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Shaving Horse, Shaving Bench, Shaving Mule, Adjustable Elevator Ratchet Shave Horse, Tom Donahey, English Bodgers Bench, Woodworkers Tools

Shaving Horse, Shaving Bench, Shaving Mule, Adjustable Elevator Ratchet Shave Horse, Tom Donahey, English Bodgers Bench, Woodworkers Tools

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Tools power source: Hand

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From Brasstown, NC
Returns and exchanges accepted
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Description

The shaving horse is one of the most useful tools for the traditional wood worker. It acts as a quick releasing vise to hold work pieces when using hand tools.

Most often, the shaving horse is used with tools that are pulled towards the body, such as drawknives or spokeshaves. In order to have the proper working ergonomics, the height of the work rest must be adjustable so that persons of varying height can use the tools comfortably. Adjustability is also necessary when using varying stock dimensions.

Our hybrid design shaving horses, which we call "mules", combine features of an English bodgers shave horse and the Zug Stuhl type from Alpine Europe.

The vertical ratcheting feature of the work support holds the proper working angle constantly through it range of adjustment. With a touch of a finger, the spring loaded pawl opens and allows instant height adjustment without leaving your seat.

Wide padded seat is covered with genuine leather and slides on the bench to accommodate a wide variety of body sizes. Color of leather may vary.

Rectangular jaw grip allows a choice of two spacings between the jaw and piece being worked.

Made from #1 yellow pine, solid birch plywood. Ratchet parts are White Oak and Sycamore.

Shipped unassembled, easy to put together. Assistance with assembly is available by phone if needed.

SHIPPING IS INCLUDED FOR THE CONTINENTAL US.
Alaska and Hawaii delivery will require an extra shipping charge. Please contact us for additional shipping amount.

Shipped via UPS.

Tom's shaving horses were previously available (since 1997) only through Country Workshops.
Country Workshops has closed their online store. Tom's shaving horses are available for purchase exclusively in his Etsy shop.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE SEND US A NOTE!
The shaving horse is one of the most useful tools for the traditional wood worker. It acts as a quick releasing vise to hold work pieces when using hand tools.

Most often, the shaving horse is used with tools that are pulled towards the body, such as drawknives or spokeshaves. In order to have the proper working ergonomics, the height of the work rest must be adjustable so that persons of varying height can use the tools comfortably. Adjustability is also necessary when using varying stock dimensions.

Our hybrid design shaving horses, which we call "mules", combine features of an English bodgers shave horse and the Zug Stuhl type from Alpine Europe.

The vertical ratcheting feature of the work support holds the proper working angle constantly through it range of adjustment. With a touch of a finger, the spring loaded pawl opens and allows instant height adjustment without leaving your seat.

Wide padded seat is covered with genuine leather and slides on the bench to accommodate a wide variety of body sizes. Color of leather may vary.

Rectangular jaw grip allows a choice of two spacings between the jaw and piece being worked.

Made from #1 yellow pine, solid birch plywood. Ratchet parts are White Oak and Sycamore.

Shipped unassembled, easy to put together. Assistance with assembly is available by phone if needed.

SHIPPING IS INCLUDED FOR THE CONTINENTAL US.
Alaska and Hawaii delivery will require an extra shipping charge. Please contact us for additional shipping amount.

Shipped via UPS.

Tom's shaving horses were previously available (since 1997) only through Country Workshops.
Country Workshops has closed their online store. Tom's shaving horses are available for purchase exclusively in his Etsy shop.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE SEND US A NOTE!

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Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

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