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DOUBLED AND STITCHED HARNESS LEATHER
WESTERN STRAIGHT BROWBAND HEADSTALLS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
The size or width of a headstall is determined by the head strap and can be anywhere between 1/2" to 1" with 5/8" being the most common.  Therefore, the examples below the width or size is based on 5/8", you will need to adjust the data for other widths.   
NOTE:  
If the item is shaped, the times are based upon the item being hand cut from a pattern;  if a clicker die is used the times will be reduced.  
Also if the item is shaped, the dimensions used in the materials list are based on the outside measurements of the item.
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 5/8" DOUBLED AND STITCHED STRAIGHT BROWBAND HEADSTALL
WITH LATIGO TIES AT THE BIT END

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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
.98
SQ FT MEDIUM HARNESS LEATHER
11.17
10.95
1
5/8" SS OR SB HEEL BUCKLE OF YOUR CHOICE
0.79
0.79
1
½" SS OR SB HEEL BUCKLE OF YOUR CHOICE
0.76
0.76
2
5/8" TUCK LOOPS OR LATIGO TIES
0.13
0.26
2
1/4" X 12" LATIGO TIE
0.44
0.88
MISC SUPPLIES  @ 20% (THREAD-RIVETS-DYE-OIL, ETC.)
2.19
     MATERIALS COST
15.83
PROFIT OR RETURN ON INVESTMENT ON MATERIALS USED
0.83
MATERIALS TOTAL COST
16.66

.70

HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED TO MANUFACTURE ITEM

 { 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 TO MANUFACTURE ITEM AT  A SHOP RATE OF   $ 40.00 PER HOUR
28.00
44.66
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED TO MANUFACTURE ITEM AT  A SHOP RATE OF  $ 45.00  PER HOUR
31.50
48.16
     HOURS OF LABOR AT A SHOP RATE OF $ 50.00 per HOUR
    NATIONAL AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME


35.00

51.66
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED TO MANUFACTURE ITEM AT  A SHOP RATE OF  $ 55.00  PER HOUR
38.50
55.16
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED TO MANUFACTURE ITEM AT A SHOP RATE OF  $ 60.00  PER HOUR
42.00
58.66

TIMES   Based on average times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
PROCESS
TIMES    (minutes)
CUT
3.00
LEVEL (SPLIT)
1.00
MAKE-UP AND STITCH HEAD STRAP PUNCH HOLES LATIGO TIES
6.25
EDGE
6.00
TOP COAT
1.00
DYE EDGES
5.00
MAKE-UP BROWBAND
5.50
MAKE-UP AND STITCH CHEEK PUNCH HOLES FOR LATIGO TIES
6.75
SEW ON THROAT LATCH  BUCKLE AND PUNCH HOLES FOR BUCKLE                    
5.25
ASSEMBLE                                        
2.00
     TOTAL MINUTES
41.75
     TOTAL HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED TO MANUFACTURE ITEM
0.70

MATERIALS LIST
NO
DESCRIPTION
WIDTH
LENGTH
TOTAL
2
HEAD STRAP - 5/8" X 38"
.625
38
47.50
1
BROWBAND STRAP - 5/8" X 24"
0.625
24
15.00
1
BROWBAND STRAP LINER - 5/8" X 12 ½"
.625
12.5
7.81
2
CHEEK STRAP - 5/8" X 14 ½
0.625
14.5
18.13
1
THROAT LATCH - ½" X 44"
0.5
44
22.00
1
½" KEEPER STRAP - ½" X 2"
0.5
2
1.00
1
5/8" KEEPER STRAP - ½" X 2 1/4"
0.5
2.25
1.13
     TOTAL SQ INCHES
112.56
          25% WASTE SQ INCHES
28.14
               TOTAL SQ FT
0.98

 5/8" DOUBLED AND STITCHED STRAIGHT BROWBAND HEADSTALL
WITH DOUBLE HEEL BUCKLES AND SHAPED CHEEKS AND LATIGO TIES AT THE BIT END

