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DOUBLED/LINED AND STITCHED
BRIDLE LEATHER
WESTERN STRAIGHT BROWBAND HEADSTALLS
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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 DOUBLE HEEL BUCKLES
 ATTACHED WITH CHICAGO SCREWS AND SHAPED CHEEKS WITH CHICAGO SCREWS 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
1.58
SQ FT BRIDLE LEATHER OF YOUR CHOICE
10.60
16.75
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
1.28
2
5/8" TUCK LOOPS OR LATIGO TIES
0.13
0.26
MISC SUPPLIES  @ 20% (THREAD-RIVETS-DYE-OIL, ETC.)
3.35
     MATERIALS COST
23.98
PROFIT OR RETURN ON INVESTMENT ON MATERIALS USED
1.26
MATERIALS TOTAL COST
25.24

1.23

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
49.20
74.44
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED TO MANUFACTURE ITEM AT  A SHOP RATE OF  $ 45.00  PER HOUR
55.35
80.59
     HOURS OF LABOR AT A SHOP RATE OF $ 50.00 per HOUR
    NATIONAL AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME


61.50

86.74
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED TO MANUFACTURE ITEM AT  A SHOP RATE OF  $ 55.00  PER HOUR
67.65
92.89
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED TO MANUFACTURE ITEM AT A SHOP RATE OF  $ 60.00  PER HOUR
73.80
99.04
TIMES   Based on average times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
PROCESS
TIMES    (minutes)
CUT AND LEVEL (SPLIT)
9.50
MAKE-UP HEAD STRAP ( GLUE, STITCH, AND TRIM  AS NEEDED )
9.00
MAKE-UP BROW ( GLUE, STITCH, AND TRIM  AS NEEDED )
8.00
MAKE UP CHEEKS ( GLUE, STITCH, AND TRIM  AS NEEDED )
15.00
MAKE-UP THROAT LATCH ( GLUE, STITCH, AND TRIM  AS NEEDED )
6.00
MARK HOLES FOR BUCKLES, BUCKLE SLOTS, CHICAGO SCREWS, AND FINISH ENDS
3.00
EDGE
6.00
DYE EDGES
5.00
TOP COAT
1.00
ASSEMBLE
11.00
     TOTAL MINUTES
73.50
     TOTAL HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED TO MANUFACTURE ITEM
1.23

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 LINER STRAP  - 5/8" X 12.5
.625
12.5
7.81
2
THROAT LATCH STRAP  - ½" X 44"
.5
44
44.00
4
CHEEK BODIES   CUT WITH A PATTERN OR CLICKER DIE - APPROX 1 1/4" X 15 ½"
1.25
15.5
77.50
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
182.56
          25% WASTE SQ INCHES
45.64
               TOTAL SQ FT
1.58

 5/8" LINED STRAIGHT BROWBAND HEADSTALL WITH DOUBLE HEEL BUCKLES  ATTACHED
WITH CHICAGO SCREWS AND SHAPED CHEEKS WITH CHICAGO SCREWS 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
.84
SQ FT BRIDLE LEATHER OF YOUR CHOICE
10.60
8.90
.81
4/5 OZ LINING LEATHER OF YOUR CHOICE
10.20
8.26
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
22.83
PROFIT OR RETURN ON INVESTMENT ON MATERIALS USED
1.20
MATERIALS TOTAL COST
24.03

1.28

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
51.20
75.23
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED TO MANUFACTURE ITEM AT  A SHOP RATE OF  $ 45.00  PER HOUR
57.60
81.63
     HOURS OF LABOR AT A SHOP RATE OF $ 50.00 per HOUR
    NATIONAL AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME


64.00

88.03
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED TO MANUFACTURE ITEM AT  A SHOP RATE OF  $ 55.00  PER HOUR
70.40
94.43
    HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED TO MANUFACTURE ITEM AT A SHOP RATE OF  $ 60.00  PER HOUR
76.80
100.83
TIMES   Based on average times for a saddle maker with 3/5 years of experience
PROCESS
TIMES    (minutes)
CUT AND LEVEL (SPLIT)
12.50
MAKE-UP HEAD STRAP ( GLUE, STITCH, AND TRIM  AS NEEDED )
9.00
MAKE-UP BROW ( GLUE, STITCH, AND TRIM  AS NEEDED )
8.00
MAKE UP CHEEKS ( GLUE, STITCH, AND TRIM  AS NEEDED )
15.00
MAKE-UP THROAT LATCH ( GLUE, STITCH, AND TRIM  AS NEEDED )
6.00
MARK HOLES FOR BUCKLES, BUCKLE SLOTS, CHICAGO SCREWS, AND FINISH ENDS
3.00
EDGE
6.00
DYE EDGES
5.00
TOP COAT
1.00
ASSEMBLE
11.00
     TOTAL MINUTES
76.50
     TOTAL HOURS OF LABOR NEEDED TO MANUFACTURE ITEM
1.28

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
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
     TOTAL SQ INCHES
93.25
          25% WASTE SQ INCHES
23.31
               TOTAL SQ FT
0.81


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