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Title: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on June 25, 2012, 08:58:45 PM
We're going to try something different here. This forum is for cowboy or CAS related leather but occasionally something is made that's a cross-over item that pards want to share. Maybe it's a modern design with cowboy elements in it or a cowboy item with modern touches. Let's post that kind of thing here. Threads that get started that should be here will get moved by the moderators. This thread is on a trial basis. Let's see how it works out.

Thanks,

Marshal Will
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on June 25, 2012, 08:59:37 PM
From Dusty Ed's thread. His photo is below :
Quote
Howdy Pards
Here is a Holster I just finished for a friend.
This is the second holster that I have sold ,I have made a couple of dozen for myself over the years but I probably made more than
hundred knife sheaths.

Dusty Ed Wink

Nice holster, Ed. looks good with the border stamping. Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on June 26, 2012, 09:45:03 AM

        Will, this is a well needed thread, and if used right will only add to our forum, good job pard


                  tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: WaddWatsonEllis on June 26, 2012, 12:05:37 PM
Okay,

I will start this show off ... My Model 98 Mauser 7X57 ...

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab107/WaddWatsonEllis/Mauser98.jpg)

My Wobbley Mk VI .455  Cal. with Korean War/Conflict/Police Action holster and belt ...

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab107/WaddWatsonEllis/CIMG0001-1.jpg)

My Boer War era holster & Wobbley; still looking for a Sam Brown for it ...

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab107/WaddWatsonEllis/WebleyMkVIHolster-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on June 28, 2012, 09:42:14 PM
 ;D just traded for this,i had those giant Watusi horns and asked a horner if he would like them,he gave me this in trade..

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y283/gunclickrick/horn003.jpg)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y283/gunclickrick/horn004.jpg)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y283/gunclickrick/horn006.jpg)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y283/gunclickrick/horn007.jpg)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y283/gunclickrick/horn009.jpg)

Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Drayton Calhoun on June 30, 2012, 12:40:18 AM
Hey, Wadd, I used to have one just like it! Wish I still did. Question, when you fire it with .45 ACP, do you get that weird almost whistle sound? It always reminded me of the spaghetti western sound effects.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: WaddWatsonEllis on July 02, 2012, 10:19:08 AM
Drayton,

No whistles, but the flames coming sideways out of the cylinder always scares anyone shooting next to me ... *S*

I have just started an experiment with the Wobbly and ammo ... I have bought 50 Auto-Rim .45 casings and am going to load them fairly conservatively to keep the cylinder (and my fingers) in one piece ... I am going to load some of the casings this weekend and will let you know how it went ...

TTFN,
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on July 02, 2012, 10:27:47 AM
WW, you may want to try the Cowboy 45 Special brass as an option if the auto rims don't work out for you.

http://www.cowboy45special.com/cowboy45brass.html (http://www.cowboy45special.com/cowboy45brass.html)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Boothill Bob on July 03, 2012, 01:48:50 AM
I got them Marshall and they work great. I have a 160grn bullet and 2.5grn BA10 powder, gives a recoil like a 22 :D
And when I shooting the holy smoke I dont need any filler.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on July 03, 2012, 09:33:09 AM
I think they'd be perfect for BP, Henrik. I tried them with 165 gr bullets and a full load of Trail Boss. They were OK but I need to work up a better load than that.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: WaddWatsonEllis on July 03, 2012, 11:38:46 AM
Marshall.

The main reason I went with the .45 Auto Rim is so that it visually was different than the .45 Schofields that I shoot ... 'cause once the rounds are fired in the .455, they end up stretching a bit (in diameter) so that they have to be resized to shoot in any .45 ... I shoot slow enough without the jams that would occur in my Uberti '73 Winchester (if I loaded it with the Webley ammo after it had been shot in that pistol. The rifle  is set for .45 LC and will just barely accept the OAL of a Schofield).

'And', as Mr Harvey used to say,' that is the rest of the story'.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on July 04, 2012, 12:48:19 AM
Cool, WW. Sounds like a plan.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Freedom on July 04, 2012, 01:09:43 AM
Thanks Marshalll....here is a couple shots of me with the Chest Holster that I designed.


(http://castboolits.gunloads.com/imagehosting/38694f3dcc8d18638.jpg)

(http://castboolits.gunloads.com/imagehosting/38694f3dca5bf3c62.jpg)

The pic was taken on our ranch in Montana and the gun is a 4" S&W model 500. The rig is the 7X Leather Chest Rig.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on July 04, 2012, 04:11:13 AM


 Nice pictures Freedom, and a very nice design, a great way to carry a mountain gun all day long, thanks for sharing pard, and good to have you back.

                           tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on July 04, 2012, 06:47:13 AM
Carved and stamped on 14 0unce leather. Still have to put a boarder and backing on it. Used paints and dyes on it. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: litl rooster on July 04, 2012, 06:57:25 AM
Nice rig Wes
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on July 04, 2012, 08:57:43 AM

          Nice, KT, you are quite the artist you are, well done pard, I like the way you always think outside the box.


                                  tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on July 04, 2012, 12:09:52 PM
Thanks TW...KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on July 04, 2012, 01:10:52 PM
Nice stuff, pards. Freedom, that pic of Montana is cool.

Good carving, KT.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on July 04, 2012, 02:23:39 PM
THANKS MARSHAL WILL.    KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: ChurchandSon on July 21, 2012, 04:51:54 PM
I needed a new hat band and wanted to loom bead it as that is something I'd yet to try.
But I didn't have a loom so I made an early native bow loom..A willow branch and a couple of strips
of rawhide to hold the threads apart...
I've determined so far you need more hands....Let you know how it turns out......Randy


(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/hatband1.jpg)
(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/hatband2.jpg)

Here's the end result...I enjoy learning old techniques, might find some more original patterns and make a few more...
I seem to remember "Billie Jack" wearing a beaded hatband.....Randy

(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/hatband3.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on July 21, 2012, 06:44:01 PM
There's a bead missin right there ??? :-X


Nice loom and awsome work! :)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on July 22, 2012, 04:27:31 PM
Randy, that came our really good. I like it. Do you have a pic of the back where it ties?
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on July 22, 2012, 04:57:50 PM
Heck of a job! The last thing i need to do is start somethin else,but i may have to talk myself into doin at least one.How much time in that?
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: ChurchandSon on July 22, 2012, 05:17:10 PM
Thanks Gents..

Rick, two evenings of watching bad movies...about 5-6 hours...Not really hard but the @@@ thing will not sit still!!

Marshal, thanks...I made the "Bow" too short..,It was about three foot, thought that would be fine...
UNTIL I bent it!! Or I have a real big head!! There is no tearing it out like lane stitch, you cut it off and start again..
So I added some scraps to it..the next one will be longer, or for a smaller head......Randy


(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/hatband4.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on July 22, 2012, 06:49:59 PM
I'd have to drink at least a fifth of Glen Fiddich and that would just be makin the bow! ;D I'd get part way and sit it down and get back to it later and no tellin when that would be.. :-\ The cursed ADD! :-[
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on July 22, 2012, 07:00:53 PM
Thanks for the pic of the back. It looks good.

Or I have a real big head!
Been meaning to talk to you about that.  ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on August 04, 2012, 12:35:27 PM
 HEY!!!!! >:(

It's ok Floyd,they was just kiddin~
He was in a good mood this mornin too :-\

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y283/gunclickrick/floydwanted004.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on August 04, 2012, 12:51:47 PM
http://www.etsy.com/listing/101861112/real-soft-tanned-western-diamondback?ref=sr_gallery_2&ga_search_query=rattlesnake&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_search_type=all
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Chuck 100 yd on August 04, 2012, 04:59:31 PM
Here are a couple "non Cowboy" holsters I have made of late. They take time,makin  the patterns and all, but
but that`s what people ask for.
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c356/chuckleininger/IMG_0662.jpg)
And an old Stevens Little Scout that I stocked for a feller.
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c356/chuckleininger/IMG_0757-1.jpg)
How  about a shooting vest?? It has leather on it!  ;D
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c356/chuckleininger/IMG_0637.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: ChurchandSon on August 04, 2012, 06:46:32 PM
Made this one for a friend that runs a survival blog. He wanted a WWi D-handle " Dragons Teeth" Trench knife but with a Bowie type blade wrapped in a Vikingish sheath...Spanning several centuries here and probably disturbing all of the known knife Gods.
We call it the "Skullcracker"......Randy


(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/apocalypse/end1.jpg)
(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/apocalypse/end4.jpg)
(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/apocalypse/end3.jpg)

Quote
Been meaning to talk to you about that.
You are right Marshal, only thing larger than my head is my ego!





Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on August 04, 2012, 08:19:04 PM
That looks really good with the snake inlay, Hoehandle. Nice work
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on August 04, 2012, 08:25:11 PM
Chuck100, those holsters are beautiful. Nice work. Good designs. The Stevens never had it so good. Good job, there.

Church, the knife and sheath are nicely done. A couple centuries blend together quite well.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on August 04, 2012, 08:47:17 PM
Randy good job. MY type of knife. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Boothill Bob on August 05, 2012, 03:13:01 AM
http://www.etsy.com/listing/101861112/real-soft-tanned-western-diamondback?ref=sr_gallery_2&ga_search_query=rattlesnake&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_search_type=all

To bad that they ship to Sweden... Can feel the viking rage
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on August 09, 2012, 11:34:44 AM
A Sheridan bag I've just finished...
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on August 09, 2012, 12:16:08 PM
Dang you put the wrong monogram on that bueatiful bag :( Or does that M stand for mine,as in Mine Mine Mine :)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on August 09, 2012, 02:43:10 PM
Whichins mine :) ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on August 09, 2012, 03:30:32 PM
hoehandle very nice collection. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Boothill Bob on August 09, 2012, 04:20:10 PM
Very Nice HH.. I'm in love with rattler skin.... Maby little kinky perhaps :D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on August 09, 2012, 08:15:32 PM
Cliff and HH thank you. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on August 09, 2012, 08:46:16 PM
Beautiful, Skeet. That is cowboy stuff, though. You could post that anywhere. Very good Sheridan work.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on August 09, 2012, 08:47:56 PM
Fine inlay work, HH, KT. Thanks for the pics.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: ChurchandSon on August 10, 2012, 05:48:56 PM
Old Bowie w/ new sheath...

Another one that laid around too long..I can’t stand it, I pick them up and start piddling
and before I come to it’s a basket case…
I liked the knife but not the sheath so it went for a trip threw the friendly Injun Nation…..Randy

(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/beadbowie1.jpg)(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/beadbowie3.jpg)(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/beadbowie5.jpg)(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/beadbowie4.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on August 11, 2012, 10:15:49 AM
MMMMMM````MMMMM dats NICE!! :)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on August 11, 2012, 03:13:56 PM
Beautiful work, thanks for sharing with us  ChurchandSon

          tEN wOLVES ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on August 11, 2012, 09:22:09 PM
That's beautiful bead work, C&S. Very, very nice.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: ChurchandSon on August 12, 2012, 05:45:00 AM
Thank Ya Gents..........
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Cliff Fendley on August 13, 2012, 07:17:47 AM
Excellent work Randy! As usual.

I love the guard on that knife.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: ChurchandSon on August 13, 2012, 04:28:09 PM
Thanks Cliff, the guard was a broken file and the blade part of a '40's era Diamond Rio truck spring........Randy
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: El Coyote on August 15, 2012, 09:39:17 PM
I sent you an email with a few questions about the knife. I am thinking a knife like that would look good on my rig.

Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on August 23, 2012, 12:58:07 AM
Black Harris !! Should have made them upside down ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: hoehandle on August 28, 2012, 03:30:45 PM
This is a chest rig I made for hunting with my AMT V (.50 Action Express).  Stole the carving design from somewhere (sorry) but kinda made up the rest as I went along.....even changed the way it was originally and added a spare mag pouch.  At first it went over my head and rested on my right shoulder but it seemed to cut into my neck a little so I changed the strap to fit over my left shoulder and tie into the chest strap in the back.....much more comfortable, but could be better and still looking for the different ways to make this kind of rig.  Any ideas more than welcome.  Thanks fellers.  
 
(http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/DSCF61301.JPG)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on August 28, 2012, 05:00:36 PM
That is sweet HH! :) I been trying to figure a way to carry my 10 1/2 inch Ruger SBH,i'm only about 5'5" i carry it on my waist and the grips are in my arm pit and the end of the barrel is at my knee :D ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on August 28, 2012, 11:34:54 PM
Very cool, Hoehandle. I like the non-parallel cut lines. Very attractive. Thanks for the pic.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Kid Cavalier on August 29, 2012, 12:11:22 AM
Shifter boot for a 1962 Ferrari. 
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on August 29, 2012, 12:08:41 PM
I wanna see the Ferrari!
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on August 29, 2012, 12:11:01 PM
Is this non cowboy?There's leather~Help Help!!!! Mochican got me!!!!!!!

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y283/gunclickrick/IMG_0714.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Slowhand Bob on August 29, 2012, 07:33:12 PM
Unhand the the little princess you cad and give the mocs back to her dad!
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on August 29, 2012, 10:02:20 PM
Nice boot, Kid. Looks factory. ;)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on September 07, 2012, 04:49:42 AM
I thought I'd try cotton webbing on this man-bag...
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on September 07, 2012, 10:16:36 AM
Very nice Skeet ::)

    tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on September 07, 2012, 12:33:37 PM
OH~~ That's just Lovely Sthkeeter ;)



Actually looks pretty cool~ :)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on September 07, 2012, 11:27:27 PM
Clean, Skeet. Looks good.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Boothill Bob on September 08, 2012, 03:02:07 AM
Have just made a collar for a customer. She wanted one in western style.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on September 08, 2012, 10:37:25 AM
Howdy Ben Awhile,that looks darn nice to me~ ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on September 08, 2012, 10:39:06 AM
HEY!!! That's nice! Make a cool hatband too with the alias name on it! :) :) :)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on September 08, 2012, 10:50:39 AM
Very cool, Henrik. The two-tone is a nice touch.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on September 08, 2012, 07:50:01 PM
What do you call that texture between the letters,is that stipling?That old holster rig i have has it on it,showed up real well after i conditioned and polished it.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Boothill Bob on September 09, 2012, 02:25:00 AM
GCR, I've used a A104 stamp to the background if's that you mean?
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: EE Taft on September 09, 2012, 03:09:31 PM
Hey Boothil, That belt looks great!

