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Project by Woodfix posted 08-09-2017 12:49 AM 1347 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am supposed to be working on a wine cabinet for my sister. But distraction has set in and I made something else.

A Shave Horse. Yea!!!

How to make more shavings than you ever thought possible.

It is all made of recycled materials and works reasonably well. It needs a shallow channel up the middle of the rest to resist the workpiece skewing sideways while you work on it.

Also the pivot needs to be closer to the seat by about an inch maybe two. Something else I can procrastinate over.

Now I have no excuse me but to work on that cabinet.

-- I would rather have the most memories, than the most money.





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#1 posted 08-09-2017 01:18 AM

Could you step back a couple feet and take a pic of the whole thing?
I want to build a couple of shave horses. The details of your look a bit different.

-Paul

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#2 posted 08-09-2017 01:41 AM

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#3 posted 08-09-2017 04:33 PM

Yee, ha….........ride that horse!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 08-10-2017 02:56 PM

Thanks for the extra photos. That seat looks real comfy and quite beautiful.

I like the jack mechanism. I couldn’t tell how it worked before.

Overall, very nice design and looks easy to build (except the seat).

-Paul

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#5 posted 08-10-2017 03:02 PM

Awesome. I’ve had one on my list to build for quite a while.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#6 posted 08-10-2017 03:04 PM

Does the seat adjust forward and backwards?

Is the jack (don’t know what you call it) just go into a thru mortise on the clamp board?

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#7 posted 08-10-2017 06:54 PM

I just now saw the bungee cord! That explains a lot!

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#8 posted 08-10-2017 11:12 PM

Very nice!

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#9 posted 08-22-2017 11:54 PM

What a lovely horse.
Fine work.
Best thoughts,
Mads
I have been making one also, over the last two days, here in Denmark, will post it soon, it is same type as yours. ;-)

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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