Sheridan College – W 202
Wednesday 05/17 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
All skill levels welcome!
Workshop Description: Having trouble keeping your edger sharp? Does your skiving knife just skip over the top of the leather? If so, then this is the class you need! With the use of close-up cameras and a big screen TV, Bobby will demonstrate how to make your tools cut again! What’s more, you’ll learn how to keep them sharp. Topics covered in this demonstration include edgers, French edgers, skivers, gouges, stitch groovers, hole punches, tube punches, awls, draw gauge blades, straight blades, round knives and swivel knives. The discussion will include strops, stropping techniques, types of strops, systems and how and when to use them. Bobby will also review the equipment and systems that he uses to maintain the tools on his own bench. Time permitting, there will be an open Q & A session where he 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: 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.