Bodgers Horse

Although grounded in the same principle, there are two sorts of shaving horses. The more common one is the solid-headed horse used on the Continent and in America, as well as by coopers everywhere. But in British woodland crafts, they more often use a bodger's horse. Here, the foot lever and grip is a rectangular frame fitted around the bench and the sloping work surface. The bodger's horse is shorter and lighter—a good thing, because it was carried into the beech forest by the bodger. There, the bodger split billets of beech, shaved them down, and turned them into chair legs on a spring-pole lathe. At the end of a season, the bodger carted his legs to town and sold them to chair makers. Never made a chair, just the legs.

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Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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