Very crisp and clean tooling......love the look of the nice deep background. I've always had trouble getting that hice deep effect on backgrounding until I got my hands on some really great backgrounding tools.

Belt looks great!

Back to the leather bench I go!

~EE~
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: EE Taft on September 09, 2012, 11:57:17 PM
I've never taken a class in my life, however I did set in as an apprentice with a few old saddle makers years ago. Most of what I do comes from me putting 2 and 2 together. As for the style, I just look around at others work for inspiration and start drawing a mix of ideas from other and adding my own flair.........My best advice, just bite down and give the carving a try one day, don't get in a hurry, and enjoy yourself.

Remember, if it makes ya mad enough to throw it across the room, your not having fun!

 ;D

Just like the rest of your work, Wadd, I think you could take carving and run with it.......give 'er a try. If ya have any questions, this is the best place to get answers.

~EE Taft~
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: WaddWatsonEllis on September 10, 2012, 12:39:12 AM
GRR,

This is the second attempt at posting this ... I got kicked out of the website and had to sign in again ....

But AS I WAS SAYIN, if there was an EXACT OPPOSITE of a bucket list, reading music, carving leather and becoming a good businessman would be vying for first place ....

And in order to carve, I think that I have to have the fomalcy of a class to get me off my duff and doing it .... quite possibly I will learn it is fun and never need a cllass agaiin ... but right now i think it would be a good thing ...

But; and here is my first question ... should one carve or use a vinagaroon dye first?
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on September 10, 2012, 01:09:55 AM
EE Taft its really looking great. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: EE Taft on September 10, 2012, 01:23:59 AM
WaddWatsonEllis,


There's all kinda ways to do it ........then there's the right way........I'll tell ya my way, then maybe someone will chime in and tell ya the right way.... ;D

My first step on any project is to case (or wet the leather). I do this by a quick pass under a running tap. some will use a spunge and some will spray with a spray bottle. I just give it a quick pass under water at the kitchen sink......then take it to the bench and start carving......I usually draw up the pattern, then transfer it to the leather, wet, start carving the pattern that I transfered to the piece. carve slow as it dries.....if it gets too dry I will usually give it a spray with water as I go......once dry I then dye with a brush or depending on finish I will use my airbrush with my own mixture of dye and other ingredients (my secret), or on two tones I will use small art brushes and sometimes even Q tips depending on how small the space is I'm working with.

Depending on your dip type dying, you might want to dye, then tool as prolonged exposure to the dunk tank might cause some of the tooling to swell......This is a very important point!!!! As a dip in your type of dye will probably add moisture......The standard leather dyes along with my added ingredients have a way of drying the leather so I dye after tooling and before seal and polish.....the sealer and polish adds lost moisture back to the leather during the process.

Two different dying processes and two different desirable ways of approching them.........I hope this helps.

Others that have more experience in the Vinageroon type dying will hopefully chime in.....but I believe that the second option is your best path......

......I learned a long time ago.....and applied this to every aspect of life.....There's the right way, the best way, other people's way, then there is the way that works best for you.........I learn some from others and apply it to my way of doing things. ;)

Good luck!

 
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: EE Taft on September 10, 2012, 01:38:05 AM
Thank ya, KT.

That means a lot to me coming from you! :)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on September 11, 2012, 09:35:39 AM
Cool stuff, pards. WW, EE, looking forward to the completed work.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Mogorilla on September 18, 2012, 02:06:44 PM
Since Tomorrow is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, I made a mouse pad for work.  Sorry, picture is not the best.

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b349/Mogorilla/Piratmouse.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on September 18, 2012, 04:23:50 PM
Gimmie five mate,i like it! ;D

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y283/gunclickrick/bonehangin001.jpg)

Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on September 18, 2012, 09:35:42 PM
Sheath made for my good friend Wade Hougham, Knife maker  KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on September 19, 2012, 12:26:15 AM
Dang KT,your gonna put everybody else out of buissness ;D I want one ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: WaddWatsonEllis on September 19, 2012, 12:32:13 AM
Hi,

I've always wondered how fringe is applied .... is it an extension of a filler piece or?

TTFN,
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on September 19, 2012, 12:56:39 AM
WWE Some times  it is done that way. On this sheath I cut 80 strips of fringe 40  6in long and 40  8in long and sewed them all on. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Boothill Bob on September 19, 2012, 01:43:59 PM
Have just made a collar for a customer. She wanted one in western style.

Got a photo from a happy customer.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on September 19, 2012, 05:15:14 PM
He must have used the timer on the camera ;D..Looks great! :)

I wonder? If he barked would my dog know what he was saying?Sort of makes ya think don't it~Dogs all over the world understand each other ::)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on September 19, 2012, 07:27:56 PM
Looks great, Henrik, Did you know the color of the dog before you started? You matched his spot and eye pretty well.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Boothill Bob on September 20, 2012, 02:38:53 AM
Looks great, Henrik, Did you know the color of the dog before you started? You matched his spot and eye pretty well.

Yes marshall I did, thats why I did it two tone  :)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: EE Taft on September 20, 2012, 03:50:46 AM
Oops.......I thought it was a belt for a kiddo! ::)

Happy lookin' pooch!

 ;D

I've got a couple of Swiss Mountain dog collars i'm workin' on........If I ever get time to get them done!

~EE Taft~
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on September 20, 2012, 09:53:36 AM
Yes marshall I did, thats why I did it two tone  :)
Very well done. It couldn't have been any better.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on September 29, 2012, 12:04:58 AM
NICE!!!!!! I just got three buckets of secret walnuts from our farmer friends,they are secret becuse the meat is RED ;D


See i told ya~~Not dyed or painted,comes right out of the shell like that..He won't tell me how he did yet..

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y283/gunclickrick/2875_447568215286869_1397451166_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: EE Taft on September 29, 2012, 01:11:48 AM
Awwww, Nutz!!! ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Jubal Starbuck on September 29, 2012, 08:49:02 AM
  Rick--yer teeth are gonna turn red!!   Make sure ya git plenty o' pictures!  Mebbe ya should wait 'til jest before Halloween ta eat 'em!
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Boothill Bob on September 29, 2012, 12:39:04 PM
I just made a Mah1 holster from a pattern by Mike Mah www.nostressmike.com I dont know what to think of it. Its a twistdraw holster, butt forward on right hip/back, feels strange to draw the Gun that Way.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on September 29, 2012, 12:48:21 PM
Jubal Jubal Jubal,heck i'm gonna hand "em" out for tricker treet lookin like Festus,dontcha see ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on September 29, 2012, 01:43:17 PM
I often go to Cliffs website and drool,slobber,and go into a coniption`~``~`` :o Then i pick up the holster i got from him for my 22 ruger 9 1/2  and smell and rub the holster till i calm down... :P
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on September 29, 2012, 05:20:24 PM
Nice work, Henrik. You got the vacuumn molding down right. I can't say how it would be to use, but the design looks sound.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on September 29, 2012, 07:16:52 PM
Mogorilla and BB nice work.  KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Boothill Bob on September 30, 2012, 02:53:07 AM
Nice work, Henrik. You got the vacuumn molding down right. I can't say how it would be to use, but the design looks sound.

Thanx Marshal, its hand molded ;)
The design is no good, to dangerus drawing the gun with a palm out draw :-X.. I will go back to the drawing table.... BRB
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Boothill Bob on September 30, 2012, 08:01:22 AM
This was better.. It had the right cant and the trigger is covered. Maby it should be longer betwin the slots ???
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Boothill Bob on October 02, 2012, 12:21:59 PM
Howdy..
Now I've made my first pancake and used vacuum molding for the first time. There is some small changes to do on the pattern
Hope you like it.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on October 02, 2012, 08:20:08 PM
BB very nice  I like it. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on October 02, 2012, 11:09:30 PM
Looks really good, Henrik. Fine work.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Boothill Bob on October 04, 2012, 04:08:32 AM
Howdy pards..
Here is my improved model with more cant, tighter pocket and moved sweatsheald. This is a keeper  8)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on October 04, 2012, 11:04:44 AM
Thumbs up to this one, Henrik. 8)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on October 04, 2012, 01:09:04 PM
Excellent work Bob

   tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on October 04, 2012, 04:10:20 PM
Bob just plain outstanding. KT ;)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Boothill Bob on October 09, 2012, 04:32:03 AM
Howdy..
 Here is the complete set. The belt is a heavy carrying belt 1/4 inch thick.. To bad we cant carry in Sweden.. Anyhow, I like the IWB more for this big gun:-)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on October 09, 2012, 05:33:05 PM
Beautiful work, Henrik. You may not be able to carry, but there's always Wild Bunch in the open category. Looks good.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on October 10, 2012, 05:08:58 PM
slow down and focus~~ That'll be the day :-\ I have this poem right next to my puter ;D


Slow me down Lord
 Ease the pounding of my heart
 by the quieting of my mind.
 
Steady my hurried pace
 with a vision of the eternal march of time.
 Give me amid the confusion of the day,
 the calmness of the eternal hills.
 
Break the tension of my nerves and muscles
 with the soothing music of the singing streams
 that live in my memory.
 
Help me to know the magical restoring power of sleep.
 
Teach me the art of taking MINUTE vacations,
 Of slowing down to look at a flower,
 to chat with a friend,
 to pat a dog,
 to read a few lines of a good book.
 
Slow me down Lord
 and inspire me to send my roots
 deep into the soil of life's enduring values
 that I may grow toward the stars of my greater destiny.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Tallbald on October 12, 2012, 10:30:40 PM
I'll throw photos of a few of my holsters I made for fun or everyday carry here in Kentucky. Sure appreciate this thread. Don

(http://[IMG]http://i1084.photobucket.com/albums/j420/tallbald/0012.jpg)

(http://i1084.photobucket.com/albums/j420/tallbald/0052-1.jpg)

(http://i1084.photobucket.com/albums/j420/tallbald/004-6.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on October 12, 2012, 11:45:09 PM
That's what i need for my baby hammerless.That brown holster :)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on October 13, 2012, 12:29:46 AM
Nice holsters, Tallbald. Thanks for the pics.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Tallbald on October 13, 2012, 08:32:18 AM
Thank you for your compliments! Don
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on October 14, 2012, 12:20:25 PM



              Nice work Tallbald  ::) :o 8)

                 tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: ChurchandSon on October 14, 2012, 04:25:34 PM
Another forum I haunt, http://teotwawkiblog.blogspot.com/, has a Apoc/Zombie weapon thing going on
and although we are extremely buzy at realjob couldn’t help but take a little time between trips to play….
That's an 1870 Drisket and Waroux double scattergun against the swing, a 1942 LeFever double 20 against my leg and VooDoo's fast shooter against his..A couple of C&S homebrews on the ground...
Calling out the Zombies with a little Bluegrass for bait….Fun times at the Redbud Forge.....Randy


(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/zombie2.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on October 14, 2012, 10:42:42 PM
Randy nice picture. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on October 15, 2012, 06:20:48 PM
Randy,take off on a little Wildwood Flower ;D I'll fall in behind on the marhonicy  [===]

just once fer Uncle Cleve  :)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: ChurchandSon on October 16, 2012, 04:33:54 AM
Thanks Guys, Rick I was picking the "Ballad of Jed Clampett" and VooDoo throws in that Delta Blues stuff that he loves....Gets the wolf pups to howling.......
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on October 16, 2012, 12:57:14 PM
That's probably the first song i ever learned all the words to ;D My best buddies sister at the time loved that song and tuaght it to us.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Chuck 100 yd on October 21, 2012, 07:16:23 PM
Not leather but they are Cowboy. (kinda)
Here is a little duplicator I made to cut out some pistol grips on.
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c356/chuckleininger/IMG_1152.jpg)
Here are the first grips that I made on it.
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c356/chuckleininger/IMG_1157_zps9d83b6fd.jpg)
And a couple sets for my Vaquaro .357`s
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c356/chuckleininger/IMG_1160.jpg)
I have 4 more sets in various stages of finish right now.
I get some leather work done while the finish is drying.  ;)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Camano Ridge on October 21, 2012, 07:59:04 PM
Chuck 100, that is a sweet set up you wouldn't be interested in selling a set of plans would you? The grips turned out great.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on October 21, 2012, 11:19:43 PM
Chuck, that's a fine design. There have been times I could have used it. Great work.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Chuck 100 yd on October 22, 2012, 07:48:42 PM
Camano Ridge , I made it out of mostly stuff out of my scrap box. Not a whole lot to it.
The trim router is from Harbor freight and held to the carriage by muffler clamps. The pillow block bearings and shaft supports
came from Amazon on line. The shafting is just 3/4" drill rod.and the rest is pretty self explanatory.
Here is a picture from a little different angle.
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c356/chuckleininger/IMG_1153.jpg)
The bar (white) in the back just adds a little stiffness to the cross bar and is a place to mount the wheel that carries the other end of the cross shaft. The base is 3/4" plywood and 16" square.
One thing you cant see in the picture is the way the pattern and work piece are mounted to the upper board. I drilled 1/2" holes in the board( deturmined by the distance between centers of follower and cutter) in the board and epoxied aluminum pieces in so I could drill and tap holes to mount the pattern and work piece of wood to.
There are also 1/8" dowel pins that keep those pieces from rotating when in use.
Make up a plexiglass template to use when laying out your wood to show grain layout and also hold drilling locations.
Here is a pair of grips I whittled out by  hand.
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c356/chuckleininger/chucks%20pictures/Pistol%20grips/IMG_0511.jpg)
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c356/chuckleininger/chucks%20pictures/Pistol%20grips/IMG_0493.jpg)
By all means make yourself one and if I can be of any help. PM me.
Have fun!! ;)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on October 22, 2012, 08:00:59 PM
I wanna set with the knotholes in "em" :) :) :) That's one cool machine!
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Camano Ridge on October 22, 2012, 08:30:20 PM
Chuck, thank you very much. You are a Scholar and a gentleman. I was wondering what was supporting the right side could not see the wheel in the first picture. I also have most of the items in my shop including the harbor freight trim router just need to get some pillow blocks and i should be off and running. Thanks again.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: buckskin billy on November 20, 2012, 10:16:07 PM
howdy yall,
 i aint postd here in awhiles.
 i never wanted to be known as the pink holster guy, but the girl that wanted this is fine as dolphin hair, so who was i to say no.
 shes a cow girl and has her these pink and brown cowgirly boots and wanted a holster to match and that she could wear in her boot, and yes her revolver is pink to as you can see in the pictures.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj38/buckskinbilly/101_1567.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj38/buckskinbilly/101_1568.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: buckskin billy on November 20, 2012, 10:30:39 PM
heres the rest.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj38/buckskinbilly/101_1569.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj38/buckskinbilly/101_1570.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj38/buckskinbilly/101_1571.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj38/buckskinbilly/101_1572.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj38/buckskinbilly/101_1573.jpg)

she was tickled pink(i just had to say that) and i made a good looking girl squill
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on November 20, 2012, 11:40:04 PM
Nice look, BB. That does work with those boots. Good design.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Slickshot on November 24, 2012, 06:31:22 AM
A belt I am making for myself, inspired by Will Ghormley.  It did not work out as planned and will post later pics after the belt has dried.

