Miniature Shaving Horse made from Walnut

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Project by RichardMu posted 06-30-2012 09:51 PM 1872 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this miniature shaving horse from walnut with hand tools and used no metal fasteners to assemble it. The butterfly splice is beech wood. It measures about 11 inches long and 5 1/2 inches tall. It does work and it was lots of fun to make.

-- You will never build it unless you try. The second one always turns out better.

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#1 posted 06-30-2012 11:28 PM

Man that is a work of art. Very nice job on this. It’s absolutely beautiful!!!!!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 07-01-2012 11:38 PM

Beautiful job. I bet that was a fun job.
Keep up the good work.

-- If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith. - Albert Einstein

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#3 posted 12-14-2016 08:56 PM

I need a shaving horse/pony/mule for one thing and one thing only: the vertical shafts of walking canes. Maybe up to 38 or 40 inches in length (that would be a very tall person), and 1-1/2” thick at the top and 1” at the bottom. It could be more slender depending on the wood, and shorter depending on the intended user.

Assuming that your (really elegant) design could be used on a bench top, about how long would it have to be be and how would the adjusting/clamping level be most easily used and adjusted.

If this could work for a 36” stick, I’ll go out and get some really nice wood! Beautiful!

—Jeff (Philadelphia)

-- Jeff Polaski

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