Japanese saw horses - floor horses (post)

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Japanese saw horses
floor horses

This post comes from my Japanese saw horses blog.

It all started by me reading Toshio Odate’s book ‘Japanese woodworking tools their tradition spirit and use’, and now since I have moved to a new location where I at least for a while will have no workshop, the story will continue since I plan on using Japanese tools and methods in the meantime.

1. The horses ready for use.
2. Marking up for the project.
3. Using the kanna (Japanese plane).
4. Get the picture…
5. Details.
6. And more to come from the blog.

I hope this could be to some inspiration, perhaps some Japanese saw horses.

Best thoughts,


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

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View grizzman's profile


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#1 posted 05-24-2012 08:21 PM

i think they should be called saw ponies..yes…saw ponies, nice though, the design makes them really if we were to go to the races, i would bet on these ponies…...short, but strong…lol….....glad to see your staying busy..i hope the rest of your tools dont start shrinking…lol…..ya might be talking to the wee little leprechaun’s…they make wee little fine wood workers…...i know..dennis thinks ive been hitting the double malts..but i dont drink, so it must be the double hot chocolates…ill try to cut back a wee bit..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 05-24-2012 08:25 PM

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

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#3 posted 05-24-2012 08:35 PM

Nice work. Do the riding boards peg in using those dowels from below?

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#4 posted 05-24-2012 08:43 PM

ok now mads you need to stop clowning around…LOL…... or if we were to ask Dorthy from the oz, she might say they could be a horse of a different color…....either way…...i need to quite horsing a around…..way to much chocolate….....

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 05-24-2012 08:47 PM

Nice ponies Mads.
And they have such cool hooves. Nice touch.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 05-24-2012 09:07 PM

done with your usual flair Mads, :: ))
liovely job

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#7 posted 05-25-2012 12:16 AM

Mads: Instead of making saw ponies, you should be concentrating on the Monday nudes. That way we can get some more pics over to this morally dysfunctional country.

Nice work Mads.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#8 posted 05-25-2012 12:23 AM

Beautiful work as always Mads!


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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 05-25-2012 03:59 AM

You did a beautiful job on them, MAFEson…...........................Jim

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

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#10 posted 05-25-2012 04:39 AM

Intersting, nice joib.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#11 posted 05-25-2012 05:08 AM

Hi Mads. Nice to see your shop made tool still grows.

Nice one.

@ BTW, is Madts your cousin? ”...morally dysfunctional country….”

Are there any other kind?

-- Back home. Fernando

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Jamie Speirs

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#12 posted 05-25-2012 06:50 AM


these are very neat and useful

Plus they look good.

Got me thinking. :)


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#13 posted 05-25-2012 11:26 AM

I like the pony idea. Both the coinage, which I hope catches on, and the construction which is functional and elegant.

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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#14 posted 05-25-2012 01:19 PM

Very interesting idea, but the sounds of bones creaking and popping and groans caused by muscles
getting stiff will make me take a wide detour around this one. As usual you made some great looking
shop additions, thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#15 posted 05-25-2012 01:38 PM

Nice project, Mads.

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