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California Style

 

northwestSingle

TOOLS:

  • Camouflage tool.
  • Pear shader.
  • Swivel knife

 

CREATED BY: Stohlman

LOCATION: California

Description

California style is very fluid in movement. The floral pattern usually consist of California Poppy's

Handbag

Beautiful Style for hand bags and wallets. Its is a simple flowing style.

Bracelet

Another popular item for this style is Jewelry. This chunky bracelet is a perfect example.

Saddle

Saddles are the most popular to have tooling. This style is popular for tooling on the Fenders, skirt and Pommel

Porters Style

 

midwestSingle

TOOLS:

  • Stamp set
  • Rawhide Mallet
  • Swivel knife

 

CREATED BY: Bill Porters

LOCATIONKansas City

Description

Large flower at the end of a stem which flows out of another flower or stem.

Texas Style

 

southwestSINGLE

TOOLS:

  • Camouflage tool.
  • Rawhide Mallet
  • Swivel knife

 

CREATED BY: Ken Griffin

LOACTION: Texas

Description

Old Texas carving often used an S style pattern. The flowers often have 5 to 8 point on them. They also combine at least two styles of flowers.

Sandlas

I have seen a lot of shoes with this style. It covers the width of shoes very well without feeling too crowded.

Sample

This is a very beautiful style that goes with just about anything. I have this style on a pair of chaps.

Saddle

This is a great style to cover an entire saddle without being too busy. This picture has it on the seat jockey and pommel.

Sheridan Style

 

northeastSingle

TOOLS:

  • Veiner or shell tool.
  • Seeder.
  • Background tool.
  • Beveler.

 

CREATED BY: Don King

LOACTION: Wyoming

Description

Don King was a Porter trained tooler and saddle maker who opened a shop in his hometown of Sheridan. This style was created in WY and was very popular in Massachusetts. This is the most common tooling style.

Stamp

This is a stamp that is easy to transfer onto a saddle, bag, chaps, boots and much more.

Saddle

Saddles are the most popular to have tooling. This style is full tooled on a ranch saddle.

Bracelet

Another example of a fully tooled saddle. This style is all and tooled and takes up to 200 hours to complete.

Visalia Style

 

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TOOLS:

  • Camouflage tool.
  • Pear shader.
  • Veiner or shell tool.
  • Seeder.
  • Background tool.
  • Beveler.

 

CREATED BY:  Shipley

LOACTION: Kansas

Description

Larger flowers mostly filling the circular elements, flowing stem work, matted background, and veiners on the ends of the stickers.

Saddle Skirt

Beautiful tooling on a saddle skirt. This shows the circular motion the pattern goes very well.

Chair

This style is used on literally everything. This chair is a great example.

Breifcase

This style pairs well with fillers or border stamps flawlessly. This bag is paired with a basketweave.