|Project by Beshires1||posted 05-22-2013 08:11 AM||3414 views||10 times favorited||8 comments|
I wanted a shave horse that could handle a wide range of stock 1” to about 8” and without all the adjusting involved with the common shave horse. While looking at a old pair of Craftsman auto adjusting pliers I decided to use some of the pliers design in making a shave horse.This is my first attempt at designing a auto-adjusting shave horse, but the results were pretty amazing. I wanted it to look as if it were built 200 years ago, so i built it out of oak log bench and used black jack oak and persimmon for the head and treadle. All pieces of the Clydesdale were hand made using a draw knife on another shave horse, holes drilled with Brace-n-Bit, and hand plane to smooth up some parts. This would be really nice built with conventional lumber. But I wanted the first Clydesdale to look really old. I think I hit it on the head. Except for the shiny new screen door springs.
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