Re: Tinsmith's saddle how to...
Thank you, Chain. Gum Tragacanth I don't know about. Spit is handy and familiar. I don't understand about the braiding. I just re-read this thread... seems like a long time ago. Just a few days ago I tried upholstering a banana seat with grey Naugahyde. Turned out crappy since it does not stretch well and I'll re-do it with black elk hide, my favorite.
Someday when I grow up I will probably lose interest in toys with wheels, but until then...