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Chap & Chink Making

On-line registration is now closed. Please register for workshops at the Leather Crafters & Saddlers Journal Booth at the trade show.

Chap & Chink Making

Bob Klenda

Friday, March 2, 6 pm - 9:30 pm

Prescott Room - Prescott Resort & Conference Center

Skill Level: All skill levels welcome!

The goal for this class is to provide the student with the knowledge and confidence to take chap/chink orders, take proper measurements, select suitable leather, and do layout, cutting and construction. Pattern adjustment as well as design are also an important part. The class will be informal, questions are welcome, and chaps and chinks of various styles will be on display for your inspection. 

Materials to Bring: Notepaper, pencil and camera. Optional: Chaps/chinks you have made.

Bob Klenda has been carving leather since 1959 and making saddles since 1962. As past president of the Colorado Saddle Makers Association, as well as being one of its founders, he is accustomed to teaching saddle making and leather carving at its seminars as well as for 4-H and in his own saddle shop. Bob is primarily self-taught and is eager to share his knowledge with others. He is a recipient of the Howard Munsell Award for promotion of the art of saddle making, and in 2010 he received the Al Stohlman Award for Achievement in Leathercraft.