After seeing Bob Simmons space-saving shaving horse ideas, Jason Gallagher send me photos of this modified Tim Manney horse that Jason made with his buddy Tommy. With a few wedged joints, it knocks down nicely into a small bundle of parts. In his words:
Its Tim’s shave horse with a couple mods. The front leg is secured by two pieces of angle wood glued to the main runners and reinforced with 1/4″ bolts. Once glued up as a unit, it creates an angled mortise or pocket for the leg; which, is basically just a long wedge. I added bolts because the pieces that make up that mortise are small and dont have a ton of gluing surface. It would probably be fine but I didn’t want the thing to collapse on me in the middle of demo-ing at a fair (not exactly confidence inspiring for people watching me make a chair…hehehe). The rear leg is held on by a double tusk tenon and I think I’ll make the rear leg a bit wider…..one day (more stability). The “head stock” and foot rest are held on with the usual tusk tenons as well. It’s made from scraps and 2×6 doug fir lumber. As for the for the seat, it needs some “adjusting”…one day.
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This is so clever! what are the angles of the front and back legs?
I just found this pretty amazing looking horse that folds up like a yoga instructor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZrxdC-QFys
A good mantra is: Make Shavings, Not Dust…….
Nice! Wish I’d seen this before I built my Manney shave horse. 🙂
That said, having a shave horse in the middle of my shop is a good reminder to focus on learning chair making and not getting distracted by other stuff… 😀
I like it. A lot actually. I don’t have a shaving horse and I’ve wanted a design that is simple to build and doesn’t take up much room when not it use (one of the reasons I’ve avoided machine tools). This one fits the bill.
What a great design! Thanks for sharing the idea and the details!
Thanks Elia! Some really good ideas here. Now to see if I can modify my horse.