On the Edge

$85.00

16 in stock

Paul Zalesak

Prescott Resort – Jerome Room

Thursday 02/24 1:00pm – 5:00pm

All skill levels welcome!

16 in stock

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Paul Zalesak

Prescott Resort – Jerome Room

Thursday 02/24 1:00pm – 5:00pm

All skill levels welcome!

Workshop Description: Learn the fundamental principles and techniques of how to put a consistently sharp cutting edge on virtually all of your leather craft cutting tools. We will start by defining the cutting edge and how to achieve the best cutting edge possible. Then we will cover multiple forms of sharpening media, including diamond hones, oil stones, and water stones. Afterwards and with time permitting, I will demonstrate how to put an edge on your round knife, swivel knife, skiver, pocket knife, draw gauge blade, trim knife, splitter blade, etc. The goal is to help you develop the skills to effectively and efficiently sharpen your various leathercraft knives and get a consistently sharp cutting edge. We will also cover techniques on how to maintain your edged tools so they will stay sharp longer. This demonstration is designed for the leather crafter that uses and wants sharp cutting tools and will be catered to any skill level — novice to master. Course price includes a copy of “On the Edge”, which is a compilation of articles authored by Paul and featured in the Leather Crafters & Saddlers Journal.

Materials to bring: Pen and paper for notetaking (if desired), 1-3 leather cutting instruments (round knife, swivel knife, skiver, pocket knife, draw gauge blade, trim knife), your favorite sharpening media (diamond hone, oil stone, water stones), and scrap leather pieces for practice.

Workshop Instructor: Paul is an award-winning artist who began tooling leather in 1974 under the tutelage of Jimmy Resley of El Paso, TX. His love of leathercraft and passion for finding a high-performance swivel knife led him to extensive research in the technology and science of metals and metal alloys. In 2006 he started Leather Wranglers Inc. and developed the SK-3 swivel knife. Paul served as a college professor for more than 25 years and presently teaches seminars on sharpening fundamentals, cutting edge technology, and swivel knife finesse. He authored “On the Edge”, a compilation of articles written for the Leather Crafters & Saddlers Journal about best sharpening practices.

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