Belt Stamping – Porter Style

$150.00

4 in stock

Rocky Minster

Prescott Resort – Jerome Room

Wednesday 02/23 8:00am – 5:00pm

Intermediate

4 in stock

SKU: PA22WS-05 Category:

Product Description

Rocky Minster

Prescott Resort – Jerome Room

Wednesday 02/23 8:00am – 5:00pm

Intermediate

Workshop Description: Learn Porter Style floral belt tooling using a repeating design on belt segments. (You will not complete a whole belt.) Rocky will provide you with a repeating pattern and guide you through his process of tooling it. Time permitting, Rocky will address questions about his belt assembly process, but the focus on this workshop is accurately tooling and emulating the Porter style. Students will receive patterns to take home as well.

Materials to bring: Larger seeder (Craftool #724), small seeder (no number available), bar grounders (Craftool PRO stainless #A2014 & A2012), camouflage (Gomph Hackbarth), kickers (Gomph Hackbarth/Craftool #715), pear shaders (Gomph Hackbarth and Eberle; try to find something close – either regular or fine lined; they are about 5/8” long × 5/16”wide and 7/16”long ×1/4” wide), fluted veiner (McMillen; Gomph Hackbarth or Barry King Tools work well, too), mulefoot (2 styles), checkered bevelers (these are the most important tools; Gomph Hackbarth or Barry King Tools work the best; medium checks; Suggest at least 3 measuring about 3/16”, 1/4” and 3/8”), pencils, erasers, drawing paper, ruler, swivel knife (3/8” wide straight blade), compass, mallet/maul, stamping surface. A few extra tools will be able. Rocky can be contacted with any questions at 480-717-7844.

Workshop Instructor: Rocky is a master Porter-style leatherworker and professional saddl maker. He began learning the Porter-style stamping from accomplished saddle makers at an early age and got his start in saddlery while still in high school at the Leland “Tumble” Weed saddle shop. Later, he worked for Porter-trained Frank Eberle in Prescott, Arizona, he then moved on and worked in other saddle shops in Arizona and Colorado under some other great saddle makers: Ray Pohja, Mervin Ringlero and Fletcher Whitlow. In 1970, he opened his own saddle shop in Chandler, Arizona, and later forced to move his shop to Gilbert, where he still works in his saddle shop, building saddles and his buckaroo horse equipment and personal leather items.

Workshop Sponsors: Hermann Oak Leather Co.