Re: [CR]Butchering a Brooks Swift saddle/Tiger Balm

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Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2003 01:25:37 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]Butchering a Brooks Swift saddle/Tiger Balm

Good job, Chuck! Looks terrific.

I'd also be inclined to wax the exposed stitches on each side and then burnish them down flat with a slicker. This would reduce abrasion on the inside of your riding britches. Substituting a flat weave shoelace may be another way of handling this.

Tonight Jane brought home a big tin of Tiger Balm sports balm. I'd not before seen it packaged in a tin looking like a Proofride can. I told her to keep it away from the workshop--- I wouldn't want to treat a saddle with it accidentally and then have to deal with unexpected numbness down the road.

Calvert Guthrie Kansas City

In a message dated 9/27/2003 10:47:41 PM Central Standard Time, writes: I trimmed the nose and the rear of the saddle, and laced the sides of the saddle together after punching holes in the lower edge. All this in the style of traditional "butchering" (English term for modifying a stock saddle).