|Project by bowtie||posted 07-20-2014 10:59 AM||2148 views||6 times favorited||11 comments|
Bull, a friend for years has started making pipes, walking sticks, canes and other crafts for sale at his Tribes spring Pow- Wow and wanted to build a shaving horse. I don’t use hand tools much myself but have always wanted a shavehorse myself so we decided to build a couple.
Bull almost always goes with me to get logs and helps sawing them. At 70 he still looks like an excited kid when he sees the grain in a sawed log or watches a board exiting a planer. He was co-owner of a woodshop for years so I guess we woodworkers never tire of the beauty God has hidden in each log.
These are simple shavehorses but work very well. They are all wood we have sawn and use no metal hardware, only dowels, wedges and glue.
When we got the first one done we stopped and tried it. From the first time I clamped in a cedar log and pulled a drawknife on it I was hooked! We took turns like polite children and finally returned to assembling the second one.
I made a primitive knife from a broken band saw blade until I find a good used drawknife of my own.
Very relaxing and fun, moving it under a shadetree later today!
-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....