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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum. Completing this BB is part of getting the straw badge in round wood woodworking.

This BB is the building of a shaving horse.

A shaving horse (Sometimes called a shavehorse or shaving bench) is a device used to clamp wood tightly in place against a pulling force while working with a spokeshave or draw knife. It allows for quick release and reclamp as you work the greenwood.  It is somewhere between a vice and a bench.






A single-Log version




Roy Underhill explaining the shave horse in the later half of the video.
https://www.pbs.org/video/woodwrights-shop-crotch-and-horse/

To get certified for this BB provide photos or video (less than 2 minutes) showing the following:

- Your chunks of wood that you are starting with
- Progress about halfway through, with the hand tools you have decided to use for this
- Final product
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D. Logan wrote:

A single-Log version




Does anybody know what the tool is he's using at the 3:40 mark to smooth off the split log a bit? Is that some kind of long-handled froe? Looks like fun.
 
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