Category: Skivings

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Edelweiss

The Edelweiss flower is not a common flower seen on saddles. However, this flower has been requested by two of my customers in the last year. Cindy from Winthrop, WA, recently  requested this be...

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Early California Skills of the Rancho

In June I had the opportunity to travel to Santa Barbara, CA, to have a booth at Bruce Sandifer’s Early Californio Skills of the Rancho. The venue was the Earl Warren Showgrounds, a classy...

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California Bound

Michelle asked only that we not use daffodils on her saddle. She helped me design the wide border on this Wade saddle and let me run wild with the rest of the design. The...

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Two Ravens

Over the past couple of years I’ve had some requests to do custom saddles where we utilize special carvings to express something very personal to the owner. I recently finished one such project for...

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Celtic Saddles

I’ve had a few opportunities to do some Celtic work on saddles. Here is a saddle built for Marcia Bower who wanted some Celtic work along with some Shamrocks to represent some important milestones...

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The Cadillac was Purple…

“The chaps were purple, the Cadillac was purple, the sky was 1950’s blue….”. I kept thinking of these lyrics from the Ian Tyson song “Casey Tibbs” as I was working on this latest saddle...

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Back in the Shop

After of bit of a whirlwind in early 2015 things are starting to settle down again in the shop. I logged over 5500 miles in the truck already this year so it is time...

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Spirit of the West Cowboy Gathering

I’ll be exhibiting at the Spirit of the West Cowboy Gathering in Ellensburg, WA, February 13-15, 2015. There is a new format for the Gear Show this year as we will not be at...

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TCAA Emerging Artist Gallery

Here are some photos of some of the other entries in this year’s TCAA Emerging Artists Exhibit. Congratulations to everyone on some fine work. DA Kabatoff: British Columbia Tad Knowles: Kiowa, CO Josh Chase:...