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01-23-2011 09:28 AM

“Riding board. It’s a long bench with a slot in the middle. Through the slot is placed a slim beam with a simple foot-pedal at the bottom and, projecting about 8’’ from the top of said bench, a block of rough wood.”

“It’s a simple 17/18th cent. work bench. You use the foot peddle to tighten the block/vise block to hold the bit you’re working on in place.”

He wants me to build him this piece. He works for a local museam, as a re-enactor… but doesn’t wanna build it.

He says, he’ll pay Materials +$75 labour. And Due before May… I think I know what he is refering to… But I can’t remember what its called… or what it looks like… Not to mention, some of what he is telling me… doesnt make sence… like:
—- “Something that won’t shatter with a 240lb dude working on it. Stout cut hard pine should do.” [Never heard of Stout Cut Hard Pine]
——-”By that I meant hard pine, with an apox. 15’’ width, and an aprox. 8 inch down-draw.”[I dont think I can get boards that big… and if so.. my crane isn’t working.. lol]

Thanks

-- "Ah, So your not really a newbie, but a I betterbie."


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#1 posted 01-23-2011 09:41 AM

Google “shave horse” (without the quotes)

http://www.google.com/search?q=shave+horse&spell=1

-- Dragonsrite, Minnesota

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#2 posted 01-23-2011 09:54 AM

Thanks. He looked it up after… I just forgot to delete this. Thanks thoug, for the extra clarification.

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#3 posted 01-23-2011 09:56 AM

try this

http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.aspx?c=&p=51100&cat=1,46158,42665

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 01-23-2011 03:04 PM

This looks like a fun project – the kind of project I would enjoy doing.

I recently built am old fashion cradle. I tried to make it as authentic looking as possible and I thought often about how woodworkers 200+ years ago would have made it. FYI – I used no hardware.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#5 posted 01-23-2011 08:16 PM

Thanks Patron. Believe it or not…he wants a dumbed down version of that.. lol… no incline…

Rich: Yea, looks like a fun project. I am going to try to get up to Braintree, Mass, This week. To have an actual look at the orginal he has. That way I can hopefully get some measurements. This may be the project that gives me the excuse I have been looking for, to by my TS.
—-He also said, it doesnt need to be 100% authentic; Me and my pnematic friends can put it together… lol… besides, Im fresh out of silver nails…

-- "Ah, So your not really a newbie, but a I betterbie."

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#6 posted 01-24-2011 07:36 AM

Yea! This looks like a very interesting Project. Might do one of those myself.

I’ll look forwrd to seeing how yours turned out newbie. Do they (original ones) usually put any kind of a finish on these.

That’s a good Link David. Thank you. I’m going down to LV Tomorrow. For $13.95 and “easy to do” so they claim…LOL.. I’m going to pick up a set of those plans.

Grabbed a Picture while I was there.

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#7 posted 01-24-2011 07:43 PM

It looks fun. Now I just have to convince him that he can’t have a seat that is 15×9… I told him, my crane isn’t working, even if I can find a beam that large… lol…

-- "Ah, So your not really a newbie, but a I betterbie."

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#8 posted 01-25-2011 11:11 PM

Would this have been done, back in colonail days, with a saw, or would it have been hand chopped with an axe? Im debating whether to do it with a hatchet, or my handsaw. He said I can use power tools…but wheres the fun in that… lol.. except for any nailiing.. my pnematic friends are helping with that… lol…

-- "Ah, So your not really a newbie, but a I betterbie."

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#9 posted 01-25-2011 11:42 PM

Take a look at this project posted by a fellow LJ:

Click for details

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#10 posted 01-25-2011 11:44 PM

I showed that too him…he said..”way too complicated” lol…

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#11 posted 01-26-2011 12:00 AM

surch shavehorse on L J I have seen qyeit a few the last year
Mark made a simple version

Dennis

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#12 posted 01-26-2011 01:49 AM

I think he may have meant something like this.

My Grandfather had one very much like this and I believe he made his from a 2” X 12” oak flooring beam which should be available or even one made of hard pine.

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#13 posted 01-26-2011 02:14 AM

Im hoping… my crane isn’t functioning in this cold…. so the 15×19 is out… lol…

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#14 posted 01-26-2011 02:38 AM

The length of the seat area and of the down draw area can be adjusted to fit the person who is useing the horse and the legs were basicly just over sized dowel rods or I think he actualy just bought some premade table legs and cut them to legenth for the height he wanted and installed them with a slight angle. Not sure this would require a TS to do though, he just used a hand saw, drill, hand plane and some chisels and bit of sandpaper and did all the joints as pegs except for a couple of lag bolts for the swivel point of the clampig bar. I think the only finish it ever got was years of sweat.
Maybe you can post a picture of the original that he has.

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#15 posted 01-26-2011 04:04 PM

newbie :-)
make him the one you want to make and work with after its finished
and say to him take or lieve it…LOL
I´ll bett he wuold be more than happy nomatter if its a simple or a complicated you deliver :-)
whats matter is that you have fun and learn while you make it .

take care
Dennis

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