These are pre-vinegaroon pics...  On a 1 1/2" wild belt.

The design looks good...

Slickshot
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on November 24, 2012, 10:02:47 AM
 Slickshot, very nice

  tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on November 24, 2012, 06:01:53 PM
Very nice belt, Slickshot. It'll look even better in black. Thanks for the pics.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Cliff Fendley on November 25, 2012, 08:48:03 AM
Great work Randy.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Slickshot on November 25, 2012, 10:36:51 PM
Here's how my belt turned out...  Ended up all black... was really looking for some light brown/dark brown areas where I'd waxed and burnished the edges...  Not enough wax or something.


Nice looking belt anyway...

Here are more pictures.

Slickshot
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on November 25, 2012, 10:48:56 PM
Black looks good. Very nice work. Thanks for the finished pics.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: ballncap on November 28, 2012, 09:05:41 AM
Camano Ridge , I made it out of mostly stuff out of my scrap box. Not a whole lot to it.
The trim router is from Harbor freight and held to the carriage by muffler clamps. The pillow block bearings and shaft supports
came from Amazon on line. The shafting is just 3/4" drill rod.and the rest is pretty self explanatory.
Here is a picture from a little different angle.
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c356/chuckleininger/IMG_1153.jpg)
The bar (white) in the back just adds a little stiffness to the cross bar and is a place to mount the wheel that carries the other end of the cross shaft. The base is 3/4" plywood and 16" square.
One thing you cant see in the picture is the way the pattern and work piece are mounted to the upper board. I drilled 1/2" holes in the board( deturmined by the distance between centers of follower and cutter) in the board and epoxied aluminum pieces in so I could drill and tap holes to mount the pattern and work piece of wood to.
There are also 1/8" dowel pins that keep those pieces from rotating when in use.
Make up a plexiglass template to use when laying out your wood to show grain layout and also hold drilling locations.
Here is a pair of grips I whittled out by  hand.
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c356/chuckleininger/chucks%20pictures/Pistol%20grips/IMG_0511.jpg)
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c356/chuckleininger/chucks%20pictures/Pistol%20grips/IMG_0493.jpg)
By all means make yourself one and if I can be of any help. PM me.
Have fun!! ;)
That is a very fine tool, would love to build one of those. I can see many uses for the setup. Besides needing some grips for the Ruger 44 BH. Of course I would need a set of grips to copy as mine has some rubber grips at present. Hmmm.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: mrsbraintan on December 10, 2012, 02:53:44 PM
Most proud of my new colt.. his name is Pistol. Thought so much of him I traded my new Taurus pistol for him. Oh well the pistol wasn't like one that I really wanted and that was a S&W .357.. can always pick up a new handgun but this colt is one of a kind. He's a blonde paint palomino. His sire. Bo, is a black quarterhorse.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/1braintanner/Pistol/IMG_2317.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/1braintanner/Pistol/IMG_2318.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on December 10, 2012, 03:58:30 PM
NICE!!! :)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on December 10, 2012, 04:05:44 PM
Chuck 100 yd OUTSTANDING, JUST PLAIN OUTSTANDING    KT  :)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on December 10, 2012, 11:58:38 PM
That's a beautiful colt. Congratulations. It looks like a good trade.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: mrsbraintan on December 11, 2012, 01:46:23 PM
Well thank you.. you're only one of two I think that has even told me that.. gotta love horses and I guess you do!
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on December 11, 2012, 03:15:18 PM
My sis in law has a new cuttin horse on the circut..Roany Red and was actually trained with a buffalo or two that the trainer uses.

https://www.facebook.com/roany.red?fref=ts
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: mrsbraintan on December 11, 2012, 05:31:07 PM
He's a pretty horse.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Arizona Cattleman on December 19, 2012, 04:55:34 PM
Here is my latest for a customer, paying! Woo Hoo!

AC
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on December 19, 2012, 05:48:03 PM
Beautiful job AC, well done pard it looks great, the basket weave is right on.

  tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Arizona Cattleman on December 19, 2012, 09:06:33 PM
Thanks TW  I am starting to see some paying customers which helps pay the bills. This one was for a Ruger 327 Magnum. It fits can't forward right hand and use the slot for cross draw. Customer was really pleased.
AC
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on December 19, 2012, 11:52:42 PM
Nice work, AC. The BW is quite good, like TW mentioned. Looks good.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Arizona Cattleman on December 20, 2012, 08:47:40 AM
Thanks Marshall, BW is my favorite background.
AC
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: cowboy316 on December 21, 2012, 02:14:54 PM
Howdy Pards
just wanted to post a couple hosters i just finished up as Christmas orders more of a modern day pistol but the holster is of western design LOL
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Johnny McCrae on December 22, 2012, 07:25:26 AM
Howdy Cowboy,

Someone will be mighty happy for Christmas. Beautiful job of stampng!

Many thanks for sharing this with us
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Johnny McCrae on December 22, 2012, 07:29:08 AM
Howdy AC,

Your customer should be pleased! That's a great looking Holster with excellent workmanship. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on December 22, 2012, 03:00:47 PM
Lookin' good, cowboy. Nice work.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on December 22, 2012, 09:13:03 PM
Nice,man you done some stampin on that :)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Boothill Bob on December 23, 2012, 01:17:37 AM
Very nice work AC.. I have not made a holster for a modern revolver yet, have to do that soon.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: mrsbraintan on December 30, 2012, 08:54:38 AM
Well this hat sure isn't cowboy! I'm happy with how it came out. Our young daughter is a great model!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/1braintanner/Coyote%20hat/photo.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/1braintanner/Coyote%20hat/IMG_20121223_145229.jpg)
After I added this picture to photobucket I really looked closely at it and just laughed like hell at my own folly.. I'd put the front legs on the wrong sides! supposed to have the dew claws on the INSIDE of the legs (where they belong) well.. that is just the point of animal totem.. COYOTE teaches you to laugh at your own foolishness! Trickster mojo at work! There was no way I was changing it and I didn't hear any complaints! (even though I pointed this out!)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/1braintanner/Coyote%20hat/IMG_20121223_153950.jpg)

Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on December 31, 2012, 02:30:07 PM
RUUUUUUUUUUN APACHE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I want one :-\
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: mrsbraintan on December 31, 2012, 08:00:48 PM
Thanks Rick!

I like your Avatar!

ps that horse of your relation is some mighty fine one!!

I had a boost of visiting with the colt I bought today. Should be getting him fairly soon.. he's only 4 months old and is really growing fast.. he's going to be some large horse some day..that's good cause it'll take a large horse to carry ME!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/1braintanner/Pistol/IMG_20121231_150224.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/1braintanner/Pistol/IMG_20121231_150130.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/1braintanner/Pistol/IMG_20121231_145627.jpg)
He's a little shy yet but is very friendly. Hope our 3 mares here treat him nice.. dunno! They'd better not pick on him.. don't want my baby to be getting hurt when it's time for him to be weaned and come home to our place.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on December 31, 2012, 08:12:49 PM
That's a fine looking colt. You're going to have a beauty, there. 8)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: mrsbraintan on December 31, 2012, 08:37:02 PM
thank you.. it just kinda made my day/year.. seeing him again today! He's sure wearing a good thick fur coat!
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on December 31, 2012, 09:33:55 PM
He's sure wearing a good thick fur coat!


I hope that's a good thing ;D For him~ :o

Go to my facebook page and you can see my horse Stuffy ;D  https://www.facebook.com/R.L.Son
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: mrsbraintan on December 31, 2012, 10:14:34 PM
Winter is coming and its going to be CCCCOld real soon here.

Love that trusty steed Rick. loved your fb wall pics too.. GB is SOO cute.. gotten ssoo! big too. cracked up at the half honkey all donkey hoodie.. 

Happy New Year!
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Lucky R. K. on January 12, 2013, 01:03:28 PM
Here's a link to a picture of a tablet case I made.  We use a tablet running the A.C.E.S. APP for scoring our local cowboy match. 

Hope you like it.

Lucky  ;D

http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l361/decapper/PICT0377.jpg
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on January 15, 2013, 12:12:05 AM
Very nice case, pard. I like the way you did the strap. Looks good.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: ballncap on January 18, 2013, 09:35:50 AM
Here's a link to a picture of a tablet case I made.  We use a tablet running the A.C.E.S. APP for scoring our local cowboy match. 

Hope you like it.

Lucky  ;D

http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l361/decapper/PICT0377.jpg

That's excellent. Now does it have the secret magnet that turns off the tablet when it's in the case? ;) More serious question. What sort of lining did you use to protect the face
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Lucky R. K. on January 19, 2013, 09:17:00 AM
Thanks ballncap.  The case is not lined.  I have used it for about two years  now with no noticeable changes to the glass screen.

Lucky  ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Johnny McCrae on January 23, 2013, 08:14:08 PM
Howdy Ballncap,
That is a fine looking case. Would you have any other pictures showing the inside?

Howdy JJ,
Great job! Looks like those warm up Holsters helped. That's a very clean and neat Holster you have made there.

Many thanks to you Gents for sharing your work with us.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Lucky R. K. on January 25, 2013, 08:21:39 AM
Howdy Ballncap,
That is a fine looking case. Would you have any other pictures showing the inside?

Hi Johnny, thanks for your comments.  Sorry but I do not have any pictures of the inside of the case.  It is just unlined leather.

Lucky  ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on January 25, 2013, 08:44:36 PM
My latest dagger. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on January 25, 2013, 10:05:33 PM
I like the pattern KT,nice one! Now get back in the house and rest! :-\
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on January 27, 2013, 12:17:56 PM
This one of the nicest. Interesting colors on the blade. Thanks for the looksee.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on January 27, 2013, 02:30:19 PM
Very nice KT :o

     tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on January 27, 2013, 04:15:59 PM
Thanks everyone. When he forged the Damascus he put some copper in with it. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Capt. Texas Elliot on February 03, 2013, 05:07:46 PM
Been a long time since I have poked my head in here. Been busy with a big load of Life getting in the way.

Anyway, been doing some leatherwork lately, some of it cowboy related.

One of my first holsters.
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/Captayne/Wyvern%20Leather%20Works/IMG_4303_zps4894848b.jpg)

(Modern) Gun belt for my wife.
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/Captayne/Wyvern%20Leather%20Works/IMG_4289_zps46a6e614.jpg)

Bow case.
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/Captayne/Wyvern%20Leather%20Works/IMG_4229_zps2fe0e67a.jpg)

There are a bunch more photos at the link.
http://s252.beta.photobucket.com/user/Captayne/library/Wyvern%20Leather%20Works
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Johnny McCrae on February 10, 2013, 11:34:11 PM
Very nice work Lucky!
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Mountain_Man on February 12, 2013, 03:22:12 PM
I am totally new to this.  It was recomended by Major2 and he informed me of this site/board.  I also have begun to dab into leathercrafting.  From the posts I have read it seems to be quite informative.  I am wannting to make a holster and a bandolier. I have been a little leary because I am not sure of some things:

What thickness of leather does one use?
How are the ammo slots formed onto the leather belt? Do you sew one side, place ammo in and fold over ammo then sew the next side or is there some other way to sew the slots for the ammo?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,

Mountain_man
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Camano Ridge on February 12, 2013, 05:20:34 PM
Mountain Man welcome. If yu go to the How to FAQ on this forum you will find a lot of information on cartridge loops http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,9631.0.html .

 You said sewing the slots. THere are several ways to do the loops you can sew the loops (the how to gives spacing for different calibers) you can do woven or semi woven where you cut lots and thread the loop strip.

You said you wanted to make a bandolier and holster. Are you looking to make a bandolier for amunition and a seperte holster for on your belt or are you looking to make a bandolier holster combo?
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Mountain_Man on February 12, 2013, 05:41:16 PM
Amazing work with the snake skin. 
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Mountain_Man on February 12, 2013, 05:56:55 PM
camano Ridge thanks for input, all is appreciated
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on February 12, 2013, 11:31:19 PM
Welcome to the forum, Mountain Man. This is the right place to launch an interest. Looking forward to seeing your stuff.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: ChurchandSon on February 24, 2013, 03:55:58 PM
I made this one as a shooting bag for the my 68 caliber smoothbore but didn’t like the way it set around my shoulder so I re-modeled it into a belt bag…Now I LIKE it!!

It is 7″ wide x 8″ tall and the belt loops will fit on a 3″ wide belt…The leather came from a yard sale coat and has a 1 1/2″ wide gusset stitched in the bottom to make it a little roomier, also a small interior pocket. I stitched it with linen and added a few beads at the seams…The rosette pattern came from a pic of a war shirt…The bag closer is a rolled rawhide button and the belt loop buttons are antler…

Finished with homebrew dye, grease, dirt and varnish….

