The light was off of my wax yesterday and so while I was waiting for the wax to soften, I started to work on small details of the saddle. I literally build up a saddle from the wooden saddle tree. To make the leather parts, I use a pasta machine to roll out my wax. Yeah a pasta machine. It's a great tool. Dennis Harrington an artist friend of mine showed this trick a couple of years ago. Sorry Dennis for giving away your secret here... lol
Melting glue wax (extremely sticky glue, used by foundries) and dripping it onto the end of the fender that will fit onto the saddle, I attach it to the saddle.
Now to create the metal rings encased in leather that are attached to the saddle, shown below in reference photo, I wrap a thin piece of wax around the bottom of the xacto knife handle. Turns out it's about the same diameter that the ring should be.
That's it for today. Check back in tomorrow.