Javascript DHTML Drop Down Menu Powered by dhtml-menu-builder.com
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
May 21, 2018, 04:05:14 am

Login with username, password and session length

Search:     Advanced search
* Home FlashChat Help Calendar Login Register
Currently there are 0 Users in the Cas City Chat Rooms!
Cas City Forum Hall & CAS-L  |  CAS TOPICS  |  The Leather Shop (Moderators: Marshal Will Wingam, Ten Wolves Fiveshooter)  |  Topic: Holster patterns 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. « previous next »
Pages: [1] Go Down Print
Author Topic: Holster patterns  (Read 3863 times)
Johnny McCrae
Bristol Plains Pistoleros, Sweetwater Regulators
NCOWS
Top Active Citizen
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 2633


The older the violin, the finer the music


WWW
« on: November 01, 2013, 08:21:24 am »


Recently I donated a gift certificate for a Holster that was used as a door prize at a shooting event in our area. Attached are pictures of the completed Holster. This is a cross draw Holster for a Uberti S&W Schofield Revolver with a 5-1/2" long barrel.
 
It was immersed in home brewed Walnut dye for two hours followed by two coats of Neets Foot Oil and Skidmores Leather Crème.

My Leather Work is the opposite of my good friend Kid Terrico's work. Everything I make looks the same. I've never seen KT make the same design twice. His recent post "Marshall heres the holster" is evidence of that. Wish I had that talent.
 
Here is a link to a slide show I made that demonstrates how I made the pattern for this Holster http://www.johnnymccrae.com/Holster_pattern.html
Most of my Holsters are lined and two ply of 4-5 oz. leather. One might have to adjust the pattern for different total thicknesses of leather.


* hw1.jpg (130.96 KB, 600x1074 - viewed 271 times.)

* hw2.jpg (97.08 KB, 600x629 - viewed 233 times.)

* hw3.jpg (129.29 KB, 550x1008 - viewed 244 times.)
Logged

You need to learn to like all the little everday things like a sip of good whiskey, a soft bed, a glass of buttermilk,  and a feisty old gentleman like myself
outrider
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1285



« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2013, 10:06:12 am »

Johnny...looks great
Logged

Outrider  (formerly "Dusty Dick" out of PA.)
SASS #2353
BOLD #895
Custom Leathersmith
Ocoee Rangers
Sir Charles deMouton-Black
THE ANCIENT SUBSTANCE ENDURES - ALL LESSER PROPELLANTS SHALL FIZZLE
NCOWS
Top Active Citizen
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 5904



« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2013, 10:11:58 am »

Very informative slide-show.  Cool

I've been using a similar procedure for several years now.  It's so simple that even a clutz like me can do it. Wink
Logged

NCOWS #1154, SCORRS, STORM, BROW, 1860 Henry, Dirty Rat 502, CHINOOK COUNTRY
THE SUBLYME & HOLY ORDER OF THE SOOT (SHOTS)
Those who are no longer ignorant of History may relive it,
without the Blood, Sweat, and Tears.
With apologies to George Santayana & W. S. Churchill

"As Mark Twain once put it, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
GunClick Rick
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 10073


Scudders all of yas~


« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2013, 04:31:24 pm »

Nice holster~I can't make em..You a good man Johnny,i know it for a fact! Smiley Smiley Smiley
Logged

Bunch a ole scudders!
Cliff Fendley
NCOWS
Top Active Citizen
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 3030



« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2013, 05:23:50 pm »

Good work Johnny.
Logged

http://www.fendleyknives.com/

NCOWS 3345  RATS 576 NRA Life member

Johnson County Rangers
Ten Wolves Fiveshooter
Deputy Marshal
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 5761


Live To Fight Another Day


« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2013, 07:10:50 pm »

Well done Johnny, this is sure to help a lot of pards getting started in leather with there holster making, thanks for sharing your talent.. Cheesy Grin.


   tEN wOLVES  Grin
Logged

NRA, SASS# 69595, NCOWS#3123 Leather Shop, RATTS# 369, SCORRS, BROW, ROWSS #40   Shoot Straight, Have Fun, That's What It's All About
KidTerico
kidterico
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 2192


I,m to small to turn the other cheek.


« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2013, 07:25:49 pm »

Johnny nice holster. I always like your colors. Remember if your making a great holster why change? Keep up the nice work. KT
Logged

Cheer up things could be worse, sure enough I cheered up and they got worse.
Marshal Will Wingam
Garden Variety
Deputy Marshal
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 7774


Smile. It makes people wonder what you're up to.


« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2013, 06:07:03 pm »

That's a good guide for making a holster. Thanks for sharing it with us, Johnny. That should save a lot of head scratching for many. The photos alone are explanatory. The steps outlined on the right just add to the ease of understanding. Thumbs-up.

I included a link to this thread in our HOW-TO thread so others can find it easily in the future.
Logged


      SCORRS     SASS     BHR
santee
Keeping the Spirit of the Old West Alive
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1174


The business end of a sixgun earns no interest.


