Modifying Your Old Stamps

$85.00

24 in stock

Clay Miller

WCC, Ranger 107

Wednesday 8/4 7:00pm – 10:00pm

All skill levels welcome!

24 in stock

SKU: WT21SW020.5 Category:

Product Description

Due to the ongoing and developing protocols surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, all workshop registrations will AD3be refunded in full automatically if the trade show has to be cancelled.

Clay Miller

WCC, Ranger 107

Wednesday 8/4 7:00pm – 10:00pm

All skill levels welcome!

Workshop Description: Have you ever tooled a project that you simply didn’t have the right tool for? Perhaps it was just a bit too large? Need a tool that’s no longer in production or maybe it’s damaged? Learn how to modify your stamping tools using a belt grinder and/or a two-wheel bench grinder. Get them to fit older-style (Stohlman, Porter, etc.) tooling patterns or create something new to better fit your personal style of tooling. Hone dull designs for like-new impressions. Clay will present several tools to alter, addressing: 1) Why alter a specific tool? 2) What do you want the tool to be able to do? 3) What does it stamp like now vs. after alteration? Note: This is a demonstration, but it is still recommended that you are familiar with the use of grinders. Safety concerns and precautions while using this machinery will be addressed.

Materials to bring: Note taking materials.

Workshop Instructor: Clay Miller grew up around racehorses, planning to become a racehorse trainer. He started doing leatherwork as a way to fill the downtime and make a little side money. During a break between race meets, he was offered a job at the local Tandy, which changed everything. He worked for Tandy, managing stores in several locations. In 2010, he moved to Texas and began to make tools and do contract leather tooling for several large leather holster and saddle shops. Soon, the tool making took off and he has been making tools full time.

Workshop Sponsors: Hermann Oak Leather Co.