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  1. Ive only made a couple saddles so far so take this with a grain of salt.

    i did a basket stamped cantle back with a single border running across the top.

    I molded it to the cantle marked and trimmed for my cantle binding. After trimming i reinstalled and then marked where the binding is going to be.  After that i took it back off.  It still had enough moisture so i didnt have to recase.  I marked i think 3/8ths in for my border.  Tooled my border along the arc and then basket stamped all the way out to the end of the bottom.  The jockeys covered the bottom.  I think next time ill rough fit my jockeys and then make the border on the bottom as well.

  2. On 7/25/2020 at 11:06 AM, rktaylor said:

    I think the book talks about two different widths for the strap.  I prefer the narrower version and use another piece shown at the top of the photo to distribute the pressure. I rarely use the wider strap. 



    rk taylor thanks for the info.  ive looked way  back through yours and others journeys building saddles.  I'm going to tackle my first one this year i hope to be able to craft as well as you guys.  I'm sure ill have a pile more questions

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