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    #41
    Originally posted by Rnichols View Post
    Wow, this is very impressive! I am going to a boarding barn where there are no jumps and I need to build my own. I started painting some poles I had, but need to figure out how to build standards. This has been very educational and inspirational!
    The standards weren't the cheapest due to the cost of the PVC sleeve, but I didn't trust myself to drill a true hole all the way through a 4x4 without a press. If you do elect to go the all-wood route, I suggest getting a 1/2" spade bit (specifically for wood). They chew up wood for dinner, instead of the other kind which you need to back the drill out out all the time to clear the flutes. You might use the "normal" kind to clean up the hole after it's in, because the wood bits can leave a rough edge.

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    • #42
      I am so impressed. These are beautiful!
      I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh as that was! My very heart leaped with delight at the sound. --Nathaniel Hawthorne

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        #43
        Thanks everyone for the compliments! I really did bust my behind on these.

        Another recommendation:

        Don't ask your family to design a jump.

        The hideous purple/yellow/green oxer? My mom. Including the stripe pattern. Can't wait to chip that one up so I have an excuse to repaint...

        The ridiculous feather fillers? My sister. Who has no idea how this works and was mortally offended I wasn't willing to put clips on the poles to hang them there. Also currently has not finished them, and I bet it will be 2021 before she does.

        Have you ever asked a question, got the answer, and immediately realize you shouldn't have asked?

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          #44
          Originally posted by Feliz View Post
          Those are beautiful!

          Would you mind taking some photos of your home made jump cups and some up close photos of the standards? Thanks
          Ok, so I have the close up pictures, but I don't think they post big enough to really see how to make them. Below is a link to a Google Drive folder with all the pictures, with the closeups of the standards and the "cups." Not a virus, pinky swear.

          https://drive.google.com/open?id=1bu...JfzvLXZsATA5uM

          I painted them by using an almost-out can of white primer, adding water, dunking the cubes and setting them on a washer pan I had for a cowboy shower. About halfway through drying, I flipped them over so that they didn't dry stuck to the pan.

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          • #45
            I've built all mine too. Through necessity. Standards, poles, coop, barrels (I didn't make these, just collected them!) and "natural rails" (cut out of the bush on our farm- big ones), skinny planks. My favourates are my flower brush boxes. They are just 2' high, and just under 10 feet wide, they fit under my 10 foot poles. They are a "brush box" frame, but have some chicken wire attached between the slats, and holes drilled in the floor of the box. Instead of brush, there are flowers, actually some quite nice "fake" flowers, tulips, daffodils, etc. I got all the flowers for FREE, people just didn't want them any more. I got so many of them, that I had to make TWO of these flower brush boxes. Most of them still had the price tags attached to the flowers, they are worth $5 to $10 EACH, and I got several hundred dollars worth of them, to make up the TWO jumps. Sorry, I can't post pictures here. But they are beauties. The chicken wire half way up the brush box supports them, and the bottoms of the stems are glued into the holes in the base. The worst thing about them is that they are so colourful that the deer that spend the hot summer days sheltering IN my riding arena, try to eat the flowers, pull them out, tear them apart. Because deer are like unicorns, they eat flowers. Keep an eye out always for give aways like these flowers, thrift stores, garage sales, household auctions etc, they are there sometimes. And make great jumps.
            www.cordovafarm.weebly.com

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            • #46
              These are awesome! What a great job you did!!!
              "Punch him in the wiener. Then leave." AffirmedHope

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                #47
                Originally posted by NancyM View Post
                I've built all mine too. Through necessity. Standards, poles, coop, barrels (I didn't make these, just collected them!) and "natural rails" (cut out of the bush on our farm- big ones), skinny planks. My favourates are my flower brush boxes. They are just 2' high, and just under 10 feet wide, they fit under my 10 foot poles. They are a "brush box" frame, but have some chicken wire attached between the slats, and holes drilled in the floor of the box. Instead of brush, there are flowers, actually some quite nice "fake" flowers, tulips, daffodils, etc. I got all the flowers for FREE, people just didn't want them any more. I got so many of them, that I had to make TWO of these flower brush boxes. Most of them still had the price tags attached to the flowers, they are worth $5 to $10 EACH, and I got several hundred dollars worth of them, to make up the TWO jumps. Sorry, I can't post pictures here. But they are beauties. The chicken wire half way up the brush box supports them, and the bottoms of the stems are glued into the holes in the base. The worst thing about them is that they are so colourful that the deer that spend the hot summer days sheltering IN my riding arena, try to eat the flowers, pull them out, tear them apart. Because deer are like unicorns, they eat flowers. Keep an eye out always for give aways like these flowers, thrift stores, garage sales, household auctions etc, they are there sometimes. And make great jumps.
                I've heard that cemeteries are willing to give away fake flowers when they're doing regular cleanups. I haven't had the gall to call one yet though...

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                • #48
                  Originally posted by endlessclimb View Post

                  I've heard that cemeteries are willing to give away fake flowers when they're doing regular cleanups. I haven't had the gall to call one yet though...
                  Hey, "reduce, reuse, recycle"!
                  www.cordovafarm.weebly.com

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                  • #49
                    Absolutely gorgeous! I love the PVC idea and will make those. The wave planks are very creative and I love the colors that you used for every jump. Thank you for sharing

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