I’m finally ready to start forming the shaft of the cane, but I just can’t get the right positions for the shaft in order to use the draw knife. I’ve never used a shaving horse. I’ve looked up plans and they are just not making sense to me.
There seems to be some sort of three-dimensional leverage that is applied to the work that hold the wood in place, but allows the woodworker to keep moving it around. I have a small workbench (sjoberg) with wood vises and dog holes. I have a banger bench I made a long time ago that can be altered or mutilated any way I wish. I even have nylon straps fed through the dog holes in hopes of holding the work.
I googled “Easy Shave Horse Plans” and half the hits were on how to shave a full size live horse to make it look better. I kid you not. Darned if I spend a month’s food budget to buy one of these thingamajigs. There’s got to be a way to knock together some 2×4’s and the like.
Does anyone have a simple straightforward way to take a draw knife to a wood shaft without getting tangled up in levers, foot pedals, bicycle seats, and heaven knows what else?
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