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Re: Shaving horses

Postby Robin Fawcett » Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:20 am

I thought we should have a photo of Rick Schuman's (Woodness Sakes) great shave horse complete

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Re: Shaving horses

Postby Nicola Wood » Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:50 pm

That one wins the horse of the year show for me!
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Re: Shaving horses

Postby Declan Kenny » Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:13 pm

Seeing as we're showing each other our horses...
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Here's mine. Made mostly of red deal, with a yew 'head' and an ash foot rest. Coz I use it at shows, it comes apart; there are two iron bolts that slip in to hold the arm and allow the support on which the timber to be cut rests (does it have a name? I should check Mike's book!). A small piece of ash fits into one of three slots carved into the main bench to allow for adjustment. A small piece of leather under the head seems to give good grip and possibly protects finer timber (I used to pack sheep's wool under the leather pad, just on one side).

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Re: Shaving horses

Postby woodness sake » Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:10 pm

Thanks to Robin Fawsett (I hadn't realized there was not a photo of the horse completely assembled) and to Nicole Wood for a profound honor.
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Re: Shaving horses

Postby Robin Fawcett » Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:13 pm

Don't mention it . . . hope you don't mind but I've got that picture as my desktop image at the moment.
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Re: Shaving horses

Postby woodness sake » Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:04 pm

OH! My head's a aswell. :shock:
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Re: Shaving horses

Postby SeanHellman » Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:33 pm

I have been inspired, and have adapted Woodness Sakes shaving horse to work with a dumbhead, which as you all know is the only way to go! I have also made the seat stronger and adjustable up and down as I like working at different heights depending on what I am making.
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I have also made a workshop horse that is adjustable in every dimension, which is very useful in finding out which heights you would like to work at.
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Re: Shaving horses

Postby paul atkin » Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:39 pm

Sean that is a work of art, fantastic mate. Is it coming to the ball?????????????
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Re: Shaving horses

Postby SeanHellman » Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:24 pm

Maybe, was thinking of putting it in a small marque and charging an entry fee, you know 50p for a look and £1.50 for a five minute sit, £2.50 to make something on it :lol:
Of course it is coming up, it is my favourite horse now, and made for making my fan birds on it, with all the tools to hand on the tool rack
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Re: Shaving horses

Postby paul atkin » Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:35 pm

SeanHellman wrote:Maybe, was thinking of putting it in a small marque and charging an entry fee, you know 50p for a look and £1.50 for a five minute sit, £2.50 to make something on it :lol:
Of course it is coming up, it is my favourite horse now, and made for making my fan birds on it, with all the tools to hand on the tool rack

:lol: great stuff seans very own shez long, you just need a back rest :D
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Re: Shaving horses

Postby Robin Fawcett » Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:38 am

That new shavehorse is a real thoroughbred beauty Sean. Maybe enter it for the Turner Prize . . .?
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Re: Shaving horses

Postby woodness sake » Sat Apr 25, 2009 12:50 pm

I like the tool shelf on the branch horse. I usuallyend up with a lap full of tools which makes standing up a little difficult.
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Re: Shaving horses

Postby jrccaim » Sun Apr 26, 2009 3:12 am

Ok, Sean, that is the ultimate Rolls-Royce, er, Rolls-Horse. I love the tool rack, too.

BTW the supremely adjustable, N-degrees of freedom shaving horse is a great idea. I will put that in my queue of things to do, because summer is coming and so are the kids, and a super-adjustable horse would be great for them, too.
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Re: Shaving horses

Postby REM Thomas » Wed May 20, 2009 12:11 pm

Robin

Surely if they are "horses" measurements should be in "hands".... Also I bet "Elf & Safety" would love to have a pop at such things. Afterall I note that most office/computer chairs are only safe to 12 stone. Still trying to photo American Craft images.

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Re: Shaving horses

Postby Mikkel Frederiksen » Thu May 28, 2009 9:47 am

I just finished my first shaving horse. It's not the prettiest thing... But i works just fine :D

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I split the wood from a 5m trunk of ash, that i bought from the local forester.
Most of the work was done using an axe. Wich was a very interesting process for me.

I haven't done much greenwood work before... but now i am definately going to try some more :)
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