Spam!!!!!

February 16, 2017
Recently I have been inundated with spam through my contacts forms. I really can't understand what they hope to achieve! Most of it is in a foreign language, some doesn't have links. What exactly do they hope to achieve!
It is bad enough getting junk emails but at least I can filter that. But my own contact forms all come from a source that I need to be able to see.
Even with a capture running the spammers must be using 'human farms' to paste crap to the form, enter the capture and send the form. And I expect that some of the companies have paid for this advertising. (I know which companies I will never be using)
So I have now removed all of the contact forms from my websites nd will have to rely on prospective customers to just email me.
So if you have a query or want to ask a question simply send an email to either oaksidesaddlery@gmail.com or oaksidebelts@gmail.com
I hope to be hearing from you soon - but not if it's more junk!
 

Dog Collars

January 29, 2017
Any dog, Any size!


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New Year, New Look, New Leather

January 2, 2017

Happy New Year!

To bring in the New Year I have revamped my website. I have lost a few pages, added some more and had a general cleanup. I have changed the style to a more modern look that is responsive to the viewing device. A must I think now days as over 80% of my traffic is from mobile devices. Hopefully this will make it easier for you to find what you are looking for.

A common question I receive is “What colour leather is that?” So I have now moved my leather colours to the side of my...


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Midwinter

December 21, 2016

Midwinter is finally upon us!

Use the voucher code XMAS2016 for a discount from www.oaksidesaddlery.co.uk


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Fancy a Christmas bargain?

December 11, 2016
Why not type in the code XMAS2016 at the checkout and you will receive a little Christmas present from me!

Happy Christmas everyone
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It's Christmas! (Well nearly!)

November 12, 2016
With Christmas fast approaching and that frantic search for the perfect present! I know a beautifully Handmade Leather Belt, or the perfect handmade leather dog collar and lead for your best friend? What about a lovely leather camera strap for the photographer? A a plaited leather sling for the field sports fanatic's rifle?

Unfortunately you are too late to order from me now. Awwwww!

But all is not lost. You can pretend that you was always going to treat them to the perfect Christmas gift from ...
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My Top 7 Best (Worst) Horse Clippers

November 8, 2016
A countdown of the dirtiest and hairiest horse clippers that I have repaired and serviced.
And you thought yours were bad! just take a look at these horse clippers

At number 7, the hair has made its way through the horse clippers and in to the motor.

No 6 of the dirty horse clippers is the amount of hair blocking the cooling air flow out of the motor and over the blades.

Over oiling of the horse clippers can lead to a build up of hair in the clipper head.

When you see this much horse hair behind t...
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Hand Stitching

October 26, 2016

Everything that I make is stitched by hand. That's right, I stitch through the average 7mm of leather using traditional, time-honoured skills of the saddler.
I use 4 cord linen thread which I wax before stitching. 4 cord/18 linen thread is a bit thicker than the norm but makes for a stronger stitch.
I stitch using a double-hand technique. This has one piece of thread with a needle on each end. Each needle is passed through the same hole from opposite sides, crossing in the middle, before movin...
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Additional Loop

October 16, 2016

Fed up with a long, flappy, end on your lovely handmade leather dog collar?
Then simply opt for the additional loop option and I will hand stitch an extra leather loop after the dee ring. This loop keeps the point tightly against the collar and prevents it from spoiling your pets perfect pose for that excellent photograph.
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3 inch wide Perth Leather Belt

August 29, 2016


The Perth Leather belt

At 3 inches wide, or 76mm, which ever you prefer, is the widest leather belt that I craft. A dress belt designed to be worn over your outfit.

Leather
As with all of my leather belts I use only top quality bridle butt leather. Bridle butt leather is very strong, yet pliable and supple. It ages beautifully and develops an outstanding individuality. Being made to measure ensures that you have the perfect fit.

Buckle
A solid brass London Dee buckle is used for the Perth leather ...


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Cordwainer


Simon Harrison Cordwainer at Oakside Saddlery Handmade, bespoke leather Made in England. Leather Collars and Leads for your Dog, Handmade, made to Measure Leather Belts, Leather camera straps, And Leather rifle slings for Field Sports. All made in the Traditional Hand-stitched way

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Simon Harrison

Oakside Saddlery

67 Windmill Rise

Minster

Kent

ME12 3QA

United Kingdom

oaksidesaddlery@gmail.com

+44(0)7976892950

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