|Project by Rev. Jim Paulson||posted 03-08-2011 03:08 PM||2419 views||4 times favorited||6 comments|
Hi this is a redo of a shaving horse I built in the early 80’s. I customized it so I could use it to make Windsor chair spindles (for the backs of chairs). I purchased some rawhide and laminated it to a grooved platform and then made a cylindrical top member that is also laminated with rawhide. I can turn the top member because it was turned with 7/8” inch tenons that extend the width of the vertical frame members. I think that this setup will be a big improvement over working the spindle stock at the bench vise. The rawhide on the top member and on the platform seem very effective in gripping the spindle stock for working it with a drawknife and spokeshave.
Thanks for looking!