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Project by UncleBendy posted 11-24-2007 09:37 AM 10750 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A professor of mine hired me to build a tack trunk for her equine obsession. There are other pictures I wish i could have posted, but LJ limits file sizes. These are the best I could do. As always, I would appreciate your criticism and suggestions.

Thanks!

Austin Benedict





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cajunpen

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#1 posted 11-24-2007 10:54 AM

Austin the tack truck looks great. I’m not sure what one would do with a tack trunk – other than store horse/riding related gear. Is it carried to and from the stables or left there and used to secure the riders gear? What are the dimensions of the trunk?

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#2 posted 11-24-2007 01:40 PM

in the first pix… could you explain what we are looking at on the right?

The top looks gorgeous with the three panels.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribele, Young Living Wellness )

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Thos. Angle

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#3 posted 11-24-2007 02:51 PM

Thanks, Austin. I need to build some tack trunks and am collecting ideas. Looks like it will work.

Bill, the answer is both. The trunk stores blankets and grooming equipment and bridles, etc. It is made to carry to the trailer when taking horses to a show. It also organizes the equipment while at a show so you don’t have to look all over the place for a brush and your Show Shene. Not a bad place to sit and take a break either.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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mrtrim

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#4 posted 11-25-2007 04:39 AM

looks great ! i think i might have the same question as deb theres something on thr far right of the third pic looks like its hanging on a dowel or something

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UncleBendy

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#5 posted 11-25-2007 08:03 AM

To answer Deb and trim’s question: the item on the far rights hold the rider’s saddle. There are two panels secured at 45 degrees to a dowel. That dowel rests on two v-shaped cleats.

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mrtrim

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#6 posted 11-25-2007 02:23 PM

ok thanks bendy . nice project

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#7 posted 12-27-2007 07:32 PM

looks like your craftsmanship is fine. if suggestions are really welcome to you then i have one. if not, then please disregard my opinion. the grain on the plywood is very prominent and really doesn’t match well. i would use another species of plywood or try to find rift sawn or quartersawn veneer. again your work is beautiful, the materials are less so.

-- Greg, CT

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mot

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#8 posted 12-27-2007 08:10 PM

I like the way it turned out. I’m sure carting around all that horse stuff gets easier if there is a place to store it where everything has a home.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#9 posted 12-28-2007 06:56 PM

GMoney- You have a sharp eye. I will definitely take your comments into consideration.

Tom- thanks for the affirmation!

As always, I am thankful for comments and suggestions.

Thanks!

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woodyequestrian

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#10 posted 01-23-2010 06:51 PM

did you have to buy designs or did you just make every thing your self? it is perfect!

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UncleBendy

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#11 posted 01-23-2010 07:41 PM

No I came up with the design myself. Not really the smartest way to do it, but I always appreciate a challenge!

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woodyequestrian

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#12 posted 01-24-2010 01:55 AM

how did you fit the saddle rack and everything in it? what are the measurments?

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