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Build the Collapsible Shavehorse with Amy Pate

Sat Mar 23 02:22 PM

A shave horse is a combination of a vice and a workbench, providing a rapid and sturdy clamping mechanism for shaping wood. Historically shave horses have been used in many applications such as chair making, spoon carving, and coopering. We’ve designed ours to be sturdy yet collapsible - perfect for apartment living. In this workshop students will assemble their very own apartment-friendly collapsible shave horse, and leave with a little sawdust in their pockets.

Students will practice cut layout; miter- and hand-sawing; drilling, hardware installation and assembly. When you are all done you will be ready to tackle spoon carving, chairmaking, and a host of other traditional crafts. (We'll give you spoon blank stock to get you started.) And you and your apartment will have a brand new shave horse you made yourself.

This is a fast-paced, hands-on class. Tuition includes all tools and materials. Class participants must bring or purchase safety glasses or goggles and sign a safety waiver. Click here for more information and to register for the class.

Class fee: $250 instruction fee + $90 materials fee (total = $340).

Date: Saturday, March 23, 2019
Class duration: 10:00 - 4:00 (6 hours)
Location: Tools for Working Wood showroom, 112 26th Street, Brooklyn NY 11232
Parking is available in front of our shop and under the expressway. The subway (R train to 25th street in Brooklyn) is a few blocks away.
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