Hello everyone: My name is Joe and I have made my living for the past Twenty years building custom Western saddles. I started with working saddles and over the years it has changed to predominatly Trail saddles. I was trained by a couple of different trips to Sierra Saddle school in Bishop Calif. My tooling has been Mostly self taught with a couple of seminars and a lot of trial and error. (Probably More error than anything else). The remainder of my tooling training is looking at others work and figuring out how it is done. I am looking forward to sharing information and am glad to see that there is a site that promotes this. I am not very computer literate. I am learning slowly. Therefore pictures of my work might be slow in coming, but they will eventually get there.
For right now you can go to my web sight at http://jjmaxwell.com/ once your there you can also get to our Facebook page from there if you are so inclined. We also have another web page which is powermallet.com which is a handy little machine for tooling leather. You can go there to see some videos which will get you to a few more you tube videos. Well, enough said for now hoping to share Info as time goes on. Thanks for your time