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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Brian Boggs’ new shaving horse and Good Design Award

It is very pleasant, quiet, dust-free, and satisfying work. Grian the bevel up position, on the left, you can see the awkward position of my wrist. In addition to reducing the angle of the lower jaw, I also changed the shape of the seat. In the bevel down position with the bevel flat on the wood as shown in the photo boggss the right, the back of the blade is quite a distance off the surface of the wood.

The majority of the cuts in this side chair are flat or convex, so I use the knife bevel up most of the time. For a drawknife that will be used exclusively bevel down, a flat bevel and a completely flat back will work. The very last step is to take the edge of the blade and draw it through the front corner of the end grain of the maple block.

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The set-up block is a bit narrower than the blade which allows it to fit between the rollers. A Finer Side of Pine.

The flat bottom shave is better at flat and convex cuts, but cannot be used to make concave cuts. Our favorite articles and videos of —Part 2. Bevel up or bevel down? Sign up Log in.

Here is a shot of the Boggs designed Lie-Nielsen shavehorse. Log in or create an account to post a comment. In this position the force is behind the blade giving me controlled power and making it easier to cut in a straight line. A vice is a perfectly acceptable method of holding chair parts while shaping with drawknife and spokeshave. Curved or straight blade. Brian told me a story about a class he taught in England. On the left is the Lie-Nielsen horse, and on the right is my variation with the lower jaw angle.

Once I have honed the micro-bevel and removed the burr I move to a boggss maple block also charged with 3 micron diamond paste and lubricated with oil, and again polish the bevel and the back. Shavehorse The shavehorse is a wonderful tool for holding chair boghs while you work. It is also really good at keeping the edge square to the sides of the blade. Using this tool will naturally put a micro-bevel on the back of the blade which makes it ideal for bevel up knives and works fine for bevel down knives.

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A New Breed of Shaving Horse

With so broan people making chairs and carving spoons, the shaving horse is making a comeback and can be found in more shops than ever before. So for concave work I always use the knife bevel down. I have a couple of friends who have built this horse and like it.


Bevel up or down. In concave areas a bevel up knife will not be able to make a clean cut. If you ever expect to use the knife with the bevel up, a completely flat back will tend to dig into the wood rather than let you make a smooth entry into and out of a cut. FineWoodworking Main Menu Subscribe. You can tell the honed edges by their lighter color.

I used the same seat, raised slightly in the back as it is in the stool, for this horse. Condition of the blade.

Brian Boggs’ new shaving horse and Good Design Award – FineWoodworking

In fact there are some chairmakers who prefer a vice. Brian has a couple of very good videos on the Fine Woodworking web site. In these photos I have clamped the back of each drawknife to ohrse straight stick of wood so that you can clearly see this relationship. Christian Becksvoort shows you how to empty out that scrap bin by making a beautiful handmade candle holder.

Look for blades that are as clean as possible. The micro-bevel on this blade is getting large, so the primary bevel will need to be reground soon. In both cases this is a pretty comfortable positions for my hands and wrists.