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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.

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I can't recall seeing a nicer saddle stand! Nice design on the ends.
 

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Steve,

It took several vertical pieces to figure out how thick to cut the 'vanes' so they wouldn't break away at the solid end.

I have looked at your work.. This is quite a compliment coming from someone with the talent you have!

I am Honored!

Thanks,

ed
 

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Nicely done! I'm sure she will cherish this for years to come.
 

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I've never seen one before well done.That's something new I learned today thanks.Alistair
 

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nice job i like that it is made with a solid heavy wood. i have made a couple myself and really like the storage under. nice place to put brushes and stuff you could easily do the same. great peice im sure she likes it
 

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@ - mmh, Thank You.

@ - Derek, Thank You. I have to tell you it was your Saddle Stand the helped me find LJ. I was looking to see if the add I have on line would come up in a google search. Several pages in, mine still had not, Your stands did! I hadda look! You do a really great job! I did think about putting a removable 'tray' in mine. The dern things are so heavy as they are, that to sell one and ship it is dern near too expense now. I have made 4 so far and have the materials for 3 more.

@ - Alistair, Thank You. My shop is almost totaled with the excess wood, saw dust and other tools I have in there. When (and if) the weather breaks I will do most of my work in the driveway!

Thanks Again,

ed
 

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Well, Ed, that's about as interesting a way to build a saddle stand as I've seen. Really neat. I've observed a few. One would think they would sell well but it is the economy. good luck.
 

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Very nice design, great job!
 

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Good looking design. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom
 

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Hum….could use one of those….any idea on pricing?
 

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Just cursing through the entries in the contest and this caught my eye. Great design!

I knew that you'd get a comment from Thos. Angle.
 

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Very unique and well crafted stand ! I have only seen a couple of these on the net while researching for a design I could copy. I had a co-worker commission a saddle stand to display a prize saddle He had won at a show. All of the examples I found were just basic stands, so I just came up with My own design and built it to his needs, posted in my projects. Your stand is the first one I have seen with some styling and attention to details and it looks great ! I am sure Your second effort was well received and will have a place in Your Granddaughters heart for a long time ! Great job and thanks for sharing ! ROB
 

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WOW! Nice fan. Fantastic looking fits into all decors. Thank you for sharing.
 

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That is a great design!! Love the rough sawn timber!
 

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Thank You ALL!!

I think I have checked out all of you who have commented on my work (and then some!) I know my stands look nice, but they don't hold a candle to what I have seen in here!

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 Thos. Angle, I was very happy that a man with the kind of talent you have liked my stands! <br />
Robsshop, I looked and looked for something online to build them from. Like you, I hadda do it my way!
@ GaryK, Thanks for the heads up!!
 

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BTW: tlstc, If you are serious about wanting one of these stands. I have them listed for $225 plus shipping in etsy.com
 
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