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1/3 Scale Saddle.... What Do You Think

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doubleLL   

Hi everybody,

My name is Laurent, I live in France (yes, I'm french...nobody's perfect :rolleyes2:) and my hobby is to build 1/3 scale miniature western saddle.

Please, feel free to comment....

I currently working on a serie of 5 show saddle: Cutting, reining, barrel, pleasure and roping.

I will put some pics of this serie if you're interested on.

Thanks

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That is really cool! Looks like the real thing only with a BIG tape measure.:thumbsup:

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dirtclod   

Nice job on your saddles.

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LisaE   

Really nice work.

Where did you buy the trees ? Or did you build your own ?

Greetings from Germany

Lisa

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mogwild   

If it was 1/4 scale it would fit on a quarter horse. Sorry. Couldn't resist.

nice job!

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King's X   

Nice work! Welcome to the forum!

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Aurelie   

Salut Laurent!

Le monde est petit! on se retrouve ici !

Comme dit ailleurs...moi je suis fan pour voir la suite! ;)

Good Luck avec tes mini selles! ;)

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doubleLL   

Hi everybody, thank you for your comments, I appreciate.

Yes, my trees are homemade, I build an original made out of wood and resin. From this original piece, i do a mold, so I can duplicate resin copies as much as I need.

On the pic, barrel, pleasure, reining, cutting and roping trees.

As weel, the "rawhide covered finish" is homemade.

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Salut Aurelie, et oui, le monde est désormais un grand village wave.gif

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doubleLL   

Hi everybody,

Gullets, horns and groundseats are completed

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doubleLL   

Yes,

But we don't have the small guys to ride them...LOL :cowboy:

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Duke   

nice! all its missing is the bridle, saddle bags, rifle scabbard and lariat. then one might mistake it for a severe. well done! anyone that owns one of those should consider themselves fortunate! btw, how much do you sell them for?

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doubleLL   

Hi Duke,

Thank you for your comment.

As I explain on my post, I working on a serie of 5 "prototype" saddles, they are currently in process and not finished yet (as shown on pics).

I hope they will be done before end of year, then i'll be ready to take orders.

The price will probably be around 1750 USD each (has to be confirmed according fees of material and time spent....)

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doubleLL   

Hello,

I using a basket stamp from tandy, but i think it is not small enough according the scale.

the size of this stamp is about 1/4" by 3/16".

Do you know a place or an adress where i can find a smaller one?

Thanks

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King's X   

try Clay Miller who can be found on here or on Facebook at Clay Miller Tools. He has made custom tools for me in the past to include a BW that is smaller than any Tandy one sold.

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doubleLL   

Thank you king's x

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oltoot   

Barry King will make any size you want

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doubleLL   

Hi everybody,

Barrel saddle done, cutting saddle coming soon.....

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what kind of leather did you use? is it 1/3 thick?

good job. looks great. :thumbsup:

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Aurelie   

Franchement?c'est juste super! ;)

sans ta main sur la photo , on dirait des echelle 1

Bravo! ;)


c'est déjà la galere poue trouver la bouclerie echelle 1 alors j'imagine meme pas à cette echelle ;)

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doubleLL   

Cutting saddle....Yes i know, the horn is too much heigh :oops: but I like it that way!!

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doubleLL   

Hi,

I use regular leather, 1.5 mm thickness.

Hi Aurelie, you're right, it's impossible to find hardware for that scale....So it's fully homemade :blink:

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Aurelie   

:notworthy::notworthy:

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compound   

Hi DoubleLL

..i see, we have same ideas.......but different sizes

I work on few small saddles-in half size- at present. I think half size is better for making and building of leatherwork details.

Because i can made full size saddletrees, i can build same tree in half size. Hardwarw i order on ironworkshop of my friend-hope will be ready soon

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