How to Use Your Tools

$85.00

11 in stock

Al Gould

Prescott Resort – Prescott Room

Saturday 02/26 8:00am – 12:00pm

All skill levels welcome!

11 in stock

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Product Description

Al Gould

Prescott Resort – Prescott Room

Saturday 02/26 8:00am – 12:00pm

All skill levels welcome!

Workshop Description: There can be so many tools in a leather shop, it can be daunting to know how to make sure they are always ready for use! Al will bring a variety to this workshop and show you how he uses and takes care of them. He’ll share his methods for storing some tools, the safest way to use them, some sharpening methods (where applicable), cleaning methods, and general do’s and don’ts. Al will focus on stamping tools – basket, geometric, floral, bevelers – and the how to ensure a great impression in leather every time, as well as touch on stropping of knives. Safe use of awls, needles, groovers, and French edgers will also be reviewed.

Materials to bring: An assortment of tools listed above, strop and steel.

Workshop Instructor: Al Gould is a custom saddle maker and leather artist, having made saddles since 1960. Horses and cattle have been a large part of his life with experience in – and not limited to – high country packing mules and cow punching. Al is also a gold card member of Pro-Rodeo. Al has taught a variety of workshops at numerous past shows and enjoys sharing as much of his hard-earned knowledge as possible. He was awarded the Al Stohlman Award for Achievement in Leathercraft in 2009.

Workshop Sponsors: Hermann Oak Leather Co.