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    New shaving horse

    Well, a friend of my wife has been teaching Shelley how to do basketry. Turns out there are some steps in the process for which a shaving horse is great to use. So I offered to make a horse for Shelley's friend. Shelley can use mine any time she likes.

    I used some leftover 2x10, and the legs are ash I made into billets several years ago, they have air dried in my kiln [attic] for years. Anyway, it's one of those legs that attacked me in my accident post a few days back.

    With my new face shield firmly in place, a sharpened gouge, very firm grip with head and tailstock, and a much slower speed, I finished the legs today. Well I couldn't stop there.

    So here are images of the new baby, along with old grandpa. Inspiration for design came mostly from Drew Langsner's excellent book, The Chairmaker's Workshop, which is a real neander gem. But I adapted the length, made it with 3 legs, and varied the sizes of most parts.








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    That's quite spiffy Ken!

    Does the round knob on the side control the pivot point for the hookamajoob, er, whatever you call the thing you put your feet on and push with?

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    Thanks Brent. There are 3 holes in the swing arm, and the knob shown is attached to a 3/8" rod that passes thru the ramp and the swing arm to adjust for clamping range.

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    I like the rustic charm of the old one for sure.

    That new one really has quite the refined look to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    I like the rustic charm of the old one for sure.

    That new one really has quite the refined look to it.
    Yeah, the old one has that"well-used" patina to it. It's paid its dues...
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    Really nice Ken
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    that's great Ken. Really nice! Glad you have a new face shield. BTW, how's your face?
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    Very cool Ken. This is also one of those gotta make project on my list. Oh time.....
    cheers

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    The new horse looks great, Ken. It'll probably look even better after a few years of use.
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