I've got it down to less than an hour, 1.5hrs max for the absolute worst. Will the stirrup leathers slide thro the tree? Have you checked to see if the leathers are cracked from bending around the tree.? When you oil a saddle an easy way which also saves time is to use 2" paintbrush. Gently warm the oil in a shallow heatproof bowl and paint the oil on, working quickly spreading it as much as you can. Allow to soak in for a few hours then use a rag and blot up what hasn't soaked in. Allow it to dry for a few days then buff with a soft cloth. This cuts the oiling time down to about two minutes.
Last edited by Saddlebag; 04-28-2013 at 07:09 PM.