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Shave-Horse

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Project by drbyte posted 04-25-2016 03:23 PM 936 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My cousin/best friend in the world had been trying to get time to build a couple of these beauties for a long time. Other projects and peoples needs often got it bumped down the list. Unfortunately he died in December. But I was determined to get one built. Every time I got ready to build a flute, peel a walking stick, or a camp spirit stick I needed one but lack of time always worked to my disadvantage. This spring I decided it had to be done since the camp spirit sticks were standing in the garage waiting! I knocked this beauty together Saturday. It is from a single 2×10, 10 feet long. I made some crucial key parts from Oak or Beech, such as the hold down and the ratchet mechanism for adjusting the lower jaw. made a better seat Sunday. Hope to cover it with something soon. Seat and Treadle plate are .75 inch oak plywood. Leg bolts are 1/2 inch all-thread and other bolts are 7/16 inch all-thread. Lower work support is held in place with 7/16 inch dowels. No glue so any part can easily be replaced if the need arises. Worked up both camp spirit sticks Sunday afternoon (after other chores such as weed whacking and grass cutting). The shave-horse performed very well. A very tight grip is easy to obtain with very little pressure on the treadle! Thanks for looking!! Comments always welcome!

-- Dennis, WV





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Porchfish

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#1 posted 04-25-2016 04:35 PM

Extremely useful device ! I must shape a few new sturdy walking sticks, so I will need a shave horse soon too ! Thanks for the share .

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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Brinth

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#2 posted 04-25-2016 09:31 PM

I have also a plan of making one for “woden shoe”. It is a bit different but same princip.
I just have the problem i am using a wheelchair and dont know if there is enough presure for using it. I will found out one day

-- Brinth, Denmark - "nothing is impossible and everything goes; if you have the will (and the time) to do it"

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 04-26-2016 12:49 PM

That will make a nice shaving horse.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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