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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #940 on: November 02, 2021, 12:00:41 AM »
That's a nice design, Maj. A half flap looks good for the 1911. Very cool.

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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #941 on: November 02, 2021, 05:17:04 AM »
Thank you coach,  I had kinda doped out the pattern originally with this holster.

Which was 2 pieces of 5 ounce leather glued together to make a lined holster. The spray contact adhesive I used failed over the years and it began to separate at the edges....so  I just made the new one out of thicker leather.
Also altered the trigger S curve and the retaining strap...and use a 45 Colt case head as the rivet washer which I though was some unique  :-\
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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #942 on: November 02, 2021, 09:11:47 AM »
I can't compete with you guys  :P

But I did this one for my 1911 Milsurp, and I like the way it turned out .

I like it. A good functional holster is always good.
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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #943 on: November 02, 2021, 12:12:03 PM »
I like the newer version a lot more, Major. Also, that rivet washer is a cool idea. that gets a solid thumbs-up!

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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #944 on: November 02, 2021, 12:18:04 PM »
Here you go, Rube (and anyone else who may be interested). I couldn't find the pattern so I took a few measurements from one I found lying around un-assembled and re-drew it. This is based on 3-4 oz leather for the pouch piece so if you use thicker leather, you'll have to adjust the pattern to work. The back piece is 8-9 oz leather. I think I used a couple empty mags to mold the pouches to fit but I may have made a couple wooden blanks to mold it. You may want to make one of these from paper to check the pattern before you make one from leather. Obviously, you sew the pouches on with the vertical stitch lines before folding the back down and catching the bottom of the pouches with the lower stitch line.


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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #945 on: November 02, 2021, 01:11:51 PM »
Here you go, Rube (and anyone else who may be interested). I couldn't find the pattern so I took a few measurements from one I found lying around un-assembled and re-drew it. This is based on 3-4 oz leather for the pouch piece so if you use thicker leather, you'll have to adjust the pattern to work. The back piece is 8-9 oz leather. I think I used a couple empty mags to mold the pouches to fit but I may have made a couple wooden blanks to mold it. You may want to make one of these from paper to check the pattern before you make one from leather. Obviously, you sew the pouches on with the vertical stitch lines before folding the back down and catching the bottom of the pouches with the lower stitch line.



Thank you Marshal. Magazines and any type of pouch has been harder for me than holsters. 
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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #946 on: November 02, 2021, 01:44:52 PM »
Thank you Marshal. Magazines and any type of pouch has been harder for me than holsters.
Glad to help. I look forward to seeing what you make next.

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Latest sling with snakeskin, any tips?
« Reply #947 on: December 16, 2021, 09:08:03 AM »
I was asked to make a rifle sling, using some copperhead skin they had tanned. She said it was glycerin tanned. I started by skived down the edges of some 2-3 oz, and tried gluing the skin to it with weldwood. It didn't hold as well as I would have liked. Then I applied a coat of resolene to protect it. Wasn't sure what would work best, but it was a toss up between resolene and saddlelac.

I then sandwiched the skin between two layers of 5 oz. The front was done in dark brown, that looked more reddish, like a medium brown. The back side I oil tanned, cut out the center, adding foam padding and suede.

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Re: Latest sling with snakeskin, any tips?
« Reply #948 on: December 16, 2021, 11:23:03 AM »
Looks good. Nice inlay, there. Your friend should be quite pleased with that one. It's a beautiful sling.

I'll move this over to the "non-cowboy thread" for you.

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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #949 on: December 16, 2021, 11:33:14 AM »
Thank you Will. It came out much better the second time. Any tips for snakeskin? I still have the rest of the snake to play with.

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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #950 on: December 16, 2021, 12:06:48 PM »
I've never worked with snakeskin. There are a few leather workers here who have, though. Maybe one will be able to give you some direction on that.

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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #951 on: December 16, 2021, 12:50:16 PM »
I have only used snake once before, that was way back in '88. Someone gave me a rattler, which I skinned, ate, and tanned the hide. I then sewed some of the panels onto the front shoulders of a leather vest. The reason that year sticks in my mind (when so much other stuff has gone), is because that is the first year I wore that vest to Bike Week in Daytona. In '89, there was snakeskin everywhere.

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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #952 on: December 16, 2021, 12:55:59 PM »
I have only used snake once before, that was way back in '88. Someone gave me a rattler, which I skinned, ate, and tanned the hide. I then sewed some of the panels onto the front shoulders of a leather vest. The reason that year sticks in my mind (when so much other stuff has gone), is because that is the first year I wore that vest to Bike Week in Daytona. In '89, there was snakeskin everywhere.
That's a fun fact. Were you just ahead of the crowd or did you actually start a trend?

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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #953 on: December 19, 2021, 11:57:53 AM »
Nicely done sling.
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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #954 on: December 21, 2021, 07:48:50 PM »
Howdy KT,

Great to hear from you. That is a beautiful Holster. It would be my "Sunday - go to meeting" Holster. If my eyes don't deceive me, it looks the insert on the strap matches the grip on the Pistol. That's a cool, nifty idea.

Many thanks for sharing this with us.
Had to see if he was still at it,i figured he was.Merry Christmas KT and all here...Ya fuachity ole scudders!!
Bunch a ole scudders!

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Trail riding secure carry 1911 EMP
« Reply #955 on: January 27, 2022, 11:04:51 AM »
I wanted something that secularly retained my EMP, OC on the trail, this what I came up with....

Nothing of a radical departure, it sort of a Military 1911 take off with European Milsurp/police carry.
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Re: Trail riding secure carry 1911 EMP
« Reply #956 on: January 27, 2022, 12:38:51 PM »
That's a cool holster. Nice work, Major.

I'm combining this thread with the non-cowboy thread so it doesn't disappear down the line over time.

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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #957 on: June 06, 2022, 12:10:44 PM »
Been working on a few smaller projects. I am trying to get better with the swivel knife and carving work. Here are a few things that were finished up this past week and weekend.

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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #958 on: June 06, 2022, 01:08:20 PM »
That's some mighty good work, Rube. All your practice pays off. Your stitching is looking really even these days, too.

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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #959 on: June 07, 2022, 08:13:38 AM »
That's some mighty good work, Rube. All your practice pays off. Your stitching is looking really even these days, too.

Thank you Marshal. Took me a bit but I think I have finally found a swivel knife that I like best.

The first was a Hobby Lobby cheap knife. Honestly, its horrible.
Then I bought a Duane Watts and it is a good knife. Only the blade swivels. Maybe with a straight blade I could get used to it more.
Then was the Craftool Pro. I like it also and was getting used to it but was making an order with Barry King so I went ahead and got his swivel knife with the 3/8" barrel and right away found it to feel very comfortable in the hand. The blades come super sharp already. Stropped it a little and it works like a charm. Now that I can cut maybe my stamping will improve to follow.
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