Lady Wade

Uncovered

Western Stock

Kid sized western stock

Uncovered

Dennis Lane

Saddle and Tree Maker

Australian Stock Tree

Rawhide covered

Wade

Uncovered

Reiner

Rawhide covered

Knee Pad

This is a knee pad that  I use on the Australian Stock Saddles. It is made from a variety of timbers, laminated together, shaped and then covered with rawhide.

Californian Roper

 Rawhide covered 

Western Stock

Like all trees, there are many variations within a given style. The front shown here is  just one of many.

I was taught to make Western Trees by Dale Harwood in early 1992. I have adapted the methods and techniques that Dale taught me to make trees that are more suitable for making Australian saddles.

Today my business is divided into two parts, making saddles and supplying trees to other saddle makers.  

Over the years I have used a variety of timbers, but the one that I have settled on is Hoop Pine. It is a native timber to Australia, found in the north eastern and the south eastern parts of NSW and QLD. I use this timber for the Bars and Cantle.

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The fork is made from a variety of timbers,  CD ply, Form ply and Hoop Pine laminated together to form the stock thickness required for each style of tree. This method has proven to be incredibly strong and durable.

Below are some examples, (both rawhide covered and uncovered) of the many different styles of trees that I make.