Cover artwork by: Armin Dobstetter

LEATHERCRAFT

8 Introduction to Sheath Building
Aaron Sybrant

26 Leather Tooling as Low Relief Sculpture: The Chap Top – Part 4
Gordon Andrus

32 Fun with Stamping Tools: Filled Tri-Weave Pattern
Chan Geer

35 Tooling with Kathy Flanagan: Hello, Otter! Living Color, Unleashed
Kathy Flanagan

41 Braided Horsehair Bracelet
Natalie Orfanidi

55 The Simply Amazing Coffee Tote
Michael Dale

SPOTLIGHTS

2 About the Cover
Armin Dobstetter

19 Robert Beard
Charil Reis

62 2018 World Leather Debut 2nd Place
Brian Stelzel

SADDLERY

66 From My Bench to Yours: The Custom Saddle Maker
Bob Klenda

TIPS

61 Shop Hacks: Identifying Your Carving Tools
Serge Volken

79 Swivel Knife Finesse
Jürgen Volbach

DEPARTMENTS

4 From the Editor

6 Contributors

7 Events

72 Leather Industry News

74 Leather Guilds

76 Classifieds

78 List of Advertisers

28-5 Advertisers

Company Name

Telephone

Email

Web

American Leather Direct Inc

270-526-3835

info@aleatherd.com

www.aleatherd.com

Artisan Sewing Supplies Inc

323-838-1408

info@artisansew.com

www.artisansew.com

Barry King Tools

307-672-5657

kingtool@fiberpipe.net

www.barrykingtools.com

Bee Natural Leathercare

360-891-7178

bnatura@pacifier.com

www.beenaturalleathercare.com

Blevins Mfg Co Inc

307-322-2190

Bowden Saddle Tree Co

915-877-3191

info@saddletree.com

www.saddletree.com

Buckeye Engraving Inc

330-677-5685

buckeyeengraving@yahoo.com

www.steelhandstamps.com

Burnt Spur

775-217-6177

burntspur89406@gmail.com

www.burntspursilver.com

C – Loys Leathers

915-239-9102

loycuellar@yahoo.com

www.cloysleathers.com

C S Osborne & Co

973-483-3232

cso@csosborne.com

www.csosborne.com

Chuck Smith Tools

760-749-5755

olsmoothie@sbcglobal.net

chuck-smith-leather-tools.com

Double K Leather

636-493-1833

sales@doublekleather.com

www.doublekleather.com

E C Leather Inc

918-583-0292

ecleather@aol.com

Fiebing Company Inc

414-271-5011

sales@fiebing.com

www.fiebing.com

Garland Manufacturing Co

207-283-3693

leathercraft@garlandmfg.com

www.garlandmfg.com

Geers Custom Leather

307-674-9226

mgeer2@charter.net

George Barta Hide Co

707-762-2965

Goliger Leather Company

805-650-6553

service@goligerleather.com

www.goligerleather.com

Gomph Hackbarth Tools

520-642-3891

hackbarthtools@hotmail.com

Graycloud

206-280-7622

Robb@GraycloudUSA.com

www.graycloudusa.com

Grey Ghost Graphics

843-267-8136

jeff@greyghostgraphics.com

www.greyghostgraphics.com

Hadlock & Fox Mfg Co L L C

830-778-6017

leo@hadlockfox.com

www.hadlockfox.com

Hermann Oak Leather Company

314-421-1173

lerottmann@hermannoakleather.com

www.hermannoakleather.com

J M Boot & Saddle

281-252-3374

J M Saddler Inc

979-693-5114

service@jmsaddler.com

www.jmsaddler.com

Jesse W Smith Saddlery

719-643-5553

jessesmithsaddle@gmail.com

www.jessesmithsaddlery.com

John Fong Leather Co Inc

415-441-3519

www.johnfongexoticleathers.com

Kelly – Larson Sales

817-399-0044

elarson@kelly-larson.com

www.kellylarsonsales.com

Klenda Custom Saddlery

970-878-5382

bob@klendasaddlery.com

