Sunday, January 21, 2007

skirts and jockeys

The skirts are fit to this particular saddle tree using my lines (or my patterns), the skirts are stitched grooved and carved, then blocked on the tree, blocking the skirts is a process of wetting the skirts and then blocking or pounding the skirt around the shape of the bars, then nailing them in place, the nails are not left on the saddle, they are left there only untill the skirts have completely dryed.

Then the back jockeys are fit and installed. They are spiked in place and left to dry.

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