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Project by charlie posted 05-23-2021 08:45 AM 794 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve always wanted a shaving horse, but until recently didn’t get around to making one.

I’m very pleased with the result – and so are my kids. At this stage, they are using it far more than I am and I could not be happier :D

Made with ply, a bunch of scraps from around my shop, and some 2”x4”s from the local trade yard. They are always intrigued when I come in to buy stuff because I’m never building normal things

From Fine Woodworking #262

-- unplugged in NZ





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James E McIntyre

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#1 posted 05-23-2021 06:06 PM

That’s really a nice bench Charley.
Looks sturdy and it’s great your getting your kids involved in woodworking.

What’s a trade yard?

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charlie

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#2 posted 05-23-2021 10:27 PM

> What’s a trade yard?

Our local shop for tradies (e.g. in construction) to pick up building supplies, I think in USA it’s called a lumberyard?

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#3 posted 05-24-2021 01:46 AM

NIce work. They are so much fun. Mine got buried by other stuff in my shop, this reminded me I have to dig it out on use it.

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James E McIntyre

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#4 posted 05-24-2021 02:44 PM

I forgot your from New Zealand.
I thought it was a yard where you traded one thing for another. Like bartering.

I’m guessing it’s a yard for the trades.

Do you have Home Depot and Lowe’s there?


> What s a trade yard?

Our local shop for tradies (e.g. in construction) to pick up building supplies, I think in USA it s called a lumberyard?

- charlie


-- James E McIntyre

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#5 posted 05-24-2021 07:37 PM

Great shaving horse! Has your lumber prices gone out of sight, too , like ours in the USA?

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 05-28-2021 05:49 AM

> Do you have Home Depot and Lowe’s there?

We have Mitre10 and Bunnings, which are big home-DIY type shops. But I find I prefer going to the trade yards where it’s a bit less corporate

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#7 posted 05-28-2021 05:50 AM

> Has your lumber prices gone out of sight, too , like ours in the USA?

Timber prices have indeed gone up! We are lucky because I have a good stash here and I know locals who fell and mill trees where I can get some native NZ timber, which is quite rare now (you’re not allowed to fell the tree unless you get permission from the government since those trees grow so slowly and there are comparatively few of them left)

-- unplugged in NZ

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