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WESTERN SADDLE REPAIRS
STIRRUP LEATHERS
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STIRRUP LEATHER BUCKLES
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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When replacing stirrup leathers the same care should be given the repair as would be with a custom saddle.  The new leathers need to be cut next to each other as a pair towards the top or back bone of the side of leather.  While pre-cut replacement stirrup leathers are available, it is unknown if the replacement leathers were cut as pairs from the same side of leather.  
 REPLACE 2 1/2" FULL STIRRUP LEATHERS
STANDARDS AND PRACTICES:  As a matter of policy and safety, ASMA recommends that both stirrup leathers be replaced. The problem that caused one stirrup leather to fail is probably present in the other. Also, the new leather will stretch at a different rate over time and possibly cause more problems later.

MATERIALS LIST AND COSTS   Based on average costs and  times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
COST
TOTAL
3.44
SKIRTING LEATHER
11.22
38.60
MISC SUPPLIES  @ 20% (THREAD-RIVETS-DYE-OIL, ETC.)
7.72
     MATERIALS COST
46.32
PROFIT OR RETURN ON INVESTMENT ON MATERIALS USED
2.44
MATERIALS TOTAL COST
48.75

1.63

HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR

 { The shop rate is the total of your hourly wage and an hourly rate to cover your overhead costs }

SHOP RATE TOTAL
MATERIALS
&
 SHOP RATE
TOTAL

    SHOP RATE OF   $ 40.00 PER HOUR
65.20
113.95
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 45.00  PER HOUR
73.35
122.10
     SHOP RATE OF $50.00 per HOUR
    NATIONAL AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME


81.50

130.25
    SHOP RATE OF  $55.00  PER HOUR
89.65
138.40
    SHOP RATE OF  $60.00  PER HOUR
97.80
146.55

TIMES   Based on average times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
PROCESS
TIMES    (minutes)
REMOVE OLD STIRRUP LEATHERS
17.00
CUT OUT & MAKE-UP STIRRUP LEATHER
41.00
DYE AND OIL TO MATCH SADDLE
12.00
ASSEMBLE AND RE-INSTALL LEATHERS
28.00
     TOTAL MINUTES
98.00
     TOTAL HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR
1.63


MATERIALS LIST
NO
DESCRIPTION
WIDTH
LENGTH
TOTAL
2
STIRRUP LEATHER STRAPS - 2 ½" X 66"
2.5
66
330.00
     TOTAL SQ INCHES
330.00
          50% WASTE SQ INCHES
165.00
               TOTAL SQ FT
3.44

 REPLACE 2 1/2" HALF STIRRUP LEATHERS
STANDARDS AND PRACTICES:  As a matter of policy and safety, ASMA recommends that both stirrup leathers be replaced. The problem that caused one stirrup leather to fail is probably present in the other. Also, the new leather will stretch at a different rate over time and possibly cause more problems later.
MATERIALS LIST AND COSTS   Based on average costs and  times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
COST
TOTAL
1.88
SKIRTING LEATHER
11.22
21.09
MISC SUPPLIES  @ 20% (THREAD-RIVETS-DYE-OIL, ETC.)
4.22
     MATERIALS COST
25.31
PROFIT OR RETURN ON INVESTMENT ON MATERIALS USED
1.33
MATERIALS TOTAL COST
26.64

1.63

HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR

 { The shop rate is the total of your hourly wage and an hourly rate to cover your overhead costs }

SHOP RATE TOTAL
MATERIALS
&
 SHOP RATE
TOTAL

    SHOP RATE OF   $ 40.00 PER HOUR
65.20
91.84
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 45.00  PER HOUR
73.35
99.99
     HOURS OF LABOR AT A SHOP RATE OF $50.00 per HOUR
    NATIONAL AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME


81.50

108.14
    SHOP RATE OF  $55.00  PER HOUR
89.65
116.29
    SHOP RATE OF  $60.00  PER HOUR
97.80
124.44

TIMES   Based on average times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
PROCESS
TIMES    (minutes)
REMOVE OLD STIRRUP LEATHERS
17.00
CUT OUT & MAKE-UP STIRRUP LEATHER
41.00
DYE AND OIL TO MATCH SADDLE
12.00
ASSEMBLE AND RE-INSTALL LEATHERS
28.00
     TOTAL MINUTES
98.00
     TOTAL HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR
1.63


