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Project by Edward E Nock II posted 01-15-2011 05:38 PM 3840 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was built for a friend of mine , who is starting to carve spoons & ladels. He owns Provident Organic
Farm near my hometown, where I volunteer every Tuesday.

The hourse is made w/ 6/4 White Oak, approx 5’-6”l x 10”w x18”h. I adapted various plans to come up w/ this design.


-- ED NOCK





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kcrandy

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#1 posted 01-15-2011 05:49 PM

Had to go here to figure out what the heck this was for:

http://www.greenwoodworking.com/ShavingHorsePlans

Be interesting to see a picture of it in use

-- Caulk and paint are a poor carpenter's best friends

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Russ

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#2 posted 01-15-2011 06:05 PM

Very nice, I learned how to make greenwood chairs this fall and will build one of these come springtime.

-- Happiness is being covered in sawdust

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lew

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#3 posted 01-15-2011 06:07 PM

Edd,

Nice!! The foot peddle looks really comfortable to use and the head looks very solid.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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dustyal

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#4 posted 01-15-2011 06:09 PM

Work of art or a tool? Quite a machine… well done. I remember you showing this at our club meeting. Why don’t you mount her for us? So, you decided to leave it without a finish?

...hmmm, and a spring picture in the middle of winter…

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#5 posted 01-15-2011 06:12 PM

Very nice, looks rock solid!

-- Doug...

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TheGravedigger

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#6 posted 01-15-2011 06:18 PM

Good looking horse. It should serve him well.

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog: http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com

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#7 posted 01-15-2011 06:48 PM

The horse looks great Ed, a solid build. I always have wanted one of those, but i don’t have room in my shop and it’s usually wet outdoors here.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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michelletwo

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#8 posted 01-15-2011 06:59 PM

I built one years ago and have used it almost every day. They are true wonders. This one looks just super and I’m sure your friend will be delighted. Grand job

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

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Karson

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#9 posted 01-15-2011 08:23 PM

Ed Glad that you got around to posting it. You need to be more active with your postings. Jack just showed me the mini clamps that you made.

Just giving you a hard time. As nice looking in a picture as it was in person.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#10 posted 01-16-2011 08:20 PM

Why do you want to shave your horse????? Sorry, couldn’t resist.

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TreeBones

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#11 posted 01-24-2011 05:09 PM

Great horse. I make a rustic style shaving horse. Do you use this one?

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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Edward E Nock II

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#12 posted 01-24-2011 08:50 PM

TreeBones…..To answer your ? , I don’t use it. I made it for a friend of mine. I make Windsor chairs & use a Pattermmakers Vice. It has a swivel head

ED

-- ED NOCK

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Roz

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#13 posted 08-24-2013 07:03 PM

Everybody needs one of these.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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