Slickbald’s Western Braces (Suspenders)


7 in stock

Chris Andre

Prescott Resort – Granite Mountain Room

Tuesday 2/25 8:00am – 5:00pm

All skill levels welcome!

7 in stock

SKU: PA20WS42 Category:

Product Description

Braces, suspenders, pant hangars…In this workshop, we’ll be making a set of leather braces, or whatever you’d like to call them. Chris will cover fitting the customer, making an alignment jig, and the assembly of your braces. Students should have time to stamp a basic geometric design if desired.

Materials to bring: Students should have their own professional collection of properly shaped, sharpened, and polished tools: pencil, head knife or similar, strop, 3/16” round punch, #2 and/or #3 common edge bevelers, and any stamping tools, including a swivel knife, stamping stone and maul, should you decide to decorate your braces. Chris will try to bring tools to fill in any gaps.

Chris “Slickbald” Andre is a professional leather artist and maker in Frederick, Colorado. 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. and Leather Machine Co., LLC