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When adding or replacing saddle strings, a good quality or premium latigo leather should be used.  Also, the strings should be edged and the edges rubbed.  While there are pre-cut strings available, their quality is questionable at times.
 ADD 1/2" x 48" SADDLE STRING WITH DEE AND CLIP
This repair involves adding a ½" X 48" ( a finished length of about 24" or 2 feet )
by removing the concho and adding a dee and clip.  


NOTE: It is suggested that an additional small hole be drilled in the clip so a tack or nail can be used to stop the dee and clip from rotating under the concho.


MATERIALS LIST AND COSTS   Based on average costs and  times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
COST
TOTAL
.25
SQ FT 6/7 OZ  LATIGO LEATHER
10.20
2.55
1
APPROPRIATE DEE AND CLIP
0.61
0.61
MISC SUPPLIES  @ 20% (THREAD-RIVETS-DYE-OIL, ETC.)
0.51
     MATERIALS COST
3.67
PROFIT OR RETURN ON INVESTMENT ON MATERIALS USED
0.19
MATERIALS TOTAL COST
3.86

.33

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
13.20
17.06
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 45.00  PER HOUR
14.85
18.71
     SHOP RATE OF $ 50.00 per HOUR
    NATIONAL AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME


16.50

20.36
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 55.00  PER HOUR
18.15
22.01
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 60.00  PER HOUR
19.80
23.66

TIMES   Based on average times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
PROCESS
TIMES    (minutes)
INSTALL DEE
5.00
MAKE-UP SADDLE STRING
9.00
INSTALL SADDLE STRING
6.00
     TOTAL MINUTES
20.00
     TOTAL HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR
0.33

MATERIALS LIST
NO
DESCRIPTION
WIDTH
LENGTH
TOTAL
1
SADDLE STRING   ½' X 48"
.5
48
24.00
     TOTAL SQ INCHES
24.00
          50% WASTE SQ INCHES
12.00
               TOTAL SQ FT
0.25

 ADD 1/2" x 72" SADDLE STRING WITH DEE AND CLIP
This repair involves adding a ½" X 72" ( a finished length of about 36" or 3 feet )
by removing the concho and adding a dee and clip.  


NOTE: It is suggested that an additional small hole be drilled in the clip so a tack or nail can be used to stop the dee and clip from rotating under the concho.



MATERIALS LIST AND COSTS   Based on average costs and  times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
COST
TOTAL
.38
SQ FT 6/7 OZ  LATIGO LEATHER
10.20
3.88
1
APPROPRIATE DEE AND CLIP
0.61
0.61
MISC SUPPLIES  @ 20% (THREAD-RIVETS-DYE-OIL, ETC.)
0.78
     MATERIALS COST
5.26
PROFIT OR RETURN ON INVESTMENT ON MATERIALS USED
0.28
MATERIALS TOTAL COST
5.54

.33

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
13.20
18.74
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 45.00  PER HOUR
14.85
20.39
     SHOP RATE OF $ 50.00 per HOUR
    NATIONAL AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME


16.50

22.04
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 55.00  PER HOUR
18.15
23.69
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 60.00  PER HOUR
19.80
25.34

TIMES   Based on average times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
PROCESS
TIMES    (minutes)
INSTALL DEE
5.00
MAKE-UP SADDLE STRING
9.00
INSTALL SADDLE STRING
6.00
     TOTAL MINUTES
20.00
     TOTAL HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR
0.33

MATERIALS LIST
NO
DESCRIPTION
WIDTH
LENGTH
TOTAL
1
SADDLE STRING   ½' X 72"
.5
72
36.00
     TOTAL SQ INCHES
36.00
          50% WASTE SQ INCHES
18.00
               TOTAL SQ FT
0.38

 ADD 3/8" x 48" SADDLE STRING WITH DEE AND CLIP

This repair involves adding a 3/8" X 48" ( a finished length of about 24" or 2 feet )
by removing the concho and adding a dee and clip.


NOTE: It is suggested that an additional small hole be drilled in the clip so a tack or nail can be used to stop the dee and clip from rotating under the concho.