MATERIALS LIST
NO
DESCRIPTION
WIDTH
LENGTH
TOTAL
2
STIRRUP LEATHER STRAPS - 2 ½" X 36"
2.5
36
180.00
     TOTAL SQ INCHES
180.00
          50% WASTE SQ INCHES
90.00
               TOTAL SQ FT
1.88


 REPLACE REINFORCED 2 ½ " HALF STIRRUP LEATHERS
This repair involves replacing a 2 ½" half stirrup leather ( found on cutting, reining, and barrel saddles) with a strip of latigo leather about 1" wide stitched to the stirrup leather in the middle to reinforce the holes for a vertical style Blevins buckle.

STANDARDS AND PRACTICES:  As a matter of policy and safety, ASMA recommends that both stirrup leathers be replaced. The problem that caused one stirrup leather to fail is probably present in the other. Also, the new leather will stretch at a different rate over time and possibly cause more problems later.
MATERIALS LIST AND COSTS   Based on average costs and  times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
COST
TOTAL
1.88
SKIRTING LEATHER
11.22
21.09
.38
SQ FT 6/7 OZ LATIGO LEATHER
10.20
3.88
MISC SUPPLIES  @ 20% (THREAD-RIVETS-DYE-OIL, ETC.)
4.22
     MATERIALS COST
29.19
PROFIT OR RETURN ON INVESTMENT ON MATERIALS USED
1.54
MATERIALS TOTAL COST
30.72

1.90

HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR

 { The shop rate is the total of your hourly wage and an hourly rate to cover your overhead costs }

SHOP RATE TOTAL
MATERIALS
&
 SHOP RATE
TOTAL

    SHOP RATE OF   $ 40.00 PER HOUR
76.00
106.72
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 45.00  PER HOUR
85.50
116.22
     SHOP RATE OF $50.00 per HOUR
    NATIONAL AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME


95.00

125.72
    SHOP RATE OF  $55.00  PER HOUR
104.50
135.22
    SHOP RATE OF  $60.00  PER HOUR
114.00
144.72

TIMES   Based on average times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
PROCESS
TIMES    (minutes)
REMOVE OLD STIRRUP LEATHERS
17.00
CUT OUT & MAKE-UP STIRRUP LEATHER
41.00
MAKE-UP AND STITCH  ON LATIGO LEATHER STRIP
16.00
DYE AND OIL TO MATCH SADDLE
12.00
PUNCH HOLES, ASSEMBLE, AND RE-INSTALL LEATHERS
28.00
     TOTAL MINUTES
114.00
     TOTAL HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR
1.90



MATERIALS LIST
NO
DESCRIPTION
WIDTH
LENGTH
TOTAL
2
STIRRUP LEATHER STRAPS - 2 ½" X 36"
2.5
36
180.00
     TOTAL SQ INCHES
180.00
          50% WASTE SQ INCHES
90.00
               TOTAL SQ FT
1.88



NO
DESCRIPTION
WIDTH
LENGTH
TOTAL
2
LATIGO STRAPS  - APPROXIMATELY  - 1"X 18"
1
18
36.00
     TOTAL SQ INCHES
36.00
          50% WASTE SQ INCHES
18.00
               TOTAL SQ FT
0.38

 REPLACE 3" FULL STIRRUP LEATHERS
STANDARDS AND PRACTICES:  As a matter of policy and safety, ASMA recommends that both stirrup leathers be replaced. The problem that caused one stirrup leather to fail is probably present in the other. Also, the new leather will stretch at a different rate over time and possibly cause more problems later.
MATERIALS LIST AND COSTS   Based on average costs and  times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
COST
TOTAL
4.13
SKIRTING LEATHER
11.22
46.34
MISC SUPPLIES  @ 20% (THREAD-RIVETS-DYE-OIL, ETC.)
9.27
     MATERIALS COST
55.61
PROFIT OR RETURN ON INVESTMENT ON MATERIALS USED
2.93
MATERIALS TOTAL COST
58.53

1.63

HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR

 { The shop rate is the total of your hourly wage and an hourly rate to cover your overhead costs }

SHOP RATE TOTAL
MATERIALS
&
 SHOP RATE
TOTAL

    SHOP RATE OF   $ 40.00 PER HOUR
65.20
123.73
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 45.00  PER HOUR
73.35
131.88
     SHOP RATE OF $50.00 per HOUR
    NATIONAL AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME


81.50

140.03
    SHOP RATE OF  $55.00  PER HOUR
89.65
148.18
    SHOP RATE OF  $60.00  PER HOUR
97.80
156.33

TIMES   Based on average times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
PROCESS
TIMES    (minutes)
REMOVE OLD STIRRUP LEATHERS
17.00
CUT OUT & MAKE-UP STIRRUP LEATHERS
41.00
DYE AND OIL TO MATCH SADDLE
12.00
ASSEMBLE AND RE-INSTALL LEATHERS
28.00
     TOTAL MINUTES
98.00
     TOTAL HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR
1.63


MATERIALS LIST
NO
DESCRIPTION
WIDTH
LENGTH
TOTAL
2
STIRRUP LEATHER STRAPS - 3" X 66"
3
66
396.00
     TOTAL SQ INCHES
396.00
          50% WASTE SQ INCHES
198.00
               TOTAL SQ FT
4.13




 REPLACE 3" HALF STIRRUP LEATHERS
STANDARDS AND PRACTICES:  As a matter of policy and safety, ASMA recommends that both stirrup leathers be replaced. The problem that caused one stirrup leather to fail is probably present in the other. Also, the new leather will stretch at a different rate over time and possibly cause more problems later.
MATERIALS LIST AND COSTS   Based on average costs and  times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
COST
TOTAL
2.25
SKIRTING LEATHER
11.22
25.25
MISC SUPPLIES  @ 20% (THREAD-RIVETS-DYE-OIL, ETC.)
5.05
     MATERIALS COST
30.29
PROFIT OR RETURN ON INVESTMENT ON MATERIALS USED
1.59
MATERIALS TOTAL COST
31.89

1.63

HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR

 { The shop rate is the total of your hourly wage and an hourly rate to cover your overhead costs }

SHOP RATE TOTAL
MATERIALS
&
 SHOP RATE
TOTAL

    SHOP RATE OF   $ 40.00 PER HOUR
65.20
97.09
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 45.00  PER HOUR
73.35
105.24
      SHOP RATE OF $50.00 per HOUR
    NATIONAL AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME


81.50

113.39
    SHOP RATE OF  $55.00  PER HOUR
89.65
121.54
    SHOP RATE OF  $60.00  PER HOUR
97.80
129.69

TIMES   Based on average times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
PROCESS
TIMES    (minutes)
REMOVE OLD STIRRUP LEATHERS
17.00
CUT OUT & MAKE-UP STIRRUP LEATHER
41.00
DYE AND OIL TO MATCH SADDLE
12.00
ASSEMBLE AND RE-INSTALL LEATHERS
28.00
     TOTAL MINUTES
98.00
     TOTAL HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR
1.63


MATERIALS LIST
NO
DESCRIPTION
WIDTH
LENGTH
TOTAL
2
STIRRUP LEATHER STRAPS - 3" X 36"
3
36
216.00
     TOTAL SQ INCHES
216.00
          50% WASTE SQ INCHES
108.00
               TOTAL SQ FT
2.25


 REPLACE REINFORCED 3" HALF STIRRUP LEATHERS
This repair involves replacing a 3" half stirrup leather ( found on cutting, reining, and barrel saddles) with a strip of latigo leather about 1" wide stitched to the stirrup leather in the middle to reinforce the holes for a vertical style Blevins buckle.  

