SHERER CUSTOM SADDLES, INC.
For 15 years you have read the articles of master saddlemaker and author Dick Sherer in the Leather Crafters and Saddlers Journal. Every project Dick writes about is a real world example of work produced in his studio for clients or art shows. Dick's goal in writing is to educate and improve your leather work by describing the techniques used by accomplished professional artists and saddlemakers. Although leather workers of all skill levels will benefit from this knowledge, Dick's main objective is to move you from a basic level of leather craft to an advanced level of knowledge and skill.
Dick Sherer has approached the restoration of antique saddles and gear as historical archeology, rather than just "fixen' up old saddles" for over twenty years. The techniques of early makers have been studied and documented so that the value of collectibles is preserved and enhanced by the restoration process. Restoration articles provide a history of the early maker, details of the construction techniques used and details of the restoration processes used in Dick's studio.
The texts of articles are presented in Microsoft Word and PDF formats. Photos are in JPG format. Text and photos may be reprinted for personal use at the bench.
Price of each article: $4.99
RESTORATION OF J.H. WILSON SADDLES
1. Restoration of a J.H. Wilson No. 46 Saddle
2. Restoration of a J.H. Wilson No. 32 Saddle
RESTORATION OF FRED MUELLER SADDLES
1. Restoration of Three Mueller Saddles
Mueller Basket Stamped Saddle (early 20th century)
Mueller No. 201 Saddle
Mueller Full Swell Saddle (pre-1930's)
2. Restoration of a 1940's Fred Mueller Saddle
3. A Gallery of Mueller Saddles
Photos and brief commentaries on nine late 19th to early
20th century Mueller saddles. Most are not illustrated in
RESTORATION OF MEANEA NO. 14 SADDLES
1. Restoration of Meanea 14 Saddles
Meanea 14 Floral
56 photos, 1 drawing
RESTORATION OF ANTIQUE LADIE'S SADDLES
1. Preservation of a Whitson Barnes Side Saddle
This article contains a history of the Whitson Barns
saddlery in Cookville, TN. The techniques used to
restore this rare side saddle built with a rail are
described in detail.
2. Restoration of Two Sidesaddles
Both of these saddles date from the early 20th century
and one was made by the Durland Co., New York City.
" How To" techniques are described for restoring
damage common to antique side saddles.
3. Restoration of Two R. T. Frazier Astride Saddles
This article discusses the restoration techniques used
on western and English style astride saddles built in the
early 20th century by the R.T. Frazier saddlery
in Pueblo, Colorado. Reference is made to
Frazier's early saddle catalogs in describing these
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