Thursday, July 23, 2009

Shavehorse Plans

In response to a recent question, here are the plans for my favorite shavehorse. It's a fun project to build and mine has given me years of service. I highly recommend lining the jaws with leather, which dramatically increases the holding power for the effort you put in.

To see the images full size and hopefully to print out, just click on them.
Below is the chair that Jeff Lefkowitz made with me recently. Jeff has spent time with Curtis and Brian Boggs since he was last here so we pulled out all the stops. The class ended up being as much about chair design as actually getting the thing together.

It's vital to a chair design that it be appealing from all angles.

Here's Jeff in his finished chair.

Obviously from my lack of posting, this summer is very busy for me. Below is a teaser of what you'll be seeing in the next post, and I can say without reserve, it's beautiful.


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the plans pete. I well send you a pic when I get it built. Thanks Again.

Anonymous said...

How come we have only one false miter joint?

Peter Galbert said...

By the end of the week, Jeff was a bit beat and decided to carve the second duck bill at home!

Harry said...

I thought it might be an artistic design feature