The patch knife is 11″ overall with half sharp, made from a file and the tine of a Whitetail and has it’s own rawhide sheath…...Randy

(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/beltbag1_zps4f3cfcb1.jpg)
(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/beltbag2_zpscd891380.jpg)
(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/beltbag3_zps4264354b.jpg)
(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/beltbag4_zpsfedc694a.jpg)
(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/beltbag5_zps8b2332d5.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: WaddWatsonEllis on February 24, 2013, 04:35:33 PM
NICE!!!

I can see that I am going to have to rethink how I view Estate Sales ...

Bu my greater question is that wonderful age d look ... how did you do it? It looks like it should be in a museum!

TTFN
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: WaddWatsonEllis on February 24, 2013, 04:58:24 PM
Hi,

Since we are WAY off the subject,I bought one of these to donate to Red Barn ... during the summer, they run a Victorian Academy that show what kids did for fun  ,,, my grandfather used to carve these from scratch, and could get them to dance just about anything a human could ....

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab107/WaddWatsonEllis/Limberjack_zps6c515732.jpg)

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab107/WaddWatsonEllis/LimberjackDancing_zps9df26ec7.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: ChurchandSon on February 24, 2013, 05:10:22 PM
Thanks Mr. Ellis...I simply do what would be done over the years....Just Faster
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: WaddWatsonEllis on February 24, 2013, 05:16:29 PM
Thanks Mr. Ellis...I simply do what would be done over the years....Just Faster

I volunteer at the Archives for the city and swear if this was brought into me I would be putting the gloves to avoid disturbing history ...

TTFN
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on February 24, 2013, 08:14:28 PM
Very cool, WW.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on February 24, 2013, 08:16:10 PM
That's really great! Thanks for sharing. 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on February 24, 2013, 08:28:19 PM
Now Skip don't tell him that the price will double :-\ I know how he does it  2 quarts 10-40 oil to a gallon of redworm dirt,put leather in let sit 10 days ,let grandpa spit snuff in it while it ages ;D

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y283/gunclickrick/DSC06638_zpsbc2c870a.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Johnny McCrae on February 27, 2013, 08:56:58 AM
Here is a Holster I made for my Taurus 709 Slim. It was in my home brewed Walnut Dye for 1/2 hour follwed by (2) coats of Neets and (3) coats of Skidmores.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on February 27, 2013, 09:41:50 AM
Johnny nice job and Randy I love the bag and sheath. Great work. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on February 27, 2013, 09:44:48 AM
Johnny nice holster . GREAT color. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on February 27, 2013, 11:07:19 AM
Nice work Johnny ::)

      tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on February 27, 2013, 07:33:00 PM
Nice work, Johnny. Good looking.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: WaddWatsonEllis on February 27, 2013, 10:36:10 PM
I have been having this PM conversation with another member ... October Country has a good selection of possibles bags, and sells them as a kit for around 40% off. The leather comes precut, and they even furnish thread and needles!

Here are a couple of pics of my own possibles bag that I made from their Bridger Bag Kit ... Did I mention that they will sell matching leather to allow one to customize their bags?

I also added some roller buckles (Minus the tongue of course) to connect the strap to the bag ... kind of works as a 'shock absorber' to reduce the motion of the body to the bag (I think):

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab107/WaddWatsonEllis/BridgerBagUnfinishedRear.jpg)

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab107/WaddWatsonEllis/BridgerBagUnfinishedFront.jpg)(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab107/WaddWatsonEllis/CIMG0001-9_zpsc9811687.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on February 27, 2013, 11:50:07 PM
Nice, WW. The roller buckles without the tongues make great square rings. Good idea.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: WaddWatsonEllis on February 28, 2013, 12:13:59 AM
Marshall.

Glad you liked it ... it is one of the few ideas that worked well .... notice how we like to show the ideas that worked well and not mention the failures ....

TTFN,
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on February 28, 2013, 10:33:01 AM
Marshall.

Glad you liked it ... it is one of the few ideas that worked well .... notice how we like to show the ideas that worked well and not mention the failures ....

TTFN,

I'd say most of those things are long gone, eh? Not much stuff left to share on a "failures" thread.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on February 28, 2013, 12:45:31 PM
I'd say most of those things are long gone, eh? Not much stuff left to share on a "failures" thread.

   +1

      tEN wOLVES  ;)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: ChurchandSon on February 28, 2013, 04:14:21 PM
Very nice....I like that ring/buckle idea....
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: WaddWatsonEllis on February 28, 2013, 04:16:50 PM
Hi,

I kinda feel like Goofy ... 'Well gawrsh, thanks!"
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on February 28, 2013, 05:29:33 PM
WW nice looking work. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Cliff Fendley on March 01, 2013, 11:34:28 PM
Man was behind on checking out some nice work from you pards.

Randy, that bag is awesome!
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Chuck 100 yd on March 06, 2013, 06:48:41 PM
Nice work fellers!! Capt. Texas Elliot , that bow case is outstanding!
Here are a couple I knocked out recently. They are intended to be working holsters and the owner did not want them fancy so I did not even  slick the edges.
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c356/chuckleininger/94c5890f-d289-4b7c-a317-00f078f5f2f6_zps26be1397.jpg)
This guy is a real Elk hunter that covers more ground in a day than I could in a week. He kills more big Elk than anyone I have ever met.
This cross draw holster packs his short barreled Ruger .44 mag.  Old Grizz is known to come to big game kills in upper Idaho and Montana so safety and protection of the gun is important.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on March 06, 2013, 09:03:30 PM
Well done Chuck, they look nice and clean, I'm sure they will be a hit.


       tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on March 06, 2013, 11:52:14 PM
Very nice, Chuck. The cross draw is a good design for practical wear. These are solid construction and good-looking, too.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Johnny McCrae on March 09, 2013, 11:12:23 AM
Here is a Concealed Carry Holster I made for a friends 9mm. It's nothing fancy but it functions just the way he wants it to.

The pictures do not do justice to the nice black color that Wolf Tracker's Vinegaroon gives to the Holster. Also it's so easy to use, just immerse in the dye for 10 minutes then rinse in a Baking Soda slurry. Next I wet mold the Holster to the pistol. After the dye dries, it gets 2-3 coats of Neets Foot Oil followed by two coats of Skidmores.

The wet molding gave it a nice snug fit but still easy to draw.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on March 09, 2013, 06:36:23 PM
Great little holster, Johnny. Your friend should be pleased. Love that vinegaroon.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: cowboy316 on March 22, 2013, 05:18:52 AM
Howdy gang

just thought id swing in and post oneof my newest Avenger style holsters nd see  what ya think so here it is
 
thanks  for looking
Tim
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Johnny McCrae on March 22, 2013, 06:21:30 AM
Here is one I just finished for a Ruger .22 Semi-auto Pistol. I wanted to make something with a different look but this is what the person wanted. It was in my Walnut Dye for around six hours followed by Neets Foot Oil and Skidmores. He was pleased and will have me make two more for him.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on March 22, 2013, 09:46:54 AM
Johnny nice holster and the color is outstanding. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on March 22, 2013, 10:30:55 AM
Perfect match :) I used to have a Colt woodsman like that.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on March 22, 2013, 11:00:34 AM
Good looking holster Johnny, I know your friend was very happy, well done pard.... ;D


                    tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on March 23, 2013, 12:18:17 AM
That looks great, Johnny. Beautiful work. Makes me want to go get a Ruger so I can make one. 8)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Camano Ridge on April 06, 2013, 12:22:40 PM
Just finished up a special order, the lady is getting married and wnated a set of garters a holster for a Taraus TCP732, and a magazine carrier to be worn on the garters. She wanted them to wear on her wedding day but did not want a novelty item she wanted something that she could use for concealed carry as well. Here is what I came up with, it is an avenger style holster and she wanted a double magazine carrier. Oh and she wanted Roses with kind of a western theme on black and a fancy buckle.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on April 06, 2013, 12:32:50 PM
I wanna see the grooms eyeballs when he goes to snag that! :o Gonna be a heck of a honeymoon!! :-* :o :-* ;D :-*

 Thats' a fine piece of work!!!! :) :) :)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on April 06, 2013, 02:49:33 PM
Beautiful, Camino. I love the rose snap head. The rig should be a hit. Thanks for the pics.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on April 07, 2013, 11:01:34 AM
Wow Camano, the Lady's will really like this, well done pard.


           tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Kendoo Kid on April 07, 2013, 08:03:05 PM
Very nice. What is she wearing to the honeymoon :o
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Johnny McCrae on April 09, 2013, 08:18:25 AM
Howdy Camano,
Very nice! The Lady should be well pleased with this nifty Rig.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on April 09, 2013, 11:37:51 AM
Camano outstanding piece of work. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Camano Ridge on April 09, 2013, 12:43:26 PM
GCR, Marshall, Ten Wolves, Kendoo, Johnny and KT, thank you for your kind words. It was a fun project to do.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: craftsman on April 09, 2013, 08:55:10 PM
A Sheridan bag I've just finished...
BEAUTIFUL BAG !!  DID YOU DYE THE LEATHER ? or did you purchase it dyed ?
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: ChurchandSon on April 21, 2013, 06:47:21 PM
Some of my "road work" from the winter...I build and set-up trade show exhibits
so I'm gone a lot during show season and this stuff helps keep the sanity...I used to carry
a bag of knives to work on at night but too much of a hassle at airports...
Here's my "Gourd Rattle" with a deer leg bone handle and a gourd from lovely brides last year stash..
Counting the beaded drop it's about 16" long and the gourd is 3" tall....


(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/rattlephn_zps22cde741.jpg) (http://s747.photobucket.com/user/churchandson/media/rattlephn_zps22cde741.jpg.html)(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/rattle2_zpsc638db26.jpg) (http://s747.photobucket.com/user/churchandson/media/rattle2_zpsc638db26.jpg.html)(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/rattlephn3_zps2fa3b9b6.jpg) (http://s747.photobucket.com/user/churchandson/media/rattlephn3_zps2fa3b9b6.jpg.html)

A Strike-A-Lite bag or as I call it my new Sunday go to meeting phone case...
Wonder what the TSA will say about this one?

(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/beadphn3_zps751eb117.jpg) (http://s747.photobucket.com/user/churchandson/media/beadphn3_zps751eb117.jpg.html)(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/beadphn5_zpsf22315f6.jpg) (http://s747.photobucket.com/user/churchandson/media/beadphn5_zpsf22315f6.jpg.html)

And I got real bored one night and beaded my new"Body Glove" smart phone case...
Talk about tough going, try beading on kydex!!
I'm mostly deaf, all one ear, 60% other one so texting/e-mail is my communication way
but they don't have to be so ugly....


(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/beadphn4_zps989bc685.jpg) (http://s747.photobucket.com/user/churchandson/media/beadphn4_zps989bc685.jpg.html)

Good to be home for a while, a lot of new talent here to look at..........Randy
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Cliff Fendley on April 21, 2013, 07:47:37 PM
Wow Randy, that is some might fine work.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on April 21, 2013, 09:18:25 PM
Man Randy you just keep gettin better,anything's better than banjo though :D I gotta save up and get somethin from ya for my room! :)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on April 21, 2013, 10:03:49 PM
Randy OUTSTANDING work. Just plain beautiful.  I left you a post on your site. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Johnny McCrae on April 22, 2013, 07:32:54 AM
Howdy Randy,
Beautiful work! A genuine pleasure to look at. Many thanks for sharing it with us.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on April 22, 2013, 11:14:41 AM
Beautiful, Randy. Thanks for the pics. The bead work is really something.

I'm going to move these posts over to the non-cowboy thread since it really isn't cowboy related. These definitely deserve to stay where we can view them. Good work, Randy.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: ChurchandSon on April 22, 2013, 05:00:47 PM
Thanks Gents, I am beside myself!!  Ya'll make an old dude feel good, besides, VooDoo said "chicks dig guys that sew!!".....
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on April 23, 2013, 12:46:18 AM
I am now happy to say that I am now the proud owner of the two items Randy posted. Thanks Randy. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: ChurchandSon on April 23, 2013, 04:20:33 AM
Thanks Marshal  Will ,and Terry, always a business doing pleasure with ya....
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on April 23, 2013, 09:57:30 AM
Excellent work ChurchandSon


  tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on April 23, 2013, 12:01:11 PM
 I am now the proud waaa waaa waa waa neeener neeener
WY I NEVER!! >:(

 Randy you ever bead on human skin,i think KT would look good with a deer bone where the sun don't shine and beadwork around his noggin! :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on April 23, 2013, 03:03:51 PM
Hey Clicker quit Boo- Hooing and open your billfold and let the Moths fly out and I bet Randy will sell you something. Got Ya. KT ;) ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on April 23, 2013, 05:28:35 PM
I'm savin up for an indian rifle scabbard :D Baaaaaa haaaaa haaa haaaaa

I'll sell ya a hat for 300.00  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: ChurchandSon on May 03, 2013, 03:07:03 PM
Finished up another road project which happens to be another gourd rattle...
I can't seem to make one of anything..This one has "Gourd" or Peyote" style beading on the handle..
Time consuming but kinda neat...One bead at a time....Randy


(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/Bags-%20Beading/gurattle1_zps740ca7f1.jpg) (http://s747.photobucket.com/user/churchandson/media/Bags-%20Beading/gurattle1_zps740ca7f1.jpg.html)
(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/Bags-%20Beading/gurattle2_zps1d9dfb1a.jpg) (http://s747.photobucket.com/user/churchandson/media/Bags-%20Beading/gurattle2_zps1d9dfb1a.jpg.html)
(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/Bags-%20Beading/gurattle3_zps740c4b5e.jpg) (http://s747.photobucket.com/user/churchandson/media/Bags-%20Beading/gurattle3_zps740c4b5e.jpg.html)
(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/Bags-%20Beading/gurattle4_zps7e764d81.jpg) (http://s747.photobucket.com/user/churchandson/media/Bags-%20Beading/gurattle4_zps7e764d81.jpg.html)
(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/Bags-%20Beading/gurattle5_zps6b1bafeb.jpg) (http://s747.photobucket.com/user/churchandson/media/Bags-%20Beading/gurattle5_zps6b1bafeb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on May 03, 2013, 05:07:33 PM
This one is really cool. I love the bead work. The small ring of beads around the top of the handle where it protrudes from the gourd it a nice touch. :D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on May 03, 2013, 07:59:17 PM
Darn nice Randy,i like the parflech style art work on the gourd.I would love to send you this one to do your magic on.
Got it at an old feed store antique store,the gal said it was and indian herders gourd,full of seeds that rattle real well
i put the leather hanger on it and it looks like it was painted white at some time and it kind of protected it too,it's right at 30"
long.Think i paid 6.00 for it~

(http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u606/rick_son1/DSC07108_zpse40d3fe9.jpg)
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Post by: GunClick Rick on May 03, 2013, 11:12:12 PM
Randy here's another one fer ya..Forgot i had this one below..

