Howling Wolf Leather

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About Howling Wolf Leather

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  • Birthday 09/17/1969

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    Southern California
  • Interests
    Leathercraft, Karaoke, Drawing, Writing,

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    Don't believe I have a Specialty, I will attempt carving anything ONCE... I have been carving for since 1995 under the teachings for Wayne Christensen from Leather by WC and Standing Bear's Trading Post.
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    I learn something new every day, I am VERY happy that this group is here with so many people sharing tips, tricks and information about leathercrafting.
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    Standing Bear's Trading Post

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  1. Howling Wolf Leather

    Help Locating A Holster Swivel

    Because the item is special order, Standing Bear's Trading Post does not have it listed on the website. To order, please contact the shop direct at 818-342-9120 or via email at
  2. Howling Wolf Leather

    Help Locating A Holster Swivel

    I apologize for the delayed response to your question, The swivel hardware is set similar to a copper rivet and burr. The post has to be flared over the washer but Standing Bear's Trading Post does not sell a tool to do that, you can try peening it over the washer with a hammer after you cut it to length. The post should be about 1/4" past the washer, the washer should be pushed down tight against the leather. Hope this helps.
  3. Howling Wolf Leather

    Holster Swivel Hardware?

    Thank you, I have been on and off of the message board but had a customer looking for this hardware and thought since I had ordered more than he needed, if people were looking for them I would let them know Standing Bear's has them.
  4. Howling Wolf Leather

    Help Locating A Holster Swivel

    The Swivel Holster Hardware is not on the website due to it being a special order item. If you need one contact the shop at 818-342-9120 or via email at Thank you.
  5. Howling Wolf Leather

    Holster Swivel Hardware?

    Not sure if anyone is still looking for the Swivel Holster Hardware but Standing Bear's Trading Post currently sells them. They are normally a special order item, but, can be stocked and shipped rather quickly depending on the quantity needed. They are $7.99 each plus tax/shipping where applicable. If you are interested in them please call the shop at 818-342-9120 10AM-6PM Monday-Saturday ~ Sandi
  6. Howling Wolf Leather

    Help Locating A Holster Swivel

    Not sure if anyone is still looking for the Swivel Holster Hardware but Standing Bear's Trading Post currently sells them. They are normally a special order item, but, can be stocked and shipped rather quickly depending on the quantity needed. They are $7.99 each plus tax/shipping where applicable. If you are interested in them please call the shop at 818-342-9120 10AM-6PM Monday-Saturday ~ Sandi
  7. Howling Wolf Leather

