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Bindings & Turned Edges

$75.00
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Bindings & Turned Edges

Bob Park

Tuesday, February 27, 7 pm - 10 pm

Arizona Room - Prescott Resort & Conference Center

Skill Level: All skill levels welcome!

In this demonstration, Bobby will share the methods he uses to create and apply leather bindings and turned edges on casework. These are techniques which are particularly useful when utilizing pre-finished interior assemblies or when combining veg- and chrome-tanned leathers where burnishing the edges is impractical. Topics covered will include hand skiving, splitting, trimming, gluing and sewing. Bobby will demonstrate the use of several hand tools for cutting and skiving and with the aid of a large screen TV and multiple cameras, students will be presented with close-up views of each and every operation. Additionally, Bobby will demonstrate the use of the Cobra NP-4 Bell Knife Skiver, the Cobra Class 14 Splitter and the Cobra 4 Sewing Machine and their practical applications to this subject. If you have ever considered using bindings or turned edges in a project then this demonstration will be particularly informative. Time permitting, there will be an open Q & A session where Bobby will answer questions regarding any subject which may interest the class. Materials donated by Hermann Oak Leather Co. and Bob Park Custom Leather. Equipment provided by Leather Machine Co., Inc.

Materials to Bring: Note taking materials and a camera.
Bobby’s direct contact info: 602-999-3099 or hidepounder@gmail.com

Bob Park

Bobby is a leathersmith specializing in western floral tooling. He has developed a unique style in the western tradition, winning numerous awards at national shows and exhibitions. In 2015, he was awarded the Al Stohlman Award for Achievement in Leathercraft. In addition to his leatherwork, Bobby is the author of Creating Western Floral Designs, a highly acclaimed instruction on creating western tooling patterns, which is currently distributed in over 40 countries. A popular instructor, Bobby shares his techniques over a variety of subjects. Bobby also produces a variety of innovative products designed to improve and enhance leather working for novices and professionals, alike.