Boggs Style shavehorse

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Project by hickeymad posted 03-11-2013 03:17 AM 1990 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Quick and dirty shavehorse from the Fine Woodworking article. Soft maple, cherry and walnut seat. About $50 in materials and 20 hrs of work. I could finish it to a better degree…but why bother? I am currently working on a windsor style chair and used the horse to drawknife and octangalize (ha) the sticks for the back. Still hard work with an old oregon white oak log… sticks drying in last photo.

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Ron Harper

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#1 posted 03-11-2013 12:44 PM

I love mine.

-- Ron in Kokomo

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#2 posted 03-11-2013 01:29 PM

Very nice tool and a fun looking project.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 03-11-2013 01:55 PM

Great job

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 03-12-2013 03:22 AM

I’m gonna build me ona them some day

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.

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#5 posted 03-12-2013 11:37 AM

I built one of these 30 yrs call it rustic would be a stretch! yours is elegant by comparison. Enjoy it and your chair building. Working quietly with your hands is a reward in itself.

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