    [CONTACT] Remove This Account

    I set up this account for "Standing Bear's" where both Wayne and myself would post after the system crashed and we both lost our original registrations. Wayne does not get on here to post and I have my own account to post with so I would like to remove this account from Thanks for your assistance, Sandi Taylor Name: Sandi Taylor UserName: standingbears IP Address: Email Address:
  8. Standing Bear's Trading Post in Reseda, California is holding their first annual "Let's Talk Leather" fair. Learn about leather crafts, see how products are made, and talk with Master Leathercrafter Wayne Christensen. Reseda, California (PRWEB) July 22, 2012 Come and join in on the celebration of leather as Standing Bear's Trading Post holds it's first annual "Let's Talk Leather" fair Sunday, July 29th, 2012 from 12PM - 5PM. Working with leather is not a dying art to us but merely a hidden art form that should be shared with everyone. It's a fantastic hobby to have as well. It is not just making saddles and holsters, but rather the art of Leather-work is the practice creating leather art whether functional or decorative. Like any other art form Leather-work is done by using different leathercraft techniques such as stamping, carving, tooling, molding, and painting. And more than just shoes and purses, leather can be crafted into 3D pictures, jewelry, cases, belts, covered boxes, wrapped steerhorns, and so much more. Having the want/need to share the art of leather with others, we decided to have a Leather and Craft Fair. "The Let's Talk Leather" Fair is a unique collaboration between Standing Bear's Trading Post, its Students and Customers. And since leather is our passion, We want to share that passion with you. During the fair, there will be continual unique demonstrations on carving, tooling and stamping leather. Each demonstrator will be working on his or her own individual projects throughout the day. Master Leathercrafter Wayne Christensen will be available to answer questions in regards to the usage of leathercraft supplies and tools for anyone wanting to start their journey into the world of leather. You will see a vast range of techniques from the past that are still being used and new innovative techniques that even today's technology is a part of. Learn leathercrafting those tricks, tips and techniques with others. Along with the demonstrations there will be finished items for sale, The items offered are one-of-a-kind creations from many different leathercraft artist., Shoppers will find finished leathercraft items ranging from jewelry to rifle scabbards and so much more items sure to fit different tastes and budgets. Let's Talk Leather... Let's Share the love of handcrafting items from leather... See you there! What: Let's Talk Leather ~ Leather and Craft Fair When: Sunday July 29th 2012 from 12PM - 5PM Where: 7624 Tampa Avenue, On Tampa Just North of Saticoy, Dead Center Between the 101 and 118 Freeway Info: Call 818-342-9120 or email inquiry(at)sbearstradingpost(dot)com For information, contact Standing Bear's Trading Post at 818-342-9120 or via email at inquiry(at)sbearstradingpost(dot)com # # # MORE INFORMATION ON STANDING BEAR'S TRADING POST: Standing Bear's Trading Post is a Leathercraft & Native American Supply store in Southern California and has been been selling leathercraft supplies and holding educational classes since 1999. For many years now, Standing Bear's Trading Post has had other instructors such as Bob Beard, Jeff Mosby, and Al Gould teach classes. Students are encouraged to take as many classes from other instructors as possible so they can learn new techniques. Visit the website at: MORE INFORMATION ON WAYNE CHRISTENSEN: Wayne Christensen, known as WC, has been doing leatherwork for almost 30 years now. He started in Leathercraft when a neighbor who was moving gave him a 55-gallon drum full of scrap leather. He went to his local Leather store and bought a small beginners tool set. The manager, Don McGown was one of the most helpful people he ever met. If it had not been for all Dons help and encouragement, Wayne would have given up. After a few years, Wayne was able to take some classes from masters like Bob Beard, Peter Main, Tony Laier and Chuck Smith. Leatherwork became his passion; he turned it into his full time business in 1990 and has never had regret. In 1995, the new Tandy Store Manger asked him to teach the advanced leather class for the store and Wayne has been teaching ever since. In 1999, Tandy closed all their retail stores down. In order to assist leathercrafters, scouts and others to be able to purchase leather-working supplies and with the opening of Standing Bear's Trading Post. Wayne moved his shop in and helped run the store. He now teaches several level of classes from beginners to advance classes. WC has found teaching to be one of the most rewarding things he has ever done. His students have pushed his abilities far beyond anything he would have done on his own. In June 2006, the owner William “Standing Bear” Kimmey passed away and the family transferred ownership of the store to WC. WC is active in the community Wayne have been involved in over the years, include the following: The Autry Museum invited him to instruct at their “make it and take it” for the public in ’95, ’96, & ’97. In 1995, he did a TV show for HGTV called “What’s Your Hobby?” Even though he did leatherwork for a living not a hobby, they thought Wayne would be best for the show. He has been a member of the International Internet Leathercrafters Guild ("IILG") since 1996 and is a member of The Leathercraft Guild and the current Vice-president. In 1999 Wayne was the only leather artist invited to put their work in the Fuller Museum in Brockton Mass. In an exhibit, call “Hand Crafted for Outdoor Sports” On September 17th 2006, Wayne was presented a flag flown over the Capital by Congressman Brad Sherman's Office in recognition for dedication and service to the youth of the community. In February 2008, Wayne was asked to be a part of Biker Radio Magazine’s radio show entitled “The Leather Show”. During the episode, he was able to share with listeners how to work with leather in order to personalize their motorcycles. On April 20th 2008, Wayne had the honor of being presented with the Weaver memorial Perpetual Trophy for Outstanding Service to The Leathercraft Guild, by guild president Robert Ambriz
  9. Howling Wolf Leather

    Has Robert "bob" Beard Passed Away?

