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 Butler, …

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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 when …

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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 simple, …

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I’m no braider….

I’ve never claimed to be a braider. I really admire the work those artisans do but have never had the burning desire to dive into it with great zeal. I do like to “dally” in …

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Trade Show Tales

Though I don’t do many trade shows, I always enjoy them. Meeting people and having the chance to show them my work and to talk about that work is enjoyable as well as educational. While …

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Stamping Cantle

Continuing the development of the saddle for the Spirit of the West Cowboy Gathering in Ellensburg, WA, Feb 14-16, here is a sequence showing the carving and stamping in the seat cantle.

Seat Panel Carving

I have been working a number of projects over the past month but haven’t been keeping up on my postings. Here is a scroll panel that I am carving on the seat jockey of a …

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