Gates Leather Shop
- Saddle Repair
- Leather Smithing
A shop of true Craftsmanship! Repair, Restore & Create. Saddles, Motorcycle Gear, Holsters, Sheaths, and more. Show quality for Everyday Use!
Our hometown is Vernonia; we were married there in 1951. We have recently moved from California to Oregon and opened the leather shop next to our cottage on the hill in Cottage Grove. We were transferred to California in the 1960's. After retiring from the US Air Force, we owned and operated the 320 acre ''Penobscot Ranch Camp & Tours'', an agriculture education program for school children in Cool, CA for nearly 30 years. We have owned as many as 57 horses and a team of Belgians, for the camp use, and maintained all the tack.
Joyce is a mother, professional oil painter, ranch owner, horse whisperer, and a craftsman leather carver, and many years' experience teaching art.
Jack is a retired US Air Force Sergeant, ranch owner, and trail boss on rides and cross country trail rides on the Pacific Crest Trail. He has 20 years' experience working leather saddle and tack.
Some of our services include: restoration of any leather product, custom belts, holsters, wallets, checkbooks, knife sheaths, and saddles. We do custom leatherwork to your specifications.
Call us for your needs and we will be happy to talk to you! We have a triple feed sewing machine that will sew about anything!