jig

    I went to see Steve's jig, and see pictures or a house being built. probably my bad
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    Default Re: Gilchrist's plate carving jig

    The jig is seen part way through the imbedded video. It's a cool spinning, lazy-susan affair that seems like a real good idea.
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    Tony - You pretty much described it. From what he described to us at the Mandolin Symposium a couple of years ago and the pictures, its as simple as it looks. In many ways, its like a bench version of the Stewmac Shop Stand.

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    Default Re: Gilchrist's plate carving jig

    It looks just like the form that Benedetto uses (but for mandolins). I make one similar (simpler) to it that I mounted to my bench. I'll try to post pictures later.

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    Gilchrist pic.. once open...click again to supersize.
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    I can't imagine having to work in conditions like that...

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