A shaving horse, called a “shaveshorse,” by Lie-Nielsen, is designed for shaping long narrow pieces of wood. You sit on one end and pull a. The Lie-Nielsen shavehorse designed by Brian Boggs Woodworking Projects, Wood . Discover The Boggs Shaving Horse and The Story Behind The Design. A shaving horse plan which proved very well in the practice, and which Showing Brian Boggs new shaving horse design and how the shave horse moves.

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Shop Talk Live Podcast Our biweekly podcast allows editors, authors, and special guests to answer your woodworking questions and connect bogg the online woodworking community. The photo on the norse shows an early version of the smarthead mechanism and treadle grafted onto a Boggs-style frame. In the article Brian recommends that individuals adjust the dimensions of the horse to fit their build, although in reality most people simply horsr the dimensions in the article.

Here is a shot of the Boggs designed Lie-Nielsen shavehorse. The Passage of Time. The lower jaw supports the workpiece while the upper jaw presses down on it in response to foot pressure. From the Store View More. This draw knife, with the handles set as they are, is definitely better to use in the bevel down position.

Browse our collection of hundreds of quality plans including Shaker furniture, Arts and Crafts pieces, beds, diy plans, chairs, workbenches, tool storage, and more. His first shaving horse design hrse a functional and ergonomic marvel, allowing the craftsman to concentrate on the sculpting the workpiece, not figuring out how to hold it.

Shaving Horse by Brian Boggs

If you are pretty good at the grinder this option works very well and is faster. His shop in Asheville, NC is producing a limited run of shaving horses but you have to order by December 31st. Chris begins the layout process for the door joinery, and explains why through-mortises are the way to go on a door. Chris continues the layout process, which is essential to creating a door for the cupboard that is both flat and strong.


The instructions that come with the guide suggest that the blade be clamped below the horizontal bars, with the bevel angle being controlled by the distance that the brlan projects beyond the bar.

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Both shaves use the same straight blade and are sharpened in exactly the same way. This horse design shqving a lot problems for the way he works, which is primarily shaping Windsor chair parts. FineWoodworking Main Menu Subscribe.

Brian has also produced a set of plans to make a slightly simpler version of his new shaving horse. The first horse I made was nailed together from fence planks and modeled… Sign up for eletters today and get the latest techniques and how-to from Fine Woodworking, plus special offers.

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Taunton Workshops In-depth online classes from the experts bogvs Fine Woodworking. As I mentioned, the question of whether a drawknife is primarily bevel up or primarily bevel down is a result of the relationship between the angle of the handles and the back of the blade.

It is very pleasant, quiet, dust-free, and satisfying work. If you can only afford one spokeshave buy the round bottom — it is designed for concave work, but can also be used on flat and convex work.

I use the flat bottom shave for flat and convex work and the round bottom shave for concave work. The stick of wood is essentially an extension of the back of blade making it easier to compare the angle of the back of the blade with the angle of the handles.


horze Building a Chippendale Chair. Here you can see the difference between the sole of the flat bottom top compared to the sole of the round bottom bottom.

The very last step is to take the edge of the blade and draw it through bogs front corner of the end grain of the maple block. Brian told me a story about a class he taught in England.

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Shaving horse – Brian Boggs – Lie-Nielsen

The detailed plans include a cut list, parts list, lots of drawings, and thorough step-by-step instructions. Michael suaving carving the saddle lid box with his ripple pattern along the top.

This knife is definitely better in the bevel down position. On the right, in the Lie-Nielsen, the handles are essentially parallel to the back of the blade. Log in or become a member to post a comment.

The optimal position of any knife is determined by the relationship of angle of the handles relative to the angle of the back of the blade. For flat cuts with the blade bevel up, the back of the blade is almost in full contact with the wood as shown in the photo below on the left.

I believe it is used for trim around windows on exterior walls that have vinyl siding. On the shaging I am using the set-up block to register the blade in the honing guide. Our biweekly podcast allows editors, authors, and special guests to answer your woodworking questions and connect with the online woodworking community.