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Who makes trees from Dennis Lane measurements?

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I get no response from Dennis Lane about who currently makes trees from his pattern system. I know Bowden makes them, and I got some names from Big Sioux in another forum.  Anyone else?--John

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A year or so ago I tried several places that were supposed to know how to build them. But they all said they didn't.

I think perhaps the Knikkles on this sight might use it.  But they are in Canada. A tree gets pretty expensive with shipping and taxes to  southern calif.

Im selling all my saddle building tools from my shop. I repaired and rebuilt quite a few cheap quality saddles, but  I never even got to use the Lane system I bought.

No one around here wanted to pay for the parts alone, let alone a saddle custom built.

It's to hard to sell custom quality saddles here in southern calif.

at least for me.

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22 minutes ago, GrampaJoel said:

I think perhaps the Knikkles on this sight might use it.  But they are in Canada

Rod has retired from tree making I believe due to arthritis in his hands.  He has a website with lots of tree information at http://www.rodnikkel.com/content/

Tom

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Dusty Smith at https://wyosaddlesandtrees.com uses the system, as do a lot of the hand makers. I know Bowden does but I don't know about any other production makers. It is getting more commonly recognized.

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What is this system y'all are talking about?

 

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You take several measurements of the horse's shape along back using a series of templates w various arc shapes.  Give the numbers to tree maker and they replicate shape. Look up Dennis Lane saddle tree system in Australia, or similar words. There is a video out there too. -John

 

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