Proof of the 16th century shave horse

An article on the Popular Woodworking Magazine website weighs into the discussion of the use of shavehorses, a combination vice and workbench used to prepare wood for a lathe, in the 16th century with an illustration from a period German source.

The illustration shows a woodworker creating a bertte, a stick of shaved wood "used to light fires in the mines that would help make the rock crumble."