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Old 12-20-2014, 10:07 PM   #1
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In class we need to think of somthing to build while on break, i want to make a shave horse and the plans dont have measurements, im thinking that the first number in the parentheses is the measurement in inches but i have no clue, any ideas would be appreciated, Thanks. I will post the link next cause this is my first post.
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Old 12-20-2014, 10:12 PM   #2
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Its not allowing me to post the link, but the website is craftsman space and an example of what i think is the measurement is [12,20]
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http://www.craftsmanspace.com/free-p...orse-plan.html
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Old 12-20-2014, 10:22 PM   #4
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Change the comma to decimal for inches. The other measure is millimeter.
310mm = 12.2 inches.
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Ok, thanks alot.
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Change the comma to decimal for inches. The other measure is millimeter.
310mm = 12.2 inches.
Yep, comma's are used often in place of a decimal because it shows up easier. Though, it can get confusing if you are not use to seeing it

The top number is millimeter, the bottom number is inches. Use which ever you prefer.
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Old 12-21-2014, 06:01 AM   #7
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Thanks for posting these plans. I haven't seen that back support before & might add something like it to mine. I'm on my third one. My first was a project from Roy Underhill's "The Woodwright's Workshop". I made it out of a log from our woods. Spit it out into the boards & all. The one I have now I built out of scraps from an old barn that I took down shortly after we moved to this farm. It's mostly rough sawn ash.

There are a lot of variations of these, but a few things I've found in mine might be of interest to you.

I don't like a big, one piece lever & dumbhead. I prefer to build the dumbhead up with bolts & then screw on the jaws. Not only can I make them of soft wood that gets torn up over time & easily replace them, but I can make odd shapes as needed.

I prefer to have the main support be one board that runs off the end of the main board. That gives full body support to the project without limiting the length or bowing the project.

I attach my front legs directly to the main board, just splay them a bit, & use only one leg under the seat. That way it never rocks, no matter where I set it. It's not critical that the horse sit level. I drag mine out of the shop occasionally.

I use an old axle from a kid's wagon for the lever. It has a cap at one end, but doesn't tend to wander. I wouldn't use nuts & washers on one. That's a needless complication that slows down size changes.

Your mileage my vary, of course.
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