|Project by oleCB||posted 01-23-2011 09:56 PM||4438 views||6 times favorited||16 comments|
Through the years I’ve made a lot of things for my X, my now girl friend and my 2 daughters. I was asked this last Sept to make a saddle stand for my grand daughter’s b-day. I was short on time and just threw some plywood together and gave it to her. She never said a word, but I could tell as any grandpa would, she was less than impressed!!
This Christmas I had more time and wanted to make up for my lapse with my first attempt at something she would really like! (This girl is 18 and has recently been nominated to attend the US Air Force academy!)
Here are the results! The joints are mainly what I’d call butt, they were a SOB with each angle changing as I widened the ‘split ends’ . Still this stand has held well over 250 lbs. (me and a saddle.)
I made it out of full 1” rough sawn, kiln dried, white oak, from a local saw mill that I frequent. Since I am laid off for the winter, I decided to make a few to sell. I’ve had no luck but it is still a fun challenge to make these things! I am leaving them rough sawn and only sand the sharper edges.
-- There was only one perfect carpenter... It wasn't me!