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Woodcut Pro-Mount Carving Stand

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Does anyone have experience with the Woodcut Pro-Mount carving stand? Here's a link to a promotional video/demo by Terry Scott:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=p4kQ_ShgaHg&feature=emb_logo


I've been doing some research and reading past forum threads about carving stands and have seen lots of support and satisfied users for the unit from Trent Bosch. But haven't seen much discussion about Woodcut's unit. It seems like the Woodcut one would be more versatile, for example, can be used with a vacuum chuck. But I'm interested to know how solid and well built it is.

Hope to hear from someone who's tried one first hand.

Dave
 
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I’ve been using mine for 8 or 9 years now. I like it. sets up on either banjo or bench, very secure hold. I use it mostly on the bench secured to a t-track using a vacuum chuck. The two handles take a little bit to sort out, but once you get the hang of it it’s intuitive to use. Great for routing dutchmen in place or carving. Not a lot that can go wrong with it, pretty simple device. I expect it’ll outlive me.
I was under the assumption that Trents carving stand allowed use of the vacuum chuck...but could be corrected.
 
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I was under the assumption that Trents carving stand allowed use of the vacuum chuck...but could be corrected.
I have the Trent Bosch carving stand ... mine does not support the use of a vacuum chuck.
 

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I have the Bestwoodtools carving rest. I ha e a love hate relationship.with the two handle design. When im.doing duplicate style carving on the face of a platter you can lock the angle and then the top can be rotated and locked in the exact same orientation. When im.doing random patterns around a vessel the 2 knob design is a pain. I've looked at the Bosch for that reason. I would like the option of vacuum capability. Vic at Bestwoodtools talked.about making a new carving stand that used one knob and took a vacuum chuck but I havent seen it on his website.
 
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Thanks everyone for the replies.

I'd like to start making bowls with carved feet. It seems like a vacuum chuck on a carving stand would be a good way to hold the work when carving feet. So I'm going to get one of the Woodcut Pro-Mounts and try it out.
 
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Thanks everyone for the replies.

I'd like to start making bowls with carved feet. It seems like a vacuum chuck on a carving stand would be a good way to hold the work when carving feet. So I'm going to get one of the Woodcut Pro-Mounts and try it out.

I have the Woodcut Pro-mount and bought it partly because of the ability to use the vacuum chuck. As Jeff mentioned it takes a bit to get use to the way the handles move, no big deal. For carving feet, in most cases you only need the vacuum chuck for natural edge bowls. Traditional bowls can be held with a longworth chuck, Cole or jumbo jaws. Reading some reviews some have complained that it gets surface rust easily, so I used a rust inhibitor on it right when I got it. I think you will be happy with it.
 
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I have the Woodcut Pro-mount and bought it partly because of the ability to use the vacuum chuck. As Jeff mentioned it takes a bit to get use to the way the handles move, no big deal. For carving feet, in most cases you only need the vacuum chuck for natural edge bowls. Traditional bowls can be held with a longworth chuck, Cole or jumbo jaws. Reading some reviews some have complained that it gets surface rust easily, so I used a rust inhibitor on it right when I got it. I think you will be happy with it.

Jim, thanks for the response. Your bowls and Chris Ramsey's are what are inspiring me to start adding feet to my NE bowls. Not saying I'm in your league by any means, but a guy can dare to dream.
 
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IReading some reviews some have complained that it gets surface rust easily, so I used a rust inhibitor on it right when I got it.
I live in the very wet Pacific Northwest - just a few miles from the Canadian border on a small island relatively close to salt water (about 200' or so away) - shop doors are habitually open to the weather most days and there's a creek running nearby. Lots of rain and humidity is a pretty consistent 75% much of the year. I have had absolutely no surface rust after nearly a decade of doing nothing to protect it...but then I haven't had a problem with surface rust on my equipment either (saws and other equipment do get a Boshield treatment once a year or so). Just luck? The shop is well insulated (no heat other than small portables) and closed up when I'm not working.
 
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Does anyone have experience with the Woodcut Pro-Mount carving stand? Here's a link to a promotional video/demo by Terry Scott:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=p4kQ_ShgaHg&feature=emb_logo


I've been doing some research and reading past forum threads about carving stands and have seen lots of support and satisfied users for the unit from Trent Bosch. But haven't seen much discussion about Woodcut's unit. It seems like the Woodcut one would be more versatile, for example, can be used with a vacuum chuck. But I'm interested to know how solid and well built it is.

Hope to hear from someone who's tried one first hand.

