Red Oak Saddle Stand #2: Okay - here are some quick photo's

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Blog entry by Merk posted 01-28-2009 03:37 PM 2461 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I took these the other day when a friend asked to see the saddle I bought. Since the photo was taken, I have rounded off the right had side of the slats (still have to do the left hand side). I bought a couple of stove bolts so I can make this an adjustable height stand. WIll route two groves in the front and back sides so I can fit the bolts in and then tighten them at the right height (whatever size fits the person).

I was thinking of a nice gunstock finish for the stain.

Side View

Rear view

Front view

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#1 posted 01-28-2009 06:37 PM

You’ll need to put side bars above the feet to keep it from reeling. That also can make a good place for a shelf to store little pieces of tack, brush, curry comb etc.. Looking good.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#2 posted 01-28-2009 09:28 PM

Thanks ! I just came back up from the shop (after putting on the oak rails that will make up the bottom of the shelf). I can sit on it and it does a bit of front to back wobble (very minimal) so I figure that I will put a trestle in the middle of the two long vertical stands. That should keep it stable.

Thanks for the advise – this is my first one. I plan on making a bunch of these for the horse rescue ranch I’m volunteering at. Want to try a couple that attach to the barn wall also.

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