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 REPLACE SEAT AND NEW SKIRTS ON ENGLISH SADDLE  WITH FOAM/FELT PANEL CONSTRUCTION
This repair involves replacing the seat and skirts on an English saddle with felt/foam panel construction

CAUTION: This repair requires a high degree of training and should not be attempted by the average saddle maker.  
Also, due to the high cost, this repair should only be done in special cases for custom and high-end production saddles.
MATERIALS LIST AND COSTS   Based on average costs and times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
COST
TOTAL
2.5
SQ FT 4/5 OZ TOP GRAIN LEATHER
4.31
9.88
2.48
SEDGWICK BRIDLE LEATHER
20.85
51.71
4
NAIL HEADS (see note)
1.64
6.56
2
FALLDOWN STAPLES (see note)
2.16
4.32
MISC SUPPLIES  @ 20% (THREAD-RIVETS-DYE-OIL, ETC.)
14.49
     MATERIALS COST
86.96
5 %PROFIT OR RETURN ON INVESTMENT ON MATERIALS USED
4.58
MATERIALS TOTAL COST
91.54

13.23

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
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR TIMES A SHOP RATE OF   $ 40.00 PER HOUR
529.20
620.74
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR TIMES A SHOP RATE OF  $ 45.00  PER HOUR
595.35
686.89
     HOURS OF LABOR AT A SHOP RATE OF $ 50.00 per HOUR
    NATIONAL AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME


661.50

753.04
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR TIMES A SHOP RATE OF  $ 55.00  PER HOUR
727.65
819.19
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR TIMES A SHOP RATE OF  $ 60.00  PER HOUR
793.80
885.34

NOTE:     Some will want to use the old nail heads and falldown staples.  The editors have found that the failure rate of these items is very high when re-used due to metal fatigue.  Therefore, the editors recommend new nail heads and falldown staples be used in this repair.

TIMES   Based on average times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
PROCESS
TIMES    (minutes)
OPEN SADDLE AND COMPLETELY STRIP DOWN TO TREE WITH SEAT FOUNDATION
65.00
REMOVE SKIRTS FROM OLD SEAT
18.00
MAKE PATTERN FOR NEW SEAT COVER
26.00
CUT OUT NEW SEAT COVER AND WET STRETCH ON TREE
75.00
ALLOW SEAT TO DRY OVERNIGHT
MAKE UP NEW SKIRTS AND WELTS
70.00
ALIGN NEW SKIRTS ON DRIED SEAT COVER
21.00
SEAM TUCKS BEHIND CANTLE
37.00
SEAM IN NEW SKIRTS WITH NEW WELTS
240.00
PULL ON NEW SEAT WITH NEW SKIRTS AND ATTACH TO TREE
57.00
RE-ATTACH FLAPS, FLAP FACING TO POMMEL, NEW NAIL HEADS, AND FALLDOWN STAPLES
52.00
RE-ATTACH GULLET LINER (SOME GULLET LINERS ARE SEWN TO FLAP FACING WHILE OTHERS ARE TACKED IN AROUND POMMEL GULLET
13.00
RE-ATTACH SWEAT FLAPS
45.00
RE-ATTACH PANELS
75.00
     TOTAL MINUTES
794.00
     TOTAL HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR
13.23


MATERIALS LIST
NO
DESCRIPTION
WIDTH
LENGTH
TOTAL
1
SEAT ( CUT FROM A PATTERN MADE FROM OLD SEAT)  - APPROX 12" X 20"
12
20
240.00
     TOTAL SQ INCHES
240.00
          50% WASTE SQ INCHES
120.00
               TOTAL SQ FT
2.50


NO
DESCRIPTION
WIDTH
LENGTH
TOTAL
2
SKIRTS ( CUT FROM A PATTERN MADE FROM OLD SKIRTS)  - APPROX 7" X 17"
7
17
238.00
     TOTAL SQ INCHES
238.00
          50% WASTE SQ INCHES
119.00
               TOTAL SQ FT
2.48

 REPLACE SEAT AND NEW SKIRTS ON ENGLISH SADDLE WITH TRADITIONALLY MADE FLOCKED PANELS
This repair involves replacing the seat and skirts on an English saddle with traditionally flocked panels.

