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RHAM Saddle Stand

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Project by Greg Luckett posted 12-13-2015 04:46 PM 564 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was designed and built by me for an awards banquet. It was then sold in the “silent auction” to raise money for the RHAM. It is made almost entirely of yellow pine. The attached carving and the face of the rein holder are made from Catalpa. The stain is Early American, and the finish coat is a gloss clear varnish. It is glued (Titebond III) and screwed together. The carvings were done on a Carvewright CNC, and then the rest on saws, drills, chisels, etc. It took me about two weeks from design to delivery. I used SketchUp for the plan development.

-- Greg Luckett, Great Lakes Wood Arts





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Pointer

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#1 posted 12-14-2015 02:59 AM

Nice looking saddle rack. I like the curved top that mimics the back and withers. Hopefully it sold for a good price.

-- Joe - - Laughter is like a windshied wiper, it doesn't stop the rain but allows us to keep going.

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#2 posted 12-15-2015 02:53 AM

Thanks Joe. I got the idea for the top from Pintrest pictures and Google searching for ideas. There is a company down in Texas that make very beautiful furniture including saddle stands. I was going to order one for my wife’s birthday in March until I asked her if she would like one. She surprised me by saying no, definitely not. I borrowed ideas for the one I made from many different sources and then created a design, making a few mistakes along the way, and finally finishing it as you see in the picture. If I make another one, it will be better than the first, but very similar.

-- Greg Luckett, Great Lakes Wood Arts

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#3 posted 12-17-2015 08:20 PM

Great design, Greg. I would like to duplicate it if I could. Did you put the drawings in the Sketchup Warehouse? Thanks.

Dave

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#4 posted 12-17-2015 09:20 PM

Thanks Dave. No I did not put it in the SketchUp Warehouse. Hadn’t thought of doing so, and the plan set is just the basics. I used French curves and other circle things like tin cans to create the curves on the feet and the top piece. Had I been wise, I would have taken the finished dimensions and added it to the plan set. If I happen to build another one, I will do that and post the plan set then.

-- Greg Luckett, Great Lakes Wood Arts

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#5 posted 12-17-2015 09:22 PM

Dave, I served with a Dockstader when I was in the Seabees. At least I think that was how his name was spelled, and of course, he went by Doc, so I have forgotten his first name. That was years ago, decades in fact.

-- Greg Luckett, Great Lakes Wood Arts

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