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

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#1 posted 01-29-2013 04:28 PM

You’re right, i wouldn’t want to be continually doing squats.
Does he change the position of the work for every type of activity at the shaving horse? Or might the horse suit one type of activity and the giraffe another? Like holding down something that’s being chiseled or carved from only one side.
But i still think there’s a way to make the giraffe cycle quickly through clamping.
I’m not trying to replace the horse. I think we’ll be better off also contemplating other options. Which might be better for certain things.

There is a much better lever system than just a straight leg for the more typical shave horse style bench. Have a look at what Bob Slade has done here –
I mean besides the standing aspect of it. Which i think is great, but isn’t what i want to point to. The ‘triangular’ extension of where the foot ‘pedal’ is should let you use your weight rather than muscles, and should rotate the force around and over the work piece better. Also allows a longer lever for greater force.

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