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

    Thanks Ronn. The shoe wax finish is a new one for me. I'll have to try that. I usually just take some R.M. Williams and rub it in good with a chunk of shearling. Go to last post

    Rooster59 on 07-31-2014

    Oiling a suede lined gun belt?

    Another tool that I find to be of most use, is a Dremel with the flex shaft. If you can get one with variable speed control , do so. If you cannot, then you can, at a sewing machine store, buy the... Go to last post

    RonnR on 07-28-2014

    How do I make a custom stamp tool?

    It appears that the smallest needles now being made for the Landis Three or the Landis 16 , is the number 14. These smaller sizes have not been made for years.

    If you have not already done so,... Go to last post

    RonnR on 07-28-2014

    Looking for Needles for Landis #3 or #16

    I would suggest that before you line the belt, you give the grain (top) side of the leather several light coats of light saddle oil, and then let it cure overnight. Then, proceed with lining with... Go to last post

    RonnR on 07-28-2014

    Oiling a suede lined gun belt?