Considering a DIY saddle...Possible journal.

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Watching your progress is going to be fun. You will tackle anything, I like that about you.
 

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Just bought heavy duty 2" webbing.
There were many that seemed similar, but they were actually thinner. =/

I have thin 1" nylon webbing, but decided not to use them for the majority of this. I will be redoing my stirrup bars with it. Since its bare, I'll be able to sew it nice n tight instead of finagling it into place, lol.

And already have heavy coated thread, its not cotton, I forget what, but its also strong.

I wonder if spray paint will stick to the tree...Would be nice to use glossy black on it...Have a new can, so I think I'll paint it once I have the straps adjusted and dry fitted. If it chips, ah well, lol.
 

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Chipping by horn is cosmetic and not structurally important.
The crack, they say is also cosmetic and use epoxy to fill it.

Google shows not much will stick to it, so...lol. Loctite has a snall 2 part glue that should work. Want to use it for the bar pads.
 

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This is supposed to work.
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I have a pond leaf basket that cracked one winter. I used an epoxy, two part putty I had to mix. Works great and I think it also works on polyethylene. I think that's what the leaf basket is also made of.
 

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I need a 1ft sq section of this for my cushion...but it's only sold in a bundle of two.
Wanna guess the price of that?
$298!!!!!! Plus shipping!
No!

Ugh.
Maybe I can find someone with a roll that can give or sell me a wee section...
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Why this?
Easy to fit and clean, soft and! Super warm!
 
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