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One wild shaving horse #2: and the show must go on...

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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…


Chiseling.


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…


Saw bench.


My ass…


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!


The pedal.
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.


And finally!
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.

Best thoughts,
MaFe

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.



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WayneC

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#1 posted 1106 days ago

Well done. Looks like a fun project… Still think you need a second saw bench to go with it…. : ^ )

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Roger

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#2 posted 1106 days ago

giddy up Mafe

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Bricofleur

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#3 posted 1106 days ago

A nice and fun project, as well as the presentation. This tool looks very versatile. That would be a great addition in any shop (inside or outside). Well done buddy! Let’s think about making one for my shop. It looks like to be made out of construction lumber, right?

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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3DBMe

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#4 posted 1106 days ago

You crack me up Mafe! Creative, functional and amusing. Glad to have you around!

-- http://www.brucemgil.us/

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Dennisgrosen

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#5 posted 1106 days ago

you stear tooo wild on that horse :-)
lets hope it doesn´t trow you of … LoL

thank´s Mads for a great humor filled picture book

take care
Dennis

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JRL

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#6 posted 1106 days ago

I really appreciate the touches on this shave horse. You get the Most Versatile Award for 2011!

-- Jay in Changsha

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RGtools

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#7 posted 1106 days ago

It looks like a hungry hippo to me (which means river horse in Latin if I remember correctly)

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#8 posted 1106 days ago

Nice job. Add a stiching horse option and it will be complete ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Schwieb

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#9 posted 1106 days ago

Your horse can do a lot more than the ones I have. Nice work. Great plan and photography.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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littlecope

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#10 posted 1106 days ago

Great Story Mads…
It is sinful, but I am envious of your new Horse!!
I can’t count how many times a shaving horse would have been useful to me…
Don’t let him throw you my Friend!! :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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rdlaurance

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#11 posted 1105 days ago

Fabulous Mads, and one other use I can see in the future for me is it will make a handy laptop table…ha ha ha ….
so I can keep up with what you’re doing while shaving my own horse, or uh… shaving on my own horse.

I love all the wedging so it can be assembled/disassembled quickly and easily.

-- Rick, south Sweden

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Kent Shepherd

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#12 posted 1105 days ago

I don’t know which I enjoy more—The humor, or the great information!

Anyway, keep it coming

Thanks

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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FreddyS

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#13 posted 1105 days ago

The head reminds me of the loch ness monster, now we know who’s hiding it.
Great work mafe!

-- Learning one thing at a time

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Beginningwoodworker

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#14 posted 1104 days ago

Nice job, Mads.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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stefang

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#15 posted 1102 days ago

Wonderful Mads! This is a horse even I could ride! I love the smoking head. Check out the video below to see an amusing
shaving horse accessory. If I ever make one of these I will make sure that it is long enough to sleep on. Thanks for that tip, it suits me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Jnq34vg1bE

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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