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Leather Bindings Demonstration

$75.00
Please register at the Leather Crafters booth

Leather Bindings Demonstration

Bob Park

Tuesday, May 15, 7 pm - 10 pm

Chaparral Room, Holiday Inn

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 discuss 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. Supplies donated by Hermann Oak Leather Co., Bob Park Custom Leather and 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 won 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. He is also a continuing contributor to the Leather Crafters and Saddlers Journal trade magazine. Bobby also produces a variety of innovative products designed to improve and enhance leather working for novices and professionals, alike. Be sure to stop by his booth at the trade show!