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The Leather Shop / Re: A little rawhide and a little beadwork
« Last post by Abilene on August 04, 2022, 12:11:05 PM »
Add me to the list for loving that beaded seam line.  The whole holster is just great, but that bead line is fantastic!
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The Leather Shop / Re: A little rawhide and a little beadwork
« Last post by CraigC on August 04, 2022, 12:07:41 PM »
That's a mighty fine holster. A nice application of the rawhide. I also like the way you put the beads in the main seam. Did you add them after the seam was fully stitched?
That's the Chuck Burrows influence at work. I started that on rawhide knife sheaths and really like the result. I was originally going to hang some beaded fringe off the cuff between the mainseam and the fold but it ended up being too low on the pouch to look right.

I gave that a lot of thought. I have a few examples of Chuck's work and you can't see everything underneath but I was able to glean enough from their construction to figure out it's best to add them afterwards. Those are larger 8/0 beads but even they don't have enough room for a full strand of artificial sinew 'and' the needle to pass. So I stitch the mainseam and then split the sinew to about 1/4 to add the beads. It's one continuous thread, I do a running stitch with one color, then come back and do the other. Vegtan you can do dry but the rawhide needs to still be wet. Also helps to kinda nestle the beads into the stitchline.

I do all my most productive thinking in the shower and that is where I figured out how to do the beaded fringe with one continuous thread. I couldn't wait to get out, dry off and sketch it up to make sure it didn't leave me. I had figured out years ago to use an 4/0 bead as a sort of stopper for the cones and was tickled to find that's what Chuck did as well. So I've got a coffee can full of ugly 4/0 craft store beads I use just for that.

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Shooter's Meeting / Re: Something to strive for
« Last post by Dave T on August 04, 2022, 11:43:59 AM »
There's an old saying about 'blind squirrels and acorns" that probably applies here. Particularly to Froogal's disc blade. (smile)

Dave
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The Leather Shop / Re: A little rawhide and a little beadwork
« Last post by Marshal Will Wingam on August 04, 2022, 10:21:13 AM »
That's a mighty fine holster. A nice application of the rawhide. I also like the way you put the beads in the main seam. Did you add them after the seam was fully stitched?
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The Leather Shop / Re: A little rawhide and a little beadwork
« Last post by Cheyenne Logan on August 04, 2022, 08:56:35 AM »
 ;D  Like the beads in the main seam!  Nice looking rig!
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Shooter's Meeting / Re: Something to strive for
« Last post by Froogal on August 04, 2022, 08:40:15 AM »
One of my homemade steel targets is a disc blade. About 20 inches or so in diameter, and of course with that small hole in the center. I decided to create a challenge and hung another steel target BEHIND the disc blade with the idea that I could shoot through the hole, totally missing the disc blade, but hitting the target behind.

I amazed myself by actually doing it. ONCE!
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Shooter's Meeting / Re: Something to strive for
« Last post by Coffinmaker on August 04, 2022, 08:21:18 AM »

 :)  Ha!!  ;)

I once demonstrated I could hit Clay Birds on the 50 yard berm with my 16 Inch Henry Trapper.  Once.  Just Once.  I was also a bunch younger.  Today??  Nah.  I'll pass.

Play Safe Out There
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The Leather Shop / A little rawhide and a little beadwork
« Last post by CraigC on August 04, 2022, 01:27:24 AM »
The other day I was sitting outside, smoking a cigar and looking through magazines when I had this idea to put a rawhide cuff on a sixgun holster. I've learned to keep a sketchpad nearby so I can commit my ideas to paper, lest I forget them ten minutes later. This is the result. I used a piece of my drum dyed brown leather, later dipped in walnut dye. The deer rawhide soaked in walnut dye for a few hours to get good saturation. Tin cones and fringe with a combination of modern Czech beads with antique French and Italian beads.




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Gunsmithing / Re: Barrel liner?
« Last post by Jack Wagon on August 03, 2022, 09:50:29 AM »
No tight spots. I shoot it with black and it's the easiest gun I own to clean up. I was told it was put together by John Bergmann out of Tn.  Jw
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Gunsmithing / Re: Barrel liner?
« Last post by Kent Shootwell on August 03, 2022, 08:28:59 AM »
Thanks Jack. How’s it feel when you push a tight patch through it?
Nice Gimmer, who’s work is it?
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