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LumberJan

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11-22-2017 04:41 PM

Topic tags/keywords: shaving horse

A nice local man agreed to make a shaving horse for me, but we haven’t discussed price yet. It won’t be the fanciest one, but it isn’t the simplest either. I cankt find them for sale anywhere, so I don’t know how much to offer for it. Any thoughts?


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#1 posted 11-22-2017 04:51 PM

$75.00 per hour plus cost of material, and then if you really like it throw in another $100.00 … OR … make it yourself!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#2 posted 11-22-2017 05:09 PM

Thanks, Ron. I guess I will keep hoping one shows up on Craigslist someday.

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#3 posted 11-22-2017 05:52 PM

Thanks, Ron. I guess I will keep hoping one shows up on Craigslist someday.

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#4 posted 11-22-2017 07:31 PM

Saw one on Etsy for 425.00. I guess that would give you an idea for the price, or you could buy it.
Gerald

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#5 posted 11-22-2017 07:42 PM

I think it would depend on the expense of the
materials and how well it was put together.
Most anyone handy with tools could figure out
how to make a horse with 2×4 legs let into the
sides and screwed in place. Fancier designs would
require more time and perhaps skill.

Most woodworkers are lucky to earn $30 an hour
at it.

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#6 posted 11-22-2017 08:08 PM

Thanks, guys. Your comments were really helpful. I want to offer a fair price.

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#7 posted 11-22-2017 11:02 PM



Thanks, Ron. I guess I will keep hoping one shows up on Craigslist someday.

- LumberJan

This is what I used to make mine … give it a try!


-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#8 posted 11-22-2017 11:30 PM

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#9 posted 11-23-2017 11:17 AM

Just saw this this morning

-- Andy, NE Ohio

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#10 posted 11-23-2017 02:38 PM

You should be able to make one easily out of two by framing lumber very cheaply. If you want to buy one because you don’t own a saw or drill go out and buy them – it’s money you would spend on someone else’s labor and you get to keep the tools.

http://www.newagrarian.com/2011/07/the-thirty-dollar-shaving-horse/

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