Picture of Horizontal Vise (My table top Shavehorse without the horse)
I have wanted for some time a Shavehorse. However I do not have the room to store it. So I decided t build a scaled down version of it, that didn't require foot pressure, just simple clamping like in a vise.

For those of you who do not know what a Shavehorse is I have included a photo and some links below on how to build them or buy one if you have some (LOTS) of spare cash.

So here it is my table top shavehorse. Minus the horse.

Basic Build

Build on on the cheap!

Buy One

Step 1: Parts

Picture of Parts
I found some lawn mower nobs on clearance at the big box home improvements store. They where threaded with 5/16.
So I got a 36" long 5/16ths threaded rod.
Two nuts threaded for 5/16ths
Two washers that fit the nuts.
I already had two large washers that i thought would fit under the mower knobs.

As for the lumber. I had some old 2X4 size lumber from a pallet. It is some sort of hardwood. The base is pine 1"X12"  I cut it to about 15".


2 Mower knobs
1 threaded rod
2 Nuts
4 Washers

Hard wood top piece
Wide pine base

A saw- I used a hand saw but table or band saw would work
Dremel bits
Drill Bits
whitewolf882 years ago
You could always make a shaving pony too: http://www.frontiernet.net/~dmatt/shavepony/
sunshiine2 years ago
Thanks for sharing your hard work! I will share this with my hubby! Have a splendorous day!