Monday, January 31, 2011

Next Miniature Saddle Fender

I started working on my next miniature saddle fender piece. This is a unique design by F.O. Baird.  According to information, this saddler maker spent over 1000 hours building the saddle from which this design came from.  The picture I have really shows it to be a beauty.  Stay tune!

Fourth Miniature Saddle Fender Trimmed

Sunday, January 30, 2011

4th Miniature Saddle Fender

I have been progressing through this miniature fender.  This design was taken from an old issue of the Leather Crafter's & Saddlers Journal.   I am not sure who designed it, but it was pleasing to my eye.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

3rd "Mini" Saddle Fender Completed!

I just completed my third minature saddle fender.  This design come master saddle maker & instructor Jesse Smith.  I really like Mr. Smith's designs only because I am particular to Californio and Northwest carving styles. 

Friday, January 28, 2011

Don Butler Saddle Fender Pattern

I have completed my second saddle fender from Don Butler's design.

First two 'mini' fenders completed

The first two fenders are done.  The one on the left came from a collection of patterns from Billy Wootres (New Mexico).  Thiks fender has the initials "OK" centered.  To the right, this fender design belongs to master saddlemaker Don Butler from Sheridan, Wyo.  On to the next one!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Second 'mini' Fender

Here is my second fender to tribute master saddle maker Don Butler.  This pattern was in the Jan/Feb 2011 Leather Crafter's & Saddlers Journal.  I really like this fender pattern.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Billy Wootre Mini Saddle Fender

Well, I started my first 'mini' saddle fender to tribute Billy Wootres.  It's has been transferred and carved.  I will let the moisture settle a bit and start tooling.

Monday, January 24, 2011

'Mini' Tribute Fenders of Master Saddle Makers

I decided to carve and tool some miniature side fenders from several saddle makers as tribute pieces.  I am doing this for the hell of it.  I got to get my practice in some how.  Stay tune!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A new belt completed for myself.

Here is a new belt I started working on after Thanksgiving. I finally finished the interior lining and edges.  My finish was simple......Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Clear-Lac.  Of course, each one was allowed appropriate drying time.

Wine Bottle Carrier Done!

My prototype wine bottle carrier carrier is finally down.  I made notes and changes to the pattern as I went along.....so my next one should get along easier.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Progress of the Wine Bottle Carrier

I have started putting the pieces together for this project.  With the kids off from school it has been difficult to pay a lot of attention. This project has required a lot of attention mainly because of the way I designed it.  I don't know.  Anyways, I used TLF Saddle Tan gel and a burgandy chrome tan for the boot.  A zipper will be installed later.  Thanks for following this blog.