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#1 greg gomersall

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 10:19 PM

Latest saddle I just finished. It is a 15 " Taylor with a wood post horn. Glenn Christman made the tree and Dave Alderson made the Sterling concho's, rope strap buckle, and sterling and gold frog. The inlaid seat and bucking rolls are alligator. Greg

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Denise thanks for the posting instructions and thank you to my wife Cyndi for figuring out how to follow them.

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 11:08 PM

Greg,
Ring the bell on this one. Nice work. I like the way the buckle is fastened for the rope strap. I am guilty of running them up from under the front jockey and have that little lump. I can make out the border stamp and the block, but what is the filler between the blocks on the seat jockeys and fenders? The alligator looks good. That steer can feel pretty good about donating its hide to make something that looks this good too. Thanks for posting this.
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#3 D.A. Kabatoff

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 12:03 AM

Hey Greg,

Absolutely stunning saddle. Nice balance of floral and geometric. Really like the rawhide buckstitching on the fork very subtle. When are you going to sell me that four heart Don King border stamp... I got a nice 3 heart one I might consider trading you for...I think it's probably more valuable than yours so I might need something extra with the deal. Just joshin... thanks again for the stamp... probably going to use it on my current project.

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 01:15 AM

Simply beautiful Greg, you saddle makers always amaze me at the detail. Great work and thanks for sharing the pics.

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 08:10 AM

now that is some fantastique workmanship and i love the way you have combined the stamps to make such an interesting pattern, Don

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 08:53 AM

Holy Cow! That is great work Greg. I love the Geo mixed with the floral...you do a much better job of making it all come together and flow than I do. I really like the silver frog plate on the housings...that is first class.

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 08:56 AM

Darcy I've already got a 3 heart King border stamp just like the one I got you so if you want my 4 heart your gonna have to come to my estate auction (don't book any flights yet).

Bruce in between the geometric stamps is a flower center I got from Don King 5 or 6 years ago. It was a prototype for an idea he had and as far as I know it is the only one he made. Don made the geometric I used on this saddle as well. The breast collar dee and rope strap buckle tab are the same piece of leather. The rope strap buckle just has a hook on the back like a belt buckle. The weight of your rope keeps it tight and you just have to pull down on the tail of the strap to undo it. Works real slick. Greg

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 08:59 AM

Greg;

That saddle is absolutly top shelf. Good work, your lines are balanced, the aligator is awsome, and one great job with the carving. I like how you did the inskirt riggin(I may have to pick your brain a little on that some day)

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 02:53 PM

Holy cow that is nice. I hope you plan on showing that at some competitions.
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Posted 16 October 2007 - 07:41 PM

Major; wish I could of kept it for a while but UPS came today and its on its way to the lady that ordered it. Greg

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 06:46 PM

Excellent workmanship. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 10:45 PM

Hey Greg, I see you are still making some good looking rigs.. I just signed up to this forum tonight and saw your saddle. I may have to get you to send me some alligator skin...it is hard to get up here.

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 11:34 PM

Andy welcome on board. You will have to make your own arrangements to get gator into Canada. It can be done but there is a lot of red tape involved. My suggestion would be to get it shipped to somewhere in Washington and then pick it up yourself and forget to declare it at the border, kind of risky but it sure is nice stuff to work with. A belly just wide enough for the inlay will usually give you a set of rolls as well and run you from $375.00 and up. Good to hear from you. Greg

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 11:02 PM

Greg, Absolutely Fantastic!! I can't think of anything else to say that would do justice!
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Posted 01 November 2007 - 11:23 PM

GREG THE SADDLE IS ASWUM.. THE OWNER WILL BE PROUD..
Now for the small detail.... Tell us about that Saddle stand.
I think i have it figured out, but would like you to tell us about it :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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