Sheridan College – WCA 110
Saturday 05/20 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
All skill levels welcome!
Workshop Description: Learn the fundamentals of professional holster design and construction. This workshop will focus on concealed carry holsters with the student making a One Slot, “Nelson No 1” style holster. Chris will cover the fitting of the holster style to the customer, types of holsters and their applications, as well as designing holsters from scratch. In construction, he will cover leather selection, liners, wet molding and more. The class will also cover shop tips and production techniques to help the student hit the ground running. Students will receive one of Slickbald’s 1 Slot Holster Master pattern packs. NOTE: Firearms are NOT permitted on the Sheridan College Campus. Only Blue Guns will be allowed in this workshop.
Materials to bring: Students should have their own professional collection of properly shaped, sharpened, and polished tools: pencil, head knife or similar, strop, 3/8” round punch, one medium sized (#3/4) French edger/skiver, #3 and #5 common edge bevelers, slicker, wing dividers, geometric stamps, and a maul/mallet. Chris will try to bring tools to fill in the gaps.
Workshop Instructor: Chris “Slickbald” Andre is a professional leather artist and maker from Colorado who received the Al Stohlman Award for Achievement in Leathercraft in May of 2022. Chris works mostly in cowboy action and concealed carry gun leather while dabbling in saddles, cowboy trappings and motorcycle gear. Chris is also an active and competitive member of SASS and Cowboy Fast Draw, and is a lifetime competitive shooter. Chris authors a variety of instruction and pattern packs for gun leather and other items as well as offering workshops in holster making and carving.
Workshop Sponsors: Hermann Oak Leather Co., The Fiebing Co., and Leather Machine Co., LLC
• 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.