MATERIALS LIST AND COSTS   Based on average costs and  times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
COST
TOTAL
.19
SQ FT 6/7 OZ  LATIGO LEATHER
10.20
1.94
1
APPROPRIATE DEE AND CLIP
0.61
0.61
MISC SUPPLIES  @ 20% (THREAD-RIVETS-DYE-OIL, ETC.)
0.39
     MATERIALS COST
2.94
PROFIT OR RETURN ON INVESTMENT ON MATERIALS USED
0.15
MATERIALS TOTAL COST
3.09

.33

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
13.20
16.29
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 45.00  PER HOUR
14.85
17.94
     SHOP RATE OF $ 50.00 per HOUR
    NATIONAL AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME


16.50

19.59
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 55.00  PER HOUR
18.15
21.24
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 60.00  PER HOUR
19.80
22.89

TIMES   Based on average times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
PROCESS
TIMES    (minutes)
INSTALL DEE
5.00
MAKE-UP SADDLE STRING
9.00
INSTALL SADDLE STRING
6.00
     TOTAL MINUTES
20.00
     TOTAL HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR
0.33


MATERIALS LIST
NO
DESCRIPTION
WIDTH
LENGTH
TOTAL
1
SADDLE STRING   3/8' X 48"
.375
48
18.00
     TOTAL SQ INCHES
18.00
          50% WASTE SQ INCHES
9.00
               TOTAL SQ FT
0.19

 ADD 3/8" x 72" SADDLE STRING WITH DEE AND CLIP
This repair involves adding a 3/8" X 72" ( a finished length of about 36" or 3 feet )
by removing the concho and adding a dee and clip.  


NOTE: It is suggested that an additional small hole be drilled in the clip so a tack or nail can be used to stop the dee and clip from rotating under the concho.

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MATERIALS LIST AND COSTS   Based on average costs and  times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
COST
TOTAL
.28
SQ FT 6/7 OZ  LATIGO LEATHER
10.20
2.86
1
APPROPRIATE DEE AND CLIP
0.61
0.61
MISC SUPPLIES  @ 20% (THREAD-RIVETS-DYE-OIL, ETC.)
0.57
     MATERIALS COST
4.04
PROFIT OR RETURN ON INVESTMENT ON MATERIALS USED
0.21
MATERIALS TOTAL COST
4.25

.33

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
13.20
17.45
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 45.00  PER HOUR
14.85
19.10
     SHOP RATE OF $ 50.00 per HOUR
    NATIONAL AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME


16.50

20.75
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 55.00  PER HOUR
18.15
22.40
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 60.00  PER HOUR
19.80
24.05

TIMES   Based on average times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
PROCESS
TIMES    (minutes)
INSTALL DEE
5.00
MAKE-UP SADDLE STRING
9.00
INSTALL SADDLE STRING
6.00
     TOTAL MINUTES
20.00
     TOTAL HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR
0.33
MATERIALS LIST
NO
DESCRIPTION
WIDTH
LENGTH
TOTAL
1
SADDLE STRING   3/8' X 72"
.375
72
27.00
     TOTAL SQ INCHES
27.00
          50% WASTE SQ INCHES
13.50
               TOTAL SQ FT
0.28

 REPLACE 1/2" x 48" SADDLE STRING
This repair involves replacing a ½" X 48" ( a finished length of about 24" or 2 feet )
and are attached to the skirts through the tree.
MATERIALS LIST AND COSTS   Based on average costs and  times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
COST
TOTAL
.25
SQ FT 6/7 OZ  LATIGO LEATHER
10.20
2.55
MISC SUPPLIES  @ 20% (THREAD-RIVETS-DYE-OIL, ETC.)
0.51
     MATERIALS COST
3.06
PROFIT OR RETURN ON INVESTMENT ON MATERIALS USED
0.16
MATERIALS TOTAL COST
3.22

.37

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
14.80
18.02
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 45.00  PER HOUR
16.65
19.87
     SHOP RATE OF $ 50.00 per HOUR
    NATIONAL AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME


18.50

21.72
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 55.00  PER HOUR
20.35
23.57
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 60.00  PER HOUR
22.20
25.42

