Shave Horse

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Project by Tinnocker posted 05-24-2011 at 06:16 PM 4579 views 11 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Over the winter and into the wet spring I built this shave horse. It was my intention to make canes, staffs, and someday when my skills are better to make chairs. I did for foraging out in the woods a week or so ago and found some good saplings and made walking sticks for my wife, grandson and myself for when we go hiking at the local state parks. I’ll have to take some pics of the sticks later.

-- Ted, Browns Mills, NJ Darn! I cut it 3 times and it's still too short! I get ideas for things that I can make to make things easier for me to make!

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#1 posted 05-24-2011 at 06:43 PM

Nice horse.
Now you beat me!
It seems like a winner, sure you will love it for years and years.
I have two big planks waiting in the stairway, for my health to be a little better, then I will be making a shaving horse also, I have designed it all ready in my sketchbook – I acually look really forward to this.
Best thoughts,

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

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#2 posted 05-24-2011 at 06:49 PM

Nice horse Ted. Did you build it from a plan or is it your own design?

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#3 posted 05-24-2011 at 07:40 PM

Very nice



-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 05-24-2011 at 08:42 PM

Wonderful work.

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#5 posted 05-25-2011 at 12:31 AM

You gotta love these old wooden tools. Reminds me of one I just made.

Nice job.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#6 posted 05-25-2011 at 12:51 AM

Nice design. I especially like the ratchet.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#7 posted 05-25-2011 at 10:49 AM

Good looking horse. Has it proved to be a valiant steed yet?

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#8 posted 05-25-2011 at 01:03 PM

nicely done.i made one of these and it is a great tool to use.

-- wood maestro....... Be Well, Do good work, and Stay in touch

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#9 posted 05-25-2011 at 03:47 PM

I like it

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#10 posted 05-26-2011 at 02:49 AM

I like it but what is it used for ??

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#11 posted 05-28-2011 at 08:30 AM

niiice horse :-)
thank´s for sharing


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#12 posted 05-31-2011 at 08:53 AM

Nice. Great design.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#13 posted 05-31-2011 at 08:56 AM

Hey, that’s a real special shaving horse. You really did a great job on it.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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