We are no longer building saddle trees. We have two saddle fit videos available on our westernsaddlefit.com website. Western Saddle Fit - The Basics, aimed at riders, is available either on DVD or streaming on Vimeo while the six hour series Well Beyond the Basics, aimed more for professionals but understandable by anyone, is available by streaming on Vimeo. (We left this website up because we have had many requests to keep the information available.)
Well, a combination of being embarrassed that I hadn't finished this job I started in October, and a long phone call with someone who didn't mind (or didn't say they minded) the noise of whamming with a chisel and mallet in the background resulted in me finally finishing getting the thick layers of varnish off the table this afternoon. No, it isn't perfect, but a tree isn't going to try to slide off the mountain onto the floor again, and that was the whole point!