How to build a shaving horse

How to build a shaving horse

How does a shaving horse work?

How this shaving horse works. A shaving horse is a workbench, vise and chair all rolled into one. It’s primarily used to work green wood with a drawknife, which cuts on the pull stroke, or a spokeshave, which you can push or pull.

What is a shave horse used for?

A shaving horse (shave horse, or shaving bench) is a combination of vice and workbench, used for green woodworking. Typical usage of the shaving horse is to create a round profile along a square piece, such as for a chair leg or to prepare a workpiece for the pole lathe.

What is a Bodgers Shavehorse?

A shaving horse – also called a bodger’s bench, or schnitzlebank – is a traditional workstation which has been used on farms and homesteads for centuries for fashioning tool handles, chairs, canoe paddles, oars, baskets, shingles, spoons, etc.

Harold Plumb

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