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A friend of mine is starting to make rustic furniture and using period tools. Thought he might like to have one of these.
-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.
Sep 19, 2008
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#1 posted 09-19-2008 11:11 PM
Lew that look authentic. The last time I saw one used was by Roy Underhill.
-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.
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#2 posted 09-19-2008 11:20 PM
I keep saying that I’m going to make one. How long did it take you? Mine won’t be all that fancy (no sanding). Have you used it? Is it sturdy enough for heavy roughing cuts with a drawknife?
Like I didn’t already have enough to do…
#3 posted 09-20-2008 12:57 AM
Thanks for the kind words.
It actually didn’t take that long. I think I spent more time trying to figure out the dimensions and making a jig to bore the leg holes. The entire piece was made from a single 2×12 x 8ft- except for the 3 dowel pegs turned from oak and the walnut wedges for the leg wedges. About a day and a half, in the shop, for actual construction.
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#4 posted 09-20-2008 04:15 AM
Looks like a grand workstation Lew. I am sure your friend will appreciate and put it to good use. Thanks for sharing.
-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.
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#5 posted 09-20-2008 05:04 AM
Looks good. Now I need to get out and build mine
-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA
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#6 posted 09-20-2008 05:54 AM
I’ll be your friend!
-- Fred.... Poconos, PA ---- Chairwright in the making ----
Dick, & Barb Cain
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#7 posted 09-20-2008 01:19 PM
Nice horse, its been on my list for a long time now.
Check this out.
-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1
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#8 posted 09-20-2008 06:12 PM
Nice shaving horse.I bought the plan of the traditional one long ago, don’t know when to start building it.
-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.
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#9 posted 09-20-2008 06:32 PM
ok…call me dumb…just what is a shaving horse? looks cool…I am imagining a seat to make/shave wood??
-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007
#10 posted 09-20-2008 07:12 PM
It is a type of vice that was/is used to hold material- usually small logs- to remove the bark and then work down to the desired size. The finished pieces are used for chair legs, spindles, wheel spokes etc. The work is accomplished with draw knives and spoke shaves.
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#11 posted 09-20-2008 09:19 PM
Very cool, Lew! One of these has been on my list (my looong list) of things to do. I’d like to make mine out of half of a 12 inch oak log, and carve out the seat with an angle grinder. A good friend of mine’s dad has one of these that he milled out of a log, and it’s awesome. Takes a couple guys to move it, he’s on it a couple hours every day.
-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †
#12 posted 09-20-2008 09:27 PM
Thought about the log route but my tools and equipment are not really large enough to handle large logs. But that really is the true shaving horse.
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#13 posted 09-21-2008 02:55 AM
Very cool. I would like to make one of these.
-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info
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#14 posted 09-21-2008 08:41 PM
Lew thats a neat little shaving horse.
#15 posted 09-24-2008 12:36 AM
thanks for the explanation Lew…now we need a video clip of it in action!!!
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