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Precision Bar Grounding & Backgrounding

$75.00
Please register at the Leather Crafters booth

Precision Bar Grounding & Backgrounding

Chris Andre

Saturday, May 19, 1 pm - 4 pm

W171, Sheridan Community College

Skill Level: All skill levels welcome!

Most carvers hear the word “bar grounder” and groan. This 3 hour workshop will turn the bar grounder into your friend! Understand how to use this tool without creating “hamburger” in your background and create a very neat, professional look in your work. You will cover several other backgrounding techniques and have time to practice in class. No specific project will be made, just lots of remnants to play on! Leather donated by Hermann Oak Leather Co.


Materials to Bring:
Basic carving tools, bevelers, matters, swivel knife, bar grounders, background tools, maul/mallet and a stamping stone.

Chris Andre

Chris “Slickbald” Andre is a professional leather artist and maker in Frederick, Colorado. Chris works mostly in cowboy action and concealed carry gun leather while dabbling in saddles, cowboy trappings and motorcycle gear. Chris is also an active and competitive member of SASS and Cowboy Fast Draw, and is a lifetime competitive shooter. Chris authors a variety of instruction and pattern packs for gun leather and other items as well as offering workshops in holster making and carving.