For HOW TO

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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
1.39
SQ FT MEDIUM HARNESS LEATHER
11.17
15.53
2
5/8" SS OR SB HEEL BUCKLES
0.79
1.58
1
½" SS OR SB HEEL BUCKLE
0.76
0.76
2
5/8" TUCK LOOPS OR LATIGO TIES
0.13
0.26
2
1/4" X 12" LATIGO TIES                    
0.44
0.88
MISC SUPPLIES  @ 20% (THREAD-RIVETS-DYE-OIL, ETC.)
3.11
     MATERIALS COST
22.11
PROFIT OR RETURN ON INVESTMENT ON MATERIALS USED
1.16
MATERIALS TOTAL COST
23.28

.83

HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED TO MANUFACTURE ITEM

 { 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 TO MANUFACTURE ITEM AT  A SHOP RATE OF   $ 40.00 PER HOUR
33.20
56.48
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED TO MANUFACTURE ITEM AT  A SHOP RATE OF  $ 45.00  PER HOUR
37.35
60.63
     HOURS OF LABOR AT A SHOP RATE OF $ 50.00 per HOUR
    NATIONAL AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME


41.50

64.78
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED TO MANUFACTURE ITEM AT  A SHOP RATE OF  $ 55.00  PER HOUR
45.65
68.93
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED TO MANUFACTURE ITEM AT A SHOP RATE OF  $ 60.00  PER HOUR
49.80
73.08

TIMES   Based on average times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
PROCESS
TIMES    (minutes)
CUT
3.00
LEVEL (SPLIT)
1.00
MAKE-UP AND STITCH HEAD STRAP PUNCH HOLES LATIGO TIES
6.25
EDGE
6.00
TOP COAT
1.00
DYE EDGES
5.00
MAKE-UP BROWBAND
5.50
MAKE-UP AND STITCH CHEEK PUNCH HOLES FOR LATIGO TIES
11.75
SEW ON THROAT LATCH  BUCKLE AND PUNCH HOLES FOR BUCKLE                    
5.25
ASSEMBLE                                        
5.00
     TOTAL MINUTES
49.75
     TOTAL HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED TO MANUFACTURE ITEM
0.83

MATERIALS LIST
NO
DESCRIPTION
WIDTH
LENGTH
TOTAL
2
CROWN STRAP  - 5/8" X 28"
.625
28
35.00
1
BROWBAND STRAP  - 5/8" X 24"
.625
24
15.00
1
BROWBAND STRAP LINER - 5/8" X 12 ½"
.625
12.5
7.81
1
THROAT LATCH STRAP  - ½" X 44"
.5
44
22.00
4
CHEEK BODIES   CUT WITH A PATTERN OR CLICKER DIE - APPROX. 1 1/4" X 15 ½"
1.25
15.5
77.50
2
½" KEEPER STRAP - ½" X 2"
0.5
2
2.00
1
5/8" KEEPER STRAP - ½" X 2 1/4"
0.5
2.25
1.13
     TOTAL SQ INCHES
160.44
          25% WASTE SQ INCHES
40.11
               TOTAL SQ FT
1.39

 5/8" DOUBLED AND STITCHED STRAIGHT BROWBAND HEADSTALL
WITH DOUBLE HEEL BUCKLES AND SHAPED CHEEKS AND CHICAGO SCREWS AT THE BIT END

For HOW TO

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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
1.39
SQ FT MEDIUM HARNESS LEATHER
11.17
15.53
2
5/8" SS OR SB HEEL BUCKLES
0.79
1.58
1
½" SS OR SB HEEL BUCKLE
0.76
0.76
2
CHICAGO SCREWS          
0.16
0.32
2
5/8" TUCK LOOPS OR LATIGO TIES
0.13
0.26
MISC SUPPLIES  @ 20% (THREAD-RIVETS-DYE-OIL, ETC.)
3.11
     MATERIALS COST
21.55
PROFIT OR RETURN ON INVESTMENT ON MATERIALS USED
1.13
MATERIALS TOTAL COST
22.69

.83

HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED TO MANUFACTURE ITEM          

 { 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 TO MANUFACTURE ITEM AT  A SHOP RATE OF   $ 40.00 PER HOUR
33.20
55.89
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED TO MANUFACTURE ITEM AT  A SHOP RATE OF  $ 45.00  PER HOUR
37.35
60.04
     HOURS OF LABOR AT A SHOP RATE OF $ 50.00 per HOUR
    NATIONAL AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME


