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Project by WoodWheeler posted 03-30-2018 10:14 AM 4323 views 11 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this Shavehorse. Effectively copied from a recent Finewoodworking magazine article. Going to use it to carve pegs for a timber frame build and later some windsor chairs. Just need to wait 4 weeks for my Lie Nielsen Toolworks drawknife! Tassie Oak with Blackwood trim. Very utilitarian design that is very adjustable and packs down quickly for storage. Everything is wedged in place and is easily pulled apart.

Wax finish.

Cheers, Dom

-- Dom

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#1 posted 03-30-2018 10:51 AM

Definitely looks like that’ll do the job. Good job!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#2 posted 03-30-2018 11:18 AM

Nicely done. Which issue of Fine Woodworking was that in? I’ve been thinking about making one myself.

-- When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for

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#3 posted 03-30-2018 11:38 AM

Thank you. July/August 2017. Cheers, Dom

-- Dom

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#4 posted 03-30-2018 03:37 PM

Very well built, Nice Job, you will enjoy your shave horse for many years to come. Thanks for sharing

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#5 posted 03-30-2018 03:50 PM

Future to the past! Garret looking project.

Now you will need the pioneer garb to wear while using ot too.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#6 posted 03-30-2018 05:30 PM

On my to do list.

-- Doug...

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#7 posted 03-30-2018 06:00 PM

Love the name of your Table Saw!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#8 posted 03-30-2018 07:40 PM

Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#9 posted 03-30-2018 08:05 PM

Very Nice Work Dom & Well Done Also. Thanks For Posting.

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#10 posted 03-30-2018 09:38 PM

You did a beautiful job on this shave horse.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#11 posted 03-31-2018 02:05 AM

Thanks guys. Looking forward to really putting it to work!

Cheers, Dom

-- Dom

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#12 posted 03-31-2018 12:57 PM

Although, I don’t use something like this, it’s also very good looking, besides it is very practical , I soppose.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 04-01-2018 08:07 AM

Nice looking shave horse, they really allow you to get to it while working down a piece of work. That LN draw knife is only gonna be as good as the edge you can put on it. Draw knives are one of the trickier edges to sharpen. In case you’ve not seen them these Galbert Draw sharps are da bomb

-- Think safe, be safe

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