So without further ado, here is the first saddle of 2009. This one did not come easy. I had to do the seat section twice. It's very discouraging to have to redo several hours worth of work, but I'm glad I did. This looks so much better than the earlier attempt.
One of the symptoms of crazy, obsessed tackmaker disease is wanting the saddle's underside to look just as good as its top. I also want them to feel like real saddles.