This ball joint carving vice offers rock solid work holding and versatile positioning through a full hemisphere. Attach a blank onto the 100mm diameter faceplate, screw it onto the main shaft and tighten the grub screw to secure it. The ball joint allows movement of 360° horizontally and 180° vertically, for easy access to every part of your carving. The ball joint locks solidly using two bolts provided with strong tommy bars. Once tightened tie vice is solid enough for mallet work, including roughing out. The base has a strong screw clamp to attach it to a bench up to 75mm (3") thick. The body and base are cast iron and the mounting plate and other components are steel.