TIMES   Based on average times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
PROCESS
TIMES    (minutes)
REMOVE OLD STRING
4.00
MAKE-UP NEW STRING
7.00
INSTALL NEW STRING
11.00
     TOTAL MINUTES
22.00
     TOTAL HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR
0.37

MATERIALS LIST
NO
DESCRIPTION
WIDTH
LENGTH
TOTAL
1
SADDLE STRING   ½' X 48"
.5
48
24.00
     TOTAL SQ INCHES
24.00
          50% WASTE SQ INCHES
12.00
               TOTAL SQ FT
0.25

 REPLACE 1/2" x 72" SADDLE STRING
This repair involves replacing a ½" X 72" ( a finished length of about 36" or 3 feet )
and are attached to the skirts through the tree.
MATERIALS LIST AND COSTS   Based on average costs and  times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
COST
TOTAL
.38
SQ FT 6/7 OZ  LATIGO LEATHER
10.20
3.88
MISC SUPPLIES  @ 20% (THREAD-RIVETS-DYE-OIL, ETC.)
0.78
     MATERIALS COST
4.65
PROFIT OR RETURN ON INVESTMENT ON MATERIALS USED
0.24
MATERIALS TOTAL COST
4.90

.37

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
14.80
19.70
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 45.00  PER HOUR
16.65
21.55
      SHOP RATE OF $ 50.00 per HOUR
    NATIONAL AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME


18.50

23.40
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 55.00  PER HOUR
20.35
25.25
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 60.00  PER HOUR
22.20
27.10

TIMES   Based on average times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
PROCESS
TIMES    (minutes)
REMOVE OLD STRING
4.00
MAKE-UP NEW STRING
7.00
INSTALL NEW STRING
11.00
     TOTAL MINUTES
22.00
     TOTAL HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR
0.37

MATERIALS LIST
NO
DESCRIPTION
WIDTH
LENGTH
TOTAL
1
SADDLE STRING   ½' X 72"
.5
72
36.00
     TOTAL SQ INCHES
36.00
          50% WASTE SQ INCHES
18.00
               TOTAL SQ FT
0.38

 REPLACE 3/8" x 48" SADDLE STRING
This repair involves replacing a 3/8" X 48" ( a finished length of about 24" or 2 feet )
and are attached to the skirts through the tree.
MATERIALS LIST AND COSTS   Based on average costs and  times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
COST
TOTAL
.19
SQ FT 6/7 OZ  LATIGO LEATHER
10.20
1.94
MISC SUPPLIES  @ 20% (THREAD-RIVETS-DYE-OIL, ETC.)
0.39
     MATERIALS COST
2.33
PROFIT OR RETURN ON INVESTMENT ON MATERIALS USED
0.12
MATERIALS TOTAL COST
2.45

.37

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
14.80
17.25
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 45.00  PER HOUR
16.65
19.10
      SHOP RATE OF $ 50.00 per HOUR
    NATIONAL AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME


18.50


20.95
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 55.00  PER HOUR
20.35
22.80
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 60.00  PER HOUR
22.20
24.65

TIMES   Based on average times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
PROCESS
TIMES    (minutes)
REMOVE OLD STRING
4.00
MAKE-UP NEW STRING
7.00
INSTALL NEW STRING
11.00
     TOTAL MINUTES
22.00
     TOTAL HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR
0.37

MATERIALS LIST
NO
DESCRIPTION
WIDTH
LENGTH
TOTAL
1
SADDLE STRING   3/8' X 48"
.375
48
18.00
     TOTAL SQ INCHES
18.00
          50% WASTE SQ INCHES
9.00
               TOTAL SQ FT
0.19

 REPLACE 3/8" x 72" SADDLE STRING
This repair involves replacing a 3/8" X 72" ( a finished length of about 36" or 3 feet )
and are attached to the skirts through the tree.
MATERIALS LIST AND COSTS   Based on average costs and  times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
COST
TOTAL
.28
SQ FT 6/7 OZ  LATIGO LEATHER
10.20
2.86
MISC SUPPLIES  @ 20% (THREAD-RIVETS-DYE-OIL, ETC.)
0.57
     MATERIALS COST
3.43
PROFIT OR RETURN ON INVESTMENT ON MATERIALS USED
0.18
MATERIALS TOTAL COST
3.61

