Sheridan College – W 202
Thursday 05/18 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
All skill levels welcome!
Workshop Description: This is one of the most highly attended demonstrations that Bobby produces. If you are interested in learning various methods to produce professional quality edge finishes, then this is your class! He utilizes close up cameras and a large screen HD TV to demonstrate each step of a number of burnishing techniques. His demonstration of the most popular burnishing machines like Cobra, Weaver and Fantastic Burnisher provides an excellent opportunity to observe their practical applications. Instruction will cover subjects like: types of edgers, sharpening, techniques in hand burnishing, the use of various burnishing solutions, edge dyeing, burnishing with a Dremel and dealing with exotic and chrome tanned leather. Time permitting, there will be an open Q & A session at the end of the demonstration where Bobby will answer questions regarding any subject which may interest the class.
Materials to bring: Note taking materials. Cameras are welcome.
Workshop Instructor: Born and raised in Arizona, Bobby was greatly influenced by the cowboy lifestyle. He began tooling leather at the age of twelve and has developed a unique style in the western floral tradition. His work has won numerous awards at gear shows and exhibitions and sells throughout the U.S. and Europe. Bobby instructs both locally and abroad. In 2015 he was presented with the Al Stohlman Award for Achievement in Leathercraft. He authored Creating Western Floral Designs, a highly acclaimed instruction on western floral tooling patterns which is distributed in over 40 countries and he sells a variety of innovative products which are designed to enhance leatherworking for novices and professionals alike.
Workshop Sponsors: Hermann Oak Leather Co., Leather Machine Co., LLC, The Fiebing Co., and Bob Park Custom Leather
• There is a $25 administration fee for canceling a workshop.
• The cost of each workshop will be refunded minus the $25 fee.
• No refunds for workshops after Thursday, May 11, 2023.