Mulger bill wrote:Clydesdale Scot wrote:ghostpoet wrote:Definite signs of insanity there....
The current project is to custom make copper rivets, to go on custom formed leather which will go on a Brooks saddle frame which will have the cantleplate custom reshaped. The rivets need to be longer than the Brooks ones as I use thicker leather than the thickest Brooks. And the rivet heads may be a little larger than the largest of the Brooks.
Oooh, this I gotta see.
Mulger Bill:It has all been in good time.
Holidays to Tasmania in Feb, then Tibet and Nepal in May, and India and Bhutan in Sept have delayed me.
I will put the finished saddle first then describe the workflow I used.
It is a 1959, last quarter Brooks saddle frame which has had the cantleplate narrowed, arched and the rear flattened, in a style now largely forgotten.
It has had a custom leather cover fitted with homemade copper-headed rivets.
If you want to know more on the process read on.