Well, I might as well let the cat out of the bag; I have accepted employment with Steel Strike Furniture in Buena Vista, Colorado. steelstrike.com When you look at their products I think the why will be apparent. I’ve been hired to work leather, particularly carved leather as is used in the company’s products. Phillip Smith, the owner, became interested when I showed him my projects page here on LJ. I am really looking forward to working with Phil. He has pushed the leather in furniture so much farther than I have that I’m sure I will learn tremendous amounts.
I am recuperating pretty well from my first knee replacement and will do the right knee on the 9th of January. I will move to Colorado around the 15th of February. I have already informed Snake River Ranch that I will not be coming “home” this year. They understand that a full time job trumps a part time one and wish me well. Do take a look at the Steel Stirke products. I’ll stay in touch.
-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon