Rural Heritage Village Smithy

Build a Shoeing Stock on Skids
by Joe Want

This stock is built on a skid made of I beams. The flooring may be either planks or heavy plywood. The pipe is heavy wall 3" (od).


A. 10 feet
B. 8 feet
C. 24 inches
D. 66 inches
E. 78 inches
F. 8 feet

Legs that are tied should never be tied hard or fast. Chains provide a high degree of flexibility. The chains pass through a round hole, then out through a slot shaped like a keyhole. The slot keeps the chain in place, but will release if struck with a heavy hammer should a problem develop.

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Joe Want lives in Fairbanks, Alaska, and welcomes email about the use or construction of shoeing stocks.

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22 March 2005