Saddle Making

Saddle Making DVD

I have Saddle making videos on DVD and there are three different sets to choose from, The first set I will talk about is the set "How To Make Modern Day Cutting Horse Saddles". This Four-DVD set is eight hours of saddle making showing you how to make a cutting horse saddle from start to finish. This saddle is made on a Bowden Saddle Tree and has very little groundwork in the seat for a close contact and balanced ride for cutting horse competitions. You will learn about tools, materials and … [Read more...]

Leather Sewing Machine

Leather Sewing Machine

It is nice and handy to have a leather sewing machine that sews both thick and thin leather without even having to adjust the tension of the thread on the top or the bottom of the machine.  The leather machine I am talking about is the Cowboy Model CB-4500 Heavy Duty Harness Stitcher from Toledo Industrial Sewing Machines.  Some of the features of this machine include a 16 1/2" arm so you can sew things that are wide like saddle skirts and fenders that you have to turn around and maneuver so you … [Read more...]

Herman Oak Leather

Hermann Oak Leather specializes in vegetable tanned leathers made in the USA with U.S. steer hides. I have used Hermann Oak Leather for many years for making custom saddles as well as western belts, spurs straps, bridle reins, headstalls and even custom made guitar straps.  This leather tools and carves like no other also you will be very pleased with the yield and the body and feel plus the way this leather colors out after your project completed. Most of the time I use Hermann Oak 13/15 oz. … [Read more...]

Tooling and Carving Leather How to Tap-Off Designs

Leather Dog Collar

This leathercraft tutorial shows you how to do a Tap-Off design for a custom handmade dog collar. This techniques will work for all kinds of leather projects such as belt, spur straps, saddles, purses, billfolds and just about any thing you can dream up. Tapping off a design like this is a real time saver if you make a lot of the same kind of leather items over and over. The video clip below is part one of a four part series on how to make a custom made leather dog collar by Bruce … [Read more...]