Dave
Hi Dave, firstly sincere apologies for my delayed response. My father designed the Woodcut Pro-Mount, our family has owned Woodcut Tools since 2005. Did you end up purchasing the Woodcut Pro Mount? please let me know if you have any feedback. In answer to comment about potential rust, this product is now delivered zinc plated> My email address is also dan@woodcut-tools.com. For others interested in the Woodcut Pro Mount here is a demonstration by Nick Agar that features the Woodcut pro Mount
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgvLBElMloc&ab_channel=Woodcut-Tools
 
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Wilton Power Arm.

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I also have a Wilton Power Arm Junior that fits into the banjo. I have an adapter to screw on a chuck.

Very expensive new but I picked them up at auctions/garage sales. The Trent Bosch system is a great alternative.
 
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I have Bothe the Trent Bosch and the Wood-Cut. Both are well made - and offer similar performance - accomplished differently. The Bosch is a single lever to loosen, position and tighten. The Wood-Cut has 2 levers. This is a personal preference issue IMHO...One can say that 1 lever - is an easier or faster way to re-position a piece. Or one can say that the 2 handles allow for more precise positioning, and maybe more control.

One district advantage - if you utilize vacuuming chucking - is the Wood-Cut is compatible for such. The Bosch is not.
 
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Mark, I bought my Woodcut Pro Mount from woodchuckers.com. They are based in Canada and it took about one month for the unit to arrive. I think most of the delay happened on the US side of the boarder.

Their website defaults to quoting prices in Canadian $. Change to USD to see the price you will pay. Also, pay attention to the threading; they sell two units, one of which is the M33 threads to fit Oneway spindles.
 
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I'm planning on getting one of Trent Bosch's stand. It hadn't occurred to me to use a vacuum chuck on it and looking at the pics, it doesn't look like it'd be too difficult to make a hollow shaft to fit a drilled out threaded chuck mounting head. I'm sure I'll give it a try because I can never leave well enough alone.
 
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Used it in class Thursday and Friday. It is very handy for your back when doing a detail session. It will roll to any position and is vacuum capable. One more item on the shopping list.
 
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After looking more closely at the Pro-Mount, I'd seriously consider it if I could get it with a 1 1/4-8 mount spindle instead of M33, but having to pay an additional $50 to replace a spindle I can't use puts it out of my price/comfort range. I understand that M33 is the standard in a lot of places, but I have to work with what I've got. I think I'd prefer the two handle scheme if it didn't end up costing over $100 more than the Trent Bosch stand.
 
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After looking more closely at the Pro-Mount, I'd seriously consider it if I could get it with a 1 1/4-8 mount spindle instead of M33, but having to pay an additional $50 to replace a spindle I can't use puts it out of my price/comfort range. I understand that M33 is the standard in a lot of places, but I have to work with what I've got. I think I'd prefer the two handle scheme if it didn't end up costing over $100 more than the Trent Bosch stand.
It is available with a 1 1/4" by 8 tpi thread, but issues like that is why I was looking for a bricks and mortal based retailer in the USA.
 
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It is available with a 1 1/4" by 8 tpi thread, but issues like that is why I was looking for a bricks and mortal based retailer in the USA.
Yeah, me too. For all I know, the ones that Amazon is selling may actually come with a 1 1/4-8 mount, but their listing, which is probably just copied from Woodcut's default info, says it comes with the M33 mount and the 1 1/4 mount is separate. I could order it and find out, but I'd likely have to return it and personally, I'm tired of dealing with them. Getting stuff fast with "free" (not) shipping from them is nice, but only when it's the correct stuff.
 
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I ordered from amazon and had to buy the separate 1 1/4-8 spindle. As I recall, woodcut was pretty clear that the standard is m33 and the 1 1/4-8 would cost extra.
 
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Check with woodchuckers.com. They have the PML model (1.25", 8tpi) in stock at a good price.

I bought from them and experienced very slow shipping. I believe it was due to them using USPS for the last leg of the journey from Toronto. I see that they now are using UPS and offer an expedited shipping option.
 
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Check with woodchuckers.com. They have the PML model (1.25", 8tpi) in stock at a good price.

I bought from them and experienced very slow shipping. I believe it was due to them using USPS for the last leg of the journey from Toronto. I see that they now are using UPS and offer an expedited shipping option.
Thanks for the info. Don't know if it's the way their site is programmed, but if you first select USD, then search for "Pro-mount" the PML (1.25", 8tpi) model can be selected for a much lower price than the M33 version. Just ordered one with regular UPS shipping to Michigan, so I'll see how long it takes. Good deal, should be worth the wait .
 
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