Well, it’s that time of year again. I do always try to get on here and wish my old friends the very best for the holiday season. I even finished a project for a Christmas present but let it get away with the customer before I took pictures. ...
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Location: Jordan Valley, Oregon
I used to operate 2 businesses in my shop in Jordan Valley, Oregon; Thos. Angle Saddlery and Owyhee Design. For many years I ranched and built saddles on the side. I also built furniture as I needed it. I always wanted to see what would happen if I combined the two. That is what I was doing at Owyhee Design. I used carved leather in door panels and as inlays in mirrors and table skirts. I still built the occasional custom saddle as well as chinks and tack. I also built custom kitchens and about anything else that came along. I designed all the various things I built. The economy ended the business in 2008. In March of 2009, I moved to North Central Wyoming to work for the Padlock Ranch. I sold off all my machinery and kept only hand tools and the saddle shop.
In February, 2010, the job with the Padlock ended. We have now returned to our home in Jordan Valley. Since then I have spent my summers working for Snake River Ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and entertaining.
-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon
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|commented on||Children Table||04-20-2014 11:45 PM|
|commented on||1846 Nauvoo Temple Relief||04-20-2014 11:37 PM|
|commented on||First Father & Son Bed Project||04-03-2014 11:18 PM|
|commented on||Kids in the Shop! #8: 11 Months in the Shop Together- March||03-31-2014 12:37 AM|
|commented on||Night Stand of the West||03-31-2014 12:15 AM|
|commented on||My version of a Stanley 112 / Veritas Scraper plane||03-31-2014 12:10 AM|
|commented on||Night Stand of the West||03-30-2014 12:43 PM|
|commented on||Night Stand of the West||03-30-2014 12:23 AM|
|added project||Night Stand of the West||03-30-2014 12:21 AM|
|commented on||Kitchen Table||03-13-2014 10:29 PM|
|added project||Kitchen Table||03-13-2014 05:28 PM|
|added project||Trophy Buckle Show Case||03-13-2014 05:06 PM|
|commented on||One black tack||01-19-2014 03:33 AM|
|commented on||Another day, another nickle #35: MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!||12-18-2013 03:19 PM|
|added blog entry||Another day, another nickle #35: MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!||12-18-2013 02:50 AM|
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HERE’S BIG HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM THE HIGH DESERT OF THE ION COUNTRY. I HOPE ALL IS WELL WITH ALL OF YOU GOOD FRIENDS. KEEP MAKIN’ SAWDUST!TOM