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Re: Shaving horses

Postby Bob_Fleet » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:12 pm

Nice one.
Looking forward to seeing something made on it

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Re: Shaving horses

Postby NorfolkNige » Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:13 pm

Ah Sean you spotted the odd item out:) Brenda is holding one of two ubolts that are intended to go at the top of the vertical poles and to which we hope to attach the bungees. She is freeing of the thread on the one she is holding :)

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Re: Shaving horses

Postby witt » Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:39 pm

Do you have this model in the U.K. ?
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Re: Shaving horses

Postby RichardLaw » Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:03 pm

That one looks good.

Presumably squeezes the billet between the upright near the saddle and the business end.

I'm not sure this type was used in the UK(but I stand to be corrected). A lot of this type of work in the UK was done standing up using a brake. From the look of the draw knife that shave horse was used for de-barking/rounding. Pity it's landed up in a museum and is not in use. The length adjustment looks really useful. I guess it would have been quite a job to build it without the use of a chain saw - that long slot would have needed quite some chisel work.
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Re: Shaving horses

Postby witt » Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:07 pm

I'll send a picture of a spoon carver using such a bench. Chainsaw ! What a butcher !
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Re: Shaving horses

Postby Ian S » Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:04 am

That's an interesting shavehorse! It looks very like David F Fisher's bowl carving shavehorse in that it appears to clamp 'front and back' rather than 'top and bottom.'

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Re: Shaving horses

Postby witt » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:24 pm

Voilà
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Re: Shaving horses

Postby gavin » Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:40 pm

This book The Chairmakers Workshop by Drew Langsner
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has designs for a dumb-head shave horse, which I have nearly finished. I reckon it grips more powerfully than any Arab dictator, and far more than Champion the lumber horse.
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The dumb-head has a mortice which is wedged in place:
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giving this overall appearance:
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I have yet to screw down the sloping ramp and fit the 4 legs, which is why it is riding on 2 Champion the lumber horses in these pictures.

It does demand hardwoods of just the right dimension, and a couple of days. You can breed Champion the lumber horse in 2 hours.
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Re: Shaving horses

Postby SeanHellman » Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:19 pm

Thanks for posting the spoon makers shaving horse Witt, very simple and interesting design. I personally have not seen anything like it yet in the UK, but that just means I have not seen many old shave horses.
I know that there have been designs for holding axe handles whilst shaving it, basically much like the 2 poppets on a pole lathe. The axe handle is fixed in just like a billet of wood on a pole lathe and the screw done up tight. The handle is easily turned round on its axis for shaving.
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Re: Shaving horses

Postby witt » Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:46 pm

it is a pleasure
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Re: Shaving horses

Postby jrccaim » Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:18 am

witt wrote:it is a pleasure...


Good grief, a clog-maker's horse. We need a stirring rendition of En passant pour la Lorraine, avec mes sabots to go with it, but unfortunately we can't upload tunes. I am impressed by the variety and sheer ingenuity of the horses posted on this thread. Love it.
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Re: Shaving horses

Postby witt » Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:29 pm

Another Swedish clog-maker, wearing Swedish clogs and maybe even listening to French folk-songs [Les sabots d'Hélène étaient tout crottés ...][/i]
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Re: Shaving horses

Postby witt » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:48 am

making handles, turned by hand
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Re: Shaving horses

Postby jrccaim » Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:13 am

witt wrote:nother Swedish clog-maker, wearing Swedish clogs and maybe even listening to French folk-songs [Les sabots d'Hélène étaient tout crottés]...]


Totally off-topic, I suppose, but I just typed "en passant pour la lorraine avec mes sabots" into Google and got all kinds of hits. My mother used to sing that to me when I was a very young child. I still remember the tune, I have saved the words, and you may find the words as well as a YouTube rendition on line. Fine music to carve sabots by :) Interesting that the humble sabot gave rise to our English (and Spanish, for that matter) word "sabotage" because workers (machinery-haters) would throw their sabots into machinery to jam it.
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Re: Shaving horses

Postby witt » Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:22 pm

Oh, don't worry about being not straight and narrow enough. Don't feel chained up by absurd worries.
Haven't I stained your imagination with idle talks before ?
May I risk some new ones and, doing so, offering to your eyes their troubling details ?
First of all I have to depict that Hélène once her muddy clogs were off was all dedicated to the satisfaction of less honnest pleasures than it seemed, pleasures in which a libertin could find the salt of debauchery able to delight him better than everything else.
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