|Project by CartersWhittling||posted 01-24-2012 07:42 PM||3992 views||17 times favorited||21 comments|
This is my shave horse that I just finished. The entire shave horse is made from 10/4 walnut, except for the arm which is fir or spruce. The entire horse comes apart with the threaded rods and nuts. The seat has a block underneath which is tenoned into the seat, so that the seat can slide back and forth. The bridge and head have leather on them to try and kep from maring the work pieces. The main beams on the horse are 55” long and from the ground to the seat surface is 18”. The top of the bridge is 7 1/2” high from the top edge of the beam.
I decided to make the German/Dumbhead style shave horse because of the advantage it has with working on long work pieces over the Bodgers/English style horse. Thank you to all the lumber jocks that messaged me back giving me comments on their shave horse designs.
I have since added an upgrade to the seat adjustment. The seat could previously be slid back and forth but when you go to use the shave horse the pressure from cutting and clamping with your foot would slide the seat back. So I put a hole through the tenon in the seat to place a 1/2” dowel, and cut a few grooves in the main beams 5” apart. Now the seat can easily be lifted up and into any one of 4 positions.
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