Tom Donahey has been building these elegant shave horses in North Carolina for 20 years. He developed this design in collaboration with chairmaker Brian Boggs. The shaving horse is one of the most useful tools for the traditional wood worker. The shave horse (or mule) combines features of an English bodgers shave horse and the Zug Stuhl type from Alpine Europe.
It acts as a quick releasing vise to hold work pieces when using hand tools.
Made from #1 yellow pine and solid birch plywood.
All hardware supplied, assembly required.
Shave horses are shipped UPS ground from North Carolina.
Mortise & Tenon magazine #3
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Hans Karlsson Inshave
An inshave is a specialized tool most often used to shape the concave seat of a Windsor chair once the roughing out has been completed with an adze. It can be used for any other concave carving projects too.
The curved blade of the inshave is slightly flat in the center and has a steeper radius along both sides where the blade transitions to the handles. This varied radius allows it to be used on both the flatter sections in the center of the chair seat (using the center portion of the blade) while the steeper seat sections near the spindles at the back can be hollowed with the upswept sides of the tool.
The handles are angled just right to offer efficient cutting while keeping your knuckles above the wood and safely out of the way.
Comes without a sheath.
HK SCORP - small inshave - out of stock
This scorp (or small inshave) is useful for hollowing chair bottoms, shallow bowls and troughs.
Length is 7” - width is 2.5” (170 x 65mm)
The handle is made of ash and finished with linseed oil.
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