Swivel Knife Finesse
Friday, 05/17, 1:00pm – 5:00pm Sheridan Room, Holiday Inn
All skill levels welcome!
Designed to add style to your swivel knife work, this workshop will help you learn to make the swivel knife the integral and indispensable tool for your leatherwork. Al will show you how to “run” with your cuts, how to cut floral designs, borders, leaves and stems, stand alone cuts and basic, decorative cuts. Al is ready to answer all questions related to swivel knife finesse, including all the various types of blades and bevels, so bring your most challenging questions. Sharpening and maintaining the edge on your knives will also be covered. Learn the best blade to use for each specific job. By the end of this workshop, you should feel as though you and your swivel knife (knives?) are well acquainted!
Materials to Bring: Swivel knife, strop, notebook and pencil.
Al 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.