|Project by TreemanLarry||posted 05-24-2010 02:52 AM||5429 views||14 times favorited||10 comments|
Well….. Finally, Finally, Finally I made it. A Dumbhead Shaving Horse. It has taken way to long to pull the trigger on just doing it and this weekend I determined to get it done. This is a relatively easy project to execute with one exception. The axis hole for the Dumb head was the biggest challenge. I now see the merits of the ‘bridge head’ or english style or what ever you call it. (You know… this kind) Anyway, the challenge was drilling the axis hole straight through. I used to be good or lucky when it came to drilling long holes straight through things but I guess my luck ran out. I had to warble out the hole until it was about an 1/8th” bigger than my pin, kind of sloppy, but it’s all good. It’s 4’8” long, 12” wide, from the bottom of the bench to the floor is 20”, the bridge is 30 ” long, and the riser is 3.5” tall. The bench board, bridge board, and riser are ash. The legs, dumbhead, and footboard are reclaimed elm. As far as recommending which style to go with, I’m undecided about that just yet. I’m thinking about making the other style head to be able to switch back and forth. I’d say if you can use a big drill press you can get everything lined up to drill a good through hole.
-- Larry, Kentucky