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The "twins" are on their way...

Pictures of the exposed wood horn cap trees finished.
Subscribe to RSS Feed Well, it took longer than normal for these trees to get out the door due to our time away, but I thought maybe you would like to see pictures… https://www.rodnikkel.com/content/saddle-tree-blog-from-shop-and-desk/the-twins-are-on-their-way/

Some more pictures

Got some better pictures of the fully exposed Jarrah wood horn today, so I thought I would share them.
(It still looks better in real life though...) Subscribe to RSS Feed With some different light today, I got some better the pictures of the exposed… https://www.rodnikkel.com/content/saddle-tree-blog-from-shop-and-desk/some-more-pictures/

Haven't made one like this in a long time

Fully exposed Jarrah wood horn. When you start out with God's handiwork as a base, it is pretty easy to make something look good...
We started with 2" thick Jarrah.  The board is almost 6" wide, and we offset the two pieces for strength purposes.  While we don't expect any major stress on this fork, making… https://www.rodnikkel.com/content/saddle-tree-blog-from-shop-and-desk/havent-made-one-like-this-in-a-long-time/

Just some shots around the shop

Another normal day in the shop, and this is what the camera found to photograph...
Today, for the first time in 2013, Rod was able to put a tree outside!!  Rod tries to get the outside of the rawhide dried off fairly quickly, and then lets the rest… https://www.rodnikkel.com/content/saddle-tree-blog-from-shop-and-desk/just-some-shots-around-the-shop/

Now that's a fancy horn cap!

Silver horn cap made by Richard Brooks on an exposed jarrah wood horn cap.
Subscribe to RSS Feed I showed you a picture of this horn back in February.   But now I can show you a picture of it with the fancy horn cap installed... Here… https://www.rodnikkel.com/content/saddle-tree-blog-from-shop-and-desk/now-that-s-a-fancy-horn-cap/

The handiest "tool" in the shop

Dead socks... Who'd ever think there was a use for them? But there are many uses for them!
Subscribe to RSS Feed is in the plastic bag in the center of this picture.  That’s right – dead socks…  I wandered around today and took some pictures of all the… https://www.rodnikkel.com/content/saddle-tree-blog-from-shop-and-desk/the-handiest-tool-in-the-shop/