I’ve been playing with spoon carving and thinking that being able to use a spokeshave and drawknife will speed the shaping of the handles. I have clamped the work to my carving bench with some success, but Mads's shave horse has inspired me to think about making a similar solution. I really do not want to tackle a full sized shave horse at this time and I did some thinking about how I could come up with something to use on my carving bench.
I am thinking of making a jig similar to the following. It would attach using bolts and knobs through the dog holes on the bench.
The idea is to use a quick clamp in place foot pressure. You put the workpiece in the jaws and clamp it down. I am thinking this will be used while standing. It will not be as quick a standard shave horse but it should be more reliable than clamps.
Any thoughts, feedback or suggestions would be greatly welcomed.
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