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Catalog Number 00.27.1A,B
Object Name Horse, Shaving
Description A)Bench for carving/shaving wood, called shaving horse/shingle horse. Seat/work surface is long/narrow/thick wood (oak?) board w/rounded corners. A smaller board (jaw) sits atop bench raised diagonally by a wood block near one end; 2 holes are drilled through side of board; 2 small pegs on top near ctr point. Third thin board sits atop jaw; 2 holes on underside to fit on pegs. 3 boards have large rect opening through which squared/wood beam clamp block is passed. Beam has 7 holes drilled through & attaches to jaw by a metal pin. B) Mallet w/large wood blockhead; surfaces curved.
Date 1860
Search Terms Lord family.
Other Name Horse, Shingle
Provenance Made by the Lord family of Derby, N.Y. Donor acquired it from Lord family estate around 1964; called a Whittler's Bench by donor.