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Author: Don Gonzales

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A show focused on the trade skills that have almost been lost to history and the male and female Craftsmen that keep them alive. I am Don Gonzales, a full time saddle maker of 15 years, and I dive into the world of "supposed" forgotten skills and trades.
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In this episode, we visit with a good friend of mine Scott Catalena. Scott is with Catalena Hatters in Bryan, TX.   Catalena Hatters is a 2nd generation custom hat shop that makes custom felt hats in all shapes and styles.  Check out this episode to hear about the hat business and how felt hats are made and restored. To learn more about Catalena Hatters or to see about ordering your next custom felt hat, visit their website at www.catalenahatters.com
This interview is with Jeana Andreatta with Tumbling J Mohair Tack in Weatherford, TX.  I had a great time visiting with her about the world of mohair and mohair gear.   If you would like to check out her work, look her up on Facebook and instagram by searching for "Tumbling J Mohair Tack" Her website should be done around Thanksgiving.
Wilson Capron

Wilson Capron

2020-11-0401:15:44

In this episode, we visit with Wilson Capron with Capron Bits and Spurs in Christoval, TX. Wilson explains the difference between a silversmith and bit/spur maker as well as diving into his ideas on pricing, customer relations, and workshop critters. To learn more about Wilson Capron and his work, visit his website at https://wilsoncapron.com
Scot Sommerlatte Originals

Scot Sommerlatte Originals

2020-10-2901:02:43

In this episode we visit with Scot Sommerlatte, he builds spurs, jewelry, and belt buckles as well as does custom engraving on knives and guns.   Scot and I have been good friends for a long time and have collaborated on many jobs together over the years.   Be sure to follow Scot on social media and check out his website at www.ssoriginals.com
Odin Leather Goods

Odin Leather Goods

2020-10-2001:09:36

In this episode, we interview Odin Clack with Odin Leather Goods.  We visit about how he got started, all about his business, and how he handled opening a new Retail location during the Covid 19 Pandemic. Odin creates beautiful uptown leather goods that have a clean and classy style that is both eye catching and stylish.   Follow Odin and his business on Instagram @odinleather where he posts fantastic photography of his work and retail displays.  His website is www.odinleathergoods.com
Maker's Leather Supply

Maker's Leather Supply

2020-10-1544:09

In this episode we visit with Aaron Heizer who is the owner/operator of Maker's Leather Supply in Waco, TX.   If you do leatherwork and you do not know about Maker's, then you are going to want to listen to the episode and check out their website.  
This is our very first podcast episode.  Our goal here is to give a short introduction of who we are and what our goals are with this show.   This show will be ever evolving and we look forward to having you along the journey with us.  Be sure to subscribe to this weekly show.
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