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Shaving horse and sawbench

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Project by David Bareford posted 01-02-2014 06:33 PM 881 views 4 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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One of my first hand-tool projects was a Christopher Schwarz-designed sawbench. After all, it’s hard to make anything if a simple sawcut is a challenge! The bench on the left is a shaving horse (a Roy Underhil “bodger’s bench” to be exact. I originally built the shaving horse as a way to debark posts for rustic fencing, but then I discovered how useful a drawknife could be….





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#1 posted 01-02-2014 07:09 PM

Looks great. Two devices I desperately need to take time to build in 2014

-- Greg, Owner, Quality Carpet One, www.qualitycarpetonecrofton.com

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#2 posted 01-02-2014 08:03 PM

Thanks, Greg! My two projects for 2014 are a Roubo workbench and a reclaimed oak dining table and bench. If I get ambitious, I might tackle Roy Underhill’s treadle lathe….

My wife calls it “working on my PhD” (Projects Half Done)!

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