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Behind closed door...

What it takes to make saddle trees in Northern Alberta in the winter.
Subscribe to RSS Feed You may have noticed that, while in the summer I post pictures of Rod grinding away on trees, in the winter you mainly get pictures of him… https://www.rodnikkel.com/content/saddle-tree-blog-from-shop-and-desk/behind-closed-door/

The belt sander

How Rod set up and uses a very practical piece of equipment in the shop.
This is what it looked like when it was brand spanking new in 1996.  It is made by the Progress Machine Company in Toronto (I can't find a website for them) and it… https://www.rodnikkel.com/content/saddle-tree-blog-from-shop-and-desk/the-belt-sander/

"It's the dust that kills tree makers."

How to control the wood dust is a big problem that saddle tree makers need to face. Here is a bit of an explanation as to why and how we are dealing with the problem.
Subscribe to RSS Feed That is what we were told when we started up the business.  And it is true.  We know of at least one tree maker who is currently having… https://www.rodnikkel.com/content/saddle-tree-blog-from-shop-and-desk/it-s-the-dust-that-kills-tree-makers/