Stitching Horse 2!

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  1. RickS

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    image.jpeg I couldn't pass it up! I just finished redoing the one on the left. I had looked for a year to find a stitching horse. I found the one on the right today, it's a saddle makers horse for sure, the throat is open all the way to the bench. The mechanism is completely different. My wife is laughing at me because I'm stressing about having two, I barely have room for one! Oh well
     
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    Two is one...;)
     
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    Both nice pieces young fellar. joe
     
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    @RickS , those are both wonderful! Where on earth did you find them?
     
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    Two is good!
     
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    Sir. I am beginning to notice a habit forming here. Do you need an intervention? ;)

    Seriously though, nice finds! And a great resto job! :dblthumb:
     
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    I haunt antique stores here in Missouri every where I go. I love old tools, especially human powered. I have a pedal powered scroll saw, a dental grinder used in the old days for making dentures, a hand cranked drill press, and used to have a complete blacksmith shop. Your right, I might need an intervention, but I also see the equipment as a good investment. Cool tools or less than one percent interest in the bank. No counterparty risk unless I'm robbed.
     
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    Plus, I get to save great old tools from rusting or rotting away!
     
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    I think that's cool, actually. I took woods class in high school. Our first year in shop class, the teacher would only allow us to use hand tools. He had a section of the shop with nothing but hand & foot operated tools (much like the ones you describe). Most students would grumble about it, but I really enjoyed it. The second year, we used mainly power tools, and I found myself longing to use the hand tools. On occasion, myself and a couple of other guys would use the hand tools anyway. :)

    I can understand your passion for "human powered" tools. Good on you, Rick! :dblthumb:
     
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    Howdy!
    You appear to know alot about these. I do some leather work at home as a hobby; leather knife sheaths, holsters, hunting bags etc. I would like to get a stitching horse to make it easier to stitch, but have no idea what would be a quality purchase. Can you make some recommendations? Thank you!
     
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    Too cool. Easy solution to the space problem. Send one to me.
    But, you could just get rid of two dining room chairs. :p
     
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    @Sacramento Johnson To get a set on horse you have to buy an antique or make one. If you get on YouTube, there are some great videos on how to make one. They make some that you set in a chair and set on top of to stabilize. Good luck in your search.
     
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    @NevadaBlue Thanks for the offer. I think I will hold on to these, but if I find another one I'll let you know, it will give you a reason to come back to Missouri for a visit!;)
     
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    Just teasing about ME, but not about the dining room chairs! :4:

    @Sacramento Johnson , look up a stitching PONY too. I made mine, easy peasy and may do what you need.
     
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    Sir, I'm beyond jealous. I'm trying to find a set of plan to build a harness maker's horse. Could you possibly be receptive to shooting some pics to share with me? If yes, let me know and I'll provide specifics.
     
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    Let me know what you need. You can PM me or hit like when you post so I will notice it.
     
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    I really need to get busy building one of these. It would make leather projects so much easier.
     
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    Gray Ghost, I'm not at all good with wood, but it appears they're are a number of folks wanting a stitching horse. Just wondering if we could possibly pool resources for a final plan, then come up with a way to cut costs for all. Just thinking, need a touch more coffee!

    As usual, I posted my reply prior to engaging my brain. As an example of my "community" build effort, I have the skills and means to build the metal portions that comprise the jaw tension system.
     
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    @RickS just wanted to reach out again regarding getting some pics. I sent a private mssg, at least I think I did. I hope I'm not coming off as being pushy.
     
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    Sorry, during the winter I have plenty of time for this stuff, this time of year I'm in the garden every day. I will get to it as soon as I can.
     

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