My rifle sling.

Here are a few pictures of my custom rifle sling. Made of 5 oz. leather with a goat skin liner. This sling features a deer head I burned into the leather by hand using my new pyrography kit. All hand dyed fade with some traditional basket weave tooling and antique dye color. It’s super comfortable to wear, and handles the weight of the rifle great on the shoulders with the wide design at the top. Thanks for letting me share, and I hope you enjoy our work! -Rob 

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Dad’s rifle sling finished…

Dad’s custom rifle sling finished. Artwork is all pyrography (burning) featuring my dad’s “J.J.” insignia he signs his artwork with, custom tribal/totem style design, and large feathers and tons of stippling detail. Dyed in a “fade” with 3 different shades of brown. Wide design on top for comfort. Also last but not least, goat skin padding sewed in, and has a compression type setup for adjustment of sling eliminating the normal screw posts for easier use, better fit, and adjustment while hunting. I’m really proud of the way it turned out, and I hope my dad get’s many happy years of use out of his new sling! -Rob

Tandy leather intermediate carving class #2 “Maltese Cross”

For our 2nd intermediate carving class at Tandy Leather we will be carving this 2″ Maltese cross. Class will be this Saturday September 17th at Tandy Leather in Springfield Mo. From 1-3 pm. Cost for the class is $20.00 please call 417-862-8669 to reserve your spot! 

Beveling tools required: 

-B203 medium beveler or equivalent large or medium beveler. 

-V708 (V407 or V412 will also work)

-S705 or other seeder.

-A98 or equivalent small angle background tool.

-F941 Large angle corner tool or equivalent. 

-A104 Angle backrounder or other background tool.

-P236 or other small pear shader.

Work in progress. Rifle sling. 

Making my first rifle sling. This one is for my dad, features custom artwork and his initials the way he signs his projects. Artwork is all leather pyrography on the sling. Can’t wait to get some color on this! More pics to come when its finished.

My first carving class…

Here is a picture from the first intermediate leather carving class I taught for Tandy Leather in Springfield Mo.

I had an awesome time, Thank you so much Tim, and the good folks at Tandy Leather for this great opportunity and support. I also can’t thank Bob and Roger enough for being my first students! I really hope you guys had fun and learned some techniques to help in your goals. I can’t wait to be back on Saturday September 17th for another intermediate carving class! Call Tandy Leather for details and reserve your spot at 417-862-8669! Hope to see you there! -Rob