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Project by Whitt posted 931 days ago 1522 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 931 days ago

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 931 days ago

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 931 days ago

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 930 days ago

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

-- - As a woodworker, it could be interesting sometimes waking up in the morning and asking, "Lord, what will you have me do today?" -Noah

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