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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In the bevel up position, on the left, you can see the awkward position of my wrist. Sign up hhorse eletters today and get the latest techniques and how-to from Fine Woodworking, plus special offers. A vice is a perfectly acceptable method of holding chair parts while shaping with drawknife and spokeshave.

Drawknives, Spokeshaves and Travishers: Another nice thing about the Kell honing guide is that I can hone the back of the blade without removing it from the guide. Member Exclusives More Member Exclusives.

Mixing milk paint, layering it, and finally rubbing out the finish bring the…. Start Your Free Trial. 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. 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.

When asked how to sharpen a drawknife by students, Brian usually suggests a flat bevel and a flat back, assuming that most students will be unable to get a truly flat back and that it will fall off naturally or be slightly rounded over.

Brian prefers for the back to fall off slightly over a wide area — say a. Christian Becksvoort shows you how to empty out that scrap bin by making a beautiful handmade candle holder. There are as many opinions on whether to use a drawknife bevel up or bevel down as there are chairmakers.


Since I was building a new horse I decided to give it a try and have found that I prefer the lower angle because, for me, it puts the work at a more comfortable angle.

This is an ideal arrangement for working with spokeshaves and drawknives because the harder you pull with the tool, the more pressure you naturally exert with your feet to maintain your balance. Plus, access more sshaving 1, blggs articles and more when you try membership. Sign up for eletters today and borse the latest techniques and how-to from Fine Woodworking, plus special offers. To consistently set the bevel angle I use a simple set-up block.

From the Store View More. Browse our collection of hundreds of quality plans including Shaker furniture, Arts and Crafts pieces, beds, diy plans, chairs, workbenches, tool storage, and more. Drawknives There are lots of drawknives available, from antique knives that you can find in flea markets or on eBay to excellent knives made by contemporary tool makers. Is it a learnable skill? If you ever expect to use the knife with the bevel up, a completely flat back will tend to dig into hrse wood rather than let you make a smooth entry into and out of a cut.

For a drawknife that will be used exclusively bevel down, a flat bevel and a completely flat back will work. Log in or create an account to post a comment.

Brian Boggs’ new shaving horse and Good Design Award

To hone I use the simple set-up shown below. Curved or straight blade. The set-up block is a bit narrower than the blade which allows it to fit between the rollers. Get woodworking tips, expert advice and special offers in your inbox.

Member-Only Sign in or become a member to access this story Sign In. Museum of Architecture and Design. Fine Woodworking has an excellent article on using the grinder from the May issue: I bought a Lie-Nielsen horse when they first came boggz and used it for many years. Hand Shaping, Part 2 — Front Legs. Brian has a couple of very good videos on the Fine Woodworking web site.


Here are several video references that talk about and demonstrate how to sharpen a drawknife. The variation uses booggs wooden block to apply pressure while honing the edge. Log in or become a member to post a comment. His first shaving horse design was a functional and ergonomic marvel, allowing the craftsman to concentrate on the sculpting the workpiece, not figuring out how to hold it.

When looking for an antique drawknife consider the following: Once I started using the block while honing I was able to hone edge to edge very quickly. It is called Vinyl Finish Trim and can be found at lumber yards and big box stores.

Taunton Workshops In-depth online classes from the experts at Fine Woodworking. The tool kit includes a drawknife for initial stock briian as well as end grain finish cuts, a flat bottom spokeshave for flat and convex cuts, a round bottom spokeshave for concave cuts, and a card scraper for final surface shaping and removal of any tear-out.

There are couple of ways to do this. Once I have honed the micro-bevel and removed the burr I move to a hard maple block also charged with 3 micron diamond paste and lubricated with oil, and again polish the bevel and the back. A Finer Side of Pine.

The shavehorse is a wonderful tool for holding chair parts while you work.

The school did not have any shavehorses so all the students used a vice to hold parts. A shaving horse is basically a foot-operated clamp. Condition of the handles. The Drawsharp is so effective it is now possible booggs anyone to take most antique knives in decent condition and sharpen them into a good working drawknife.