Some may say that tree making is a "specialized market", but we have found the need for some specialized marking tools to make marking out cantles and forks more precise. Here's what we have come up with - so far...
I marked out the next four trees for Rod today using some special "made to order" tools that we have had for a few years now. The major part of my job in the shop is to take… http://www.rodnikkel.com/content/saddle-tree-blog-from-shop-and-desk/some-special-marking-tools/
Getting the angles right is vital to making the cross pieces of a sawbuck pack tree not just set an accurate bar angle, but also fit into the slots on the bars properly, while building a tree with enough twist to fit a horse properly as well.
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A couple weeks ago Rod finished and used the new jigs he had been working on. Cutting the slots in the back of the bars on sawbuck pack trees… http://www.rodnikkel.com/content/saddle-tree-blog-from-shop-and-desk/of-sawbucks-jigs-and-angles/