It's been a while

Posted by RodandDenise on October 30, 2014

We are no longer building saddle trees, but we have two videos about how Western saddles fit horses available on our website.

2014 Oct 30 1 Rod cutting out bars.jpg

since I did an “around the shop today” kind of post, so here it is. I went out to the shop with the camera and just took some pictures of things, like Rod cutting out bars for the next set of four trees…

2014 Oct 30 2 cantles and bars waiting to be cut out.jpg

Wood for bars and cantles still waiting to be cut out…

2014 Oct 30 3 bars and forks waiting to be glued.jpg

Wood for bars and forks still waiting to be glued up…

2014 Oct 30 4 wood shelves need filling.jpg

Fairly empty wood shelves waiting to be filled, hopefully before it snows too much

2014 Oct 30 5 saddle trees starting to dry.jpg

Four recently rawhided Wade trees starting to dry. The fan helps in the colder months when we can’t get them outside in the sun and wind for the first few hours.

2014 Oct 30 6 metal horn saddle trees drying.jpg

Four metal horn fork trees a week further along in their drying. From left to right they are a 14” Hamley Roper, a 13” Norton, a 13” Will James and, partially hidden behind the post, a 12” High Country.

2014 Oct 30 7 deer hides drying.jpg

Deer hides made into rawhide also drying, this time on the stretching rack in the back room. It is hunting season after all, and now is when we get all the deer hide we need for lace for the whole of next year.

2014 Oct 30 8 pile of bones.jpg

Another pile of bones

2014 Oct 30 9 what is this.jpg

Which belong to this fellow. No, not our project – this time… 

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