Elko Saddle Progress
Thought I would give a little progress report on the saddle. I am liking the whole look so much I can hardly wait now to put leather on it. The tree is shown with just the tie downs, and also with the horn set in place but not down tight yet. Our new hide formula is giving us such beautiful hide, just love it. The horn will be the next big step, as we have a couple of fairly large pieces of tooling to get done in order to bring it to completion. But I do think that we can go to work on other portions of the saddle while we work on horn tooling. Also we have been building some new stamp tools to work on this old time style of stamp job. The array of tools and the look of the impresssion from days gone by are quite different than the popular ones used today.
Rode my bike over the backroads to Paso Robles Gathering, great day about 70 miles it took me 4 plus hours and I made several stops to talk to folks and take pictures. The next day I took the kids surfing for the day. We have a young man from Canada staying with us, he does very nice silver work and is now finishing up his second saddle and it is drop dead gorgeous.