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Project by mvflaim posted 1459 days ago 5874 views 48 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Brian Bogg’s shaving horse he wrote about in an issue of Fine Woodworking. Brian uses 2” thick stock for his horse while I just used 2×10 material. Because of this, the head is a little smaller than his but it only cost me $15.00 to make.

-- http://mvflaim.wordpress.com/





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stuk4x4

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#1 posted 1459 days ago

Nice, you did a great job on it.
Thanks for the post.
Walt

-- All the tools in the world wont make you a good mechanic or craftsman... however it helps!

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Monty Queen

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#2 posted 1459 days ago

Wow thats a awesome job on that shaving horse. One day when i get some space i will make one. I love that design. Excellent job.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 1459 days ago

Nice horse. I have been going to do that for a long time:-(

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

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knottysticks

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#4 posted 1459 days ago

Nice nice nice , I’ve been wanting to make one of these for ages , so when do we get the 2×10 shaving horse blog and plans ?

-- Everyday above ground is a good day.

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woodworm

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#5 posted 1459 days ago

Beautiful horse!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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mvflaim

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#6 posted 1459 days ago

Knottysticks,

The plans come from Fine Woodworking, the blog is here. http://mvflaim.com/blog2/2009/08/my_1500_shaving_horse.html

-- http://mvflaim.wordpress.com/

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oldoak

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#7 posted 1459 days ago

Nice job, wish I had use for one. Maybe someday. Thanks for the inspiration.

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 1458 days ago

great looking horse

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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knottysticks

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#9 posted 1458 days ago

We thank you mvflaim , now how to find the time . . . hmmm ?

-- Everyday above ground is a good day.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#10 posted 1458 days ago

I have been thinking about making one so I could add an attachment to use it a stitching horse for leather work too.

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

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#11 posted 1458 days ago

this is one fine looking bench… well done…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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tomd

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#12 posted 1458 days ago

A horse is a horse, of course, of course. That sure is a pretty horse, I hope you enjoy it. I made alot of Winsor chairs with one but it wasn’t as nice as yours.

-- Tom D

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michelletwo

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#13 posted 1458 days ago

I used the one I made for 25 yrs and it’s pretty worn out. Thanks for the blog info. That is a wonderful horse you made. Just grand

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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JJohnston

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#14 posted 1458 days ago

Looks great, and not too difficult to build. Is the seat adjustable fore and aft, or do you fit it to yourself?

-- The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. - H.L. Mencken

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mvflaim

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#15 posted 1458 days ago

The seat is adjustable and slides down the body then locks in place with the turn of a locking bar.

-- http://mvflaim.wordpress.com/

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