Joseph Jude Brien circa 2017

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.


The shaving horse incorporates a seat with a foot operated clamp which allows the workpiece to be held securely and repositioned quickly. The pedal is adjustable to accommodate shorter woodworkers (i.e. kids 10 and younger).


Shaving horses are fun to use while making crisp shavings with the spokeshave, drawknife or carving chisel. They add a substantial element of safety to working wood as the workpiece is held firmly and both hands can be used to guide the tool.


This program is great for parent/child pairs to do together. All materials and tools are provided.


PLEASE NOTE: This program requires the use of power tools, including the electric drill and saber saw. Safety glasses and hearing protection are provided.


  1. *Participants are encouraged to work together. Larger groups can be accommodated with advance notice - may be extended to a one and one-half day workshop.

 

WORKSHOP TITLE:

MAKE A SHAVING HORSE/

TAME THE WILD SHAVING HORSE


PARTICIPANTS:

AGES 12 AND UP - OR AGES 8-12 EACH ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT*


CAPACITY:

SIX PROJECTS - UP TO TWELVE PEOPLE*


LENGTH OF WORKSHOP:

FIVE TO SIX HOURS


REQUIREMENTS:

ROOM WITH SMOOTH FLOOR (NO CARPET), OR SHELTERED OUTDOOR SPACE - ABOUT 400 SQUARE FEET


PROVIDED BY LOST ART:

EXPERT INSTRUCTION, EIGHT WORKSTATIONS, ALL TOOLS AND MATERIALS FOR UP TO SIX PROJECTS*


FEES:

$ 1200.00 AND UP PER WORKSHOP.


 

DESCRIPTION:

SHAVING HORSE                                    

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