When it comes to carving pine knots I am slowing down and not expecting great detail right away. Now my first bit of time carving are akin to my time spent on the band saw setting up a rough cut. As you can see my main focus is the nose and eye placement. I am happy with my beginning efforts but already see I need more depth in the carving itself. I will post more on the carving later.
Before I forget, I am using a worktable I bought from Ace Hardware and is seems plenty sturdy for this and the clamps hold the carving table without any issue. It also gives me shelving on the lower deck of the worktable for keeping my bits for easy access. The only thing I have already logged in my mind as a possible addition to the next table built would be to have the base of table in a slight angle for holding the carving. I may see if there is any way to attach one to this table but that won't be anytime soon. I will complete the carving with the table the way it is set up now and see if I still feel the same way once I am done.
as always happy trails
Carpe diem 4 carving