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Pair Of Carved Holsters
« on: June 26, 2022, 02:19:30 PM »
In July I will have been doing leather work for 2 years. I have not done many carved holsters. I finally found a swivel knife that I am comfortable using and so I am making it a goal of mine to get better at doing floral carvings and such on leather.

I figured what better way than to start a new pair of holsters that feature a floral design. The following pair of holsters is the end result. I am pleased with the way they have turned out and expect to get better with each carved set that I do. I even believe I improved from one to the next in this set.

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Re: Pair Of Carved Holsters
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2022, 02:20:48 PM »
More of the progress.
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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2022, 02:22:24 PM »
And the finished product.
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Re: Pair Of Carved Holsters
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2022, 02:23:20 PM »
Hope that the photo heavy thread is okay with yall.
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Re: Pair Of Carved Holsters
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2022, 04:12:37 PM »
Hey, those look great! Lots of improvement over your earlier tooling. Keep it up, pard. What's going to be your next project?

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Re: Pair Of Carved Holsters
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2022, 09:33:13 PM »
I will just say this, Rube.  You are a very fast learner!   :)

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« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2022, 09:59:13 PM »
Nice work!
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Re: Pair Of Carved Holsters
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2022, 08:41:36 AM »
Hey, those look great! Lots of improvement over your earlier tooling. Keep it up, pard. What's going to be your next project?

Thanks. Not exactly sure on the next project. Maybe a belt for these holsters. Maybe something different.
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Re: Pair Of Carved Holsters
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2022, 08:43:08 AM »
I will just say this, Rube.  You are a very fast learner!   :)

Thanks Abilene. The carving and floral stamping has not been something that has come easy to me. I want to get better at it and for me the only way to get better is to just do it. Baby steps I guess.
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« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2022, 08:43:29 AM »
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Re: Pair Of Carved Holsters
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2022, 11:07:01 AM »
Very nice looking work sir. A little tip, don't make straight continuous cuts near the spine, it makes it easy to split. Break it up a bit.

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« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2022, 11:28:12 AM »
Very nice looking work sir. A little tip, don't make straight continuous cuts near the spine, it makes it easy to split. Break it up a bit.

Noted. Thanks.
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Re: Pair Of Carved Holsters
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2022, 12:06:22 PM »
Very nice! Hard to believe your only at it for two years. As Abilene said "you are a very fast learner".
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« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2022, 12:34:07 PM »
Very nice! Hard to believe your only at it for two years. As Abilene said "you are a very fast learner".

Thank you Johnny. I made my first holster on July 8, 2020. I have now made a good number of holsters but very few that had any type of carvings on them. It's something that I def. want to get better at.
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Re: Pair Of Carved Holsters
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2022, 12:39:50 PM »
Aside from the occasional basket weave, most folks are real happy for you to knock there intials on it. Too boring.

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Re: Pair Of Carved Holsters
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2022, 10:46:59 AM »
Really good job. Did you dye the background area BEFORE you dyed the rest of am I seeing a darker color due to the stamp?  How did you finish the holsters (dye/sealer, etc.  The rivets- I'd probably use Chicago screws so I could take them off if I made a mistake- but that's me.
Next project- I'd do a belt to match the holsters. 

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Re: Pair Of Carved Holsters
« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2022, 12:00:49 PM »
...The rivets- I'd probably use Chicago screws so I could take them off if I made a mistake- but that's me.
Next project- I'd do a belt to match the holsters.
This is a good point. I buy Chicago screws by the hundreds. On a belt, they let you change buckles, too. Generally, I only rivet or stitch things on if it's necessary to look historically correct or is a better solution.

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Re: Pair Of Carved Holsters
« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2022, 01:16:48 PM »
Really good job. Did you dye the background area BEFORE you dyed the rest of am I seeing a darker color due to the stamp?  How did you finish the holsters (dye/sealer, etc.  The rivets- I'd probably use Chicago screws so I could take them off if I made a mistake- but that's me.
Next project- I'd do a belt to match the holsters.

Thanks. Actually there was no dye used on this pair. The color was achieved by using Fiebings Gel Antique in a Med. Brown. Then Mink Oil was used.

I almost used Chicago Screws but the ones I had on hand were too long so I went with what I have plenty which is copper rivets.

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« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2022, 01:17:46 PM »
This is a good point. I buy Chicago screws by the hundreds. On a belt, they let you change buckles, too. Generally, I only rivet or stitch things on if it's necessary to look historically correct or is a better solution.

Where do you get your Chicago Screws from by the hunderds? I have not bought any in big lots yet but would if I found some.
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« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2022, 03:26:58 PM »
Where do you get your Chicago Screws from by the hunderds? I have not bought any in big lots yet but would if I found some.
I've found them most recently (within 5 years) on ebay.

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