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On the Edge: The Theory and Practice of Staying Sharp

This book by Paul C. Zalesak is a compilation of a series of 12 articles that apeared in the Leather Crafters & Saddlers Journal over a two-year period.

Paul shares basic fundamentals from many years of metallurgical research. He defines the cutting edge and then provides step-by-step illustrations on how to get a consistently sharp edge on all your cutting tools.

All you need to know to make and keep your tools sharp is right here in this book.
 
   

$15 ea. - Buy Now

 
    Floral Pattern Drawing for the Artistically Impaired  

Floral Pattern Drawing for the Artistically Impaired: A Systematic Approach to developing patterns for Western Floral Carving.

This book describes floral drawing principles and techniques and teaches you six basic steps to developing your own unique floral patterns and more.

by Pete Gorrell - Academy of Western Artists Saddle Maker of the Year 2000 and Al Stohlman Award Recipient 2007.

If you want to learn how to develop your own unique patterns and more this is a must have!
 
   

$18.95 ea. - Buy Now

         
    The Business of Saddle Making  

The Business of Saddle Making

This 58-page collection of articles contains principles that can be applied to each individual's situation, product,and market. Topics include pricing for retail and wholesake markets, costing, and strategy. Work sheets are also included.

by Pete Gorrell - Academy of Western Artists Saddle Maker of the Year 2000 and Al Stohlman Award Recipient 2007.

A great book for those that want to start or build a better saddle making business.
 
   

$12.50 ea. - Buy Now

         
       
    Doodles, Designs, and Patterns  

Doodles, Designs, and Patterns

This 150-page book has a large collection of original hand-drawn doodles, designs, and patterns. It includes a class about drawing patterns and explores the anatomy of a flower in its most basic form and shape. There are also some photographs of the author's finished work.

This book will benefit the novice as well as the highly skilled veteran.

by Billy Wootres, 2009 Academy of Western Artists "Don King Lifetime Saddle Maker" Award Recipient.

 
   
$40.00 ea. - Buy Now
         
 
    Doodles, Designs, and Patterns II  

Doodles, Designs, and Patterns II

This is a collection of 9 pages of 24" x 36" original pattern drawings by master saddle maker, Billy Wootres. It includes various saddle parts, notebook, checkbook, purse designs, and a large collection of ready-to-use belt designs.

These drawings will help you grow in your leather craft journey and in developing your own unique style.

You can purchase one of 3 ways: We can ship to you on a disk, as a hard copy, or you can download immediately.

 
    $21.00 ea. for your choice of:          
    Hard Copy - Buy Now, CD - Buy Now          
    eBook Download (PDF) - Buy Now  
     
    The Basics of Saddle Fit  

The Basics of Saddle Fit

A guide to understanding the relationship between the saddle tree and the horses back. A good tool for all saddle makers to have in the shop. Spiral bound and extensively illustrated in color.

by Pete Gorrell - Academy of Western Artists Saddle Maker of the Year 2000 and Al Stohlman Award Recipient 2007.

A great book for saddle makers and anyone who rides or uses horses.
 
   

$21.95 ea. - Buy Now

         
 

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