    Robert Beard is ALIVE and WELL... He was just here at Standing Bear's Trading Post a few hours ago and having heard about this rumor He told me to tell you all that He looks pretty good for a corpse. Moves around pretty good for a dead man too. He taught classes here at Standing Bear's Trading Post Mon. July 9th - Thurs. July 12th, Had a tool sale on Saturday July 14th and has stopped by almost every day since. Attached is a picture of Bob today touching up his project from the class he taught last week. For more pictures of his classes here please visit Robert Beard Desert Pottery Scene Leathercraft Class and Robert Beard Scroll/Floral Leathercraft Class
  10. Howling Wolf Leather

    Mission: Small Business

    I have entered Wayne Christensen/Standing Bear's Trading Post in the Mission: Small Business grant contest. These grants are intended for small businesses that have inspired through demonstrations of innovation, community and customer service. To qualify the business has to have a MINIMUM of 250 votes, Please take a moment and vote if you would... 1. Click 2. Click the Blue Log In & Support button type "Standing" under Business Name box 3. Click Search and vote for Standing Bear's Trading Post Reseda, CA Thank you in advance for your support!
  11. Howling Wolf Leather

    Leather Wrangler Inc. Skiver For Sale!

    This Item Has Been Sold Thank You For Looking!
  12. The Leather Wranglers Skiver has a unique ergonomic design for greater control during various cutting functions. This is achieved by realigning the handle angle to the blade, and resizing the grip to comfortably sit in the palm of your hand. The blade is Crucible S35VN stainless steel alloy, (a high carbon stainless steel with vanadium added for extra edge retention. heat treated to Rc 59-60) It sports a stabilized California Buckeye Burl The skiver will come in a basic leather sheath (used as a demo sheath so it is not new) The knife it carries will arrive sharp and ready for use. This knife can be personalized for you on the blade (opposite side of the logo) for $25.00. Your merchandise cost is $260 (PLUS $25 if you would like it personalized) If you are interested contact us at Standing Bear's Trading Post Phone 818-342-9120 Email
  13. Howling Wolf Leather

    [CONTACT] User Name

    Is there a way to change my user name here? Just curious. Thanks, Sandi Name: Sandi Taylor UserName: SadEyes IP Address: Email Address:
  14. Al Shelton Birthday/Retirement Party Al Shelton Western Artist, Al Stohlman Award Winner, and Master Leathercrafter... Birthday/Retirement Party Sunday June 26th 12317 Ventura Blvd. Studio City, CA. 91604-2509 12PM - ? If you can't Make it to the Party, Why Not send him a card?
  15. We here at Standing Bears Trading Post are offering a 10% discount to any registered member of Standing Bear's is a Leathercraft & Native American Themed Supply store in Southern California (Reseda). The beginning leathercraft enthusiast as well as professional leathercrafters can use the leather craft products we carry. The leather supplies we sell are used by and sold to leather craft hobbyists, wholesale businesses, manufactures of custom leather items, institutions and many youth organizations such as the Scouts, YMCA, churches, schools, and camps. If you have a resale number we gladly offer wholesale pricing on your orders through our store. We cannot combine discounts but hope that for those that do not have a resale number or need to order in bulk the 10% discount to forum members will help with your leather working budget. We are authorized dealers for many different companies including Tandy Leather Factory, Hidecrafter, Fiebing's and more... Due to the ever changing prices from our suppliers, so that you can get accurate pricing before ordering we do not currently list pricing on the website. For pricing information, questions about our products or to order, please e-mail us at or Call us at 818-342-9120 Monday Through Saturday 10am - 6pm (1PM - 9PM Eastern Time) When ordering please let us know your user name here on You can find us on the web at and join us on facebook at When you shop small you can make a big difference! Support Small Business ~ Without U there is no Us! Thank you for your support of Standing Bear's Trading Post