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Forum topic by Rocco90 posted 05-07-2020 02:33 AM 613 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-07-2020 02:33 AM

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My dad passed when I was 10 and now starting to clean out the basement. I have very basic understanding of woodworking and general craftsmanship. I’ve seen pictures of this thing before but have no clue what it is and have no use for it. I would rather give it to someone who could use it than burn it. If anyone could please give me a name and function that would be great


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#1 posted 05-07-2020 02:47 AM

Shavehorse…for using a drawknife . “foot pedals” operate a clamp, to hold the part while you work on it. You actually sat on this like riding a horse…..might need to make a seat….or at least use a pad to sit on…

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#2 posted 05-07-2020 04:56 AM

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#3 posted 05-07-2020 05:05 AM

What would be a good asking price to sell it for?

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#4 posted 05-07-2020 05:26 PM

Yep it’s a shavehorse. Unfortunately, it’s one of those things that you might have trouble giving away. You aren’t likely to sell it for much. It’s a very specialized and niche contraption and most people who would want one would want to build their own to suit their way of working. Never hurts to try though so maybe list it for $50-100 and see if you get any bites :-)

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#5 posted 05-07-2020 05:42 PM

Where are you located? Your chances of finding a buyer/donatee are probably better on this site then craigslist. There are some other woodworking forums too, like Saw Mill Creek or RouterForums.com

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#6 posted 05-07-2020 09:37 PM

Located in western chicagoland

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