Shaving Horses, Lap Shaves, and other Woodland Vices by Sean Hellman


This practical, instructive book from Crafty Little Press in the UK includes plans, diagrams, and clear working guidance for making shaving horses, which are functional, traditional, wooden clamping devices to sit on while crafting a piece of wood. Also, lap shaves and other woodland vices are explained – from sourcing suitable timber in the woodland to construction and how-to-use.

The heritage of our material world, through countless civilizations and societies, has been shaped in part by those unknown, skilled workers who crafted on these necessary devices. This book inspires woodworkers to enjoy, develop, and increasingly participate in the resurgent craft movement.


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