GO TO THE FOLLOWING




SINGLE PLY BRIDLE 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.
 PAGE NAVIGATION  SCROLL DOWN OR CLICK ON YOUR AREA OF INTEREST

 5/8" SINGLE PLY STRAIGHT BROWBAND HEADSTALL WITH SEWN DOUBLE HEEL BUCKLES
AND SHAPED CHEEKS WITH CHICAGO SCREWS 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
.84
SQ FT BRIDLE LEATHER OF YOUR CHOICE
10.60
8.90
2
5/8" SS OR SB HEEL BUCKLES
0.79
1.58
1
1/2" 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.)
1.78
     MATERIALS COST
13.60
PROFIT OR RETURN ON INVESTMENT ON MATERIALS USED
0.72
MATERIALS TOTAL COST
14.32

.78

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
31.20
45.52
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED TO MANUFACTURE ITEM AT  A SHOP RATE OF  $ 45.00  PER HOUR
35.10
49.42
     HOURS OF LABOR AT A SHOP RATE OF $50.00 per HOUR
    NATIONAL AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME


39.00

53.32
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED TO MANUFACTURE ITEM AT  A SHOP RATE OF  $ 55.00  PER HOUR
42.90
57.22
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED TO MANUFACTURE ITEM AT A SHOP RATE OF  $ 60.00  PER HOUR
46.80
61.12

TIMES   Based on average times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
PROCESS
TIMES    (minutes)
CUT
2.50
LEVEL (SPLIT) Optional
1.00
MARK HOLES FOR BUCKLES, BUCKLE SLOTS, CHICAGO SCREWS, SKIVE, AND FINISH ENDS
3.00
EDGE
6.00
TOP COAT
1.00
DYE EDGES
5.00
MAKE-UP BROWBAND
4.50
PUNCH HOLES IN HEAD STRAP FOR CHEEK BUCKLE
1.00
SEW ON CHEEK BUCKLES AND PUNCH HOLES FOR CHICAGO SCREWS
7.75
SEW ON THROAT LATCH  BUCKLE AND PUNCH HOLES FOR BUCKLE                    
5.25
ASSEMBLE
5.00
     TOTAL MINUTES
42.00
     TOTAL HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED TO MANUFACTURE ITEM
0.70

MATERIALS LIST
NO
DESCRIPTION
WIDTH
LENGTH
TOTAL
1
CROWN STRAP  - 5/8" X 28"
.625
28
17.50
1
BROWBAND STRAP  - 5/8" X 24"
.625
24
15.00
1
THROAT LATCH STRAP  - ½" X 44"
.5
44
22.00
2
CHEEK BODIES   CUT WITH A PATTERN OR CLICKER DIE - APPROX 1 1/4" X 15 ½"
1.25
15.5
38.75
1
1/2" KEEPER STRAP - 1/2" X 2"
0.5
2
1.00
2
5/8" KEEPER STRAP - 1/2" X 2 1/4"
0.5
2.25
2.25
     TOTAL SQ INCHES
96.50
          25% WASTE SQ INCHES
24.13
               TOTAL SQ FT
0.84

 5/8" SINGLE PLY STRAIGHT BROWBAND HEADSTALL WITH DOUBLE HEEL BUCKLES
 ATTACHED WITH CHICAGO SCREWS AND SHAPED CHEEKS WITH CHICAGO SCREWS 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
.84
SQ FT BRIDLE LEATHER OF YOUR CHOICE
10.60
8.90
2
5/8" SS OR SB HEEL BUCKLES
0.79
1.58
1
1/2" SS OR SB HEEL BUCKLE
0.76
0.76
8
CHICAGO SCREWS          
0.16
1.28
2
5/8" TUCK LOOPS OR LATIGO TIES
0.13
0.26
MISC SUPPLIES  @ 20% (THREAD-RIVETS-DYE-OIL, ETC.)
1.78
     MATERIALS COST
14.56
PROFIT OR RETURN ON INVESTMENT ON MATERIALS USED
0.77
MATERIALS TOTAL COST
15.33

.66

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
30.00
45.33
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED TO MANUFACTURE ITEM AT  A SHOP RATE OF  $ 45.00  PER HOUR
33.75
49.08
     HOURS OF LABOR AT A SHOP RATE OF $50.00 per HOUR
    NATIONAL AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME


37.50

52.83
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED TO MANUFACTURE ITEM AT  A SHOP RATE OF  $ 55.00  PER HOUR
41.25
56.58
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED TO MANUFACTURE ITEM AT A SHOP RATE OF  $ 60.00  PER HOUR
45.00
60.33
TIMES   Based on average times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
PROCESS
TIMES    (minutes)
CUT
2.50
LEVEL (SPLIT) Optional
1.00
MARK HOLES FOR BUCKLES, BUCKLE SLOTS, CHICAGO SCREWS, SKIVE, AND FINISH ENDS
3.00
EDGE
6.00
TOP COAT
1.00
DYE EDGES
5.00
MAKE-UP KEEPERS
3.75
MAKE-UP BROWBAND
4.50
PUNCH HOLES IN HEAD STRAP FOR CHEEK BUCKLE
1.00
PUNCH HOLES FOR CHICAGO SCREWS ON CHEEK STRAPS
4.25
PUNCH HOLES FOR CHICAGO SCREWS  THROAT LATCH  BUCKLE AND PUNCH HOLES FOR BUCKLE               
2.75
ASSEMBLE
5.00
     TOTAL MINUTES
39.75
     TOTAL HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED TO MANUFACTURE ITEM
0.66

MATERIALS LIST
NO
DESCRIPTION
WIDTH
LENGTH
TOTAL
1
CROWN STRAP  - 5/8" X 28"
.625
28
17.50
1
BROWBAND STRAP  - 5/8" X 24"
.625
24
15.00
1
THROAT LATCH STRAP  - ½" X 44"
.5
44
22.00
2
CHEEK BODIES   CUT WITH A PATTERN OR CLICKER DIE - APPROX 1 1/4" X 15 ½"
1.25
15.5
38.75
1
1/2" KEEPER STRAP - 1/2" X 2"
0.5
2
1.00
2
5/8" KEEPER STRAP - 1/2" X 2 1/4"
0.5
2.25
2.25
     TOTAL SQ INCHES
96.50
          25% WASTE SQ INCHES
24.13
               TOTAL SQ FT
0.84


Copyright 2005 - 2016 American Saddle Makers Association, Inc.