.37

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
14.80
18.41
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 45.00  PER HOUR
16.65
20.26
     HOURS OF LABOR AT A SHOP RATE OF $ 50.00 per HOUR
    NATIONAL AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME


18.50

22.11
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 55.00  PER HOUR
20.35
23.96
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 60.00  PER HOUR
22.20
25.81

TIMES   Based on average times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
PROCESS
TIMES    (minutes)
REMOVE OLD STRING
4.00
MAKE-UP NEW STRING
7.00
INSTALL NEW STRING
11.00
     TOTAL MINUTES
22.00
     TOTAL HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR
0.37

MATERIALS LIST
NO
DESCRIPTION
WIDTH
LENGTH
TOTAL
1
SADDLE STRING   3/8' X 72"
.375
72
27.00
     TOTAL SQ INCHES
27.00
          50% WASTE SQ INCHES
13.50
               TOTAL SQ FT
0.28

 REPLACE 4 BUTTON 1/2" SADDLE STRINGS
This repair involves replacing four ½"saddle strings ( 2 in front - ½" X 48"- a finished length of about 24" or 2 feet and 2 in back - ½" X 72" -  a finished length of about 36" or 3 feet ) and are attached to the skirts through the tree.
MATERIALS LIST AND COSTS   Based on average costs and  times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
COST
TOTAL
1.25
SQ FT 6/7 OZ  LATIGO LEATHER
10.20
12.75
MISC SUPPLIES  @ 20% (THREAD-RIVETS-DYE-OIL, ETC.)
2.55
     MATERIALS COST
15.30
PROFIT OR RETURN ON INVESTMENT ON MATERIALS USED
0.81
MATERIALS TOTAL COST
16.11

1.17

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
46.80
62.91
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 45.00  PER HOUR
52.65
68.76
     SHOP RATE OF $ 50.00 per HOUR
    NATIONAL AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME


58.50

74.61
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 55.00  PER HOUR
64.35
80.46
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 60.00  PER HOUR
70.20
86.31

TIMES   Based on average times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
PROCESS
TIMES    (minutes)
REMOVE OLD STRINGS
13.00
MAKE-UP NEW STRINGS
22.00
INSTALL NEW STRINGS
35.00
     TOTAL MINUTES
70.00
     TOTAL HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR
1.17

MATERIALS LIST
NO
DESCRIPTION
WIDTH
LENGTH
TOTAL
2
SADDLE STRING   ½' X 72"
.5
72
72.00
2
SADDLE STRING   ½' X 48"
.5
48
48.00
     TOTAL SQ INCHES
120.00
          50% WASTE SQ INCHES
60.00
               TOTAL SQ FT
1.25

 REPLACE 4 BUTTON 3/8" SADDLE STRINGS
This repair involves replacing four 3/8"saddle strings ( 2 in front - 3/8" X 48"- a finished length of about 24" or 2 feet and 2 in back - 3/8" X 72" -  a finished length of about 36" or 3 feet ) and are attached to the skirts through the tree.
MATERIALS LIST AND COSTS   Based on average costs and  times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
COST
TOTAL
.94
SQ FT 6/7 OZ  LATIGO LEATHER
10.20
9.59
MISC SUPPLIES  @ 20% (THREAD-RIVETS-DYE-OIL, ETC.)
1.92
     MATERIALS COST
11.51
PROFIT OR RETURN ON INVESTMENT ON MATERIALS USED
0.61
MATERIALS TOTAL COST
12.11

1.17

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
46.80
58.91
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 45.00  PER HOUR
52.65
64.76
     SHOP RATE OF $ 50.00 per HOUR
    NATIONAL AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME


58.50

70.61
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 55.00  PER HOUR
64.35
76.46
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 60.00  PER HOUR
70.20
82.31

TIMES   Based on average times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
PROCESS
TIMES    (minutes)
REMOVE OLD STRINGS
13.00
MAKE-UP NEW STRINGS
22.00
INSTALL NEW STRINGS
35.00
     TOTAL MINUTES
70.00
     TOTAL HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR
1.17
MATERIALS LIST
NO
DESCRIPTION
WIDTH
LENGTH
TOTAL
2
SADDLE STRING   3/8' X 72"
.375
72
54.00
2
SADDLE STRING   3/8' X 48"
.375
48
36.00
     TOTAL SQ INCHES
90.00
          50% WASTE SQ INCHES
45.00
               TOTAL SQ FT
0.94

 REPLACE 6 BUTTON 1/2" SADDLE STRINGS
This repair involves replacing six ½"saddle strings ( 2 in front - ½" X 48"- a finished length of about 24" or 2 feet, 2 on the ear of the seat jockey - ½" X 24"- a finished length of about 12" or 1 foot, and 2 in back - ½" X 72" -  a finished length of about 36" or 3 feet ) and are attached to the skirts through the tree.
MATERIALS LIST AND COSTS   Based on average costs and  times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
COST
TOTAL
1.50
SQ FT 6/7 OZ  LATIGO LEATHER
10.20
15.30
MISC SUPPLIES  @ 20% (THREAD-RIVETS-DYE-OIL, ETC.)
3.06
     MATERIALS COST
18.36
PROFIT OR RETURN ON INVESTMENT ON MATERIALS USED
0.97
MATERIALS TOTAL COST
19.33

1.73

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
69.20
88.53
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 45.00  PER HOUR
77.85
97.18
     HOURS OF LABOR AT A SHOP RATE OF $ 50.00 per HOUR
    NATIONAL AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME


86.50

105.83
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 55.00  PER HOUR
95.15
114.48
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 60.00  PER HOUR
103.80
123.13

TIMES   Based on average times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
PROCESS
TIMES    (minutes)
REMOVE OLD STRINGS
19.00
MAKE-UP NEW STRINGS
33.00
INSTALL NEW STRINGS
52.00
     TOTAL MINUTES
104.00
     TOTAL HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR
1.73
MATERIALS LIST
NO
DESCRIPTION
WIDTH
LENGTH
TOTAL
2
SADDLE STRING   ½' X 72"
.5
72
72.00
2
SADDLE STRING   ½' X 48"
.5
48
48.00
2
SADDLE STRING   ½' X 24"
.5
24
24.00
     TOTAL SQ INCHES
144.00
          50% WASTE SQ INCHES
72.00
               TOTAL SQ FT
1.50

 REPLACE 6 BUTTON 3/8" SADDLE STRINGS
This repair involves replacing six 3/8"saddle strings ( 2 in front - 3/8" X 48"- a finished length of about 24" or 2 feet, 2 on the ear of the seat jockey - 3/8" X 24"- a finished length of about 12" or 1 foot, and 2 in back - 3/8" X 72" -  a finished length of about 36" or 3 feet ) and are attached to the skirts through the tree.
MATERIALS LIST AND COSTS   Based on average costs and  times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
COST
TOTAL
1.13
SQ FT 6/7 OZ  LATIGO LEATHER
10.20
11.53
MISC SUPPLIES  @ 20% (THREAD-RIVETS-DYE-OIL, ETC.)
2.31
     MATERIALS COST
13.83
PROFIT OR RETURN ON INVESTMENT ON MATERIALS USED
0.73
MATERIALS TOTAL COST
14.56

1.73

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
69.20
83.76
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 45.00  PER HOUR
77.85
92.41
     SHOP RATE OF $ 50.00 per HOUR
    NATIONAL AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME


86.50

101.06
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 55.00  PER HOUR
95.15
109.71
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 60.00  PER HOUR
103.80
118.36

TIMES   Based on average times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
PROCESS
TIMES    (minutes)
REMOVE OLD STRINGS
19.00
MAKE-UP NEW STRINGS
33.00
INSTALL NEW STRINGS
52.00
     TOTAL MINUTES
104.00
     TOTAL HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR
1.73
MATERIALS LIST
NO
DESCRIPTION
WIDTH
LENGTH
TOTAL
2
SADDLE STRING   3/8' X 72"
.375
72
54.00
2
SADDLE STRING   3/8' X 48"
.375
48
36.00
2
SADDLE STRING   3/8' X 24"
.375
24
18.00
     TOTAL SQ INCHES
108.00
          50% WASTE SQ INCHES
54.00
               TOTAL SQ FT
1.13
 REPLACE 8 BUTTON 1/2" SADDLE STRINGS
This repair involves replacing eight ½"saddle strings ( 2 in front - ½" X 48"- a finished length of about 24" or 2 feet,  2 on the front ear of the seat jockey - ½" X 24"- a finished length of about 12" or 1 foot, 2 on the back ear of the seat jockey - ½" X 24"- a finished length of about 12" or 1 foot, and 2 in back - ½" X 72" -  a finished length of about 36" or 3 feet ) and are attached to the skirts through the tree.
MATERIALS LIST AND COSTS   Based on average costs and  times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
COST
TOTAL
1.75
SQ FT 6/7 OZ  LATIGO LEATHER
10.20
17.85
MISC SUPPLIES  @ 20% (THREAD-RIVETS-DYE-OIL, ETC.)
3.57
     MATERIALS COST
21.42
PROFIT OR RETURN ON INVESTMENT ON MATERIALS USED
1.13
MATERIALS TOTAL COST
22.55

2.33

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
93.20
115.75
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 45.00  PER HOUR
104.85
127.40
     SHOP RATE OF $ 50.00 per HOUR
    NATIONAL AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME


116.50

139.05
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 55.00  PER HOUR
128.15
150.70
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 60.00  PER HOUR
139.80
162.35

TIMES   Based on average times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
PROCESS
TIMES    (minutes)
REMOVE OLD STRINGS
26.00
MAKE-UP NEW STRINGS
44.00
INSTALL NEW STRINGS
70.00
     TOTAL MINUTES
140.00
     TOTAL HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR
2.33
MATERIALS LIST
NO
DESCRIPTION
WIDTH
LENGTH
TOTAL
2
SADDLE STRING   ½' X 72"
.5
72
72.00
2
SADDLE STRING   ½' X 48"
.5
48
48.00
4
SADDLE STRING   ½' X 24"
.5
24
48.00
     TOTAL SQ INCHES
168.00
          50% WASTE SQ INCHES
84.00
               TOTAL SQ FT
1.75

 REPLACE 8 BUTTON 3/8" SADDLE STRINGS
This repair involves replacing eight 3/8"saddle strings ( 2 in front - 3/8" X 48"- a finished length of about 24" or 2 feet,  2 on the front ear of the seat jockey - 3/8" X 24"- a finished length of about 12" or 1 foot, 2 on the back ear of the seat jockey - 3/8" X 24"- a finished length of about 12" or 1 foot, and 2 in back - 3/8" X 72" -  a finished length of about 36" or 3 feet ) and are attached to the skirts through the tree.
MATERIALS LIST AND COSTS   Based on average costs and  times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
COST
TOTAL
1.31
SQ FT 6/7 OZ  LATIGO LEATHER
10.20
13.36
MISC SUPPLIES  @ 20% (THREAD-RIVETS-DYE-OIL, ETC.)
2.67
     MATERIALS COST
16.03
PROFIT OR RETURN ON INVESTMENT ON MATERIALS USED
0.84
MATERIALS TOTAL COST
16.88

2.33

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
93.20
110.08
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 45.00  PER HOUR
104.85
121.73
     SHOP RATE OF $ 50.00 per HOUR
    NATIONAL AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME


116.50

133.38
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 55.00  PER HOUR
128.15
145.03
    SHOP RATE OF  $ 60.00  PER HOUR
139.80
156.68

TIMES   Based on average times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
PROCESS
TIMES    (minutes)
REMOVE OLD STRINGS
26.00
MAKE-UP NEW STRINGS
44.00
INSTALL NEW STRINGS
70.00
     TOTAL MINUTES
140.00
     TOTAL HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR
2.33
MATERIALS LIST
NO
DESCRIPTION
WIDTH
LENGTH
TOTAL
2
SADDLE STRING   3/8' X 72"
.375
72
54.00
2
SADDLE STRING   3/8' X 48"
.375
48
36.00
4
SADDLE STRING   3/82' X 24"
.375
24
36.00
     TOTAL SQ INCHES
126.00
          50% WASTE SQ INCHES
63.00
               TOTAL SQ FT
1.31





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