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Bob Park: Swivel Knife Techniques

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Bob Park: Swivel Knife Techniques

Bob Park

Wednesday, 17. October, 2018 - ROZET, Kortestraat 16, Arnhem

09.00-17.00, (9 am - 5 pm)

Skill Level: All Skill Levels Welcome!

Course Description: Undoubtedly difficult to master, the swivel knife is the most important tool we employ. Its use is the foundation for every style and type of leather carving. With that in mind, Bobby presents a workshop dedicated completely to the attributes of the swivel knife and the techniques that he employs with it. The instruction will cover everything from basic fundamentals to specialty knives, proper fitting and grip, blade selection and knife manufacturers. And with the aid of close-up cameras streaming live to a large screen,  he will demonstrate the techniques used for cutting tooling patterns, performing finish cuts and when ‘free-handing’ decorative Finger Carvings. The discussion will cover line priority, cutting sequences, how to practice, tracing patterns, casing leather and most importantly, sharpening and stropping! Students will learn the fundamentals of making a basic cut and have the opportunity to practice cutting one of his tooling patterns as well as a Finger Carving pattern. As this is not a “project”, there will be no emphasis or pressure to complete the practice patterns. Bob’s focus will be strictly on evaluating each student’s skill level and tailoring comments to help them improve. Time permitting, there will be an open question & answer session at the end of the workshop where Bob will gladly answer questions regarding any subject which may interest the class.Leather donated by Hermann Oak Leather Company.

Student Should Bring: Sharp swivel knives, strop, tracing stylus, small sponge and/or small water spray bottle, sharpening equipment (if you have it), note taking materials, and a camera. Bobby’s book, Creating Western Floral Designs, will be for sale during class.

Bob Park

Bobby has developed a unique carving style in the western tradition, earning numerous awards at national shows and exhibitions. In 2015, he received 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 distributed in over 40 countries.  He is also a regular contributor to the Leather Crafters and Saddlers Journal. 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!

Cancellation Policy

• There is a $25 administration fee for cancelling a workshop.
  (The cost of the workshop will be refunded minus the $25 fee.)
• No refunds after FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2018.