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Cleaning Tip

Posted by Simon Harrison on Monday, March 13, 2017, In : Repairs 
Ball up a pair of tights or stockings in to a ball and use it to buff up your leather. It works especially well on patent leather.

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Horse Clipper Service

Posted by Simon Harrison on Monday, September 15, 2014, In : Repairs 
Horse Clipper Servicing

Are your Horse Clippers getting hot when you try and clip your horse?


This is usually caused by an excessive build up of hair in the clippers cooling air flow. Leave them blocked for too long and the clippers will become so hot that you can’t hold them (Imagine how this feels on your horse!). Continue using them and the Thermofuse may pop or worse still the motor burns out.

To help prevent this you should have your clippers cleaned and serviced byOakside Saddlery.


Your c...

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Shire Horse Harness Repairs

Posted by Simon Harrison on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, In : Repairs 
Another repair on some Shire horse harness. I had to buy another, longer awl blade for this as my other one was too short! Still kept pulling the blade out on every bleeding stitch though!!!!!!!!
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Leather Lead and Collar Repairs

Posted by Simon Harrison on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, In : Repairs 

Martingale Leather Dog Collar replacement chain

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Shire Horse Harness Repair

Posted by Simon Harrison on Monday, August 4, 2014, In : Repairs 

Repairs of a Shire Horse Harness by Oakside Saddlery

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Care And Treatment Of Your Leather – Leather Belts

Posted by Simon Harrison on Monday, June 16, 2014, In : Repairs 
The treatment and conditioning of your new Handmade Leather Belt fromOakside is slightly different from my saddlery products. Most belts do not have to put up with the abuse that a dog collar is subjected to. And, although my belts are made from the same Bridle Leather and in the same way, the preconditioning should be carried out in a slightly different manner.

If you are feeling brave, and you don’t mind the smell of oil then go ahead and carry out the oiling mentioned in a previous post. ...

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Care and Treatment of your Leather - After Care

Posted by Simon Harrison on Thursday, June 12, 2014, In : Repairs 

How should you look after your handmade leather item from Oakside Saddlery?

Having spent a fair amount of cash on your handmade leather goods it seems only fitting that you should want to take care of it. Most leather if looked after will last many years of hard use. Dog collars, for instance put up with a lot of abuse – from mud, water, baths, sand, and their mate chewing on it!

To keep your leather in good condition and looking like new takes only a little bit of effort. If the leather is r...

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Care And Treatment Of Your New Handmade Leather Goods - Oiling

Posted by Simon Harrison on Thursday, June 12, 2014, In : Repairs 
You’re all excited because that package from Oakside Saddlery has turned up today! You are desperate to use it, but first, you have to condition the leather!

Leather is a natural product that requires looking after just like your own skin does. Although the leather goes through a long tanning process before I get it, it still needs further conditioning to soften the leather and nourish it.

Leather is extremely absorbent, it will readily soak up whatever you put on it. Have you noticed how sof...

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Leather Repairs

Posted by Simon Harrison on Thursday, May 29, 2014, In : Repairs 

Leather Repairs

So your favourite saddle has started to come apart at the seams – quite literally! What are you going to do? Throw it in the bin? Chuck it in the cupboard under the stairs? No! Take it to Oakside Saddlery for repair!

Most leather items can be repaired, especially if the stitching has just worn through. And it is not just saddles that can be repaired; leather boots, bridles, dog collars and leads, bags, motorbike leathers, leather belts, and many other items are repairable. S...

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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


Simon Harrison

Oakside Saddlery

67 Windmill Rise



ME12 3QA

United Kingdom


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