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I have been thru all the questions on the Getting Started thread first to see if there might be an answer for me first, but didn't find one. So here is the deal and hope I can get some good ideas on how to go about this. First, I have a horse skull that I've wanted to do something cool with. Decided to do a leather horse mask over it and maybe later carve something into the bone skull too. I just want to take the correct steps here so that it will be somewhat of a success first time around. lol My piece of leather that I'm working with first is 1 to 2 oz so it is thin compared to leather that is used for many other things. I've learned over the last two years where the leather is "cased" to the exact wetness for carving/stamping. I feel like I should "case" the leather first, and then kinda lay it over the skull to get the eye holes cut out in the right placing. But then I also want to hand carve a design into it. So should I dampen the leather again after I have it cut like I want it? To lay it out flat so that I can do the carving? In the past, I've learned that after carving, then damping it again to fit it over something, I've had to re-do some of the carving because it kinda "faded" away alittle. There will be holes on each side of the leather, so it can be tied in the back of the skull. Thanks for any help or ideas you can give!
Hello! I've been working and practicing at the Sheridan Style. I know I still don't have it right yet. My deal is that I work on making Miniature Saddles. The bottom skirt is 3 inches (I said inches yes) long. Had to make all of my tools almost, because I can't buy them small enough. I'd like to get good enough at this, that it would be hard to tell it apart from a real Saddle. Love making them. Thanks for any and all comments. And ask questions too if you like.
Guess I should come in here and introduce myself. I've been a member for a long time, but haven't been active in here much. So much to do, so little time! lol Anyway, want to say, I sure have learned alot in here from just reading. Great information in here. I live in the Ozark Mountains. Finishing a house. Gave up a Pet Nanny business that I had, to stay home full time with my aging Mother, and to pursue the business of making Miniature Model Horse Tack. The Model Horse Hobby is a crazy one, but also very rewarding and fun too. Would love to know if there are any other Model Horse Tack makers in here? I've never owned a horse in my life. I was lucky to know that the horn points towards the head! That was a good start huh? lol I have another site of which I have photos of my work. http://www.PictureTrail.com/rainbowfeather It will be fun and good to hear from others in here!
Hello! I just walked in the door here. Looking around a bit. Tons of stuff to read and look into. I surely need to come back often and check things out in here! About a year ago, I began a new hobby that I just love. Breyer Horse Saddle Making. Love the smell of leather! My first trip to Springfield Leather was so awesome! The smell of the leather in there just made me want to camp out in there! I've only made about 5 Saddles so far. They are 3 inches long. So everything is very small. The tooling leather is thinner. The tools all have to be much smaller. Lucky for me that there are places to obtain the small stamping tools needed for this hobby. But I also see where I need to learn how to carve on the leather. Not only do I need to learn a ton yet, but I also need to learn the "correctness" of how each type of saddle is put together. I rode a few horses when I was young and loved it. So I do know which way the horn goes on the horse! haha But I never knew how many different saddles there were! I thought they were all the same. Not! So for now, to begin with, I'll put some photos of what I've made so far on here. I'd love to hear from Big Horse Saddle Makers! These Saddles I am trying to learn to make, are for Breyer Horses. People show them at shows just like a Big Horse Show. So the correctness has to be right on. Don't worry about hurting my feelings! You won't. By your comments, and help, I will learn! And that is what I need to do. Thanks for looking!