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  1. Thanks for the comments. You've talked me out of using sheepskin so that leaves me wondering what to use. Any suggestions? Randy
  2. I'm planning to build a case for my shotgun and was thinking about lining it with sheepskin. I have a lot of 1" bark tanned shearling left over from saddles. Any opinions on this? Thanks in advance, Randy
  3. Breast Collar

    Looks great. Thanks for sharing. Randy
  4. Season 4 in my saddle

    Billy, Thanks for sharing your process, though I have no desire to duplicate it. Just out of curiosity, did you square your riggings, then fit the swell cover? I have a hard enough time getting my steps in order, let alone combining a couple of them. Randy
  5. Purse Strap Rivets

    The ones on this purse are double capped. I haven't made it to Tandy to look at replacements. Randy
  6. Purse Strap Rivets

    The domed rivets from Tandy look just like this. I haven't measured these, but I will tomorrow.
  7. Purse Strap Rivets

    Thanks for the suggestions and advice. It has helped me with my search. Randy
  8. Purse Strap Rivets

    I have searched the internet for rivets like this to no avail. Maybe my search terms are incorrect. Does anyone know where I can purchase these? I haven't worked on purses, but have been asked to shorten this strap. That means removing this rivet. Any advice is appreciated. Randy
  9. Latest saddle

    I was hoping you would get comments from more seasoned saddle makers. I always find their comments on others' work extremely valuable when I critique my work. The tooling looks really uniform and I like the tooling on the seat. The tooling on the billets also adds a nice touch to the saddle. I'm not familiar with this style of saddle and am not as experienced as others, so take my critique with a grain of salt. The seat jockey shape and placement seems a little off. Everything is square and it's round. It also seems a little too far back. The front and rear jockeys are not lined up. I think they would be more appealing if the bottom line was consistent. It may be the way it's sitting on the stand but the skirt looks like it runs down toward the front. It may be level when you put it on a horse. Thanks for sharing your work, Randy
  10. latest roughout

    Nice looking saddle. It looks really balanced. Thanks for sharing. Randy
  11. Latest Saddle

    Ryan, Thanks for the comments. It doesn't cost to enter this contest. The winner in each division receives a belt buckle. I'm not sure about other contests. Randy
  12. Latest Saddle

    Clyde, I also thought the quality of saddles was great. I received a lot of good comments and suggestions on my saddle. It was really motivating. Thinking about next year already. Randy
  13. Latest Saddle

    Thanks for the compliments. The conchos are not burnished. I try to cut the as clean as possible. Ron, I always appreciate your critique of my work. I've picked up a lot of tips from you. I'll see if I can find a binding edger at the show. The wife would be disappointed if I didn't buy anything. BTW there's some really nice saddles here. Randy
  14. Latest Saddle

    Here's my latest effort. I'm entering this in the Wichita Falls Saddle Contest. Look me up if you are going to the show. Comments and critique are always welcome, Randy
  15. Oak Leaf Pattern

    Thanks. Randy