Shaving Horses, Lap Shaves and other Woodland Vices – £16.95 + postage

by  Sean Hellman.

This book contains over 400 colour photographs and illustrations to demonstrate all stages and processes of making, using, and celebrating these traditional wood-braking devices.  It also provides plans and techniques that span instructions for beginners, to more complex designs, tool use and repair, and contemporary variations on traditional designs.

From a foreword written by Ben Law:

“Sean’s book is without doubt, the most comprehensive collection of designs and plans of shaving horses for the green woodworker, to be published…Sean’s writing is both evocative of his love of these shaving devices but honest to the reader as he openly relays his experience of using a particular design.”


Other titles by Sean Hellman also on sale: How to make a Coracle, Fan Birds.

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