Friday, January 26, 2007

fenders and leathers

The fenders and stirrup leathers are made to length for this customer. The stirrup leathers are prestretched to minimize stretch once the saddle is made. The heavier of the two stirrup leathers is used on the near side, since that stirrup leather will be stressed more by getting on and off the saddle. Next the fenders are cut and stamped, they are assembled using blevins buckles, holes are punched in the leathers. Then the fenders and leathers are put on this stetching and shaping devise. It will stretch the leathers and fenders minimize stretch and it also will train the fenders so the stirrups will always hang in the proper position.

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