Monday, July 21, 2014

Back to tack

Sometimes, I really do not feel like making tack.  

I don't want to dye...
or skive leather... 
and the thought occurs to me that some people live full and happy lives without 1/16th inch buckles. 
It's hard to force myself sit down and start another saddle, but if I make it through those first hard hours, my enthusiasm returns...
and a new saddle is born!

9 comments:

  1. Do you REALLY think those people have full and happy lives without 1/16" buckles? I have my doubts.

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  2. I bet people live full and happy lives without 1/32" tongue buckles too, but such is the existence of a mini tack maker. ;)

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  3. I only make tack when I am in the mood. When I am in the mood, I immediately go and make tack otherwise, so long it may be months before I make a saddle.

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  4. Beautiful tack as always, Jennifer!

    -Kelsey Roe

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  5. Is anyone ever excited about skiving? Blech! I'm like EclipsedFlame- if I get any impetus to make tack I have to jump on it!

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  6. I get creative bouts and leap on those, but they rarely last long enough for a project to actually then be completed.. Oops?

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  7. I know what you mean, sometimes I don't feel inspired until I can see the saddle being made...
    ~AHG488

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  8. So do you write on the saddle flap with a pencil over tracing paper while the leather is wet to leave your name/the date on the saddle? I usually print out a little code that can fit on the strap of a halter, but sometimes I forget to print them and write them on the item directly Lol

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  9. Where do you buy the supplies, like the buckles? I would love to get my hands on similar ones. Thanks.

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