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Alexis1234

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About Alexis1234

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    www.alexisclarkdesigns.com

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    Female
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    Minnesota
  • Interests
    horse harness and tack,carriage restoration

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    harness, tack
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    horse harness
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  1. Lol, I think that's one I'd have to turn down!
  2. Thank you The book is called The Harness Maker's Illustrated Manual. There are a few ones out there and some of them were incomplete. Find the version w/ pics. It is available for free online. Wonderful source!
  3. Yes, I looked at antique photos- just wonderful, both the dogs and goat... Some vehicles were beautifully built just like miniature horse carriages!
  4. I will! I know very little about driving goats but I'm very intrigued. Told customer - I need pics, lol
  5. I didn't know folks still drove goats, but after this- I want a pair:) Yes- carts or wagon
  6. haven't posted in a long time, but thought I would share my latest " unusual " project... I was commissioned to make a custom GOAT driving harness. Certainly not fancy/ high end by harness work standards, but unusual in today's world of nylon and beta. This harness has rolled patent leather breeching and breastcollar, a 2 in flexible padded saddle and tan English bridle leather lines. I'm still working on a few parts to get it finished and sent out, but thought I would share. I used a 1907 Sears Roebuck catalog and a vintage harness makers guide book for guidance/I haven't posted in a long time, but thought I would share my latest " unusual " project... I was commissioned to make a custom GOAT driving harness. Certainly not fancy/ high end by any harness work standards, but unusual in today's world of nylon and beta. This harness has rolled patent leather breeching and breastcollar, a 2 in flexible padded saddle and tan English bridle leather lines. This is the tiniest harness I've ever made I'm still working on a few parts to get it finished and sent out, but thought I would share. I used a 1907 Sears Roebuck catalog and a vintage harness makers guide book for guidance/ inspiration. Let me know what you think- Thanks!
  7. I do not do it that way...However, on I've seen it done on work harness.
  8. I've been putting Resolene on W & C bridle leather( almost every leather, actually). I made a bridle leather bag a couple years ago that I use on a daily basis- still looking great.
  9. This person uses cooking lard that he keeps in the fridge. Great information guys. I was intrigued by it, so I just had to ask. Now I know what to use if I'm ever in a pinch.
  10. Final Update: Despite the delayed shipment and extremely poor communication from the company, I had a family attorney take a look at the contract. Based on the contract, company would have had design rights to anything and everything that was coming out of my shop- even if it wasn't equine related and also to any customer info. I would have been getting paid by the hour, not by the job, which was not the way it was supposed to be.. It was a totally one sided contract . I decided not to pursue any further communications with this company.
  11. Someone I know swears by the use of LARD to condition leather. I used tallow one time when I was a teen and it caused the leather to mold. Is lard a good leather conditioner? I would think it would go rancid and attract mice out in the barn. Any thoughts? Personally, I stick with neats foot, but always open to new ideas. Thanks!
  12. Update: I just received the tack set back a couple days ago- I'm very relieved! Thank you all for the input.
  13. That makes me feel better. I'll wait it out and see what happens. I
  14. Both excellent ideas! Its been 2 weeks but I'm going to wait a bit longer- just to be sure.
  15. I should clarify- I could not take pics and post them to social media . I did take pictures of the tack set as a work in progress and it is unique enough to be identified.
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