My second day of working which i only work on my saddle 4 hours a day, 2 days a week cause I’m going to college, I placed all my ground seat patterns out and made my cuts. There are 4 pieces to cut out for the ground seat. Today I got the number one piece and soaked it in water which is better to work and cut with when wet. I skived all edges and made it nice and even so i could tack it to the tree. then I nailed a piece of thin metal tin on top of the number 1 leather. The metal prevents the seat from sqwashing in, say if the a cowboy was riding in the rain all day and the leather (saddle) got real wet, it just gives it more support.
Picture to follow on next day of work.