(http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u606/rick_son1/DSC07111_zps79536026.jpg)
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Post by: KidTerico on May 04, 2013, 12:38:15 AM
Randy I really like that one also. GREAT JOB. Is it going to be for sale also? KT
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Post by: ChurchandSon on May 04, 2013, 05:46:33 AM
Thanks Marshal...This one was loosely done after a stone end war club I saw in a museum in England....It is amazing the amount of  Native American/American Cowboy artifacts  in Europe.....I suppose they kept what they traded for....And also thanks to Mr. Chuck Burrows for inspirations and those great photos he shares....

Rick, ya got some nice gourds....My lovely bride has some "Caveman" style just breaking ground now...

Terry, Thanks, always a pleasure....
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Post by: santee on May 10, 2013, 08:39:12 AM
Dig that hatband and all the beading I'm seeing here!

I bought a fountain pen to class my act up a little. My work shirts have no pockets, so I keep it in my jeans pocket, which opens it up for every manner of disfigurement (keys, coins, etc.)

SO, in true cowboy fashion, I made a sheath for it. Found some distressed leather scraps in my pile and went to town. I've done better jobs sewing, that's for sure.

A fancy pen in a rugged holder. Ha!
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Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on May 12, 2013, 10:19:16 AM
That a good idea, Santee. I often find a need for something similar. That sure beats hanging a pen on the neck of your T-shirt. It looks good to me.
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Post by: KidTerico on May 15, 2013, 11:58:21 PM
I had this chefs knife made for my wife for Mothers day. Handle is Mammoth tooth with feather Damascus for the blade. Blade is 9 inches long. The rig was made by me. Enjoy. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on May 16, 2013, 12:36:55 AM
Boy KT you like to live dangerously don't ya! :o But it is bueatiful..By the way can you make a holster for this??? Found it in my bag of cheetos :D :D :D

(http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u606/rick_son1/DSC07164_zps1d4edc11.jpg)
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Post by: KidTerico on May 16, 2013, 01:01:55 AM
Clicker send it to me its as good as done. Eaten I mean. KT ;D
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Post by: ChurchandSon on May 16, 2013, 06:51:35 AM
Very nice Terry....I love that wiggly iron...
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Post by: KidTerico on May 16, 2013, 09:13:01 AM
Thanks Randy, Hope your feeling better. KT
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Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on May 16, 2013, 10:04:03 AM
That blade is amazing, KT. Thanks for the pics. The rig looks good. Do we have a full picture of it?
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Post by: outrider on May 16, 2013, 01:00:32 PM
hummm non cowboy stuff...must have missed this one..so I might as well post a picture of  my latest pancake with the "molon labe" engraved on it...went to a Vietnam Vet in Texas...fitted for a SIg P-250 sub-compact.  Some of you may have already seen this on my Outrider & Co. Facebook page
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Post by: GunClick Rick on May 16, 2013, 04:46:04 PM
Hey can ya do a Marine one on those :)
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Post by: KidTerico on May 16, 2013, 08:07:09 PM
Thanks everyone and Marshal here are a few more. KT
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Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on May 16, 2013, 08:17:03 PM
Very fine work, Outrider. The design is cool.

KT, that black rig looks really good. Thanks for the extra pics.
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Post by: GunClick Rick on May 16, 2013, 09:18:47 PM
Man KT i just love that black gallyater rig,dang!!!! The Dark Ranger would look good in that puppy and i just got a new Dark Ranger shirt,it's a real pleasure knowin you and being able to see your works,i have alot of your pics saved and go through them now and then and show them off to friends and kin,they just look at me speechless like NO WAY!! I tell them oh yea YES WAY!!
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Post by: KidTerico on May 16, 2013, 09:51:38 PM
Marshal and Clicker THANK YOU  KT
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Post by: Johnny McCrae on May 16, 2013, 11:11:40 PM
Howdy Gents,

Great work everyone has recently posted! Always a genuine pleasure to view the nifty projects our Leather workers come up with.
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Post by: hillbilly tim on May 17, 2013, 09:24:38 PM
Here's a few pic's of a holster I finished today for a ruger MK I 22LR pistol

(http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww7/mrvair/942248_10151644187811350_748731383_n_zps7d277ddb.jpg)

(http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww7/mrvair/912448_10151644186161350_1559239723_n_zpsbe67811d.jpg)

(http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww7/mrvair/969158_10151644187866350_234011186_n_zps6517b070.jpg)

(http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww7/mrvair/954834_10151644187961350_650842588_n_zpse91ae794.jpg)
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Post by: hillbilly tim on May 17, 2013, 09:29:19 PM
Here's a few pic's of the first pocket holster that I've ever produced.

(http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww7/mrvair/photof_zpscb7d0665.jpg)

(http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww7/mrvair/photoe_zpsc502f7dd.jpg)

(http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww7/mrvair/photoc-1_zpsbea03ebc.jpg)

(http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww7/mrvair/photob-1_zps8683b285.jpg)
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Post by: GunClick Rick on May 17, 2013, 09:53:42 PM
Cool.i have a bbgun that looks just like that Ruger :)
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Post by: hillbilly tim on May 17, 2013, 10:00:20 PM
Hmmm, seems like I remember those. This ruger is a 1971 model.

Bro Tim
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Post by: hillbilly tim on May 17, 2013, 10:06:35 PM
Hope this isnt outta place but here is a little coin purse that I threw together this afternoon.

(http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww7/mrvair/b7a849c2-2c87-4f07-b6e1-10aa1fba8daf_zpsa8dd636f.jpg)

(http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww7/mrvair/972653_10151644186136350_812169359_n_zps107b384a.jpg)

(http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww7/mrvair/972484_10151644186131350_731773989_n_zpsa7d7c3bf.jpg)

Its suppose to look like antique barn wood, well kinda.

Thx for looking, I gotta bunch more but I'll quit for now.

Bro. Tim
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Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on May 17, 2013, 11:30:46 PM
Nice stuff, Tim. That basket weave goes good with the Ruger. Welcome to the forum.
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Post by: hillbilly tim on May 18, 2013, 08:20:21 AM
Nice stuff, Tim. That basket weave goes good with the Ruger. Welcome to the forum.

Thanks for your kind words Marshal Wil. I've been sneaking around here for a little while Looking at all the great leather artist's work. I just thought I'd add something for a change.

Bro. Tim.
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Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on May 18, 2013, 11:51:28 AM
Welcome to our forum  hillbilly tim, and thanks for the looks see, nice job pard, make yourself at home, we're happy to have you join in with us.... :D ;D


             tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on May 18, 2013, 06:12:12 PM
I just thought I'd add something for a change.
Glad to see it. New blood is always good here.
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Post by: Bugscuffle on May 18, 2013, 09:42:42 PM
I has so much fun making a gun rig that I just had to make up this little holster for my Bersa UC-.45 Pro. This is my third holster that I've made and my leathewr work is coming along. It's not up the the standards of many of you guys, as is clear from the stitching, but it is getting better.

(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p155/JiminTexas/DSCF0130_zps5e7ad905.jpeg)

(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p155/JiminTexas/DSCF0127_zpsa17e15d3.jpeg)

(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p155/JiminTexas/DSCF0128_zps250de7eb.jpeg)
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Post by: Johnny McCrae on May 19, 2013, 08:15:13 AM
Howdy Tim,
Real nifty design for that Ruger. Great job of doing the Basket Weave and finishing.

I'll have to try your design for the pocket Holster. It looks good. Is there any stiffener in the "sewn" area or is just leather only?

That sure does look like wood on the Purse.


Howdy Bugs,
Nice job! Your Bersa looks good in this Holster. You will find your work improving with each piece of Leather work you do.

Many thanks to you Gents for sharing your work with us.
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Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on May 19, 2013, 09:50:04 AM
Very nice Bugscuffle, like Johnny pointed out ,your work will improve with every stitch, you did good pard, congrats... ;D


   tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on May 19, 2013, 09:56:00 AM
#3 looks good, Bugs. The thumb release is a good thing on that one. You're addicted on your way, now.  ;D
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Post by: hillbilly tim on May 19, 2013, 01:38:09 PM
Howdy Tim,
Real nifty design for that Ruger. Great job of doing the Basket Weave and finishing.

I'll have to try your design for the pocket Holster. It looks good. Is there any stiffener in the "sewn" area or is just leather only?

That sure does look like wood on the Purse.


Thanks for the kind words. No, there's nothing but a double layer of 6/7 oz Herman Oak Veg tan glued and stitched in that pocket holster. The hook really helps on drawing.

Bro Tim
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Post by: Johnny McCrae on May 19, 2013, 06:51:01 PM
Thank you for the information Tim. I have a Bersa 380 that I've been carrying in a store bought cloth pocket holster. It will be nice to carry it in a holster that I make myself. I like your design.
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Post by: outrider on May 21, 2013, 02:39:03 PM
Come one Come all...come visit my Facebook page...www.facebook/outrider&co.  got lots of new stuff on there but most of it is non-cowboy
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Post by: ChurchandSon on May 25, 2013, 05:55:54 PM
Still finishing up my wintertime road projects...All patterned after originals...
A couple of bags...

(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/roundbag2_zps3e53beec.jpg) (http://s747.photobucket.com/user/churchandson/media/roundbag2_zps3e53beec.jpg.html)
(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/fringe1_zpsae2bde0f.jpg) (http://s747.photobucket.com/user/churchandson/media/fringe1_zpsae2bde0f.jpg.html)

And a beaded pocket watch belt pouch..

(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/watch1_zps58807e1a.jpg) (http://s747.photobucket.com/user/churchandson/media/watch1_zps58807e1a.jpg.html)(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/watch2_zps8cfe0d2e.jpg) (http://s747.photobucket.com/user/churchandson/media/watch2_zps8cfe0d2e.jpg.html)

And a bag for my Lovely Brides birthday, the first time she has ever asked for any of my stuff...Maybe I'm getting better...

(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/sandi1_zpsbbc12176.jpg) (http://s747.photobucket.com/user/churchandson/media/sandi1_zpsbbc12176.jpg.html)(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/sandi2_zps4c927a1b.jpg) (http://s747.photobucket.com/user/churchandson/media/sandi2_zps4c927a1b.jpg.html)
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Post by: KidTerico on May 25, 2013, 06:01:36 PM
Randy that's some BEAUTIFUL work. Keep m coming . Randy the last picture of the bag you made for your wife is the nicest bead work I have seen made by you.  KT
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Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on May 26, 2013, 01:09:28 AM
Great stuff, Randy. Love that bead work. 8)
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Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on May 26, 2013, 05:19:10 AM
Very nice work Randy, thanks for the look see pard... ::)


           tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: ChurchandSon on May 26, 2013, 05:32:08 AM
Thanks Gents...The top bag went to the "TK Museum" A great honor to be included with all those talented craftsman......


Quote
Randy the last picture of the bag you made for your wife is the nicest bead work I have seen made by you.  KT

That's 'cause my hands were shaking...New technique called "under fire".....
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Post by: KidTerico on May 26, 2013, 04:39:15 PM

The top bag went to the "TK Museum" A great honor to be included with all those talented craftsman......


I think Randy meant the KT Museum. We were glad to be able to get it. My wife loves it. KT
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Post by: GunClick Rick on May 26, 2013, 10:00:15 PM
Man Randy,that pocket watch pouch is awsome! I tell ya i'd rathe have nice beadwork than a chunk of gold,it just feels good when ya hold a nice neaded piece,everytime you make somethin new i keep telling myself to try it,that is a very fine lookin goods you made there pard!Pleasure being able to see it! :) :) :)
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Post by: ChurchandSon on May 27, 2013, 05:24:05 AM

Quote
I think Randy meant the KT Museum
Thanks Terry, not only deaf but dyslexic as well....
Thanks Rick....
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Post by: hillbilly tim on May 27, 2013, 05:35:32 AM
Wow, that beadwork is wild. I  dont think I have that ability in me.

Hillbilly tim
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Post by: Boothill Bob on May 28, 2013, 12:36:52 PM
Howdy all..
I have just made me a Avanger holster with rattlesnake inlay for my 1911.. Making some small stuff that I can
handstitch while I´m waiting for my Cobra C4.
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Post by: KidTerico on May 28, 2013, 03:41:28 PM
BB beautiful job. Love the inlay. A ++++++++++++  KT
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Post by: Boothill Bob on May 28, 2013, 04:09:12 PM
Thanx KT. I've learned by a pro... You.. I built up some under the inlay with some 3-4oz leather so it don't looks flat..
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Post by: Kendoo Kid on May 28, 2013, 06:50:07 PM
Lots of nice work going on here!
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Post by: Red Cent on May 29, 2013, 04:36:35 PM
OK. Here is a couple of attempts of creating a holster. The welt always gives me a problem. I hope when I get the Consew lube, it will quit skipping stitches or grabbing leather. These are somewhat odd ones that I have experimented on. I'll do better. Promise.

