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  1. oltoot

    I found this Simco saddle at the curb

    Cheap at twice the price
  2. Everything is still available and all the snow is off the ground around the shop doors
  3. oltoot

    Sewn on Rigging

    Not quite sure I have the full picture but, generally speaking, when any kind of rigging is sewn down to skirts at the end of construction, the idea is to distribute stress over widest possible area. Conceptually ok but time (IMHO) better spent balancing and attaching rigging in the first place.
  4. Hi,

     In response to your saddle shop sale. I'm in Clearfield Utah and will be passing through Rawlins when I go to Sheridan for the trade show. I'm very interested in what you have. I don't do saddlery, my leather products are for motorcycles but we are in need of more sewing machines. Currently have two Cobra 4's and they do stitch good for what they are but frankly my old Landis 1 makes a better looking tighter stitch..problem is only in a straight line. Anyway, interested in what you have, and yes, I have the money and I sense from your post that this is the type of deal that will not need to be negotiated. You can message me here or if you would rather email, my email is Mark@markscustomdesigns.com.



  5. Just getting old and shaky and yes I think it would be quite a bargain. One way to look at it would be a reasonable price for the machinery with lots of hand tools thrown in.
  6. I would sell my complete Saddle Shop. All tools, materials, benches, racks required to build saddles and harness. Union Lockstitch and Singer 211U566. Complete set of stamping tools, bench tools, washing and oiling fixtures. This is a $10,000 package but worth much more. Complete list and questions answered via email or telephone. Serious inquiries only, please.
  7. oltoot

    scarf slide Help on how to make

    different weights (schedules) of PVC pipe for different size scarf cores then shape with colored duct tape, then braid
  8. oltoot

    Cavalary Saddle

    I knew a few old quartermasters who assured me that the McLellan was primarily designed to be horse friendly not rider friendly but over time, improvements were made with the trooper in mind. The model in the pictured is the 1917, one of the most advanced but I never knew an old cavalry Sargent who wasn't one tough booger. Endurance saddles are much like them?
  9. oltoot

    leather knot question

    Note that you can adopt this method for 2,3,4,etc strand loops. Be sure and save the dimensions when you get a twist worked out and it will all look smoother if you punch a small round hole at he end of each slit. Then when done correctly, reins are easy to move from one bit to another and if yo use a 4 strand twist with a pretty substantial turnback, you have reins with some pretty good weight for release
  10. oltoot

    leather knot question

    I'm not very techy, I could send a pic from my Iphone if I had your email
  11. oltoot

    Is this a lost cause?

    if for display, it has character the way it is so just clean it up a little, IMHO
  12. oltoot

    leather knot question

    Bruce Grant, Encyclopedia of Rawhide and Leather Braiding, pg 47
  13. oltoot

    Maker Mark

    This may not help because it is old (50+ years) info but when I was first starting I had makers mark lines made as lines of type for setting in a printing press and then assembled them into an appropriate bundle in a holder/handle that I could whack to my heart's content then when impressions began to loose their crispness I would just change out the individual lines of which I had had to get 100 each in order to be served. Worked for 20 years until I could justify getting the real thing
  14. oltoot

    Sixty Button Reins

    Fatter cattle=greasier hides ; Old dairy cows can be the thinnest and best
  15. oltoot

    Sixty Button Reins

    Do you use cores? or are they square?