Shaving Horse

I have been needing a good shaving horse. As far as shop space well there is not much.
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I poke around all over the internet looking for good ideas, mostly in old texts and prints.
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I do love the attention some of the old books give to this time saving device.
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The ease of spinning your work and continuing the cutting is wonderful.
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Bodgers would sit for hours and make legs and rungs.
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But as I stated I did want to allocate the shop space for this.
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I know you can make them to where they break down.
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But I had seen one on a mans workbench. I took a small sketch and attempted to make my own. Here is what I came up with.

Please be careful. Some of the things I do are dangerous. It is not my fault if you get hurt. Use your brain, be safe.

20 Responses to Shaving Horse

  1. DIYaholic says:

    On a wing (it) & a prayer….
    The Redneck Galoot conquered the wild shaving horse!!!

    Just proof that….
    If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again!!!

    Do you need to be wearing one of Andy’s cowboy hats, when you “ride” the shaving horse???

    • David Bardin says:

      You got it.
      Now that song will be in my head.
      Yes I did and it only took two and a half tries.
      You got that right. An old cold was still working on me a bit so after the first failure I gave her another shot the next day.
      I got four dont think Ill need another one.
      Mine got that Mississippi river look. Andy’s probably look a little mid western. That might be kinda kewl too.

  2. Joe Lyddon says:

    Very GOOD, Dave!

    This is the first I’ve seen this connected to a work bench!
    Looks good!

    Thank you!

  3. Old Sneelock says:

    Looks like a keeper Dave. I like your videos. The production is excellent. I’ve been thinking of changing my video editing program. I’m using Windows Movie Maker and it just isn’t getting it anymore. I’d like to be able to do some of the animations you are showing. Could you tell me what video editing software you are using?

    Thanks

  4. JL7 says:

    Good one Dave – I like the wingin’ it approach……and your honesty! Thanks for sharing the FAIL, makes me feel better when I look at the stack of mis-cut boards leaning up against the wall……

    Looks like the bike is ready to ride also…..

    • David Bardin says:

      Thank you Jeff. I do to sometimes. When it works. A lot of the time it just won’t seem to get there and I give up. I find I will attack it again after I have given it good thought.
      I have a fire place and BURN all evidence. 😉
      Yeah I need to get back on it. Betty can’t ride and it has taken a lot of fun out of it. I will get on when the weather gets just a bit warmer. It gives me somewhere to think.

  5. Ted says:

    Nice build Dave, just wingin’ it with what you got and makin’ it work. Some of those old drawings look like they may have inspired today’s fitness rowing machines.

  6. eddieantley says:

    Dave it came out great, looked like that last bit with the block made it pinch tighter been tinkering around with maybe making some boat paddles this looks to be a good way to hold them for the shaving part great video and thanks for sharing

  7. Anonymous says:

    Blank space where the pic of your build is supposed to be?

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