Here is a cute number in basic black. The curve of the holster is intentional. BIG welt in front.
(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee189/redcent69/224_zps71d75403.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/redcent69/media/224_zps71d75403.jpg.html)
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Post by: Red Cent on May 29, 2013, 04:41:34 PM
I call this the Brick. Blocky look. Something different is the 3-4oz leather in the front. Kinda like the small stitch on this one. Carries the 1911 well but it is very accesible.

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee189/redcent69/220_zps99dcb920.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/redcent69/media/220_zps99dcb920.jpg.html)
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Post by: Red Cent on May 29, 2013, 04:45:35 PM
Something a little different. Should have used heavier leather and covered the front just a touch more. Not enough retention in this one. I like the look. Trigger guard very accessible. Very quick for a reholster.

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee189/redcent69/222_zps0ae1669b.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/redcent69/media/222_zps0ae1669b.jpg.html)
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Post by: Red Cent on May 29, 2013, 04:55:11 PM
(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee189/redcent69/219_zps91a0b2a4.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/redcent69/media/219_zps91a0b2a4.jpg.html)
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Post by: KidTerico on May 29, 2013, 05:01:08 PM
Red Cent its a good start. Keep at it and it keeps getting better and easier. KT :)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on May 29, 2013, 05:11:48 PM
Beautiful work, Henrik. I particularly like the inlay work. Thanks for the pics.
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Post by: Bugscuffle on May 29, 2013, 05:31:22 PM
It's looking pretty good Pard. I know exactly how you feel about the quality and improvement rates. just keep at it. I'm sure it will get both better and easier.
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Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on May 29, 2013, 06:28:12 PM
Like Will points out, great job on the inlay pard, and the holster rocks, thanks for the look see.... ::)

  tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on May 29, 2013, 11:37:28 PM
Very interesting stuff, pards. I haven't done much with the main seam in the front. Sounds like it could have its uses.

I'm merging these posts to the non-cowboy thread so they don't get lost later on.
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Post by: Massive on May 30, 2013, 12:14:51 AM
Cool holsters there, like the Hackathorn vibe.  I have been working on Yaqui Slides.  As others have said, they are harder than they look.  The mold is in the first one I made, and it is pretty good.  The second one I worked out some problems in, but the sewing was not nice, too crowded.  I hope the run of three I am working on turns out.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7394/8886942608_db0435888e.jpg)

I know the story on Yaquis, at least after they left Guatemala.  I wonder though, whether the cowboys had anything similar.  There were very smilar devices for mounting rifles to the pommel of the saddle.  Anyone have any info?
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on May 30, 2013, 12:42:03 AM
Howdy all..
I have just made me a Avanger holster with rattlesnake inlay for my 1911.. Making some small stuff that I can
handstitch while I´m waiting for my Cobra C4.

That's a dandy Bob!!!Nice inlay ! :)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on May 30, 2013, 03:05:42 PM
I like the Yaqui slides, Massive. They're very simple but I can see how the stitching could get cramped. LOL, the one with the stamp on it could almost be considered 100% coverage.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Johnny McCrae on June 04, 2013, 05:02:20 PM
Here are two more I just finished. They are for the Gent who recently had me make a Holster for his Ruger .22 Semi-Automatic.

Again Home Brewed Walnut Dye followed by Neets and Skidmores. The loop on the small l Holster is sized for a 1-5/8" wide Belt and the insert allows a 1" wide Belt to be used.

Now it's off to the 2013 NCOWS Nationals in Evansville early tomorrow morning .
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on June 04, 2013, 09:36:17 PM
That Mexican Loop is 1800's technology used for a modern piece. Looks good. The little one is nice, too. The color is good on them. Nice work.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: hillbilly tim on June 04, 2013, 11:35:15 PM
That loop holster is nice, really cool for the modern wheel gun too. the small gun would get lost on my belt, as I'm a little hefty a feller. Sure love the color your dye turned out, what top coat did you finish them with??

Bro Tim
Pistol Packing Preacher
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Johnny McCrae on June 05, 2013, 03:57:44 AM
Howdy Will & Tim,

Many thanks for the kind words. Again I wanted to do something different but he wanted this style and look.

Tim, I soaked the Holster in Home Brewed Walnut dye for around two hours followed by two coats of Neet's Foot Oil and lastly two coats of Skidmore's Leather Crème ( www.skidmores.com ). We finally got some sun up here so I let it dry outside between coats. You must let it dry thoroughly after dyeing before doing any finishing.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on June 05, 2013, 09:51:39 AM
Nice job Johnny, it looks great, nice color too. ::) :o 8) ;D

tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on June 05, 2013, 02:16:27 PM
Johnny nice looking holsters and the color is GREAT. KT  ;)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on June 09, 2013, 03:33:53 PM
Some new jeans...
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: hillbilly tim on June 09, 2013, 04:54:43 PM
Haha, good one!
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Johnny McCrae on June 10, 2013, 09:27:51 AM
Howdy Skeeter,

I just took a look at your link  http://www.flickr.com/photos/77742699%40N04/show/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/77742699%40N04/show/)

Wow! What a collection of beautiful Leather Work! The designs, carving and workmanship are outstanding. I'd recommend that everyone take a look at this link.

Many thanks for sharing your work.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: TwoWalks Baldridge on June 10, 2013, 11:04:50 AM
Took Johnny's advice - dang Skeeter you been holding out on us.  Beautiful work bar none.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on June 11, 2013, 04:39:08 PM
You're right pards. Skeeter's photo album is one to cruise through. Great work, Skeet.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on June 12, 2013, 02:49:20 AM
Muchas gracias, compadres.
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Post by: Lucky R. K. on June 12, 2013, 09:02:46 AM
Outstanding work Skeeter.  I love the stamping.

Lucky (http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l361/decapper/grin.png)


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Post by: Boothill Bob on June 12, 2013, 01:28:42 PM
Howdy pards.
I´ve just made two Avenger holsters for a local Movie production. I Think i´m gona changethe reinforcementon the Sig holster to make a better balance.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on June 12, 2013, 02:17:29 PM
Outstanding work, Henrik. Those are a fine design.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on June 12, 2013, 02:20:05 PM
Those are sweet BOB!! :)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on June 12, 2013, 02:56:11 PM
BB it just don't get any better. GREAT job. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Boothill Bob on June 12, 2013, 03:38:05 PM
Thanx pards.. like it on the range
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on June 14, 2013, 07:12:19 AM
Nice work, Henrik.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: hillbilly tim on June 14, 2013, 08:49:05 PM
Here's my latest holster, hope you like!
(http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww7/mrvair/photo3-1_zps34210ac1.jpg)

(http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww7/mrvair/photo4-1_zpsa2c0fe38.jpg)

(http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww7/mrvair/photo5_zpsd07cea5a.jpg)

Bro. Tim
The Pistol Packing Preacher
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on June 14, 2013, 11:52:04 PM
Nice and simple, Tim. the metal clip works nicely. It looks like you wet molded it fairly snugly. Thumbs-up.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: hillbilly tim on June 15, 2013, 02:07:13 AM
Thanks Wil, The fellow that wanted this one wanted simple, SOB w/belt clip made from medium light weight hide, 6/7 oz HO. He didn't even want a reinforcement strip to aid in re-holstering. Made my own dye, finished in 50/50 resolene inside and out.

Bro. Tim
Pistol Packing Preacher
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: outrider on June 15, 2013, 06:42:50 AM
A friend wanted a new holster for his Kimber...but he didn't want the Spartan Helmet...Paladin?????
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Johnny McCrae on June 15, 2013, 07:11:44 AM
Howdy Henrik, Tim & Outrider,

Very nice work you Gents have posted! Many thanks for sharing it with us.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Cliff Fendley on June 15, 2013, 07:13:08 AM
It's been a while since I've checked this thread and WOW! :o

Some nice work fellas.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on June 15, 2013, 09:33:57 AM
Outrider beautiful job. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on June 15, 2013, 10:34:53 AM
That looks great, Outrider. The accent is a nice touch. Why wouldn't he want that? Looks good.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: TexasToby on June 15, 2013, 10:39:36 PM
Just now got to look at your album, Skeeter and thought it was wonderful.

Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on June 16, 2013, 04:08:11 AM
Thanks, Toby.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: outrider on June 17, 2013, 07:45:49 PM
Well I finally finished the other half of the Kimber holster order..here is the matching magazine pouch
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on June 17, 2013, 10:25:43 PM
Outrider he should be very happy. Its a Great combination. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on June 17, 2013, 11:34:22 PM
Nice match, Outrider. It suits the pistol and looks good.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Kendoo Kid on June 19, 2013, 08:19:47 PM
Very nice indeed!
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: outrider on June 20, 2013, 06:07:58 AM
Our local sheriff had some medical problems that put him in the hospital.  One of the District Attorney detectives approached me and asked to have two holsters made..one for himself and one for the Sheriff as a get well present...he wanted their respective badges attached to the holsters.  So here is what I came up with....fit for a Kahr CW-9 with a sweat shield on both halves
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Johnny McCrae on June 20, 2013, 06:54:07 AM
Howdy Outrider,

Very nice! The workmanship and quality are first class. This will definitely speed up the Sheriff's recovery. Many thanks for sharing this with us.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Qball on June 20, 2013, 08:15:21 AM
Exelent work by everyone.

This is one i made for my Husqvarna m07.
Kinda' cheesy with the Husqvarna badge, but hopfully some one gets uppset by it  ;)

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z113/qballsweden/m07hlster2.jpg)
(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z113/qballsweden/m07hlster.jpg)
(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z113/qballsweden/m07hlster3.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on June 20, 2013, 09:14:07 AM
Beautiful work, Outrider. That Sheriff will be pleased with that. The badge looks really fine on them.

Qball, that Husky will be happy, too. The emblem isn't our of place at all. In fact, it dresses things up. Nice work.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on June 20, 2013, 09:24:47 AM
Outrider great looking holster. I like the badge ides. KT

Qball nice job. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on June 20, 2013, 09:55:06 AM
Beautiful job on both Outrider, as always your work stands out, well done pard, and thanks for sharing.

      tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on June 20, 2013, 10:06:25 AM
Man Outrider,i'd have to frame that with prop gun in it and hang that baby in a place of honor.Them ole boys gonna swell with pride,i raise my glass to ya~To your health sir! :) :) :)

My cousin just made Lt.a couple days ago,man that would be a nice gift for him..I always been real proud of him from when he started the academy!
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Biscuit Joe on June 21, 2013, 01:42:51 PM
Outrider, very clean work! Excellent molding job!
Are they made from skirting or harness leather?
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Boothill Bob on June 21, 2013, 01:57:36 PM
Snyggt jobbat Qball..... Nice work Qball..
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: outrider on June 21, 2013, 08:25:33 PM
Bisquit

Wickett & Craig pre-dyed skirting leather...8oz.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Biscuit Joe on June 22, 2013, 10:53:22 PM
outrider,
Thank you for the info.
Biscuit Joe
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Nasty Nate on June 28, 2013, 01:29:45 PM
Howdy folks. I just joined the forum and I can't believe I'm just now doing it. I wish I would've stumbled across this forum a while ago. Anyways, here's a few photos of a rig I made for a buddy at work for his Ruger Super Blackhawk. These were taken about this time last year and it was my first western style rig.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on June 28, 2013, 02:10:11 PM
Nice work, Nate. Clean and professional. Welcome to the forum. Looking forward to more of your stuff.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Johnny McCrae on June 28, 2013, 02:22:14 PM
Quote
Nice work, Nate. Clean and professional. Welcome to the forum. Looking forward to more of your stuff.
My sentiments exactly. Welcome and thanks for sharing your work with us.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Biscuit Joe on June 28, 2013, 03:18:57 PM
Holy moly that's a clean job!
Welcome mister Nasty Nate.
Yeeee hawww!
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Nasty Nate on June 28, 2013, 05:58:44 PM
Thanks folks! Much appreciated.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on June 29, 2013, 09:48:11 AM
Well done Nate, and Welcome to our forum, make yourself right at home, we'll be looking forward to seeing more of your work in the future. ::) :o 8)


         tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Nasty Nate on June 29, 2013, 02:23:52 PM
Well done Nate, and Welcome to our forum, make yourself right at home, we'll be looking forward to seeing more of your work in the future. ::) :o 8)


         tEN wOLVES  ;D
Thanks pardner. Looking forward to being here. I appreciate the warm welcome from everyone here. I've only been shooting cowboy action for a few months and I'm looking forward to meeting new people. I also just moved to Jacksonville NC, so I'm looking for people in the local area to shoot with.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: El Coyote on July 01, 2013, 11:09:39 PM
I made this one as a shooting bag for the my 68 caliber smoothbore but didn’t like the way it set around my shoulder so I re-modeled it into a belt bag…Now I LIKE it!!

It is 7″ wide x 8″ tall and the belt loops will fit on a 3″ wide belt…The leather came from a yard sale coat and has a 1 1/2″ wide gusset stitched in the bottom to make it a little roomier, also a small interior pocket. I stitched it with linen and added a few beads at the seams…The rosette pattern came from a pic of a war shirt…The bag closer is a rolled rawhide button and the belt loop buttons are antler…

Finished with homebrew dye, grease, dirt and varnish….

The patch knife is 11″ overall with half sharp, made from a file and the tine of a Whitetail and has it’s own rawhide sheath…...Randy

(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/beltbag1_zps4f3cfcb1.jpg)
(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/beltbag2_zpscd891380.jpg)
(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/beltbag3_zps4264354b.jpg)
(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/beltbag4_zpsfedc694a.jpg)
(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/beltbag5_zps8b2332d5.jpg)

When I saw this I knew I had to have it. I had recently purchased a bandolier bag combo on ebay for my 45-70. It was nice having a bag to throw my spent cartridges into and I was hoping the bag would have enough room for some other gear. To my dismay the bag did not have a divided pocket and was just lacking overall in what I wanted the bag to do.

