Shave Horse

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Project by jaykaypur posted 11-15-2011 01:47 AM 5112 views 11 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Have always wanted one of these and made it today for a total of $13.64. I used 2’’ x 6’’ and 2’’ x 4’’ pressure treated lumber, 3/8’’ bolts/washers/nuts and an old 1’’ fiberglass broom handle for the dowels. Someone here posted a similar version of this and I thank them for the inspiration.
This one is 6’ long and 2’ high. I still need to make some kind of seat for it and may just put an old bicycle seat on it. Give it some class!
This was very easy to make and can hardly wait to make a really nice one. A show-piece.

Thanks for looking

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#1 posted 11-15-2011 02:34 AM

I love this one. I have wanted to build one but keep delaying until I have time to do it. You’ve inspired me to build a simple one and get started instead of waiting to build a fancy one. Thanks for the idea.

-- Mike, Western New York

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#2 posted 11-15-2011 04:12 PM

I love the smoking and shaving shot.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#3 posted 11-15-2011 05:43 PM

Nice. Simple and functional. Thanks for posting.

-- Doug

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#4 posted 11-16-2011 01:37 AM

Ride that horse. Nice!

-- If a tree falls in the neighbor's woods, and no one is there to hear it...can you take it home, mill it and turn it into a coffee table without your neighbor making a sound?

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#5 posted 11-16-2011 09:25 AM

right on man

-- Jeffro,knockonwood

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#6 posted 11-17-2011 12:51 AM

I like it….especially the price…way to go.
A suggestion for the seat, if you are patient you might be able to find an old tractor seat….just an idea?

-- "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life"....Pablo Picasso

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#7 posted 12-26-2011 05:46 AM

Love when I see someone having a go at one of these horses for shaving….great stuff and nice work….enjoy the exercise and many great shavings! Nothing still beats the old school ways of our past generations of craftspeople.

Enjoy it!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#8 posted 12-26-2011 06:44 AM

Nice Job! Can’t beat the price!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#9 posted 12-26-2011 06:46 AM

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#10 posted 05-17-2012 01:37 AM

This is super cool.
So brilliantly simple, I love it.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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