Shave horse vise and support

Almost there with the shave horse. Here are the details of the last part of the build…

The support is a 9″ wide board that is attached to the horse with a door hinge so that its angle can be changed by a movable 4″ tall wedge.

The critical part of the shave horse is the foot-supported vise that holds the work firm in its grip. The piece consists of two 2′ long uprights connected by the gripping rail at the top and the foot rail at the bottom. The rails are help in place with wooden pins through the protruding tenons.

Holes were bored into the uprights and in the main part of the horse; oak dowels were inserted with a tight friction fit to act as a hinge on which the arm can pivot.

Time to pull out the drawknife and spokeshave…


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