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Wood Post Will James saddle tree

Some pictures of a wood post Will James that Rod built this week. Like most of this type we have built, this one will be heading south of the border.
Subscribe to RSS Feed Here are a few pictures of a wood post Will James tree Rod built this week.  He will be rawhiding it Monday.  This one is 13" wide with a 4 1/2"… https://www.rodnikkel.com/content/saddle-tree-blog-from-shop-and-desk/wood-post-will-james-saddle-tree/

This week in the shop - so far

Pictures of the trees we have built and shipped this week.
Subscribe to RSS Feed So far this week, Rod has built three Wades... and one Modified Association. We also shipped off this Wade... and this Wade...… https://www.rodnikkel.com/content/saddle-tree-blog-from-shop-and-desk/this-week-in-the-shop-so-far/

Last week in the shop

Two Wades, two Buster Welch cutting trees.
Two Wades, two Buster Welch cutters.  All ordered by the same maker, these trees are going to Australia.  Here they are with all three coats of varnish on them.  Rawhiding is the… https://www.rodnikkel.com/content/saddle-tree-blog-from-shop-and-desk/last-week-in-the-shop/

Rod's been busy...

The drying surfaces are filling up! Five trees rawhided this week.
filling up the drying stones again!  Five trees drying now.  Sideways on the left is a Wade with an 8" wide fork (hard to see from this angle).  Then, going left to right, a 13 "… https://www.rodnikkel.com/content/saddle-tree-blog-from-shop-and-desk/rod-s-been-busy/

"The cupboard was bare..."

When we go away, even for a day or two, we have to make sure the trees we leave behind are dry enough not to need daily attention. This means that when we get back, the trees are generally dry enough to varnish, leaving our drying surfaces empty. But the…
This is what our drying stones look like at the moment. This is what they normally look like. Why the difference?  Let me explain… Rawhide covered saddle trees need to… https://www.rodnikkel.com/content/saddle-tree-blog-from-shop-and-desk/the-cupboard-was-bare/

A special saddle tree for a special lady

This tree is going to a lady who had her right leg amputated above the knee. She wanted something with more security to it in case her horse spooked at something when trail riding.
So she and the saddle maker, a regular customer of ours, worked out what they figured she would need.  We built a 14" wide Old Moose fork with the backsweep and leg cut that… https://www.rodnikkel.com/content/saddle-tree-blog-from-shop-and-desk/a-special-saddle-tree-for-a-special-lady/

This week in the shop

Building a Wade, a Martha Jose barrel racing saddle tree and a wood post Bowman saddle tree.
Rod putting the finishing touches on a wood post Bowman fork. Still no frost!  The grass is green and the flowers are blooming and it is still warm enough to be working… https://www.rodnikkel.com/content/saddle-tree-blog-from-shop-and-desk/this-week-in-the-shop2/

This Week in the Shop

Two Wades, two Modified Associations
Two Wades, Two Modified Associations These will both be going into cowboy rigs. This one is an 8" width. This one is a 9" width.   3… https://www.rodnikkel.com/content/saddle-tree-blog-from-shop-and-desk/this-week-in-the-shop1/

This Week in the Shop

A description of four swell fork saddle trees ready to go. Discussion of number of trees we can build in a week.
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… https://www.rodnikkel.com/content/saddle-tree-blog-from-shop-and-desk/this-week-in-the-shop/

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