Tools and work benches always create lots of discussion and bring out opinions. I am re-posting a couple pictures that feature my bodger horse as it has created a few new comments. This horse has been slightly modified over the years but is essentially the same as when it was made 5 or 6 years ago. For most of what I do, this tool is just about perfect. Comments are always welcome.
When I built this one, I had a full-size, long-bed truck. Now, driving a smaller vehicle, I am considering re-engineering the whole thing to break down for packing. If I stayed in one place regularly, this wouldn’t be a problem but I use it for teaching and demonstrations and is a little gangly to pack as is. She traveled over 4000 miles with me this summer to a reenactment/demonstration and helped me teach a small woodworking class for a week.
Even though this one is just fine and went together quickly, the next time I build one I intend to fancy it up with some fancy joinery.
A work horse like this becomes the center of the portable workshop and can serve many purposes.
As I make modifications, I will update on this page as information on shaving horses is limited, even in the age of the internet.
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I was thinking of building one for myself and therefore I am grateful for your post.