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« on: December 21, 2017, 01:11:09 am »

My name and phone number are getting passed around a lot, and with that, I get some pretty ridiculous calls. " I got this used belt from a thrift store, and had to cut the end off, This fella said you might could put some stitches in it, and punch some holes too?" I suggested he go back to the thrift store and buy one that fits.

But, the other day, I got a call from a fella to do some repair work on a gun belt, and talk about doing a holster for his Kimber. Ok, I'll bite. He has a Bianchi Buscardaro type belt and Bianch holster for a 22. He's put on a few too many pounds, and the belt doesn't fit. Could I add something? I can take the tongue off, and duplicate it, only longer. Can I match the color? It is a few years old, and faded, but I say I can come close. Oh, and add a piece onto the buckle side too. Sure, why not? Getting the color close was a lot of trial and error testing. I could get the color or the shade, but not both. It ended up the right color, just a tad darker. Ironically, it looked like the belt had never been treated in it's life. So I wiped it down with some Neetsfoot, and then hit it with a little creme, and the color came back to a very close match.

Now for the punchline. The wife comes out to the shed, and sees the belt. "That's not one of your's." I say it is a customer who wanted a patch job. He really likes his Bianchi Leather. She then asked me, "What is Bianchi?" I said they are one of the top manufacturers of gun leather. She says "That looks like dime store stuff compared to your stuff."  Kiss

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« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2017, 03:32:31 am »

And an "offhand remark" like that ,
 from She Who Must Be Obeyed,
is the best praise of all!
treasure it!

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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2017, 08:01:18 am »

That is a compliment!

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

« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2017, 03:01:25 pm »

Cool punchline. It just doesn't get any better than that.  Cool

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