Belt/Padfolio Tooling & Construction

$350.00

7 in stock

Keith Seidel / Chuck Smith

Sheridan College – W129

Wednesday-Thursday 5/18-5/19 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

All skill levels welcome!

7 in stock

SKU: SW22WS-06 Category:

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Keith Seidel / Chuck Smith

Sheridan College – W129

Wednesday-Thursday 5/18-5/19 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

All skill levels welcome!

Workshop Description: Focus on your skills while creating a product from start to finish. Master craftsmen Keith Seidel and Chuck Smith have teamed up to provide joint instruction and demonstration to help students complete their choice of a belt OR a note pad case (padfolio). Related skills to be taught are: drawing patterns, casing, swivel knife and stamping techniques, skiving, cutting, stitching, burnishing and finishing edges, oiling, antiquing and finishing. With over a century of combined experience, Chuck and Keith have virtually unlimited knowledge and advice to make your leatherwork look professional. Class favorites, Kali and Kelly will be available to help give everyone individual attention (and make Chuck and Keith look good.) Patterns will be provided for novice and advanced students. Leather will be provided by Hermann Oak Leather Co. Please indicate your project selection when registering.

Materials to bring: Stamping tools, stamping surface, maul, swivel knife, round knife, strop, edger, burnishing cloth, cutting surface, pencil, stylus, headlamp, and a magnifier.

Workshop Instructor: Cody, Wyoming saddlemaker Keith Seidel has been developing his art full-time for over 35 years. With a significant portfolio of nationally exhibited and awarded work, the innovative designs of his saddles have made him a trendsetter in the industry. Keith specializes in creating highly decorated and heavily tooled leather goods, including saddles, belts, briefcases, gun leather, and executive accessories. He has placed first in the World Leather Debut tooled saddle division five times. Chuck Smith grew up in North Hollywood, CA, surrounded by cowboy movie stars and the Western film industry. He was 12 when his father bought him a set of leather carving tools (over 70 years ago). Since then, Smith has gone on to become famous for his Western floral patterns, his “OL’Smoothie swivel knives, and other quality leather tools. He is the recipient of the 1996 Al Stohlman Award and the 2014 Master Leather Artisan awarded by the Academy of Western Artists.

Workshop Sponsors: Hermann Oak Leather Co., The Fiebing Co., Leather Machine Co., LLC, and Tandy Leather

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