Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Inlaid Seat & cantle bind


Once the seat has dried, the inlaid seat process is underway, the plug is cut out of the seat, then a piece of high density foam is fit to the seat, a piece of oil tan boot leather is then fit to the plug and the foam is glued to the leather. Now the inlaid seat is sewn to the saddle seat.

Then the seat is glued in place on the saddle, the cantle is trimmed and shaped, then the bind is fit/stretched/glued in place, the stitch mark is put in and the stitch length is marked. Now the hand sewing begins.

ps; the horn has also been covered.

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