If you've kept up to date with our latest newsletter you'll probably have noticed the fantastic detailed drawings for a shaving horse that Martin Nicholson has shared with us. I think it's really gratifying when someone who's been on a course is then inspired to take it further when they get home and, personally, I'm very impressed by the drawings. I'm also absolutely delighted that Martin himself has pretty well ignored them!
To explain, Martin's been helping to run a Scout camp in the New Forest, and during that he built a shaving horse on the first day entirely from materials scavenged from the site's wood pile. He used hot nails to make holes and came up with an alternative hinge design using some cord he found in the hedge. If that's not the spirit of the true bodger then I don't know what is! Wonderful stuff.
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