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I've put it off for a loooong time. I wanted to make it out of a log … out of greenwood. But, that material isn't readily accessible. Combined with work schedule … blah, blah, blah. I know … I know … excuses, excuses.

Well, I finally just grabbed some store bought, kiln dried lumber and made the dang thing. It ain't purdy but, it works.

And since it's kiln dried, store bought wood, I need to wedge and glue the legs in. I ain't done that yet. And i need to do a couple of other piddly little things to it. But, it's ready to go.

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At least you got it done! Nothing wrong with the lumber either, looks good to me. I want one of these too for working on flutes and staves but like you, just too busy so far. Soon I hope!
 

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Beatiful. I make one some years ago. Is very useful. Congatulations!
 

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Nice work. So are we going to see some windsor chairs or something a little less refined?? Looks good
 

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Nice job, you're going to love using it. Now get shaving (or sheaving, as Mike Abbott calls it, halfway between shearing and shaving).
 

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Honestly if I were to do it again I would build my shaving horse from store bought lumber or even steel. it took forever to split the black locust log I used
 

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Great build, very useful these are
 

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Great job
 

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Thanks everyone for the kind words of encouragement.

To answer Phillip's question … you will definitely see something less refined coming from me and this shave horse. :) Hopefully someday, I'll build some nice chairs. So far … I've only made a stick. hahah

The more I get into woodworking, the more I want to use traditional methods and hand tools. The more I learn about that … the more I lean toward greenwood woodworking. Which includes chairs. At first, my interest in making chairs was almost non-existent. But, it is becoming a stronger force within me.

The whole idea of cutting down a tree and making something useful from it is just awesome. The fact that something like a chair or another piece of furniture came from the tree or log, is fascinating in and of itself. But, the knowledge and skill needed to execute that … is just as fascinating.

I've become a follower of Peter Follensbee, Jennie Alexander, Matt Abbot, and Drew Langsner for the greenwood stuff. I also follow Roy Underhill, Chris Schwarz and Paul Sellers who have a lot to teach in the general realm of woodworking with hand tools. All of these folks are an inspiration to me.

Here are some articles I collected regarding shave horses:
https://www.evernote.com/pub/scroggik/woodworkingshavinghorse#b=a0767084-f495-43ff-8f4d-1bb9edbe0fbc&st=p&n=e1b91f0d-7955-4dda-923f-52d195c3c827
 

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Very Nice Project. Well Executed. Thanks For Sharing.

Rick
 

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Looks good to me and the key phrase…..."it works" ...is all that really matters. I made mine the same way as you….store bought wood but still have that ONE design in my head that one day I will build. LOL
 
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