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Posted on Shaving Giraffe - a shave horse re-design from Africa

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#1 posted 01-29-2013 03:43 PM

as far as the raising up of ones body even a small amount would get tiresome, especially, even though I am only 21, my knees are 70, and they would not like very much of that.
I realize you are trying to develop a more efficient method, and I appreciate that you are innovative.
but I think if your efforts were to be used to come up with a higher leverage method in the existing shaving horse design, then it would not take so much downward pressure with the legs to clamp stock. the existing design has proven over many years to be very efficient. maybe just an improvement on the clamping force. I have watched Roy Underhill work on a shaving horse many times and he changes the position of his work quite often, and standing or rolling back would result in lost time, imo , he seems to be able to change stock position quickly almost without losing a stroke.

-- Smitty!!!


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