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    Not a new project but thought I would share a simple shaving horse. The legs are the same just one upside down and sideways. The top block rotates with two sizes of v groves to grip. A couple strap hinges and an angled wood hammer to adjust the clamp table. 5 mins sitting here and I am ready to find a power tool to plug in but that’s just me.
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    Re: Shaving horse

    Interesting legs. Looks good.

    I have been thinking of building one for out at the lake. Sit and watch fire and trim alder for basket staves. No power out there.
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    Egon
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    The South Shore, Nova Scotia

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      Re: Shaving horse

      Originally posted by eblack View Post
      ...... 5 mins sitting here and I am ready to find a power tool to plug in but that’s just me.
      Just curious to know why you said this? No previous experience, the pace /style of work, not comfortable or efficient/effective to use?
      Given the time and opportunity I like hand tool work but not a constant diet of it. I would need the right projects to hold my interest and present challenge.

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        Re: Shaving horse

        Hi Rick if I am peeling a few pieces its fine, a good sharp draw knife and a foam pad to sit on you could go all day. I usually take dead pine and spruce so the bark and small branches take a little more effort. Green wood is effortless. My problem is trying to do too much at once and I get impatient. It’s a cheap project and quick to make I would make another if something happened to that one. You won’t be disappointed having it around.

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          Here’s mine. A primitive dumb head horse.
          I use it for my Windsor chairs. I have oak soaking in stock trough in the garage. Click image for larger version  Name:	image.jpg Views:	1 Size:	3.19 MB ID:	1218225
          Last edited by Harry in Toronto; 01-10-2019, 05:16 PM.
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          • #6

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            I like those a little more authentic design, I see them a lot in wheelwright pictures shaping spokes

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