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Hello. My name is Gordon Andrus and it is a great pleasure to welcome you to Red Ox Brand Tools.  While you're here I hope you'll check out my In-Line Swivel Knife Sharpener, and the excerpts from my book, "Drawing Floral Patterns for Leather Tooling, with Acanthus Leaves and Scrolls."  I also invite you to check back from time to time and follow my instructional posts, commentary, videos, and other information relative to the leather arts.

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Plans of Procedure

Plans of Procedure

When Starting out as a full time saddle maker, I kept a plan of procedure for each of the various rigging types that I was called on to build.  These plans were constantly being updated as I proceeded from saddle to saddle.  Here are some of the documents that I worked up back then.  I don't do things exactly like this now, and in some cases have changed things quite a bit.  My hope is that these might be helpful to some of you just starting out, and that they may provide a guide to your own note taking.  When I was building mostly contract saddles this approach really helped to develop efficiency and speed in my workflow.

The fourth PDF here is a copy of the notes I made when teaching other makers to build the hunting saddles that we were contracted to produce.

Fitting and Costructing-drop plate rigging
Fitting and Constructing in skirt
Fitting and Constructing in skirt and hubbard

Fitting hubbard skirt jockey