WWW
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2013, 06:33:10 am »

terrific work, Johnny. Love the step-by-step.
Logged

SASS #2171
STORM #371
RATS #431
True West Maniac #1261
Marshal Will Wingam
Garden Variety
Deputy Marshal
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 7774


Smile. It makes people wonder what you're up to.


« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2018, 11:28:54 pm »

Here's a YouTube video on how to make a pattern from scratch by Richard Black.
Logged


      SCORRS     SASS     BHR
CraigC
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 405


WWW
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2018, 02:28:52 pm »

Wouldn't it be easier to just cut out both sides at once, so they perfectly match? That's how I do it. If the holster is asymmetrical, I cut the mainseam all together and then unfold to cut the areas that are different between the two sides.
Logged

Graveyard Jack SASS #81,827
Marshal Will Wingam
Garden Variety
Deputy Marshal
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 7774


Smile. It makes people wonder what you're up to.


« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2018, 02:53:04 pm »

Wouldn't it be easier to just cut out both sides at once, so they perfectly match? That's how I do it. If the holster is asymmetrical, I cut the mainseam all together and then unfold to cut the areas that are different between the two sides.
I have yet to get a perfect match of both sides if they're cut in advance. For some reason, the two pieces drift off slightly when stitched. By leaving the back one until after it's stitched, you can trim it exactly to match the front side. Then when you burnish it, you have a nice smooth edge along the whole seam.
Logged


      SCORRS     SASS     BHR
Cliff Fendley
NCOWS
Top Active Citizen
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 3030



« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2018, 05:25:38 pm »

I do the same as Marshal. Leave the back just a little proud and then sand down evenly with a belt sander after they are together.

When making a pattern I fold and cut both main seams at the same time. Most of my holster patterns are made from file folders
Logged

http://www.fendleyknives.com/

NCOWS 3345  RATS 576 NRA Life member

Johnson County Rangers
CraigC
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 405


WWW
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2018, 10:59:33 am »

I was talking about the pattern, not the leather.
Logged

Graveyard Jack SASS #81,827
Marshal Will Wingam
Garden Variety
Deputy Marshal
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 7774


Smile. It makes people wonder what you're up to.


« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2018, 11:22:45 am »

I didn't realize you were talking about the pattern. In that case, yes, the way you do it is fine.

For the holster itself, I now have a spindle/belt sander that I'm itching to try on leather. It should be a good way to make seams smooth for burnishing.
Logged


      SCORRS     SASS     BHR
Ten Wolves Fiveshooter
Deputy Marshal
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 5761


Live To Fight Another Day


« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2018, 05:55:37 pm »

Good for you Will, the spindle sander works great, just make light passes so it doesn't eat up took much leather, because it can and will..

tEN wOLVES. Grin
Logged

NRA, SASS# 69595, NCOWS#3123 Leather Shop, RATTS# 369, SCORRS, BROW, ROWSS #40   Shoot Straight, Have Fun, That's What It's All About
Cliff Fendley
NCOWS
Top Active Citizen
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 3030



« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2018, 07:03:59 pm »

I didn't realize you were talking about the pattern. In that case, yes, the way you do it is fine.

For the holster itself, I now have a spindle/belt sander that I'm itching to try on leather. It should be a good way to make seams smooth for burnishing.

I use a spindle sander Will. You'll love it.
Logged

http://www.fendleyknives.com/

NCOWS 3345  RATS 576 NRA Life member

Johnson County Rangers
Marshal Will Wingam
Garden Variety
Deputy Marshal
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 7774


Smile. It makes people wonder what you're up to.


« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2018, 01:11:47 am »

Good for you Will, the spindle sander works great, just make light passes so it doesn't eat up took much leather, because it can and will..

tEN wOLVES. Grin
Yeah, I can see that. If you push hard on it, it can take a piece of wood right out of your hand. Sure works like a charm if used right. I'll remember that when I try it on leather.

I use a spindle sander Will. You'll love it.
Thanks. I'm looking forward to it. I got it to make guitar bodies. So far, it's quite impressive.
Logged


      SCORRS     SASS     BHR
CraigC
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 405


WWW
« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2018, 01:23:34 pm »

I use a bench belt sander to even up the edges before beveling, slicking, burnishing and buffing. If you press too hard not only will you take too much off but it will start burning the material, which causes discoloration.
Logged

Graveyard Jack SASS #81,827
Marshal Will Wingam
Garden Variety
Deputy Marshal
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 7774


Smile. It makes people wonder what you're up to.


« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2018, 04:00:50 pm »

I can see how it would burn the leather. I've done that with a dremel and expect that the spindle sander would do the same.
Logged


      SCORRS     SASS     BHR
CraigC
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 405


WWW
« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2018, 02:01:35 pm »

It's a whole lot easier to burn it with the Dremel, because of the speed. Not much risk with the bench sander, if you keep it moving, which results in a  smoother finish anyway.
Logged

Graveyard Jack SASS #81,827
Pages: [1] Go Up Print 
Cas City Forum Hall & CAS-L  |  CAS TOPICS  |  The Leather Shop (Moderators: Marshal Will Wingam, Ten Wolves Fiveshooter)  |  Topic: Holster patterns « previous next »
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.266 seconds with 22 queries.