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Randy Cornelius

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    LaCygne, Kansas
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    I do all kinds of leather work. Saddles, tack, personal items belts, gun leather, you name it, and I can make a buck I'll do it in leather.

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    Saddles & Tack
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    Extreme embossing
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    Years ago Internet

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  1. I think I found the answer, The dies I have are for normal spots with the prongs not the rivet type.... I works good with the prong spots.
  2. I have what appears to be a "Craftmaster" Hand Press like Springfield Leather sells. Item # 011-399001. I have the dies for setting spots but every time I set one it makes it pointed like a nipple instead of round. I cannot figure what I am doing wrong. I have tried adjusting it. If I back off the depth of stroke it won't set it so it will stay. Too much and it get the point on it. I have had this thing for several years and thought I would put it to work on some spot rivet's but not having much luck. Anyone with experience with one of these please advise. I have looked on line for a manual but can't find one. I guess I will call SLC and see if they can copy one and send to me. Thanks in advance.
  3. Here is the Schedule of Events to let you know what is going on each day of the show. Schedule of Events.docx
  4. Also this year we are going back to $1.00 raffle tickets, so bring your $$$$ and buy a bunch.
  5. Here are the forms to download to register for the show and to sign up for classes. Lots of information can be found on the show Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/929902254667214 For those traveling to the show by air that don't want to rent a car you can call Cortez Transportation Company, 785-233-5466. They run a 24/7 service from Topeka to KCI and back. They can pick you up in a car that holds 2 people, an SUV that hold 6 and a van that hold up to 14 people. I would suggest getting with someone else going to the show and car pool with them and split the rates. The car is 225.00 from KCI to Topeka, the SUV is 243.00 from KCI to Topeka and the van is 267.00 to Topeka. Also for those traveling in by train the Am Track station is about a block away from the hotel. Also check on flights into Manhattan Ks as they have a new airport there. The distance from Topeka is about the same to KCI but you may find cheaper flights. Class Registration v1 2023.docx Show Registration v1 2023.docx
  6. We are looking for new and different instructors. So If you have a special talent with leathercraft / leather working please contact me. In doing so explain your special talent and send some photos of your work. Get your name in early before all the slots fill up.\ RandyCornelius512@gmail.com Thanks Instructor Agreement Topeka 2023 (1).docx
  7. Here is a link to the Guilds recognized by the IFOLG https://www.ifolg.net/uploads/1/1/2/4/112415769/guilds_of_the_ifolg_2021_-_2022.pdf
  8. Also we have a Facebook page up and running just for the show, It can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/929902254667214 When going to our FB page look under the files section and you will find forms if you are wanting to be an instructor, Also forms if you want to be a vendor are there too. There is also a link to the hotel to get the special rate too. If you know of anyone who is not on Facebook and wants to have these forms emailed to them please let me know.
  9. I have attached the flyer to the 2023 IFLOG show in Topeka, Ks this year. Here is a link to our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/929902254667214
  10. Also, just because there is not a Guild close you don't mean you can join one. Several of the guilds have a web based on line group to join in. Much like this, only difference is you have to be a paid member. I know our dues for Santa Fe Trail is 30.00 for house hold, 20.00 individual and 15.00 for under 18 years old. So it is affordable.
  11. Open the link below. When you go to the IFOLG web site click on Competition Registration forms. There will pop up several options. then click on "Guilds of the IFOLG" guilds_of_the_ifolg_2021_-_2022.pdf
  12. I thought I would start a discussion on the International Federation of Leather Guilds, what is it and what the IFOLG does. Also what benefit does it have to join a Leather Guild that is also a member of the IFOLG. First what is the IFOLG. It is a world wide organization that has a leather competition every year. During that competition a leather worker that belongs to a guild that is recognized by the IFOLG is eligible to enter leather pieces that will be judged. There a 4 main levels of competition, Open, Advanced, Master and Grand Master. In each level there are many classes that a person can enter, pictures, belts, wallets, purses, motorcycle gear and the list goes on. There are also special classes for those over 65, those under 18 and partners. The IFOLG is the only organization in the world that has the ability to classify a leather worker by their ability. Anyone can enter the open division and after you win 10 1st places you are moved to the Advanced level to show. In advanced you have to win 10 1st places in order to be moved to the Masters. To be moved to the Grand Masters you must win 1st places in many different areas and be nominated by the show committee and be voted on to advance to the Grand Masters. Also if you enter into the Advanced category and win a ribbon you are stuck in advanced palmately. You can't go back to open any longer. Also during these shows we bring in top notch instructors from all over the world to teach classes. These classes go on over a 3-4 day period. There is a vendor room where vendors of the leather world bring their wears to demonstrate and sell. The is also the Guild Display room where each Guild sets up a table with a display to be judged by your peers. There is always a raffle room, many businesses and individuals alike donate items to put in the raffle. The raffle is usually on Sunday morning at the end of the show. Friday morning starts with the competitors entering their items to be judged. Judging starts at 6:00 pm on Friday night. Saturday the Competition room is open to the public so you can look at all the awesome items people have entered as see how they placed. Saturday night is the Awards banquet where everyone who placed are announced and given their Awards and or find if they move up to another level. It is a good time and I personally look forward to the show every year as it is the only time I get to visit with old friends, make new friends and do some networking. I also get to spend some of my money with the vendors. There is nothing like getting to feel and look at the leather and the tools before you buy. I guilds if you don't know is like a club of leatherworker who get together and you learn from each other. But in order to compete you must belong to a guild that is recognized by the IFOLG. If you are a member of a guild that is not, and you want to be, you must make application to the governors board to be approved. I am a member of the Santa Fe Trail Leather Artists Guild in Kansas. If this is something that you would like to be a part of. Let me know. If you have questions, let me know I would love to answerer them or just get involved in a discussion about the IFOLG. For more information on competition and rules and classes you can go to the website.... WWW.IFOLG.Net
  13. Saw him at Ft Worth and he seems to be back to normal, well normal for him.
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