The original plan was to send it to Randy to be modified but low and behold he had already made my bag! Two pockets, a bit more room and a nice knife to boot. Everything I needed and a bit more. So here is a quick picture of my new set up:

(http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh98/aggcamaro/NewBag_zps417cdfc4.jpg) (http://s254.photobucket.com/user/aggcamaro/media/NewBag_zps417cdfc4.jpg.html)

Can't wait to take it out to the range and do some shooting with it! More picture to come.

 Now to find a nice leather shooting notebook and I'll be set for my long range matches!
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on July 02, 2013, 08:47:37 AM
That's a fine bag, EC. Love the look. Thanks for sharing with us.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Forty Rod on July 02, 2013, 10:16:56 AM
Cool idea Qball.  Where did you find the badge?

Sure a family resemblance with you pistol and my Colt 1903 pocket hammerless.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Forty Rod on July 02, 2013, 10:19:15 AM
When I saw this I knew I had to have it. I had recently purchased a bandolier bag combo on ebay for my 45-70. It was nice having a bag to throw my spent cartridges into and I was hoping the bag would have enough room for some other gear. To my dismay the bag did not have a divided pocket and was just lacking overall in what I wanted the bag to do.

The original plan was to send it to Randy to be modified but low and behold he had already made my bag! Two pockets, a bit more room and a nice knife to boot. Everything I needed and a bit more. So here is a quick picture of my new set up:

(http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh98/aggcamaro/NewBag_zps417cdfc4.jpg) (http://s254.photobucket.com/user/aggcamaro/media/NewBag_zps417cdfc4.jpg.html)

Can't wait to take it out to the range and do some shooting with it! More picture to come.


 Now to find a nice leather shooting notebook and I'll be set for my long range matches!

I really like that bag and I like the way it ended up being used.  New ideas abound on this site.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Qball on July 02, 2013, 11:50:15 AM
Cool idea Qball.  Where did you find the badge?

Sure a family resemblance with you pistol and my Colt 1903 pocket hammerless.

Thank you sir, i bought a embroided badge and cut out the mark.
With a black marker i adjusted the white around it.
Cut down the leather where i glued it,
And presto, one different holster  ;D

As for the pistol, it was the side arm for our military some years ago.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: ChurchandSon on July 02, 2013, 04:32:59 PM

Buenos Dias Amigo El Coyote....that old rusty/crusty bag looks good hanging from that bandolier but you may have to teach it better shooting habits than mine....
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Sir Charles deMouton-Black on July 03, 2013, 07:59:08 PM
Cool idea Qball.  Where did you find the badge?

Sure a family resemblance with you pistol and my Colt 1903 pocket hammerless.

QBall;  Nice holster.  For mine, I have a Swedish army issue holster, and a HHHeisser that just happened to fit. Of course a self made holster invested with love is much better.

Furlong;  Stair-step twins, just 4 years and an ocean apart.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Johnny McCrae on July 08, 2013, 06:44:54 AM
Here is a Boot Sheath I made for a friends Knife. I'm not sure how the "spoon" clip will hold up in the long run. I have advised my friend to be careful when using it. I just used Neet's Foot Oil and Skidmores on this one. The Knife fits pretty good and I was concerned that immersing into the Walnut dye might change the fit.

Many thanks to Ten Wolves for his advice on this one.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on July 08, 2013, 09:27:08 AM
That's a fine sheath, Johnny. Oil and Skidmores looks great. Nice work.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on July 08, 2013, 09:43:32 AM
Cool  :) Ole Ned Buckshot did a few of those spoon clips,worked pretty good :)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on July 08, 2013, 12:12:53 PM
Johnny beautiful all around job. Your friend will like it. The spoon clips will work and stand up fine. I have a couple of them. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Rusty Brec on July 10, 2013, 01:39:11 PM
Nice Job Johnny
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Biscuit Joe on July 10, 2013, 03:17:59 PM
That boot knife sheafth is the cats meow!
This might be an often asked question, but do you mash the scooping part of  the spoon, or just cut it off.
I've never seen this done before.
Just a few times here at CAS  leather.
Thanks.
B Joe
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Johnny McCrae on July 10, 2013, 04:55:46 PM
Many thanks to everyone for the kind words.

Joe, I figured out how long the clip should be, added around one inch and then cut the scoop end off. I pounded the end flat, smoothed it with a grinder and then bent it into a tight loop. The loop went into a slot and was epoxied in place.  Wish I would have taken a few pictures.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: santee on July 11, 2013, 06:56:02 AM
Looks great. And period.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on July 11, 2013, 07:21:27 AM
Nice work, Johnny.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on July 11, 2013, 11:03:42 AM
Nice job Johnny, it looks great, very professional looking, and the oil and Skidmores finishes it off well, thanks for sharing pal... ::) :o 8)


           tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: ChurchandSon on July 21, 2013, 03:02:48 PM
An old customer, well, not that he’s old, just known him a long time…
He sent me this machete that needed some work…..The sheath was falling apart
and it had a plastic handle…
This is not a cheap wallyworld knife, it’s a Collins and Co. made in Guatemala for
about a 140 years…Blade is 3/16″ x 2″ x 22″…Overall is 27″…Formidable slicer…

His only request was a new handle of natural material and he wanted an
American  Indian feel to the package…Great customer, gives me room…

I tore off the plastic handle and used a couple pieces of spalted lightning killed
Maple stump…It is ALIVE!!…

The sheath had a beautiful carved base after I got all the rotted S. American
 hoofrahs off of it…Added a new belt loop, some brain-tanned with a little beading
and a bunch of fringe to offset the length of the sheath…

As far as being Period Correct, would not bet on it…but…it sure is different…Randy.


(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/oehl4_zpsf1154dcc.jpg) (http://s747.photobucket.com/user/churchandson/media/oehl4_zpsf1154dcc.jpg.html)(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/oehl1_zpsee2bb402.jpg) (http://s747.photobucket.com/user/churchandson/media/oehl1_zpsee2bb402.jpg.html)(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/oehl2_zps24e59663.jpg) (http://s747.photobucket.com/user/churchandson/media/oehl2_zps24e59663.jpg.html)(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/oehl3_zps1e863ef9.jpg) (http://s747.photobucket.com/user/churchandson/media/oehl3_zps1e863ef9.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on July 21, 2013, 04:10:09 PM
Randy great job . I like it. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on July 22, 2013, 10:45:08 AM
Beautiful, Randy. Very nice work.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: ChurchandSon on July 22, 2013, 05:49:42 PM
Thank Ya Gents.....
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on July 23, 2013, 12:59:32 PM
Got tired of blue jeans so I made these. I dyed the fabric. My wife says it's the colour of prawn cocktail sauce. I think she's got a point......

Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on July 23, 2013, 06:09:39 PM
Looks good, Skeet. You can eat at any Italian or Mexican restaurant, spill on them and never find it. Nice work on them. I suppose you could re-dye them with green to get an Earthy brown or blue for an interesting purple tint. Naw, wear them as they are. 8)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Camano Ridge on July 27, 2013, 11:33:24 PM
Not cowboy per say but does involve leather. Just recently finished a knife and sheath for a customer, the customer wanted a sheath for horizontal carry. What I came up with can be worn on the left side for a right hand cross draw or on the right for a left hand cross draw. The sheath was rubbed with EVOO and sun tanned then finished wioth Montan Pitch Blend. The knife handle is Spalted Maple Burl with a small piece of iron wood.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: ChurchandSon on July 28, 2013, 06:05:08 AM
Very Nice!!
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on July 28, 2013, 10:29:53 AM
Very nice CR, I like a side pull, very handy and they work well on a knife this size, thanks for sharing.... ::) :o 8) ;D


    tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on July 28, 2013, 11:06:00 AM
CR nice job. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Boothill Bob on July 28, 2013, 11:24:08 AM
Beautiful work CR
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Camano Ridge on July 28, 2013, 12:04:02 PM
Randy, TW, KT, Boothill, Thank you very much for the kind words.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on July 28, 2013, 08:56:36 PM
Cool design, Camano. Very innovative to run the loop all the way around for use on either side. Good work.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Johnny McCrae on August 02, 2013, 12:06:45 PM
Here is a Shoulder Holster Rig I just finished for a Customer. I'm getting a lot of work like this since Wisconsin's Concealed Carry law went into effect. Thank the Lord for Vinegaroon... don't have to worry about the dye bleeding off unto clothing.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on August 02, 2013, 08:23:46 PM
Looks great, Johnny. Very cool rig.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on August 02, 2013, 09:34:30 PM
Johnny , well done pal, looks great ::) :o 8) ;D

tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: outrider on August 22, 2013, 07:15:03 PM
This morning I delivered the forth holster to my friend Doc.  The upper left one for his Springfield 1911 A1.  This guy loves the Trojan Horse on his holsters
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on August 22, 2013, 07:33:12 PM
Johnny OUTSTANDING job . I really like it. KT   Outrider good work. Is there a special meaning behind the T Horse for him? KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on August 22, 2013, 08:59:00 PM
Here is a Shoulder Holster Rig I just finished for a Customer. I'm getting a lot of work like this since Wisconsin's Concealed Carry law went into effect. Thank the Lord for Vinegaroon... don't have to worry about the dye bleeding off unto clothing.


Man i love that buffalo fur collar lining :) :) Nice rig ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: outrider on August 23, 2013, 06:27:51 AM
Thanks KT...I don't think there is special meaning except maybe he thinks he is Paladin :D ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Paladin Gun For Hire on August 23, 2013, 09:49:14 AM
Hey Outrider,
Is that horse a creation of yours, I would love to have that put on my holsters. Could you do it for me, if I sent them to you? I'm using a Ted Blocker rig in black and would love to have that put on them.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: outrider on August 24, 2013, 07:51:29 AM
Unfortunately, the horse has to be engraved at the time the holster is being constructed.  I don't want to get involved in taking a holster apart and then putting it back together again.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Paladin Gun For Hire on August 25, 2013, 07:07:51 PM
I kind of thought that would be the case. Thank ya sir.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on August 30, 2013, 12:13:41 AM
Fine work, Outrider. Those are all good-looking holsters. Thanks for the pic.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: ballncap on September 03, 2013, 02:05:48 PM
This morning I delivered the forth holster to my friend Doc.  The upper left one for his Springfield 1911 A1.  This guy loves the Trojan Horse on his holsters
I have the same carry gun, that bottom right would make for a nice holster.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Boothill Bob on September 19, 2013, 10:32:17 AM
Howdy gang.
I´ve made a Punisher Avenger holster, hade to try to make an Avenger holster on My Cobra, Now I know it works  :)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on September 19, 2013, 11:58:17 AM
Nice work Henrik, it looks great ::) :o 8)


tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on September 20, 2013, 10:13:18 AM
Nice job, Henrik. That looks like a good design.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on September 20, 2013, 11:35:55 AM
BB that's a great job, KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Camano Ridge on September 25, 2013, 12:12:39 AM
Just finished a holster and double magazine carrier for an FNS - 9.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Cliff Fendley on September 25, 2013, 05:25:41 PM
Wow, been a while since I've reviewed this thread and you guys are showing off some nice stuff. Keep up the good work.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on September 25, 2013, 08:45:09 PM
Looks good, Camano. Very nice work. I like the wooden mag mold. It has class. 8)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Camano Ridge on September 25, 2013, 09:01:56 PM
Thanks, Marshall Will. I don't know about class but it was cheaper then another $20.00 mag and it worked. ;)

Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: outrider on October 18, 2013, 10:45:02 AM
Recently finished modified "Brazos Jack" shoulder rig (Jim Simmons patterns) for a Ruger SP-101 4".  This was an order received off the Downrange TV leather forum.  The customer does alot of hiking and this design is perfect for someone wearing a backpack...does not interfer with the straps...it is lined with pigskin
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on October 18, 2013, 11:30:05 AM
Outrider nice job Great compact rig. Good color. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on October 18, 2013, 05:43:58 PM
My little Owlie would look good in that! Very nice :)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Camano Ridge on October 18, 2013, 07:02:49 PM
Nicely done Outrider.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on October 18, 2013, 07:51:24 PM
Looks great Outrider. I like the design. Fine work. Ja, fer shoore.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: outrider on October 30, 2013, 04:09:23 PM
Two new holsters shipped..one is for an HK USP 40 and the other is for a Kimber CDP II
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Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on October 30, 2013, 10:53:30 PM
Fine job as always Outrider, they're both top notch........ ::) :o 8) ;D


 tEN wOLVES  ;D
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Post by: KidTerico on October 30, 2013, 11:29:36 PM
outrider outstanding job. KT
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Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on October 31, 2013, 06:08:00 PM
Beautiful, Outrider. Those look great. Any color looks good on that design.
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Post by: Boothill Bob on October 31, 2013, 06:09:58 PM
Awsome Outrider, love the model.
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Post by: Camano Ridge on November 01, 2013, 09:43:48 PM
A customer wanted a holster for his Traditions Trapper .50 cal Flintlock. He wanted the holster on a baldric but he wanted it to look like something a mountain man or frontiersman might have put together. He did not want it to look like a pirate baldric and holster. He wanted it to cover the Frizen and Flint and for the barrel to stick out of the toe a little ways. He then wanted a retention/safety strap. So I had to figure out something that a mountain man/frontiersman might come up with. So here is the end result.

 
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Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on November 02, 2013, 10:52:07 AM
Nice work Camano Ridge, your customer will be very happy with this rig, and should work well for him, thanks for sharing...

tEN wOLVES  ;D
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Post by: GunClick Rick on November 02, 2013, 12:51:46 PM
I can see Errol Flynn wearin that one :) At's a dandy! Nice design..
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Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on November 02, 2013, 06:21:34 PM
Very good design, Camano. You nailed the period look. Well done.
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Post by: KidTerico on November 02, 2013, 07:25:40 PM
C R great job. KT
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Post by: Camano Ridge on November 02, 2013, 10:41:51 PM
Tw, GCR, Marshal and KT thank you for your kind words. This was a fun one because it was not a standard style holster.
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Post by: Boothill Bob on November 04, 2013, 06:22:32 AM
Have made an Avenger rig for a customer. The holster is lined and the belt are heavy duty lined and double stitched.
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Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on November 04, 2013, 08:41:02 AM
Henrik, you just get better with time, this is an awesome holster, there isn't a thing I do not like about it, the initial  adds a really nice touch, and it really looks cool, thanks for sharing Pard... ::) :o 8) ;D

  tEN wOLVES  ;D
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Post by: Boothill Bob on November 04, 2013, 09:08:07 AM
Thanx TWF, wouldn't be fun if I got worse with time ;) I really love my Cobra. It's to bad that we're not allowed to carry in Sweden, if we were I should sell more holsters.
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Post by: Johnny McCrae on November 04, 2013, 09:12:55 AM
Howdy Outrider,
Beautiful work! These Holsters are first class.
Your customer should be well satisfied.

