Fine Assembly Work

Fine Assembly Work


This course is designed for the student who wishes to develop their skills and master the fundamentals of assembly work over this full-day class. Instructor Takeshi Yonezawa will share his specialized techniques that took years to develop, focusing specifically on:

  1. Skiving Leather

  2. Applying Bond

  3. Edge Work

The valuable skills taught in the Fine Assembly Work class are foundational to all leather projects, but often get overlooked. However, once in practice, students will enhance their leatherwork and amplify their ability to create fine leather goods. Best of all, these fundamental yet critical skills can be utilized throughout one’s entire journey with leather.

Participants can expect to make a Compact Bi-fold Wallet to keep (and use!) while learning the following:

  • Learn how to skive both by machine and by hand

  • Learn how to finish edges to create a clean look

  • Learn how to apply bond evenly to leather

Note: Students will also have the opportunity to sew their wallet with a sewing machine. However, sewing instruction will not be a focus of this class.

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All skill levels are welcome

Students should bring:

  • Glue Spreader (available for purchase at class)

  • Cutter Knife (Recommended: NT Cutter OLFA)

  • Cutting Surface

  • Glass Surface

  • Two (2) Rulers (Recommended: Thin, steel rulers with little flexibility)

  • Edger

  • Sandpaper or Sanding Stick (#400)

  • Ballpoint Pen or Leather Marking Pen

  • Canvas Piece or Cotton Cloth to be used for edge burnish

  • Leather-craft Hammer

  • Roller Tool

  • Flat Edge Knife (optional - available for purchase at class)

Thursday, October 31, 2019: 8am—5pm