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I would like to schedule the class for Saturday February 8th from 10a until everyone finishes (awaiting MS board approval). I will need money for class paid by February 1st so I can get all the materials and obtain any tools that the participants order. If you are interested, you can call or text me at 231-735-3528 and we can start the registration process. I can take credit cards in person, checks dropped off, or cash in person.
The basic materials for the class would be $30. That would cover an 18 x 24 inch piece of leather (fits into laser cutter), rivets, d-ring's and the buckles to make a basic satchel/purse.
I believe I have enough tools to go around for a class of 10-15 people (who can use my tools). I can teach up to 25-30 but some participants will need to get tools also. Below is a list of tools. The tools with *'s next to them are essential and will be used a lot. If you would like your own tools please let me know when you are registering.
Tools we will use: *Small Hole punch set $14 - Includes 6 sized punch heads and can be used with drill press (important)
*Tubular rivet tool $14
*Sewing awl (stitching leather)$10 (really useful for this project)
1“ heavy duty punch $60(not critical)
Items I could uses a source for: 3” nylon webbing. I can order it from Michigan, but if there is a retail source locally, that would help. If someone could look at this and figure out an easy way to make them: http://www.tandyleatherfactory.com/en-usd/home/department/tools/punches/3120-143.aspx
If you would like to laser engrave something into your satchel, please let me know ahead of time and we can get that scheduled. I would like to avoid doing the engraving the day of class if possible. It takes a while. Example of what you can make. A satchel: