Leather Crafters & Saddlers Journal
November/December 2021 Issue
Vol 31 No. 6

Artwork by
Yves Lesire

LEATHERCRAFT

8 Capturing Arkansas Beauty in Leather, Part 1: The Tooling Process
Jim Linnell

14 Custom Leather Rifle Rack
Yves Lesire

18 Tooling with Kathy Flanagan – The Arctic Fox, Part 2: A Study on Color
Kathy Flanagan

24 Fun with Stamping Tools: Double Bar Basket Weave
Chan Geer

35 A Case for Any Phone
Dennis Rose

42 Carousel Horse
Ann-Maree Ager

48 Essential Tools: The Hole Punch
Michael Dale

66 Classifying Seams, Part 3: Right to Right
Jasmin Wörndle

SADDLERY

22 Saddle Gallery
Nancy Martiny

39 Emerging Saddlemaker Preview
Charil Reis

58 From My Bench to Yours: Saddle Construction – Category 14: Flank Billets and Cinch
Bob Klenda

SPOTLIGHTS

2 About the Cover
Yves Lesirer

26 We Are All Beginners – with Jim Jackson
Charil Reis

72 Reconstructing a 15th Century Decorated Sword Scabbard with Byknife Pockets
Marquita Volken

TIPS

54 Shop Hacks: Lining Your Metal Clips
Serge Volken

78 Scrolly & Scratch 02
Gabor Pinter

79 Modeling Tool Finesse
Tony Bernier

DEPARTMENTS

4 From the Editor

6 Contributors

57 Leather Industry News

75 Leather Guilds

76 Classifieds

78 List of Advertisers

November/December 2021 issue Advertisers

Name

Phone

Email

Website

American Elk & Deer

(970) 232-9803

info@americanelkanddeer.com

americanelkanddeer.com

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

Bob Park Custom Leather

(602)999-3099

hidepounder@cox.net

Bowden Saddle Tree Co

915-877-3191

info@saddletree.com

www.saddletree.com

Bruce Johnson Leather Tools

(844) 584-7866

bruce@brucejohnsonleather.com

www.brucejohnsonleather.com

Buckeye Engraving Inc

330-677-5685

buckeyeengraving@yahoo.com

www.steelhandstamps.com

C – Loys Leathers

915-239-9102

loycuellar@yahoo.com

http://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

chucksmithleathertools.com

Double K Leather

636-493-1833

sales@doublekleather.com

www.doublekleather.com

E C Leather Inc

918-583-0292

ecleather@aol.com

Elktracks Studio Foundation

jim@elktracks.net

Fiebing Company Inc

414-271-5011

sales@fiebing.com

www.fiebing.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

Grey Ghost Graphics

843-267-8136

jeff@greyghostgraphics.com

www.greyghostgraphics.com

Hermann Oak Leather Company

314-421-1173

sales@hermannoakleather.com

www.hermannoakleather.com

Hide & Leather House

707-255-6160

HideInfo@HideHouse.com

www.hidehouse.com

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

Joda Knife & Tool

(307)899-7117

jodaknifetool@protonmail.com

www.jodaknifeandtool.com

Klenda Custom Saddlery

970-878-5382

bob@klendasaddlery.com

www.klendasaddlery.com

Larson Leather Company

817-399-0044

elarson@kelly-larson.com

www.kellylarsonsales.com

Leather Machine Co Llc

(866)962-9880

cobra@leathermachineco.com

Leathersmith Designs

(800)845-1829

sales@leathersmithdesigns.com

leathersmithdesigns.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

maverickleathercompany

www.maverickleathercompany.com

Pecard Leather Care Co

920-468-5056

info@pecard.com

www.pecard.com

Perfectex Plus L L C

714-898-5989

info@perfectex.com

www.perfectex.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 Gmbh

011-49-221-630-7990

info@renia.com

www.renia.com

Rons Tool Company

(406)552-7433

tools@ronstools.com

www.ronstools.com

Russian Leathercrafting

scala@list.ru

www.en.leathercrafting-journal.ru

Silver Creek Leather Co

812-945-8520

greg@silvercreekleather.com

www.silvercreekleather.com

Slickbald Customs

303-641-0861

slickbaldcustoms@gmail.com

www.makersleathersupply.com

Small Farmers Journal – Ads

800-876-2893

miller@smallfarmersjournal.com

www.smallfarmersjournal.com

Snapping Turtle Leather

(267) 371-9118

scotts1hm@aol.com

snappingturtleleathercompany.com

Sorrell Notions & Findings

405-282-5464

lisa@lisasorrell.com

www.sorrellnotionsandfindings.com

Spraygunner

877-707-8767

jacob@spraygunner.com

spraygunner.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

alyssa.shira@tandyleather.com

www.tandyleatherfactory.com

The Brinton Muesum

(307) 672-3173

info@brintonmuseum.org

www.brintonmuseum.org

The Dude Ranchers Association

866-399-2339

(866)399-2339

colleen@duderanch.org

The Tooling Bench

435-586-9591

toolingbench@msn.com

Tippmann Industrial Products Inc

866-286-8046

matts@tippmannindustrial.com

www.tippmannindustrial.com

Twister D Products – Lace Master

208-884-3766

leather@gfeller.us

www.lacemaster.com

Weaver Leather Inc

800-932-8371

info@weaverleather.com

www.leathersupply.com

Weaver Leather Inc

800-932-8371

info@weaverleather.com

www.leathersupply.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