My Hoss Utah

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Here is my partner Utah. He’s based on Brian Bogg’s plan from Fine Woodworking several years back. Utah is made of Black Locust and finished with Oil. It only takes about two days to build, and its a great shaving horse.

-- Stevo

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#1 posted 07-07-2010 05:43 PM

I spend a lot of time riding my shaving horse.
Black locust – I’m impressed!

My kingdom for a horse.

-- 温故知新

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#2 posted 07-07-2010 05:44 PM

Nice shaving horse.

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#3 posted 07-07-2010 07:13 PM

Nice work.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#4 posted 07-07-2010 07:45 PM

Beautiful horse. If you ride it a lot, like I do mine, you’ll want some cushioning on that seat.

-- Grant, Tryon, NC

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#5 posted 07-07-2010 09:14 PM

Giddy up?.... ok sorry bout that, I tried but couldn’t resist. It looks like a nice one, good job. It will definitely come in handy making all those Windsor chairs.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#6 posted 07-07-2010 09:19 PM

What are the 4 holes that appear to be labeled, to the left of the pivot bolt for the ratcheting lever?

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#7 posted 07-07-2010 09:30 PM

The holes are different diameters all set to 1” depth. They can be used as a gauge when making spindles.

-- Stevo

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#8 posted 07-07-2010 09:31 PM

You stole my line Tim
It’s a pretty and well mannered stead. good job.


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#9 posted 07-08-2010 02:50 AM

That’s really gorgeous.


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#10 posted 07-08-2010 03:23 AM

A very nice horse indeed, looks like it will be comfortable for those long rides.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#11 posted 07-08-2010 05:21 AM

New Riders of the Purple Heart.


-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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#12 posted 07-08-2010 12:09 PM

Utah is a thoroughbred, fer sure

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#13 posted 07-08-2010 04:44 PM

She’s a beauty!! I need to cut me out one of those…..........

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#14 posted 07-08-2010 09:37 PM

Real nice. Are you going to be using this or is it ornamental?

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#15 posted 07-09-2010 04:07 AM

Looking good!! Now make sure he earns his keep!

-- Fred.... Poconos, PA ---- Chairwright in the making ----

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