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Project by Philip posted 12-29-2013 02:28 AM 1193 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was made thanks to the Build a better shavehorse posts on Tim Manney's Blog

I am addicted to chairs, and there are a few chair-makers blogs that I stalk I mean, follow. I really want to give Windsor chairs a go but am slow getting that going. Making this shavehorse is kind of a kick in the pants to pony up (couldn’t resist) and make one!

I have the plans for Brian Boggs shavehorse and Peter Galbert’s “smarthead horse” but those are a little too involved to try- especially if I make some Windsor chairs and decide I like another style better. This bad boy is thrown together with dimensional lumber- just what the doctor ordered.

I thought about making a short blog about the build, but it wouldn’t do it justice. Just go over to Tim’s blog and all the info on how to build one is there. Now I just need a darn drawknife and some green oak…

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!





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Woodbridge

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#1 posted 12-29-2013 05:29 AM

I’ve got a Windsor chair on my list of chairs to make this year so your shavehorse post is quite timely for me. I’d love to know which chair maker blogs you would recommend. Thanks

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#2 posted 12-29-2013 09:39 AM

Your ‘horse’ looks like a winner Phillip. Nice work. I like your Windsor ‘saddle’ too. I can think it will be fun to use.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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hunter71

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#3 posted 12-29-2013 11:28 AM

Looks tough, and comfortable.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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johnhutchinson

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#4 posted 12-29-2013 12:06 PM

I doubt that I’ll ever need a shavehorse, but I’ve been told that I should get a rowing machine for my back. This inspired me to think that maybe I can make one rather than spending $1500.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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Philip

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#5 posted 12-29-2013 04:56 PM

Peter, look at chairnotes.blogspot.com, Peter Galbert has just about everything you’d need to know about Windsors on his blog. From his blog you will probably run across or be re-directed to other blogs that are helpful.

John, If you make one let me know how it goes- that looks like more fun than excercise.

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 12-29-2013 04:57 PM

It will be a great addition to your shop. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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mafe

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#7 posted 01-04-2014 10:24 PM

Looks wonderful.
Really a cool new horse for the shop.
I hope also one day to go for a Winsor. ;-)
I did made the horse: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/52103
Happy new year,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Philip

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#8 posted 01-05-2014 02:03 AM

That’s a great design Mads, love the spring pole attachment.

Happy new year!

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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mafe

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#9 posted 01-05-2014 02:25 PM

Happy new year.
Thanks. ;-)

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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