STANDARDS AND PRACTICES:  As a matter of policy and safety, ASMA recommends that both stirrup leathers be replaced. The problem that caused one stirrup leather to fail is probably present in the other. Also, the new leather will stretch at a different rate over time and possibly cause more problems later.
MATERIALS LIST AND COSTS   Based on average costs and  times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
COST
TOTAL
2.25
SKIRTING LEATHER
11.22
25.25
.38
SQ FT 6/7 OZ LATIGO LEATHER
10.20
3.88
MISC SUPPLIES  @ 20% (THREAD-RIVETS-DYE-OIL, ETC.)
5.05
     MATERIALS COST
34.17
PROFIT OR RETURN ON INVESTMENT ON MATERIALS USED
1.80
MATERIALS TOTAL COST
35.97

1.90

HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR

 { The shop rate is the total of your hourly wage and an hourly rate to cover your overhead costs }

SHOP RATE TOTAL
MATERIALS
&
 SHOP RATE
TOTAL

    SHOP RATE OF   $ 40.00 PER HOUR
76.00
111.97
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 45.00  PER HOUR
85.50
121.47
      SHOP RATE OF $50.00 per HOUR
    NATIONAL AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME


95.00

130.97
    SHOP RATE OF  $55.00  PER HOUR
104.50
140.47
    SHOP RATE OF  $60.00  PER HOUR
114.00
149.97

TIMES   Based on average times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
PROCESS
TIMES    (minutes)
REMOVE OLD STIRRUP LEATHERS
17.00
CUT OUT & MAKE-UP STIRRUP LEATHER
41.00
MAKE-UP AND STITCH ON LATIGO LEATHER STRIP
16.00
DYE AND OIL TO MATCH SADDLE
12.00
PUNCH HOLES, ASSEMBLE, AND RE-INSTALL LEATHERS
28.00
     TOTAL MINUTES
114.00
     TOTAL HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR
1.90



MATERIALS LIST
NO
DESCRIPTION
WIDTH
LENGTH
TOTAL
2
STIRRUP LEATHER STRAPS - 3" X 36"
3
36
216.00
     TOTAL SQ INCHES
216.00
          50% WASTE SQ INCHES
108.00
               TOTAL SQ FT
2.25



NO
DESCRIPTION
WIDTH
LENGTH
TOTAL
2
LATIGO STRAPS  - APPROXIMATELY  - 1"X 18"
1
18
36.00
     TOTAL SQ INCHES
36.00
          50% WASTE SQ INCHES
18.00
               TOTAL SQ FT
0.38


 REPLACE OR INSTALL 2 ½" OR 3" ALL METAL BLEVINS STYLE STIRRUP LEATHER BUCKLES
This repair involves replacing the all metal Blevins style buckle with two horizontal posts or installing the all metal Blevins style buckle with two horizontal posts in place of another style buckle.     
MATERIALS LIST AND COSTS   Based on average costs and  times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
COST
TOTAL
1
ALL METAL BLEVINS STYLE STIRRUP LEATHER BUCKLE
7.30
7.30
MISC SUPPLIES  @ 20% (THREAD-RIVETS-DYE-OIL, ETC.)
1.46
     MATERIALS COST
8.76
PROFIT OR RETURN ON INVESTMENT ON MATERIALS USED
0.46
MATERIALS TOTAL COST
9.22

.52

HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR

 { The shop rate is the total of your hourly wage and an hourly rate to cover your overhead costs }

SHOP RATE TOTAL
MATERIALS
&
 SHOP RATE
TOTAL

    SHOP RATE OF  $ 40.00 PER HOUR
20.80
30.02
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 45.00  PER HOUR
23.40
32.62
     SHOP RATE OF $50.00 per HOUR
    NATIONAL AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME


26.00

35.22
    SHOP RATE OF  $55.00  PER HOUR
28.60
37.82
    SHOP RATE OF  $60.00  PER HOUR
31.20
40.42

TIMES   Based on average times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
PROCESS
TIMES    (minutes)
REMOVE OLD STIRRUP LEATHER BUCKLE
14.00
INSTALL NEW BUCKLE
17.00
     TOTAL MINUTES
31.00
     TOTAL HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR
0.52


