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Here are the instructions for making a shaving horse to use with your drawknife. The diagram is from the book “Handy Farm Devices and How to Make Them”, a farm manual dated 1912. See yesterdays post Do You Need A Drawknife? for more information.
If you have one or make one send us a picture and let us know what kind of problems you ran into.
In the past, before the easy availability of lumberyards and finished materials, a drawknife was an important tool. They can still be purchased new and found in garage sales and antique shops. If you intend to do any woodwork after a disaster, they are something you should own and learn to use.
A drawknife is a traditional woodworking hand tool used to strip bark off logs and shape wood by removing shavings. It consists of a blade with a handle at each end. The blade of a drawknife is usually long and narrow with a beveled, or angled, side and one flat side. …Read More...