AGAIN I HAVE COME HERE TO WISH YOU ONE AND ALL A GREAT HOLIDAY SEASON. I’M NOT WORKING WOOD MUCH MOSTLY JUST LEATHER. NOT EVEN ENTERTAINING MUCH. NOW HERE IS THE BIG TIP; IF YOU PULL UP CRAIGS LIST FOR BOISE, IDAHO, YOU WILL SEE IN THE ...
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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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|added blog entry||MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A TIP ON A JOINTER||12-29-2014 01:04 AM|
|commented on||Martin Guitar (1933 0-17) Restoration||11-18-2014 03:37 AM|
|commented on||"GEM BOX"||10-06-2014 09:06 PM|
|commented on||White Oak Saddle Display Racks||10-06-2014 08:56 PM|
|commented on||Children Table||04-20-2014 11:45 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|
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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. ...
Sometimes I think my life would make a good soap opera. It couldn’t be listed as true life, it would have to be in the fiction section, ‘cause no one would believe it. To say the least, again, the job in Colorado didn’t work out....
Well, I might as well let the cat out of the bag; I have accepted employment with Steel Strike Furniture in Buena Vista, Colorado. steelstrike.com When you look at their products I think the why will be apparent. I’ve been hired to work l...
Well, I got out of the hospital yesterday and am now home with a brand new KNEE. No more cortizone in that one. I will say it hurts pretty good. In the interest of the COWBOY WAY, I have two bags of frozen vegetables tied on either side of it wit...