"The Schweighofer" updated

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Project by Whitt posted 01-13-2012 07:51 PM 2156 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Shaving Horse is made of scrap wood that has been laying around the shop. The boards are pine (the seat is split down the middle) I made the Dumbhead and Legs out of elm and the dovetail butterfly keys (to fix the split) are black walnut. I used oak pins with walnut wedges to hold it all together.
The head height and depth are adjustable and it is removeable for storage and transport. I hope to use it at some craft fairs this summer.

-- "May the Grain be with You, Always"

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#1 posted 01-13-2012 10:30 PM

Top Notch. I like the butterfly work you did.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#2 posted 01-14-2012 12:45 AM

Great job, I too like the split seat repair! You’ll have to post some pictures with the shaving horse in action soon.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#3 posted 01-14-2012 01:56 AM

Best looking shave horse I’ve ever seen. Good choice on the elm for the working parts.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#4 posted 01-15-2012 02:48 AM

I like this project. It shows that no wood is really ever scrap. It’s purpose simply hasn’t been found yet.

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