Sunday, October 30, 2016

Here's your chance to Make a Shaving Horse.

The Shaving Horse. It is a fantastic device, which appears through the centuries in pictures, documents and woodcuts. Used by Coopers making barrels, Wheelwrights making wooden wheels, Bodgers making chairs, and green woodworkers making everything from brooms and rakes to hurdles and axe handles - the Shaving Horse rules supreme with its versatility and the shear joy of using it.
The best companion for a Shaving horse is the Drawknife -  and of course the Spokeshave too. It is essentially a foot operated vice, which comes in various forms and styles.

On Saturday 26th November 2016, I am offering a public workshop "Make a Shaving Horse". We will use predominantly recycled wood, sourced from building salvage to packing crates, to build our trusty steeds. The charge is $200 and all the materials are included. The workshop is being run in Canning Vale, Western Australia. Bookings essential, via email.
Places are limited, so don't miss out!
I fell in love with the Shaving Horse at Roy Underhill's place in North Carolina, 2013.

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