Carving station: Any thoughts on a pet grooming table?

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Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:53 am

I haven't gotten to start carving yet with heat indexes between 100-110 here in Arkansas and having to dremel foam on my back deck, but I am trying to get my carving station set up. I definitely want to sit and carve with my pumpkin in my lap, but need an arm to hang my dremel with flex shaft.

Any thoughts on using a pet grooming table and hanging the flex shaft / dremel from the pet noose? Would this work?

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Anissa

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Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:09 pm

Interesting thought... Not sure if the "arm" of that table would be high enough to be comfortable working with the flex shaft.

I don't have much of a work space so typically just hang my Dremel (with flex cable) from a bungee cord on a small hook in the ceiling above my bench. The bungee allows some stretch while I'm working and keeps everything out of the way. Quick and dirty, but it works for me. :Smiling:
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Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:02 pm

See my post of my setup from 10/24/15 labeled Frankenstein in the carving photos and stories forum. Not sure if links work but see if this does. Step ladder, clamp, piece of wood, zip ties. Perfect heights for working on your lap while sitting on a kitchen chair.

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Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:03 pm

Timmaay wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:02 pm

Timmaay,

This is my set up this year after everyones suggestions. It's working so far, just hot and humid.

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Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:58 pm

I don't have a carving station... Pretty sad. But, I had a tall lamp that I was able to hang my Dremel from and it's served me well for years now. I think your idea has potential, but not sure it will be tall enough. Definitely curious as to what you come up with though!
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Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:24 pm

I don't have a sprawling mansion like many of you lot ;) ..so multi-modal it must be.

I purchased a "workstation" aluminium extending legs (adjustable) that has a board top cover (removable) & a stand on mesh for DIY et al, ...was £20 in the Hogmanay sales, ...capable (allegedly) of taking 300kg of weight in its scaffold mode, so ok for a few pumpkins, either sitting or standing.

Have a mosey round your local DIY shed & see what your options are, the dremel / generic raised (clamp on) overhead drill stand sits fine on it, I coughed up for an angle poise led light this year to see how that went (y'never know).

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the picture of the fellow standing on it, demo's the legs in the low setting, on high it is good standing height table, for "normal" people :))

Downside: heavy.
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