I love to do finish work on a saddle. This is a large wooden horn on a swell fork tree…something you would expect on a Wade rather than a 13″ front. I used some polished American six cord linen thread and sewed it at eight stitches to the inch. The edge is finished with glycerin bar saddle soap to smooth it up and then a hot beeswax treatment. The softened wax is caked onto the edge and a heated edge iron is passed along the edge to melt the wax. The wax renders into the edges to seal them off from moisture, dirt, salts and whatever elements this horn will see in its lifetime of use on the ranch.
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