41.50

64.19
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED TO MANUFACTURE ITEM AT  A SHOP RATE OF  $ 55.00  PER HOUR
45.65
68.34
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED TO MANUFACTURE ITEM AT A SHOP RATE OF  $ 60.00  PER HOUR
49.80
72.49

TIMES   Based on average times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
PROCESS
TIMES    (minutes)
CUT
3.00
LEVEL (SPLIT)
1.00
MAKE-UP AND STITCH HEAD STRAP PUNCH HOLES FOR CHICAGO SCREWS
6.25
EDGE
6.00
TOP COAT
1.00
DYE EDGES
5.00
MAKE-UP BROWBAND
5.50
MAKE-UP AND STITCH CHEEK PUNCH HOLES FOR CHICAGO SCREWS
11.75
SEW ON THROAT LATCH  BUCKLE AND PUNCH HOLES FOR BUCKLE                    
5.25
ASSEMBLE                                        
5.00
     TOTAL MINUTES
49.75
     TOTAL HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED TO MANUFACTURE ITEM
0.83

MATERIALS LIST
NO
DESCRIPTION
WIDTH
LENGTH
TOTAL
2
CROWN STRAP  - 5/8" X 28"
.625
28
35.00
1
BROWBAND STRAP  - 5/8" X 24"
.625
24
15.00
1
BROWBAND STRAP LINER - 5/8" X 12 ½"
.625
12.5
7.81
1
THROAT LATCH STRAP  - ½" X 44"
.5
44
22.00
4
CHEEK BODIES   CUT WITH A PATTERN OR CLICKER DIE - APPROX. 1 1/4" X 15 ½"
1.25
15.5
77.50
2
½" KEEPER STRAP - ½" X 2"
0.5
2
2.00
1
5/8" KEEPER STRAP - ½" X 2 1/4"
0.5
2.25
1.13
     TOTAL SQ INCHES
160.44
          25% WASTE SQ INCHES
40.11
               TOTAL SQ FT
1.39

 5/8" DOUBLED AND STITCHED STRAIGHT BROWBAND HEADSTALL
WITH DOUBLE CENTER BAR BUCKLES AND CENTER BAR BUCKLES AT THE BIT END

For HOW TO

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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
.97
SQ FT MEDIUM HARNESS LEATHER
11.17
10.83
4
5/8" SS OR SB CENTER BAR BUCKLES
0.96
3.84
1
½" SS OR SB CENTER BAR BUCKLE
0..94
0.00
2
5/8" TUCK LOOPS OR LATIGO TIES
0.13
0.26
MISC SUPPLIES  @ 20% (THREAD-RIVETS-DYE-OIL, ETC.)
2.17
     MATERIALS COST
17.10
PROFIT OR RETURN ON INVESTMENT ON MATERIALS USED
0.90
MATERIALS TOTAL COST
18.00

.96

HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED TO MANUFACTURE ITEM

 { 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 TO MANUFACTURE ITEM AT  A SHOP RATE OF   $ 40.00 PER HOUR
38.40
56.40
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED TO MANUFACTURE ITEM AT  A SHOP RATE OF  $ 45.00  PER HOUR
43.20
61.20
     HOURS OF LABOR AT A SHOP RATE OF $ 50.00 per HOUR
    NATIONAL AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME


48.00

66.00
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED TO MANUFACTURE ITEM AT  A SHOP RATE OF  $ 55.00  PER HOUR
52.80
70.80
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED TO MANUFACTURE ITEM AT A SHOP RATE OF  $ 60.00  PER HOUR
57.60
75.60

TIMES   Based on average times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
PROCESS
TIMES    (minutes)
CUT
3.50
LEVEL (SPLIT)
1.00
MAKE-UP AND STITCH HEAD STRAP
6.25
EDGE
6.00
TOP COAT
1.00
MAKE-UP BROWBAND
4.50
PUNCH HOLES IN HEAD STRAP FOR CHEEK BUCKLES
1.00
MAKE UP CHEEKS  - DYE EDGES, GLUE AND INSTALL HEAD STRAP BUCKLE, GLUE AND INSTALL BIT BUCKLE, STITCH , AND EDGE
24.00
MAKE UP THROAT LATCH  -DYE EDGES INSTALL BUCKLE, STITCH, AND EDGE
5.25
ASSEMBLE
5.00
     TOTAL MINUTES
57.50
     TOTAL HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED TO MANUFACTURE ITEM
0.96

