|Project by jdh122||posted 07-21-2013 12:28 PM||2239 views||4 times favorited||5 comments|
I’m getting increasingly interested in green woodworking and am hoping to try my hand at making a chair or two this winter. I bought a froe and drawknife and needed a shaving horse. This is a very basic and simple model, compared to most of the ones I’ve seen here. It only took me a couple hours to make and it seems to work quite well. It’s basically Jenny Alexander’s model, except that I used a leather hinge rather than the eyebolt and rod she recommends (this idea, plus the dimensions for the “cheeseblock” I got from Harry Rogers aka Mr. Windsorchair). All made from recovered wood, mostly from pallets, but also a bit of broken broomstick and the neighbour’s firewood pile. SYP for the bench, the rest is oak and maple. The only money I have into it is three dollars for the leather belt at a thrift shop.
Thanks for looking, and any green woodworking advice would be welcome too.
-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests