Cover artwork by: Andy Stevens

LEATHERCRAFT

24 Precision Borders Made Simple
      Michael Dale

27  Doodling with Dave: Hourglass Serpentine  Border Tools – Applications & Examples
      Dave Swallow

31 Braces (a.k.a. Suspenders)
      Chris “ Slickbald” Andre

49 From My Bench to Yours “The B L Saddle Bags”
      Bob Klenda

53 Fun with Stamping Tools “Honeycomb Tool”
      Chan Geer

55 Thread Tooling
      Cathy wiggins

60 Tooling with Kathy Flanagan “Mule Brenner”
      Kathy Flanagan

84 Dry Brushing
      Fred Nachbar

Saddlery

38 Saddle Gallery
     Ben Swanke

43 Emerging Saddlemaker Preview

Footwear

30 Footwear Expressions
      Jacob Feratto

70 Scandinavian Turnshoes: Assembling the Upper to the Sole
      Jason Hovatter

Tips

66 Bench Notes: A Versatile Vise
      Dusty Johnson

69 Shop Hacks: Line 24 Snap Post Mod
      Jay Cusimano

87 Swivel Knife Finesse
     Pedro Pedrini

Urban Leather

08 Pocket Watch Pouch
      Natalie Orfanidi

Spotlights

02 About the Cover

     Andy Stevens

15 Meandering with Purpose: An Interview with Pete Gorrell
      Charil Reis

40 2017 World Leather Debut Third Place

69 2018 Stohlman Award Nominations

Departments

04 From the Editor

06 Contributors

68 Letters to the Editor

78 Classifieds

80 Leather Guilds

82 Dealer Directory

83  List of Advertisers

27-6 Advertisers

Company Name

Telephone

Email

Web

American Leather Direct Inc

270-526-3835

info@aleatherd.com

www.aleatherd.com

Artisan Sewing Supplies Inc

323-838-1408

info@artisansew.com

www.artisansew.com

Barry King Tools

307-672-5657

kingtool@fiberpipe.net

www.barrykingtools.com

Bee Natural Leathercare

360-891-7178

bnatura@pacifier.com

www.beenaturalleathercare.com

Blevins Mfg Co Inc

307-322-2190

Bowden Saddle Tree Co

915-877-3191

info@saddletree.com

www.saddletree.com

Buckeye Engraving Inc

330-677-5685

buckeyeengraving@yahoo.com

www.steelhandstamps.com

Burnt Spur

775-217-6177

burntspur89406@gmail.com

www.burntspursilver.com

C – Loys Leathers

915-239-9102

loycuellar@yahoo.com

www.cloysleathers.com

C S Osborne & Co

973-483-3232

cso@csosborne.com

www.csosborne.com

Chuck Smith Tools

760-749-5755

olsmoothie@sbcglobal.net

chuck-smith-leather-tools.com

Double K Leather

636-493-1833

sales@doublekleather.com

www.doublekleather.com

E C Leather Inc

918-583-0292

ecleather@aol.com

Fiebing Company Inc

414-271-5011

sales@fiebing.com

www.fiebing.com

Garland Manufacturing Co

207-283-3693

leathercraft@garlandmfg.com

www.garlandmfg.com

Geers Custom Leather

307-674-9226

mgeer2@charter.net

George Barta Hide Co

707-762-2965

Goliger Leather Company

805-650-6553

service@goligerleather.com

www.goligerleather.com

Gomph Hackbarth Tools

520-642-3891

hackbarthtools@hotmail.com

Graycloud

206-280-7622

Robb@GraycloudUSA.com

www.graycloudusa.com

Grey Ghost Graphics

843-267-8136

jeff@greyghostgraphics.com

www.greyghostgraphics.com

Hadlock & Fox Mfg Co L L C

830-778-6017

leo@hadlockfox.com

www.hadlockfox.com

Hermann Oak Leather Company

314-421-1173

lerottmann@hermannoakleather.com

www.hermannoakleather.com

J M Boot & Saddle

281-252-3374

J M Saddler Inc

979-693-5114

service@jmsaddler.com

www.jmsaddler.com

Jesse W Smith Saddlery

719-643-5553

jessesmithsaddle@gmail.com

www.jessesmithsaddlery.com

John Fong Leather Co Inc

415-441-3519

www.johnfongexoticleathers.com

Kelly – Larson Sales

817-399-0044

elarson@kelly-larson.com

www.kellylarsonsales.com

Klenda Custom Saddlery

970-878-5382

bob@klendasaddlery.com

www.klendasaddlery.com

Landis Sales And Service

217-543-3464

Leather Machine Co Inc

866-962-9880

cobra@leathermachineco.com

Loon Creek Leather L L C

260-356-0726

saddles@LoonCreekLeather.com

www.looncreekleather.com

Macpherson Leather Co

206-328-0855

info@macphersonleather.com

www.macphersonleather.com

Makers Leather Supply

913- 787-1019

aaron@makersleathersupply.com

www.makersleathersupply.com

Mark Staton Co

337-988-9964

mark@markstatonco.com

www.markstatonco.com

Maverick Leather Co

877-845-0080

info@maverickleathercompany.com

www.maverickleathercompany.com

National Cowboy & Western Heritage

www.tcowboyarts.org

Pecard Leather Care Co

920-468-5056

info@pecard.com

www.pecard.com

Pendleton Leather Show

307-674-6679

info@sheridanleather.com

www.pendletonleathershow.com

Perfectex Plus L L C

714-898-5989

info@perfectex.com

www.perfectex.com

Phillips Engraving Co

(417)869-4811

leatherstamps@phillipsengraving.com

stamps@leather-stamps.com

Precision Saddle Tree

877-916-8733

tstevenson@precisionsaddletree.com

www.precisionsaddletree.com

Pro Series Tools

505-632-7039

beardclan@advantas.net

www.robertbeardtools.com

Q – Lighting

800-513-2256

ira@qed-medical.com

www.q-lighting.com

Raphael Sewing

866-415-8223

info@techsew.com

www.techsew.com

Renia USA

470-395-6280

info@renia.com

www.renia.com

Rons Tools

406-552-7433

tools@ronstools.com

Slickbald Customs

303-641-0861

slickbaldcustoms@gmail.com

www.slickbaldcustoms.com

Small Farmers Journal

800-876-2893

miller@smallfarmersjournal.com

www.smallfarmersjournal.com

Sorrell Notions & Findings

405-282-5464

lisa@lisasorrell.com

www.sorrellnotionsandfindings.com

Springfield Leather Company

800-668-8518

kevin@springfieldleather.com

www.springfieldleather.com

Steel Stamps Inc

208-345-2550

steelstampsinc@yahoo.com

www.steelstampsinc.com

Tandy Leather

817-872-3200

jlinnell@tandyleather.com

www.tandyleatherfactory.com

Texas Custom Dies Inc

888-755-9025

hktxcd@aol.com

www.texascustomdies.com

Texas Thread Mfg Co

800-840-3670

texasthread@att.net

The Dude Ranchers Association

866-399-2339

colleen@duderanch.org

www.duderanch.org

The Hide & Leather House

707-255-6160

HideInfo@HideHouse.com

www.hidehouse.com

The Tooling Bench

435-586-9591

toolingbench@msn.com

Thoroughbred Leather

502-315-0315

thoroughbredleather@gmail.com

www.thoroughbredleather.com

Tippmann Industrial Products Inc

866-286-8046

matts@tippmannindustrial.com

www.tippmannindustrial.com

Toledo Industrial Sewing Machines

866-362-7397

sewmun@aol.com

www.tolindsewmach.com

Twister D Products – Lace Master

208-884-3766

leather@gfeller.us

www.lacemaster.com

Van Amburg Leathers

208-785-0800

jerry@vanamburgleathers.com

www.vanamburgleathers.com

Weaver Leather Inc

800-932-8371

info@weaverleather.com

www.leathersupply.com

Weber Stirrups

208-466-2870

trinaweber@msn.com

www.weberstirrups.com

Wickett & Craig Of America Inc

800-826-6379

info@wickett-craig.com

www.wickett-craig.com

Y – Knot Lace

406-249-5225

lace@y-knotlace.com

www.y-knotlace.com