Shaving Horse/Workbench-Bench

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Project by Dietmar posted 10-06-2012 07:09 PM 3420 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Always wanting to have a shaving horse, but no space, I made the combo. After using this shaving horse (a few times a year) it is easy to disassemble and store the three parts. Then putting the sitting board (shown installed in the last picture) over the bench and voila you have a long bench to sit on when working on the workbench. The shaving horse is about 8 feet long. As always it was done with hand tools only.

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#1 posted 10-06-2012 07:27 PM

I love the wooden nuts and bolts. Can you talk about how you did those. Looks like you found a great solution to a space limitation.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#2 posted 10-07-2012 01:47 AM

Great looking bench, thanks for sharing. Looks like it would be very mobile when needed

-- Norman

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#3 posted 10-07-2012 05:52 AM

Nice work, could you post information on the plans ?

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#4 posted 10-07-2012 07:19 AM

The nuts and bolts are made with a threatbox and tap. There are no plans, I just build it “plan free” from a picture.

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#5 posted 10-08-2012 11:43 AM

Great horse.

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#6 posted 10-09-2012 01:10 AM

Very nice. I plan to build one and may use some of your ideas.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#7 posted 10-09-2012 01:12 AM

This is a very cool shaving horse.

-- Custom furniture

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