One wild shaving horse
and the show must go on…
This is part two of the shaving horse blog.
So here we are!
The horse is tamed.
In this post I will show you the possibilities and the details.
A row of holes makes it an excellent little on site workbench with a vintage French hold fast.
Notice an elf has left a book on the little table…
And a wonderful saw horse.
For long boards you can remove the slope.
Side view of the horse with a piece of wood ready to shape.
And me enjoying time with a drawknife.
Notice how I push the one foot on the leg that makes the ‘head’ hold the wood.
Here set really high.
And a low rider.
The slope all flat but up.
Another possibility is to set the slope as a table without the ‘head’ and leg mounted.
In this way it is an excellent little worktable in a fair height.
And yes without the top, the shaving horse is an excellent little bench where I can sit and read books that elf’s leaves me. And smoke a good pipe of tobacco.
Or just lay there and wonder who the elf can be…
MaFe in action!
The height of the ‘head’ can be adjusted with the metal rod in the little holes on the leg.
Grumpy bastard yes?
But the other side is so full of smiles and humor that I had to make it so!
Isn’t life sweet!
Wedged in place so it can be removed in no time.
The raiser also with a wedge for fast and easy adjustment.
Even the back part wedged – almost too easy.
Legs just put through the bench and cut almost flat…
You can also see a hold fast hole here, and even the marking for my lathe project.
Front end wedge.
Tops rounded so they will not stick out when in use.
MaFe riding that wild horse.
This is the end of the shaving horse I will blog some shaving horse museum pictures as a blog three another day.
Hope this can be inspiring to follow, and that it might lead others to build a shaving horse perhaps.
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.