CAUTION: This repair requires a high degree of training and should not be attempted by the average saddle maker.  
Also, due to the high cost, this repair should only be done in special cases for custom and high-end production saddles.
MATERIALS LIST AND COSTS   Based on average costs and times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
COST
TOTAL
2.5
SQ FT 4/5 OZ TOP GRAIN LEATHER
4.31
9.88
2.48
SEDGWICK BRIDLE LEATHER
20.85
51.71
4
NAIL HEADS (see note)
1.64
6.56
2
FALLDOWN STAPLES (see note)
2.16
4.32
MISC SUPPLIES  @ 20% (THREAD-RIVETS-DYE-OIL, ETC.)
14.49
     MATERIALS COST
86.96
5 %PROFIT OR RETURN ON INVESTMENT ON MATERIALS USED
4.58
MATERIALS TOTAL COST
91.54

12.73

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
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR TIMES A SHOP RATE OF   $ 40.00 PER HOUR
509.20
600.74
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR TIMES A SHOP RATE OF  $ 45.00  PER HOUR
572.85
664.39
     HOURS OF LABOR AT A SHOP RATE OF $ 50.00 per HOUR
    NATIONAL AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME


636.50

728.04
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR TIMES A SHOP RATE OF  $ 55.00  PER HOUR
700.15
791.69
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR TIMES A SHOP RATE OF  $ 60.00  PER HOUR
763.80
855.34

NOTE:     Some will want to use the old nail heads and falldown staples.  The editors have found that the failure rate of these items is very high when re-used due to metal fatigue.  Therefore, the editors recommend new nail heads and falldown staples be used in this repair.

TIMES   Based on average times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
PROCESS
TIMES    (minutes)
OPEN SADDLE AND COMPLETELY STRIP DOWN TO TREE WITH SEAT FOUNDATION
65.00
REMOVE SKIRTS FROM OLD SEAT
18.00
MAKE PATTERN FOR NEW SEAT COVER
26.00
CUT OUT NEW SEAT COVER AND WET STRETCH ON TREE
75.00
ALLOW SEAT TO DRY OVERNIGHT
MAKE UP NEW SKIRTS AND WELTS
70.00
ALIGN NEW SKIRTS ON DRIED SEAT COVER
21.00
SEAM TUCKS BEHIND CANTLE
37.00
SEAM IN NEW SKIRTS WITH NEW WELTS
240.00
PULL ON NEW SEAT WITH NEW SKIRTS AND ATTACH TO TREE
57.00
RE-ATTACH FLAPS,  NEW NAIL HEADS, AND FALLDOWN STAPLES
52.00
RE-ATTACH GULLET LINER
13.00
RE-ATTACH GULLET LINER
15.00
RE-ATTACH PANELS
75.00
     TOTAL MINUTES
764.00
     TOTAL HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR
12.73


MATERIALS LIST
NO
DESCRIPTION
WIDTH
LENGTH
TOTAL
1
SEAT ( CUT FROM A PATTERN MADE FROM OLD SEAT)  - APPROX 12" X 20"
12
20
240.00
     TOTAL SQ INCHES
240.00
          50% WASTE SQ INCHES
120.00
               TOTAL SQ FT
2.50


NO
DESCRIPTION
WIDTH
LENGTH
TOTAL
2
SKIRTS ( CUT FROM A PATTERN MADE FROM OLD SKIRTS)  - APPROX 7" X 17"
7
17
238.00
     TOTAL SQ INCHES
238.00
          50% WASTE SQ INCHES
119.00
               TOTAL SQ FT
2.48



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