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Re: Shaving horses

Postby woodchubber » Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:02 am

This link was posted by someone on another forum but is worth looking at. It's an episode of the woodwright's shop with Roy Underhill. His guest is Brian Boggs, chairmaker, who's shaving horse is well worth checking out. His chair designs are also worth a look too.
http://flash.unctv.org/woodwrightss/2900/wws2911.html
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Re: Shaving horses

Postby Don Wagstaff » Sat Jan 02, 2010 2:42 am

Hi,
This is the first time I'm sending in a message. But I have admired the pictures here of many different shaving horses and looked twice or three times at some in making this one as a gift for my daughter last week.Image
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Only thing is I have been using it more than she has.
So, I am a furniture maker, coming from the USA but since moving to the north of Holland, am making due without a workshop for making furniture. Also, since a hewing project in the summer, I have a growing attachment to my axes.
Greetings,
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Re: Shaving horses

Postby HughSpencer » Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:49 am

Welcome Don, and thanks for the pictures of your new shave-horse.
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Re: Shaving horses

Postby SeanHellman » Sat Jan 02, 2010 1:28 pm

Great looking horse, looks like you have mastered hewing with an axe. Good job.
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Re: Shaving horses

Postby Mike Abbott » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:10 am

That's another precious 30 mins gobbled up on this thread. The sun's shining today, so my project was to make some variations on Bob Slade's FOAL (Forest Of Avon .... what the 'L'), which he brought up here last week to show me. Why is there no traditional horse like this i wonder? So I had a look at all these horses. I'd love to see them all at the ball this year so Tam can take photos of them for 'Living Wood II'. I know it would be taking advantage of all your creativity, but the book is turning into a picture book promoting green wood crafts generally and of course, my courses. I do hope that everyone involved will benefit from it though. Enlightened self-interest has always been my guiding light.
Delighted to see another version of Champion up there along with all the other beauties.
OK, blue sky up there - walk the dogs, split some logs and out to the workshop to play.
Keep it all coming folks - and don't forget the telly next Fri evening.
We are in such an exciting world at the moment.
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Re: Shaving horses

Postby dkeller941 » Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:53 am

Great shave horses everyone, now i was going to make a simple shave horse out of a oak plank and a dumb head but after working and demonstrating with Sean Hellman at Bovey Tracey Contemporary Craft Fair i wanted to make a more traditional better looking horse. After 2 weeks i came across a piece of hazel when i was going to make spoons out of it but i saw the shape and transformed it in to a SHAVE PONY, and it does look kind of like Sean's horse so i am not taking the credit just posting it to so everyone can see.
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Re: Shaving horses

Postby SeanHellman » Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:14 pm

Great to see you on this forum at last Dan. I like the way you have made the peddle. Keep up the good work.
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Re: Shaving horses

Postby Chris_S » Sun Jul 18, 2010 3:26 pm

Here's a pic of my recently built horse - it still needs a few adjustments, but it does the job...

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More pics here

Please excuse the weeds :oops: - it's the gardeners day off :shock:


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Re: Shaving horses

Postby SeanHellman » Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:46 pm

As I said before, great horse and an interesting design

Chris_S wrote:Please excuse the weeds :oops: - it's the gardeners day off :shock:

personally I have more of a problem with the paving slabs than the weeds
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Re: Shaving horses

Postby Chris_S » Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:11 pm

SeanHellman wrote:As I said before, great horse and an interesting design

Chris_S wrote:Please excuse the weeds :oops: - it's the gardeners day off :shock:

personally I have more of a problem with the paving slabs than the weeds


Ha Ha the joys of suburban living - I do actually have more grass than slabs though
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Re: Shaving horses

Postby Celtic Eagle » Fri Jul 23, 2010 4:34 pm

Thought you might like to see the horse I've just finished
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Re: Shaving horses

Postby Cracker » Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:52 am

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First post - Hello all!
Cleft and sawn oak. Old horse at the back, ash and oak.
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Re: Shaving horses

Postby jrccaim » Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:51 am

I really like the hinges on that horse, Cracker. I have made a note to myself. Good job.
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Re: Shaving horses

Postby Brian Chislett » Sun Oct 24, 2010 12:44 pm

I have taken some interesting photos of statue of a bronze figure working on a shaving horse in the Black Forest, Germany. How do I publish them on this site.?
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Re: Shaving horses

Postby robin wood » Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:43 pm

Brian Chislett wrote:I have taken some interesting photos of statue of a bronze figure working on a shaving horse in the Black Forest, Germany. How do I publish them on this site.?
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see here
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