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One wild shaving horse
or MaFe’s version of the beast at least…

This post is pictures from my blog: http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/24837

For years I have been looking at this fascinating work horse, at the internet and at museums all over Denmark and on travels, it seems to shop up all over and have a long history, so finally this summer I took the time and the energy to build one.

Pictures:
1. A man and his horse.
2. The build from some old roof rafters, and all by vintage hand tools.
3. Detail.
4. Saw bench function.
5. Workbench functions.
6. The drawing I made for inspiration to the build.

As you can see on the drawing I plan for a lathe on the bench also, so it is still ready for improvements.

The horse is a Wonderboy, a pleasure to work at, and I am sure he will be a favorite place for many wonderful hours in my little garden.

Links:
The blog:
Part one the build, http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/24837
Part two the horse, http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/24838
Part three museum tour, http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/24840

Hope it can bring some inspiration, who knows perhaps even inspire for wild horses.

Best thoughts,

MaFe

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





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mafe

9453 posts in 1687 days


#1 posted 1080 days ago

Sorry I forgot to post the post and the blog at the same time.
I just have a feeling people search in projects more than posts, so I always post both places when a project is done (Is this only me?).
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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SgtSnafu

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#2 posted 1080 days ago

Mads – Your multipurpose shaving horse turned out very well… I always enjoy seeing your creativity.

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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Dennisgrosen

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#3 posted 1079 days ago

no it isn´t I think every one look thrugh projects post´s before
they look in to the forum and blog sections when they try to find a thing
they remember had been posted but can´t remember where
and we all just love to look at the pictures …. :-)

take care
Dennis

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woodzy

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#4 posted 1079 days ago

Looks great.

Your attention to detail is incredible. Your Projects & blogs read like adventures. I really appreciate your skill and your efforts to share your work with us.

If you ever get that dragons head to look like the drawing please post it.

-- Anthony

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HalDougherty

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#5 posted 1079 days ago

Mafe,

Have you found this site in your internet searches:

http://www.greenwoodworking.com

It’s got a lot of plans and tips for rustic woodworking, including plans for a shaving horse, furniture, and a tapered reamer. I need a tapered reamer to fit the legs in the benches I make.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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BigDaddyO

103 posts in 1375 days


#6 posted 1079 days ago

This has some very nice details. I especially like the wedge used to adjust the height. I think I may have to build this before my next bench as my current sawhorse has just about had it and I have always wanted a shaving horse.

-- www.bigdaddyoworkshop.com

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rdlaurance

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#7 posted 1079 days ago

Great Mads! I can’t wait to see how your lathe works on it later. Keep us posted!

-- Rick, south Sweden

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shipwright

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#8 posted 1079 days ago

A fine steed indeed Mads.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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Don Johnson

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#9 posted 1079 days ago

Takes me back to our craft fair days, when I would leave Avril with her enamel jewellery, and wander round looking at other stalls. I became good friends with a pair of ‘bodgers’ – which is the old name for ‘pole’ woodturners who used to go around the countryside turning chair legs out of ‘green’ wood to sell to locals for them to use for making chairs.

They let me try their lathe, and it was fairly easy to get into the rhythm of ‘foot down/cut – foot up/pull chisel back’. They used a ‘draw horse’ to prepare their chair leg blanks after splitting a suitable log, but I seem to recall that the end furthest from the operator had a block that lifted it a bit higher than yours, so that the pull stroke was nearer horizontal and therefore easier – but my memory may be playing tricks.

Looking forward to seeing the lathe!

-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk

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Maveric777

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#10 posted 1079 days ago

What a cool project…. Its clear you been doing your homework and definitely put your heart in this one Mads. Cool and insporational project bud….. I really like it….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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mcoyfrog

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#11 posted 1079 days ago

Another great piece, I’m finally starting the roof on my barn which means I can get my shop started back up woot woot… I’ve always been intrigued by these horses, hmmmm put one next to the real horse and sit and shave… hmmmm now you got me thinking.. hee hee

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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peteg

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#12 posted 1079 days ago

That architect inside you Mads just keeps comming out to “play”
I too want to see that lathe in action :))
Love it mate

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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kiefer

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#13 posted 1079 days ago

I like to see more of these old benches and tools used and the projects the guys made .
They had so much character with the tool marks that where left .
I remember from my childhood watching timber framers with amazement building timber frame roofs and restoring old houses build around 1500 ,
I think this is got me into woodworking.
Great stuff and keep it coming Mafe!

Thanks KIEFER

-- Kiefer 松

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mtnwild

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#14 posted 1079 days ago

Good one. Really want to build one some day. Great ideas for details there. Love the head idea. Cool man…...............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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lanwater

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#15 posted 1079 days ago

impressive bench.

I will be waiting to see the lathe on the bench.
From the drawing I can see how it works but nothing beats the real one.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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