Shaving Mule

Shaving Mule, better than a shaving horse, made by Ton Donahey for the Country Workshops Store

THIS HYBRID DESIGN combines elements from a traditional English bodger’s shaving horse and the dumb-head Zug Stuhls of Alpine Europe. The result is a hard working cross breed that many woodworkers prefer compared to the more traditional versions.
Bodgers’ shaving horses tend to be uncomfortable, with their narrow seat and foot crossbar that requires the user to fully extend a leg in order to get a good grip on a work-piece. The Country Workshops shaving mule has a wide, movable seat and a lateral foot treadle borrowed from the dumb head design.

Interesting design! May have to build one and try it out. Neat!


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