Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Western Saddle - The Final Touches


With this post we complete the Western Saddle. While this is a fairly easy and small project I think it makes a nice little carving to set on a shelf, table or desk. As I said earlier, there are all kinds of saddle designs so, with this basic blank you can carve just about any one of them.

The silver conchos which hold the ties are decorative nails you can find at Lowes or Home Depot. The leather I used for the ties came from a women's leather coat I bought at a thrift store back in the 70's! It's very thin and I've used it for different things to numerous to mention. Only paid $20 for it and still have enough 30 more years!

I hope you've had fun with this project. I also hope you've picked up a little knowledge about the Western Saddle, it's different parts and just how it goes together. Later on we'll try and carve a horse to put under it!

5 comments:

  1. Just received my horseshoes and nails today. Picked up the gun bluing over the weekend. Just about ready to start. Thanks Lynn for the inspiration. While I was shopping for supplies, I was also looking in Lowes for the 18 gauge 4 strand galvanized wire. All my Lowes had was 20 gauge. I bought the 20 gauge but I’m still looking for the 18 gauge.

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  2. Pictures added at WCI in the WIP section....myron

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  3. Myron....The 20 gauge should work fine. You might have to remove a wire to get the correct looking "rope". Thats what I do.

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  4. Completed saddle pictures have been posted in the Caricature section of the WCI message board. Lynn, Thanks so much. It was a big effert on your part and I really enjoyed it. Thanks again....Myron

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  5. I use western show saddle because it is very comfortable and there are many brands in the market with different sizes and quality.One of my friend bought new western saddle and when he used this new saddle he was impressed with the quality and comfort.I hope you also find the best saddle there.

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