Prescott Resort – Chino Room
Friday 02/24 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
All skill levels welcome!
Workshop Description: Workshop Description: A bell knife skiver is a really simple and useful machine, but they don’t work well if something is set up incorrectly. You will learn how to control this skiving machine and learn some skiving techniques. We’ll start with setting up the machine (bell knife, feed roll, and sharpening stone placements and how they all work together), learning how the presser foot works (choosing a presser foot, getting different types of edge skiving, and making a custom presser foot), and finally, we’ll learn together how to adjust the settings (for thin/thick skiving and splitting leather).
Materials to bring: Note-taking materials.
Workshop Instructor: Takeshi ‘Yone’ Yonezawa started leatherwork nearly twenty years ago in Tokyo, Japan. In a world of speed and consumption, Yone invests his passion, love and time into his work. It’s not about creating for profit, but creating with the intent to change the perception and standards of quality leather goods. He is a firm believer that handmade = better, with countless hours of effort and thought spent going the extra mile to combine flawless execution, balanced form and function, and beautiful design. Yone specializes in Japanese, American and European leatherwork. He is a proud member of the Portland Leather Guild and the Lone Star Leather Guild and lives in Beaverton, Oregon, with his wife, son, and dog.
Workshop Sponsors: Hermann Oak Leather Co. and Leather Machine Co., LLC
Registering for someone else? Be sure to record their name as the student in the Order Notes Box (located under the Shipping Address) when you Check Out.