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Making Harness
A Step-by-Step Guide

Lewis G. Martin & Daniel S. Preston

Would you like to be able to make professional quality harness for your horse-drawn vehicle? Whether you are just starting out or an experienced leather worker, this book has everything you need. Each chapter begins with a listing of the harness part to be made and all the hardware needed. Then a step-by-step description of how the part is made and the components assembled follows. The making of each piece for the part, no matter how small, is clearly explained. A “Short Recipe” for each harness part is included that gives all the measurements for each piece at a glance.


The pictures, patterns and illustrations cover six styles of harness in eight different sizes: single driving in three sizes with two different styles of bridles and two different trace arrangements; double driving harness in three different sizes; single draft driving for 1,600 to 1,800 pounds; single pony harness in two sizes; team wagon or farm harness for 1,600 to 1,800 pounds and 2,000 pounds or more; single and team mule harness 850 to 900 pounds. There is a detailed table of contents and index for quick reference. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the experts--authors Martin and Preston have more than a half a century of harness making experience between them! Nearly 1,000 pictures, patterns, and illustrations

480 pages, Paperback, B&W, 8.5" x 11", © 2005
Order Number: VAP204...........$58.00

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