MATERIALS LIST
NO
DESCRIPTION
WIDTH
LENGTH
TOTAL
2
CROWN STRAP  - 5/8" X 28"
.625
28
35.00
1
 BROWBAND STRAP  - 5/8" X 24"
.625
24
15.00
1
BROWBAND STRAP LINER - 5/8" X 12 ½"
.625
12.5
7.81
1
THROAT LATCH STRAP  - ½" X 44"
.5
44
22.00
2
CHEEK BODIES 5/8" x 25 ½"
.625
25.5
31.88
     TOTAL SQ INCHES
111.69
          25% WASTE SQ INCHES
27.92
               TOTAL SQ FT
0.97

 5/8" DOUBLED AND STITCHED STRAIGHT BROWBAND HEADSTALL
WITH DOUBLE HEEL BUCKLES AND HEEL BUCKLES AT THE BIT END

For HOW TO

CLICK HERE


MATERIALS LIST AND COSTS   Based on average costs and times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
COST
TOTAL
1.04
SQ FT MEDIUM HARNESS LEATHER
11.17
11.62
4
5/8" SS OR SB HEEL BUCKLE
0.79
3.16
1
½" SS OR SB HEEL BUCKLE
0.76
0.76
2
5/8" TUCK LOOPS OR LATIGO TIES
0.13
0.26
MISC SUPPLIES  @ 20% (THREAD-RIVETS-DYE-OIL, ETC.)
2.32
     MATERIALS COST
18.12
PROFIT OR RETURN ON INVESTMENT ON MATERIALS USED
0.95
MATERIALS TOTAL COST
19.07

1.03

HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED TO MANUFACTURE ITEM

 { 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 TO MANUFACTURE ITEM AT  A SHOP RATE OF   $ 40.00 PER HOUR
41.20
60.27
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED TO MANUFACTURE ITEM AT  A SHOP RATE OF  $ 45.00  PER HOUR
46.35
65.42
     HOURS OF LABOR AT A SHOP RATE OF $ 50.00 per HOUR
    NATIONAL AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME


51.50

70.57
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED TO MANUFACTURE ITEM AT  A SHOP RATE OF  $ 55.00  PER HOUR
56.65
75.72
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED TO MANUFACTURE ITEM AT A SHOP RATE OF  $ 60.00  PER HOUR
61.80
80.87
TIMES   Based on average times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
PROCESS
TIMES    (minutes)
CUT
3.00
LEVEL (SPLIT)
1.00
MAKE-UP AND STITCH HEAD STRAP
6.25
EDGE     
6.00
TOP COAT
1.00
MAKE-UP BROWBAND
4.50
PUNCH HOLES IN HEAD STRAP FOR CHEEK BUCKLES
1.00
MAKE UP CHEEKS  - DYE EDGES, GLUE AND INSTALL HEAD STRAP BUCKLE, GLUE AND INSTALL BIT BUCKLE, STITCH , STAPLE KEEPERS, EDGE, AND MAKE-UP RUNNING KEEPER LOOPS
28.50
MAKE UP THROAT LATCH  -DYE EDGES INSTALL BUCKLE, STITCH, AND EDGE
5.25
ASSEMBLE
5.00
     TOTAL MINUTES
61.50
     TOTAL HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED TO MANUFACTURE ITEM
1.03

MATERIALS LIST
NO
DESCRIPTION
WIDTH
LENGTH
TOTAL
2
CROWN STRAP  - 5/8" X 28"
.625
28
35.00
1
 BROWBAND STRAP  - 5/8" X 24"
.625
24
15.00
1
BROWBAND STRAP LINER - 5/8" X 12 ½"
.625
12.5
7.81
1
THROAT LATCH STRAP  - ½" X 44"
.5
44
22.00
2
CHEEK BODIES 5/8" x 25 ½"
.625
25.5
31.88
6
5/8" KEEPER STRAPS   ½" X 2 1/4"
.5
2.25
6.75
1
½" KEEPER STRAP   ½" X 2"
.5
2.
1.00
     TOTAL SQ INCHES
119.44
          25% WASTE SQ INCHES
29.86
               TOTAL SQ FT
1.04



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