Tim Kleffner

    Tim Kleffner

    Tim got started in leather back at age 13 in 7th grade with a Tandy kit. He only made a few pieces each year following. But in 2000 he got a bit more serious and purchesed his first leather sewing machine, a Ferdco Pro 2000 and began making making utilitarian pouches and cases. [ ohm meter pouches cell phone cases and belts]. In 2002 TIm started to change over and learn leather tooling as an art. Decided to go with Sheridan style and made a phone call to Chan Geer. They communicated back and forth phone/mail. Chan invited me up in 2003 and has been his teacher, mentor and friend friend ever since. Tim goes to Sheridan WY in May each year and each year has new and different lesson. He works within the Sheridan style guidelines.

    List of wining entries at shows/events:

    Hide Crafters Digest 2005 ... monthly catalog contest
    Texas State Fair 2006 ... Blue Ribbon .. notebook
    IFoLG Fort Worth TX, 2007... Best of Catagory ... notebook
    World Debut , Sheridan, WY 2008 Red Ribbon[2nd] ... chinks
    IFoLG Columbus,OH, 2008... Red Ribbon[2nd]... chinks
    World Debut, Sheridan WY, 2009...Blue Ribbon... chinks
    2007 tooled a magazine cover for the Leather Crafters/ Saddlers Journal
    2009 currently have a magazine cover coming soon

    Location: Corpus Christi, TX
    Phone: 1-361-855-1101
    E-Mail: hr1909@hotmail.com
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    Recent Forum Posts Recent Forum Posts

    Hi all,

    I'm hoping one of you fellas here with a bit of experience can help me out...

    I have an old style Fortuna skiving machine. I've tuned it up nicely and getting some good results.... Go to last post

    edd on 03-02-2015

    Fortuna Skiving Machine - movement in main knife shaft

    Hi all, been doing leather work for quite a few years, I had put it down for a few years and have decided to take it back up again.
    I am hoping the re-learning curve is not too steep.

    Peter Go to last post

    Feral1 on 02-27-2015

    Hi from Australia

    I am really thinking about buying a new machine. the Cowboy 4500
    I have been told the cobra, and Artisan and Cowboy all come from the same factory, but have spoken with Ryan at Cowboy,
    and... Go to last post

    Chris J on 02-26-2015

    cowboy 4500

    I am selling items that I have no use for in shop but am having a bit of difficulty with the site at this time. Do not understand how it all works and was not able to show pics as I do not understand... Go to last post

    Ray on 02-25-2015

    Selling items from shop

    I have a number of items in shop that I will be selling. If any interest in what I will attempt to list, please email me at raysouth1@hotmail.com .
    I am having difficulty navigating this site and... Go to last post

    Ray on 02-25-2015

    Selling tools no longer used in shop-----