One wild shaving horse
Museum tour just for the inspiration…
This is part three of the shaving horse blog.
Today my daughter and I took a little tour to a town in Denmark called Roskilde.
In roskilde we have this beautiful church, where all our kings and queens are burried.
But also a wonderful little tool museum http://www.roskildemuseum.dk/Default.aspx?ID=113 .
The tools here are donated to the museeum by a private persons collection.
And it is from here I took the picture of the traditional Danish shaving horse.
This horse seems to be the same I see all over Europe and later in US, it is illustrated way back in time.
And as you see not far away from mine.
The barrelmaker had this kind of horse in Europe.
Here seen with a stave of a barrel.
Here a more simple and shorter version, perhaps for you Wayne.
The clog maker used one like this, notice how fast and easy it can change shoe size.
Beautiful seat yes?
This one is acually a sharpening station, just loved the horse design, and adjustable seat.
So time to change to a new museum, now at the Sagn landet – land of legends http://www.sagnlandet.dk/ .
Here you see how the Vikings prayes alter looked like.
And a shaving horse in the Viking camp.
This one with arms instead of single beam and head.
Notice the wedge details, this made me laugh, difficult to invent what was invented.
Here a terible mobile photo of a long slim elegant horse from another wonderful Danish museum this one just outside Copenhagen (What do you say we meet there one day andy?).
Frilandsmuseet, lyngby: http://www.natmus.dk/sw4621.asp
Den gamle, Aarhus: http://www.dengamleby.dk
Den Fynske Landsby, Odense: http://museum.odense.dk/museer/den-fynske-landsby.aspx
This is the end of the shaving horse blog.
Hope this was inspiring to follow, and that it might lead others to build a shaving horse perhaps.
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.