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ENGLISH TACK REPAIRS
GIRTHS
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 REPLACE BUCKLE ON GIRTH FOR AN ENGLISH SADDLE
This repair involves replacing the buckle on a girth for an English saddle.

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
APPROPRIATE REPLACEMENT GIRTH BUCKLE
1.21
1.21
MISC SUPPLIES  @ 20% (THREAD-RIVETS-DYE-OIL, ETC.)
0.24
     MATERIALS COST
1.45
PROFIT OR RETURN ON INVESTMENT ON MATERIALS USED
0.08
MATERIALS TOTAL COST
1.53

.62

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
24.80
26.33
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR TIMES A SHOP RATE OF $ 45.00 PER HOUR
27.90
29.43
    HOURS OF LABOR AT A SHOP RATE OF $ 50.00 per HOUR
    NATIONAL AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME

31.00
32.53
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR TIMES A SHOP RATE OF $ 55.00 PER HOUR
34.10
35.63
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR TIMES A SHOP RATE OF  $ 60.00 PER HOUR
37.20
38.73

TIMES   Based on average times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
PROCESS
TIMES    (minutes)
REMOVE OLD BUCKLE AND PICK THREADS
14.00
RE-ALIGN ALL THE OLD HOLES, TACK UP
2.00
REPLACE BUCKLE AND RE-STITCH
21.00
     TOTAL MINUTES
37.00
     TOTAL HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR
0.62


 REPLACE TRIPLE PLY ELASTIC ON ENGLISH GIRTH WITH PRE-MADE GIRTH ENDS
This repair involves replacing the triple ply elastic on one end of a traditional shaped girth for an English saddle with pre-made girth ends

NOTE: Because of the wide price range of English girths, each repair must be evaluated as too the 50% repair cost rule.     Also, the editors suggest that all repairs be done using triple ply elastic for safety.                                                         
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
9" TRIPLE PLY ELASTIC WITH LEATHER CHAPE AND BUCKLE
12.81
25.62
MISC SUPPLIES  @ 20% (THREAD-RIVETS-DYE-OIL, ETC.)
5.12
     MATERIALS COST
30.74
PROFIT OR RETURN ON INVESTMENT ON MATERIALS USED
1.62
MATERIALS TOTAL COST
32.36

.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
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR TIMES A SHOP RATE OF   $ 40.00  PER HOUR
25.20
57.56
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR TIMES A SHOP RATE OF   $ 45.00 PER HOUR
28.35
60.71
        HOURS OF LABOR AT A SHOP RATE OF $ 50.00 per HOUR
    NATIONAL AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME

31.50
63.86
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR TIMES A SHOP RATE OF  $ 55.00  PER HOUR
34.65
67.01
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR TIMES A SHOP RATE OF  $ 60.00  PER HOUR
37.80
70.16

TIMES   Based on average times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
PROCESS
TIMES    (minutes)
REMOVE OLD ELASTIC AND PICK THREADS
12.00
HAND SEW ELASTIC GIRTH ENDS TO GIRTH
26.00
     TOTAL MINUTES
38.00
     TOTAL HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR
0.63

 REPLACE TRIPLE PLY ELASTIC ON ENGLISH GIRTH
This repair involves replacing the tripleply elastic on one end of a traditional shaped girth for an English saddle.

  NOTE: Because of the wide price range of English girths, each repair must be evaluated as too the 50% repair cost rule.     Also, the editors suggest that all repairs be done using triple ply elastic for safety.                                                       
MATERIALS LIST AND COSTS   Based on average costs and times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
COST
TOTAL
1.5
YARDS OF 1 1/2" GIRTH ELASTIC
3.54
5.31
MISC SUPPLIES  @ 20% (THREAD-RIVETS-DYE-OIL, ETC.)
1.06
     MATERIALS COST
6.37
PROFIT OR RETURN ON INVESTMENT ON MATERIALS USED
0.34
MATERIALS TOTAL COST
6.71

1.10

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
44.00
50.71
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR TIMES A SHOP RATE OF   $ 45.00 PER HOUR
49.50
56.21
        HOURS OF LABOR AT A SHOP RATE OF $ 50.00 per HOUR
    NATIONAL AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME

55.00
61.71
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR TIMES A SHOP RATE OF  $ 55.00  PER HOUR
60.50
67.21
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR TIMES A SHOP RATE OF  $ 60.00  PER HOUR
66.00
72.71

TIMES   Based on average times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
PROCESS
TIMES    (minutes)
REMOVE OLD ELASTIC AND PICK THREADS
12.00
MAKE-UP NEW ELASTIC
7.00
HAND SEW ELASTIC TO BUCKLES
21.00
HAND SEW ELASTIC TO GIRTH
26.00
     TOTAL MINUTES
66.00
     TOTAL HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED FOR REPAIR
1.10



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