Explore fun history, people, tools, techniques, and stories from the archives of leathercraft, and the infinite wisdom and experience of Jim Linnell.
We owe a tremendous amount of gratitude to the people that helped develop the craft we get to enjoy every day. It’s where we come from, our heritage. And, their stories are really, really fun! In Studio Stories, we explore the people, objects, and tools that bring that heritage to life.
It is also a treasure to be able to share the knowledge and experience of Jim Linnell, Al Stohlman Award winner, and master crafter. He and Elktracks Studio work to advance and preserve the art of leathercraft, and boy, does he have some incredible stories to tell.
In this episode, we explore an influential Ken Griffin carving that was almost lost forever. Jim shares the first Tandy Leather catalog, an intricate carving done only with a pocket knife, and a famous crafters’ set of tools that will leave your jaw dropped.