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From the Workbench

My TCAA Journey…..So Far

In the fall of 2012, with encouragement by some TCAA members and friends, my wife and I headed to Oklahoma City to …

The Journey of a Craftsman

The craftsman’s journey is one that can be exhausting with no reward in sight if one is not careful.  I think it …

Those Who Inspire

As we wind up he year 2016 and look towards the Christmas holiday and the coming new year my hope is that …

That Telecaster Twang

Each year the TCAA encourages us as members to create unique, one of a kind items for the show. One of my …

The Most Basic Elements

I’ve often suggested to long-time, serious students of saddle making that a good mental exercise is to reduce a saddle to its …

Why a miniature saddle?

Pictured (click to enlarge): 1) Scott Hardy silver and gold horn cap. 2) Detail of the bronc figure in the dish of …

Thought Process In Designing

When designing a custom piece I go through a certain thought process, whether it is a piece of gear or any other …

35 Years A Silversmith

2016 marks my 35th year as a full time Western Silversmith. Over the next few months I will try and provide anyone …

NCWHM Video: Scott Hardy

Welcome to Alberta, Canada! Listen in as Traditional Cowboy Arts Association (TCAA) founding member Scott Hardy tells us about the embodiment of the …