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Handy tools #10: Bowl horse

11-15-2019 06:18 PM by Dave Polaschek | 23 comments »

I moved earlier this year, and it’s going to be next year before I have a shop, so I decided to build a shave-horse / bowl horse as a way to keep busy and be able to do some woodworking. The first step was building the horse itself. A couple 4×4s, a 2×8, and a couple 2×4s. I bought the fake redwood pressure-treated stuff at Homer Depot because it was the straightest of the various tubas they had. Course it was basically saturated with water, so it’s interesting watching it move as it dries out in the desert air here. Anyway, I sandwiched the front leg between the two 4×4s, with a piece of 2×4 on either side of it. Pounded some 5/8” dowel into 5/8” holes dril...

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