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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!

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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!


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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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#11 posted 07-10-2018 04:34 AM

Jan, I teach a class on making a Boggs style horse. I charge 300. You can buy plans from him at http://shavinghorse.com

I build mine using 2x lumber but not sacrificing width on the lower jaw. I also added the ability for it to fold up easily. I saw one on CL today for 165 I believe, in the DC area.

Rance

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#12 posted 07-10-2018 04:10 PM

I would ask him for a price. You can always pay him more.

Here is a tutorial and plans for making your own.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#13 posted 07-10-2018 04:18 PM

I made one very similar to Ron’s for just the cost of materials and an afternoon’s worth of time, using mostly hand tools. Building a shaving horse is actually a great skill builder and practice piece. If I were to purchase one, I doubt I’d pay above $150, knowing how quickly I was able to build my own.

-- Elroy

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#14 posted 07-10-2018 05:15 PM

Thank you, everyone, for the input. The man built a beautiful shavehorse for me for $200 and I tipped him $100 more.

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