www.klendasaddlery.com

Landis Sales And Service

217-543-3464

Leather Machine Co Inc

866-962-9880

cobra@leathermachineco.com

Loon Creek Leather L L C

260-356-0726

saddles@LoonCreekLeather.com

www.looncreekleather.com

Macpherson Leather Co

206-328-0855

info@macphersonleather.com

www.macphersonleather.com

Makers Leather Supply

913- 787-1019

aaron@makersleathersupply.com

www.makersleathersupply.com

Mark Staton Co

337-988-9964

mark@markstatonco.com

www.markstatonco.com

Maverick Leather Co

877-845-0080

info@maverickleathercompany.com

www.maverickleathercompany.com

National Cowboy & Western Heritage

www.tcowboyarts.org

Pecard Leather Care Co

920-468-5056

info@pecard.com

www.pecard.com

Pendleton Leather Show

307-674-6679

info@sheridanleather.com

www.pendletonleathershow.com

Perfectex Plus L L C

714-898-5989

info@perfectex.com

www.perfectex.com

Phillips Engraving Co

(417)869-4811

leatherstamps@phillipsengraving.com

stamps@leather-stamps.com

Precision Saddle Tree

877-916-8733

tstevenson@precisionsaddletree.com

www.precisionsaddletree.com

Pro Series Tools

505-632-7039

beardclan@advantas.net

www.robertbeardtools.com

Q – Lighting

800-513-2256

ira@qed-medical.com

www.q-lighting.com

Raphael Sewing

866-415-8223

info@techsew.com

www.techsew.com

Renia USA

470-395-6280

info@renia.com

www.renia.com

Rons Tools

406-552-7433

tools@ronstools.com

Slickbald Customs

303-641-0861

slickbaldcustoms@gmail.com

www.slickbaldcustoms.com

Small Farmers Journal

800-876-2893

miller@smallfarmersjournal.com

www.smallfarmersjournal.com

Sorrell Notions & Findings

405-282-5464

lisa@lisasorrell.com

www.sorrellnotionsandfindings.com

Springfield Leather Company

800-668-8518

kevin@springfieldleather.com

www.springfieldleather.com

Steel Stamps Inc

208-345-2550

steelstampsinc@yahoo.com

www.steelstampsinc.com

Tandy Leather

817-872-3200

jlinnell@tandyleather.com

www.tandyleatherfactory.com

Texas Custom Dies Inc

888-755-9025

hktxcd@aol.com

www.texascustomdies.com

Texas Thread Mfg Co

800-840-3670

texasthread@att.net

The Dude Ranchers Association

866-399-2339

colleen@duderanch.org

www.duderanch.org

The Hide & Leather House

707-255-6160

HideInfo@HideHouse.com

www.hidehouse.com

The Tooling Bench

435-586-9591

toolingbench@msn.com

Thoroughbred Leather

502-315-0315

thoroughbredleather@gmail.com

www.thoroughbredleather.com

Tippmann Industrial Products Inc

866-286-8046

matts@tippmannindustrial.com

www.tippmannindustrial.com

Toledo Industrial Sewing Machines

866-362-7397

sewmun@aol.com

www.tolindsewmach.com

Twister D Products – Lace Master

208-884-3766

leather@gfeller.us

www.lacemaster.com

Van Amburg Leathers

208-785-0800

jerry@vanamburgleathers.com

www.vanamburgleathers.com

Weaver Leather Inc

800-932-8371

info@weaverleather.com

www.leathersupply.com

Weber Stirrups

208-466-2870

trinaweber@msn.com

www.weberstirrups.com

Wickett & Craig Of America Inc

800-826-6379

info@wickett-craig.com

www.wickett-craig.com

Y – Knot Lace

406-249-5225

lace@y-knotlace.com

www.y-knotlace.com