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Project by Jim55 posted 648 days ago 1657 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Update. Found another picture of it/one finished. In case some might wonder, I do have that lower crossbar suspended above the floor.

This isn’t much of nothing compared to the fine stuff I have been seeing here and I am rather new as a wood worker. But, I have made a few things in my day and just want to put something up!

My saddle stands are popular with my friends anyway. I know a saddle stand is no big deal, lot’s of folks make them and you can buy them cheap to. But mine is a bit different. It was originally made to order to friend’s specs though the design is mine. Then folks that saw his wanted one.

It is heavy duty compared to what you get from the feed stores or craft malls. But, what sets it apart is that there ain’t a nail or screw one in them. They, this, is all pegged together. This one was fully built but hadn’t been finished when I took this picture. I made the leg/bases interlocked. These are strong enough to hold my 250# of lard and not wobble. Yeah, over-kill I know. But believe me, some folks like things like that. This one will hold two saddles btw. I need to make more. Right now a pair of my best built saw horses are doing double duty as saddle stands. Not good for saddles and I want my stands back!





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 648 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s

Simple is fine when function is the main priority. The fact that you doweled it together shows the woodworker spirit. I look forward to future projects as you expand as all of us have done. This is a great place to be and a wonderful Hobby to have.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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gfadvm

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#2 posted 648 days ago

I like it! Now add some pegs on each end for bridles and spurs. I used bent horseshoes for my bridle/spur hangers.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Jim55

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#3 posted 647 days ago

Thanks for the compliments. As for hangers, I ride western so I just drape extra stuff like bridles and such over the horns. My favorite saddle is a Military 1910 packer’s saddle. It has nice raised pommel and a prominant horn. I can hang all manner of goodies off that one! (And tend to do just that.)

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