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Making the Fly Saddles

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Hey everyone--here's a little bit of Parker Fly history related to the saddles :D

So....when it came producing the first production Fly saddles, @Ken Parker carved one out of wood at a 10:1 scale!
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He then used a pantograph to retain all of that wonderful resolution while reducing it to a 5:1 scale!
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Ultimately, he reduced it further to a 1:1 scale and made these tools made to produce our Fly saddles !!!
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See also Fly Saddles through the years

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