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Project by jdh122 posted 367 days ago 1236 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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





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stevo_wis

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#1 posted 367 days ago

Jeremy, nice job. I also got addicted to green woodworking. I have met Jenny and she is a wonderful resource.
I wont give much advice except do it. There are some very talented people doing it that are posted on web.
Peter Galbert, Dave Sawyer, Curtis Buchanan, Greg Pennington all do a great job. Curtis has a series of chairmaking videos on youtube. I have also have some drawings of chairs if I can help you please let me know.

-- Stevo

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GerardoArg1

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#2 posted 367 days ago

Great work! IĀ“like the shaving horse too.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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nuttree

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#3 posted 367 days ago

I made a draw horse years ago and it served me well, but over the years it fell into disuse and disrepair. I can’t even remember what actually happened to it. You’ve inspired me to build another. Thank you.

-- I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. -John Muir

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jdh122

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#4 posted 365 days ago

Thanks for the comments. And thanks, Stevo for your offer of help. I’ve watched Curtis Buchanan’s entire series on youtube (great videos, I love that he’s so laidback about it all, but still doing magnificent work). I’ll check out the others you mention. For my first chair I was thinking of simply following Alexander’s MACFAT suggested dimensions.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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WayneC

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#5 posted 365 days ago

Well done. A shave horse is on my to build list.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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