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Project by mvflaim posted 04-20-2010 11:36 PM 7067 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 04-21-2010 12:04 AM

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 04-21-2010 12:25 AM

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 04-21-2010 01:15 AM

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 04-21-2010 01:51 AM

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 04-21-2010 01:53 AM

Beautiful horse!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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mvflaim

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#6 posted 04-21-2010 02:01 AM

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 04-21-2010 03:58 AM

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 04-21-2010 05:21 AM

great looking horse

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knottysticks

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#9 posted 04-21-2010 05:26 AM

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 04-21-2010 06:14 AM

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 04-21-2010 06:55 AM

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 04-21-2010 07:19 AM

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 04-21-2010 01:02 PM

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 04-21-2010 04:28 PM

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

-- "Sometimes even now, when I'm feeling lonely and beat, I drift back in time, and I find my feet...Down on Main Street." - Bob Seger

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mvflaim

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#15 posted 04-21-2010 10:11 PM

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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