Rifle Sling, Tooling Class with Joe Meling - 03/22/24
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When: Friday, March 22, 2024
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM **Lunch will be provided!
Where: Weaver Leather Supply Retail Store at 7540 CR 201, Millersburg, OH 44654
Ready to dive a little deeper into what makes some tooling stand out more than others? Let’s take a relatively simple pattern and elevate your finished product with techniques to improve both flow and depth in your work. I don’t want to simply tell you that there are some choppy lines in your work or that it lacks flow. In this class I want to give you specific techniques that will provide solutions to the problems you’re having.
We will work on controlling the depth of your swivel knife cuts, learning which lines to fade and how to fade them. You’re going to learn simple techniques that will smooth out your bevel lines and speed up your tooling. I’m also going to show you my strategies for shading that will add depth to your pattern. You’ll find that making a few small tweaks to what you are already doing will move your finished products towards that crisp professional look that you’re after.
You will leave this class with a tooled rifle sling, ready for you to take home and assemble. A custom rifle sling is a great gift for those hard to shop for guys. Rifle slings turn into heirloom pieces that can be handed down for generations. In addition to the start of a great project, you will leave with specific techniques that are proven to help your tooling.
Bring a maul and whatever tools you have. Don’t worry about not having the “right” tools. There will be tools you may borrow for the class and tools available for purchase if you find some you like and get good results with.
NOTE: If you truly want to fast track your learning and make big improvements in your tooling, register for all three classes being offered this week. These classes are ordered in a specific way so that each one will build more skills on top of the previous. If you want to get serious about tooling, then you will no doubt benefit from the full immersion experience of taking all three classes in a row.
Register for Class 1 - Roper Wallet, Thursday, March 21
Register for Class 3 - Padfolio, Saturday, March 23