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Pistol Caddy/Gun Rug

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

Pistol Caddy/Gun Rug Ed LaBarre

Wednesday - Thursday, February 28 - March 1, 9 am - 5 pm

Chino Room - Precscott Resort & Conference Center

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

This is a complete workshop in terms of carving/stamping, coloring and construction.  Ed has designed a pistol caddly (gun rug) that will fit a S&W 9mm (or similar). It will fit automatics or revolvers up to a 4” barrel. This is a zippered pouch lined with felt. 

On Day 1, you’ll carve the design and begin to color it, using Ed’s signature coloring technique. On Day 2, you’ll finish coloring, apply a finish, burnish the edges and complete the final assembly, which includes buckstitching. Supplies donated by Angelus, Hermann Oak Leather Co. and Renia USA.

Materials to Bring: Maul/mallet, an assortment of bevelers, pear shaders and thumbprints, P206, P208, P367 (or similar), 2 styluses (for drawing veins), petal lifters, background tools, swivel knife, strop and a stamping surface.

Ed LaBarre

Ed ”BearMan” LaBarre’s first connection with leather was in 1967 at age 13, in the leathercraft shop at Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland. He later worked at McLelland’s Saddle Shop in Florida and learned from Bob Dellis, who encouraged Ed to make tools. His son, Beary, now runs BearMauls. Check out his website: www.tinyurl.com/bearmauls.