My Stanchion I built

Discussion in 'Barnyard Bananza' started by Sara, Nov 11, 2007.

  1. Sara

    Sara New Member

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    Oct 4, 2007
    Ellensburg, WA
    Here's a couple pictures of the stanchion I built, it's made with pine and cedar then painted with oil base paint to keep out water damage. It works fairly well the legs are 22 inches long, and the headstall part is 33 or 30 inches high. I can't remember. It's made for Nigerian Dwarfs and I'd be willing to make one for any one close to me. =)

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    Holly in the stanchion

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    Riley thinks it's some sort of torture device

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    I've repainted it where the paint tape peeled off the paint but you can see where you stick the goats head in. You can also see the holes where you stick the nail to secure the headstall

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    Riley is in alot of these pictures ;D

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    Front view, you can see the plywood stabilizer so the goat cannot push herself through and over
     
  2. trob1

    trob1 New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Middle TN
    Very good job Sara.
     

  3. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    boy if I could only figureout how to use powertools and how building things works I would be happy.

    Good for you
     
  4. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    It looks great Sara! I built mine about 3 month ago and boy doe it make things easier!
     
  5. Sara

    Sara New Member

    605
    Oct 4, 2007
    Ellensburg, WA
    Thanks guys, the only help I had was cutting the stuff, because I'm afraid to use the SkilSaw
     
  6. fritzie

    fritzie New Member

    751
    Oct 6, 2007
    TENN
    you did a great job. looks real good
     
  7. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    Yeah I didn't have help either :roll: I like to use the saw :twisted:
     
  8. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    I'm not allowed to use the power saw :roll:
    Looks great Sara!!
    Stacey, using powertools isn't that hard. I've watched my dad for years and basically just figured it out myself.
    Funny story(blonde moment) I was making a gate and I had the screwdriver(or drill, whatever you call it) and I was there for an hour trying to screw this screw in and it wouldn't go. Dad came in and asked what was the matter. I told him the screw wouldn't go in. So he grabbed the drill and clicked the reverser thingy the right way and the screw went in. :D I have my moments..........
     
  9. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    LOL I've done that too! It was so frustrating!
     
  10. Sara

    Sara New Member

    605
    Oct 4, 2007
    Ellensburg, WA
    Hand sawing is frustrating. >_____>
     
  11. lacy_94

    lacy_94 New Member

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    Oct 6, 2007
    North Fla
    how does it clamp in there heads?
     
  12. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    I believe from looking at it that the middle board is fixed at the bottom and not at the top so it will slide back and forth along the top and is fixed where it will keep the goats head at the top.

    Looks good and excellent job too! Lately the building is up to my hubby because God forbid if I cut where or what I shouldn't!! DUH..even I know to measure twice and cut once! Your stand will even work great as a milk stand. Mine is similar to yours but hubby used a "lag" bolt on the bottom and spiked a length of chain on the top op the "holding" board so that I could put a link over a spike on the side...adjustable for even my bucks horns!

    Also, one thing that I did after mine was completed, I painted it like you did yours, to protect it, well it was very slippery for my goats and I ended up stapling sanded roof paper on the top of it...gave them some traction and they weren't afraid of slipping.