Leatherworking Courses:

In addition to the Saddle Making School we now offer short specialized leatherworking courses. Students will have the option of renting a room from for the duration of the course. See left pannel of accommodation details.

Course on Holsters, Gun Belts and Rifle or Shotgun Scabbards

During this class, you will learn to design and build holsters for any type firearm. This includes gun belts, holsters and shoulder holsters. You will also learn rifle scabbard construction. You will either build one pistol holster and belt or one rifle scabbard designed to fit the weapon of your choice to take home with you. You will learn what tools are used and where to acquire them. You will learn the proper type materials to be used for the different types of holsters, belts and scabbards. Another skill you will be taught is how to case leather to make a molded fit for particular firearms. How to do border tooling is included. Considering the number of new firearms on the market for which there are no holsters or scabbards readily available, the skills taught in this class could help a student develop a profitable business in custom leatherworking.
Tuition: $1,500
Duration: 5 days

gun sleeve

Above is one of the course graduates.

Course on Construction of Saddlebags, Chest Straps, Head Stalls and Leather-Covered Canteens

For those people who enjoy small projects that are done rather fast, I am offering a five day class (eight hours per day) on the design and construction of saddlebags, chest straps and head stalls (bridles) and leather-covered canteens. You will learn to design your own patterns, what tools are needed and the proper leather and hardware for these particular projects. You will also learn where to purchase these supplies. During this class, you will have the option of building a set of saddlebags or a chest strap and headstall or a leather-covered canteen that will be yours to take home. You will do a border tool on your project. When you complete this class, you will have been taught the skills necessary to design and construct these projects for yourself or for sale in your own small business.
Tuition: $1,500
Duration: 5 days

gun sleeve

Above are some of the course graduates.

Course on Repair of Miscellaneous Horse Equipment

Student may bring to class horse equipment of all types that need repair. This could include bridles, halters, leads, chest straps, saddlebags, etc. The repair work will be done and vendors, materials and tools will be taught.
Tuition: $1,500
Duration: 5 days

saddle making school student

Above is a course graduate.


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