MATERIALS LIST
NO
DESCRIPTION
WIDTH
LENGTH
TOTAL
NONE
0.00
     TOTAL SQ INCHES
0.00
          50% WASTE SQ INCHES
0.00
               TOTAL SQ FT
0.00


 REPLACE OR INSTALL 2 ½" OR 3" LEATHER COVERED BLEVINS STYLE STIRRUP LEATHER BUCKLES
This repair involves replacing the leather covered Blevins style buckle with two vertical posts or installing the leather covered Blevins style buckle with two vertical posts in place of another style buckle.
    NOTE:   If the old buckle had horizontal holes account for the additional time to punch new holes for the vertical posts an the Blevins style buckle.     
MATERIALS LIST AND COSTS   Based on average costs and  times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
COST
TOTAL
1
LEATHER COVERED  BLEVINS STYLE STIRRUP LEATHER BUCKLE
9.40
9.40
MISC SUPPLIES  @ 20% (THREAD-RIVETS-DYE-OIL, ETC.)
1.88
     MATERIALS COST
11.28
PROFIT OR RETURN ON INVESTMENT ON MATERIALS USED
0.59
MATERIALS TOTAL COST
11.87

.52

HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR

 { The shop rate is the total of your hourly wage and an hourly rate to cover your overhead costs }

SHOP RATE TOTAL
MATERIALS
&
 SHOP RATE
TOTAL

    SHOP RATE OF  $ 40.00 PER HOUR
20.80
32.67
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 45.00  PER HOUR
23.40
35.27
     SHOP RATE OF $50.00 per HOUR
    NATIONAL AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME


26.00

37.87
    SHOP RATE OF  $55.00  PER HOUR
28.60
40.47
    SHOP RATE OF  $60.00  PER HOUR
31.20
43.07

TIMES   Based on average times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
PROCESS
TIMES    (minutes)
REMOVE OLD STIRRUP LEATHER BUCKLE
14.00
INSTALL NEW BUCKLE
17.00
     TOTAL MINUTES
31.00
     TOTAL HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR
0.52


MATERIALS LIST
NO
DESCRIPTION
WIDTH
LENGTH
TOTAL
NONE
0
0
0.00
     TOTAL SQ INCHES
0.00
          50% WASTE SQ INCHES
0.00
               TOTAL SQ FT
0.00

 SWITCH BLEVINS STYLE BUCKLES
This repair involves switching the Blevins style buckle so the stirrup leather is on the outside or on the inside of the buckle.
MATERIALS LIST AND COSTS   Based on average costs and  times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
COST
TOTAL
1
MINIMUM CHARGE
1.00
1.00
MISC SUPPLIES  @ 20% (THREAD-RIVETS-DYE-OIL, ETC.)
0.20
     MATERIALS COST
1.20
PROFIT OR RETURN ON INVESTMENT ON MATERIALS USED
0.06
MATERIALS TOTAL COST
1.26

.48

HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR

 { The shop rate is the total of your hourly wage and an hourly rate to cover your overhead costs }

SHOP RATE TOTAL
MATERIALS
&
 SHOP RATE
TOTAL

    SHOP RATE OF $ 40.00 PER HOUR
19.20
20.46
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 45.00 PER HOUR
21.60
22.86
     SHOP RATE OF $50.00 per HOUR
    NATIONAL AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME


24.00

25.26
    SHOP RATE OF $55.00 PER HOUR
26.40
27.66
    SHOP RATE OF  $60.00 PER HOUR
28.80
30.06

TIMES   Based on average times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
PROCESS
TIMES    (minutes)
REMOVE RIVETS
16.00
SWITCH AND RE-RIVET
18.00
     TOTAL MINUTES
34.00
     TOTAL HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR
0.57

MATERIALS LIST
NO
DESCRIPTION
WIDTH
LENGTH
TOTAL
NO MATERIALS USED
     TOTAL SQ INCHES
0.00
          50% WASTE SQ INCHES
0.00
               TOTAL SQ FT
0.00




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