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The five for five challenge

Pictures we put up in response to the challenge to post 5 pictures of our work for 5 days in a row on Facebook.
Subscribe to RSS Feed There’s been a 5 for 5 challenge going around Facebook lately asking people to post five pictures of their work a day for five days in a row. We… https://www.rodnikkel.com/content/saddle-tree-blog-from-shop-and-desk/five-five-challenge/

When the shop gets crowded...

Some days, there isn't room enough to swing a cat. Then again, the cats aren't allowed in the shop...
Sometimes it gets a little full in the shop. Freshly varnished trees take room on the bench tops to dry, and when you have four ready to go and some in the wood getting ready… https://www.rodnikkel.com/content/saddle-tree-blog-from-shop-and-desk/when-shop-gets-crowded/

Just because it's PUURRRDDYYY!

Here's a tree we just shipped out with a polished exposed bronze horn. Very nice!!
The horn is an exposed, polished bronze # 1 horn made by Herb Bork of Bork Saddlery Hardware. Very showy horn! The tree is a Visalia 3B – 3 ½” stock… https://www.rodnikkel.com/content/saddle-tree-blog-from-shop-and-desk/just-because-its-puurrrddyyy/

More trees-that-aren’t-Wades

More pictures of different types of metal horn forks we have built over the past few weeks and months.
This Norton is 13” wide.  This is a Hamley pattern.  Between the Severe family and Warren Wright of New Zealand, a lot of the original Hamley patterns are still around.… https://www.rodnikkel.com/content/saddle-tree-blog-from-shop-and-desk/more-trees-arent-wades/

Around the shop plus

Pictures of different saddle trees around the shop the past couple of weeks, plus cute puppy pictures...
Subscribe to RSS Feed Since I haven’t posted a lot of pictures of trees lately, I figured I would just take a few of what has been around the shop this past couple… https://www.rodnikkel.com/content/saddle-tree-blog-from-shop-and-desk/around-the-shop-plus/

Contrasts and Comparisons...

Comparing three forks and diagnosing why they look the way they do.
Subscribe to RSS Feed Rod finished rawhiding this set of trees today, and I had fun comparing a few things between them before he got at them. These pictures will… https://www.rodnikkel.com/content/saddle-tree-blog-from-shop-and-desk/contrasts-and-comparisons/