horse. It uses the mechanical advantage of a foot-operated lever to securely clamp the object to be carved. The shaving horse is used in combination with the draw knife or spokeshave to cut down green or seasoned wood, to accomplish jobs such as handling an ax; creating wooden rakes, hay forks, walking sticks etc. The shaving horse was used by various trades from farmer to basketmaker and wheelwright. This word is like the ''Bank'' feminine and takes the article "die".