Category: Skivings

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Re-Creating some history, part III

This project is really turning into a lot of fun. In the last post I had just finished attaching the skirts and securing the rigging to the tree. I am now ready to move...

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Re-Creating some history, part II

Before I go any further on the development of this saddle I should show a picture of the saddle I am using as a model. Again this saddle was built by the Sherman Loomis...

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Re-Creating some history

I’ve been very interested in the saddles made in California during the 1800’s. Makers such as Visalia, Garcia, Loomis, and others from that period made some beautiful as well as very functional saddles for...

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Bruce Sandifer Workshop

I have always felt that if I can become a better horseman then I could apply that skill set to become a better saddle maker. By this I mean that I could better understand...

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Time to update some galleries….

Over the past several months I have had the opportunity to build some pretty interesting saddles. Today I finally took the time to update my saddle galleries with these new additions. Please take a...

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Of Luckenbooths and Claddaghs…

“Frankly my dear I don’t give a damn!”  We all (well at least a lot of us) know this line from the famous 1939 movie “Gone with the Wind”.  The film’s leading man, Rhett...

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A change from saddles and horse tack

Most of my work is of the “saddle and horse tack” variety. However, once in a while I will stray into other venues. Such was the case a few weeks ago when I was...

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Spring is finally here!

Now I don’t necessarily dislike winter but it is always nice to see some sunshine and warmer temperatures come early spring. I’ve tried to keep riding this winter but there were lots of days...

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Ready for some work….

I always like to build saddles for horsemen that I know will be using them for ranch work. Here is a Wade just finished for a young cowboy in eastern Washington. He wanted it...