Howdy Camano,
Great job on the shoulder Rig! Looks like it will be very comfortable to wear.

Howdy Boothill,
Very nice! The quality of this Rig is outstanding.

Many thanks to you Gents for sharing your work with us/
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Post by: Camano Ridge on November 04, 2013, 10:52:24 AM
BHB great looking holster.

Johnny thank you for the kind words, I tried it out before I sent it to the customer. It did feel comfortable for the type of rig. I actually wet the belt and formed a curve in it so that it would fit the shoulder better and lay away from the neck.
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Post by: KidTerico on November 04, 2013, 11:23:25 AM
BB that rig is about as good as it gets. Great personal carry rig. KT
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Post by: Johnny McCrae on November 04, 2013, 12:59:08 PM
Howdy Camano,

Quote
Johnny thank you for the kind words, I tried it out before I sent it to the customer. It did feel comfortable for the type of rig. I actually wet the belt and formed a curve in it so that it would fit the shoulder better and lay away from the neck.
It does look comfortable especially with the wide shoulder strap. Wetting the belt is a great idea. I will have to remember that.
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Post by: Johnny McCrae on November 05, 2013, 07:10:04 AM
Here is one I made for my Taurus Protector. It's a "Plain Jane" look but it is functional and works good for me. Probably one of the best fits of a Pistol to Holster I've had to date.
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Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on November 05, 2013, 09:44:00 AM
Another fine holster, Henrik. Just the right amount of decoration on it. Good work.

Plain Jane, eh? Johnny, you'll never hear me complain about clean work. It suits the piece exactly. For a carry rig, the high fold keeps the hammer from snagging on your clothes. Nicely done.
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Post by: KidTerico on November 05, 2013, 10:01:28 AM
Johnny you have been keeping busy. Another nice one. Fit is what its all about. KT
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Post by: Boothill Bob on November 05, 2013, 10:34:01 AM
I like it Johnny. Functionality is prior ono. Would be bad if you have a fully tooled awsome holster and the gun get stuck in a shoot out.
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Post by: Leatherman316 on November 10, 2013, 12:52:12 PM
Howdy Pards
heres my first post under the new name most of you will have known me as Cowboy316
this is a little day planner i did for a customer that loves wolves just like our good friend TW
so this one is for him
thanks for lookin
Tim
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Post by: Leatherman316 on November 10, 2013, 01:36:30 PM
howdy pards
heres a little flap style  holster i did for a sig 226 his was my own design so i think it turned out nice
thanks for looking
Tim
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Post by: GunClick Rick on November 10, 2013, 01:51:53 PM
Howdy Pards
heres my first post under the new name most of you will have known me as Cowboy316
this is a little day planner i did for a customer that loves wolves just like our good friend TW
so this one is for him
thanks for lookin
Tim

Awsome as usual olebuddy! Hope buissnees is good Tim~I tried to arrest somebody with my wallet couple days ago,LOL,I keep an old badge in it,i dang near got run over!
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Post by: KidTerico on November 10, 2013, 03:14:55 PM
leather man 316 that day planner is a outstanding job as usual. KT
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Post by: Boothill Bob on November 10, 2013, 03:36:58 PM
Awsome work Tim, you just getting better and better pard.
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Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on November 10, 2013, 06:55:04 PM
Nice work TIM, and welcome back ;D


tEN wOLVES  ;D
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Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on November 10, 2013, 11:50:04 PM
Beautiful work, Tim. Thanks for sharing these with us. Yep, good to have you back.
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Post by: knucklehead on November 11, 2013, 01:18:24 AM
Tim,

I love how you put the wolf head in the pattern instead of a flower there.
I recently took a class on how to draw sheridan flower patterns with Chan Geer.
Im just now understanding how the flow of the patterns are supposed to be.
I never would have thought about designing the flow of the pattern with a wolf head as the center piece.

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Post by: GunClick Rick on November 11, 2013, 07:01:49 PM
You should see his End f the Trail ;D
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Post by: Duke on November 16, 2013, 04:20:28 AM
Old Bowie w/ new sheath...

Another one that laid around too long..I can’t stand it, I pick them up and start piddling
and before I come to it’s a basket case…
I liked the knife but not the sheath so it went for a trip threw the friendly Injun Nation…..Randy

(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/beadbowie1.jpg)(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/beadbowie3.jpg)(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/beadbowie5.jpg)(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/beadbowie4.jpg)

Great work love the guard, the Hawk is sure nice and the picture taken is perfect
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Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on November 16, 2013, 11:28:28 AM
Very nice, thanks for sharing pard... ::) :o 8) ;D


tEN wOLVES  ;D
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Post by: ChurchandSon on November 16, 2013, 04:08:39 PM
Thanks , that one goes back a while....I love to go threw these threads.....
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Post by: KidTerico on November 16, 2013, 07:31:41 PM
Here is a beautiful bag that my friend Randy Church made for my wife today to match a watch case he made for her. As I am posting this  He is making other items to match her collection She and I love his work. My wife does bead also but at our ages she thinks its a whole lot easier for me to just buy it for her. LOL Randy has a style all his own and Its called GREAT...I feel we are all very lucky to have a person like Randy carrying on this type of art in this day and age. Thanks Randy   Pat and KT
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Post by: KidTerico on November 16, 2013, 07:56:07 PM
Here's another nice piece Randy just finished also. Beautiful bag. This one I don't own..  YET   :D  Cant own them all or maybe. LOL. KT
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Post by: GunClick Rick on November 16, 2013, 11:11:39 PM
One of these days i'll get one of those flute bags for my flute :) He makes a mighty fine flute bag!!! To an untrained eye if some one dug some of his stuff up they would be dancin in a pig troff! Maybe even the trained eye~I know i can't tell the difference...
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Post by: GunClick Rick on November 16, 2013, 11:14:30 PM
Got to get one of those watch cases too! Wonder how much them are :) :)
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Post by: KidTerico on November 16, 2013, 11:41:30 PM
Clicker that's not a flute bag its to keep our Gold Eagles in.  ;)  ;D  and Clicker you know the old saying if you have to ask how much something is you can't afford it.  KT   :o
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Post by: ChurchandSon on November 17, 2013, 05:07:12 AM
Thanks Terry and the Ms....Always a pleasure...
Ya'll will need to flap the top on occasion to give those Eagles some fresh air.
We need some updated pics of the "Morin Museum"
 

Rick, as we say in the exhibit business,

"No project too small
 No paycheck too large"
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Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on November 17, 2013, 11:09:46 AM
Nice goodies, KT. Thanks for the pics.
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Post by: GunClick Rick on November 17, 2013, 11:20:45 AM
Yea i'm a silver,ivory and gems dude,i just need a bigger bag.. ;D

(http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u606/rick_son1/DSC08155_zpsce39ad93.jpg)
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Post by: ChurchandSon on November 17, 2013, 12:06:35 PM
Rick, that will be enough......
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Post by: GunClick Rick on November 17, 2013, 12:30:46 PM
that's just the tailings,i need a leather bag for..
(gotta say leather) ;D
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Post by: KidTerico on November 22, 2013, 07:25:41 PM
A friend sent me some knifes the other week for some sheaths and this is what I made. KT
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Post by: KidTerico on November 23, 2013, 12:36:41 AM
This knife was made by Wade Hougham out of a RR spike and given to me as a gift.. I made the sheath. Its a GREAT knife. He put some copper in when forging, KT
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Post by: Skeeter Lewis on November 23, 2013, 05:16:02 AM
A belt I've made but not yet sun-tanned...
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Post by: Boothill Bob on November 26, 2013, 12:31:42 AM
Thats a beautiful belt Skeeter.
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Post by: GunClick Rick on November 26, 2013, 02:11:09 PM
I have an old handmade belt that my local cowboy store owner says they don't make anymore,it has the white buck stiching and it is carved all the way though with a backing.I found it at a thrift store and bought it becuase it was made like that,I had a friend years ago make one for my wife and daughter with heart buckles and thier initials,his name was Ben Castilla,Lazy C leather,i wish i could find him he moved away 15 years ago.he also made rodeo chaps,anyway i'd like to get another made for me at some point,i'll take a pic in a bit,but just wondered if you guys still do that style?
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Post by: Camano Ridge on November 26, 2013, 04:08:38 PM
GCR, I think what you are refering to is filigree. I have done some, they are a bit of work. You lay out your design and tool like normal the all the areas that you would normaly backgraound or matte you cut out. Then attach the lining material and stitch add buckstitch if you like. Here are a couple of examples picture quality is not great on the black on black, however there is black buckstitching there.
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Post by: KidTerico on November 26, 2013, 04:46:11 PM
GCR I have 2 Filigree rigs.. They are VERY costly to make because of the   time involved. The same  goes for the belt. If I told you what I would charge you for one I would want you to be sitting down,, LOL  ;D  KT
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Post by: GunClick Rick on November 26, 2013, 05:54:04 PM
Nice belts Camano,very nice. :) :) Yep thems the ones ;D

Bueatiful as usual KT :)
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Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on November 26, 2013, 09:21:03 PM
Nice trapping pards, we all appreciate the look see  ::)

   tEN wOLVES ;D
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Post by: KidTerico on November 26, 2013, 10:34:51 PM
Here are 2 more beautiful bags that my good friend and leather smith Randy Church made for my wife. They are GREAT. He said he will be making a wall hanger of some sort . Cant wait to see. Randy thanks a lot from both of us. KT
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Post by: KidTerico on November 26, 2013, 10:37:44 PM
@ more  KT
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Post by: GunClick Rick on November 27, 2013, 12:14:04 AM
Wow leather propalactics with fringe!!! :o :o :o :-*
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Post by: GunClick Rick on November 27, 2013, 12:15:15 AM
Here are 2 more beautiful bags that my good friend and leather smith Randy Church made for my wife. They are GREAT. He said he will be making a wall hanger of some sort . Cant wait to see. Randy thanks a lot from both of us. KT

I was just looking at an original for over 2,000.00 on www.rubylane.com


http://www.rubylane.com/item/609145-AB-3/Western-Apache-Beaded-Ration-Ticket
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Post by: KidTerico on November 27, 2013, 12:41:07 AM
Clicker did you buy it? ??? ??? :P :-[ :-\  KT
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Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on December 01, 2013, 05:36:34 PM
There's a lot of fine work showing here, pards. Thanks for all the great pics.
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Post by: KidTerico on December 10, 2013, 03:18:29 PM
Here are some more beautiful pieces to come out of Randy Churches shop for my wife's collection. Pretty soon she will have a bigger collection than me. ;D  All I can say is you have to hold one of these to really appreciate what it is. His work just don't get any better. Thanks Randy from Pat and Terry  alias KT
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Post by: ChurchandSon on December 10, 2013, 04:24:29 PM
Thanks Kids....always a pleasure...
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Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on December 10, 2013, 04:35:31 PM
Congratulations to your wife, KT.

My compliments Randy. Nice work.
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Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on December 10, 2013, 06:11:09 PM
Wow, nice looking stuff KT, between you and the wife, you have one fine collection  ::) :o 8) ;D


  tEN wOLVES  ;D
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Post by: GunClick Rick on December 27, 2013, 10:08:29 AM
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would never have thought that much detail could be put on leather!You must have to keep water damp alll the time...That's is stunning!
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Post by: Boothill Bob on January 08, 2014, 02:37:14 PM
Have just made two holstets for a Pardini GT9 six inch. Will make some for a gunshop but without rattler inlay
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Post by: Camano Ridge on January 08, 2014, 02:44:34 PM
Nice looking holsters BHB, espescialy like the avenger with inlay
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Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on January 09, 2014, 07:39:28 PM
Fine work, Henrik. I can't say which I like better, they're both beautiful. Thanks for the pics.
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Post by: KidTerico on January 09, 2014, 08:16:43 PM
BB just plain OUTSTANDING... KT
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Post by: Boothill Bob on January 10, 2014, 01:43:30 AM
Thanx pards..
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Post by: KidTerico on January 10, 2014, 06:10:12 PM
A mother and father of a gunnery sergeant  in the Marines who is over seas got a hold of Wade and asked him to make a knife for him to be a surprise . They sent Wade a file that they wanted the blade made from.. They wanted a reddish handle. Then they got a hold of me to see if I would make the sheath and I considered it a honor. She wanted his initials in red. This is what we came up with. Hope he likes it. Its our gift to our people in the armed services. God Bless Them.  KT
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Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on January 10, 2014, 06:46:05 PM
Now that is really cool, KT. I really like what you both did and how you carried it out.
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Post by: Camano Ridge on January 10, 2014, 08:32:34 PM
KT, OUTSTANDING. As a former active duty Marine and Viet vet I find it to be a thing of beuaty and thank you for doing it for that Gunny.
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Post by: KidTerico on January 10, 2014, 08:39:30 PM
Marshal thank you.. Camano Ridge thank you for your service. I have a soft spot for the Marines because my grand daughter is a Sergeant in the Marines.  KT
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Post by: GunClick Rick on January 10, 2014, 09:30:34 PM
HOOOORAAAAAAHHHHHHH Semper Fi~

Man i'd like to get my cousin one of those!! He was a sniper now Lt at the PD and still an instructor when he can.That's a couple of proud pieces fo work,thanks to all that served! Very nice Wade and KT~ :) :)
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Post by: Forty Rod on January 11, 2014, 09:46:06 AM
A mother and father of a gunnery sergeant  in the Marines who is over seas got a hold of Wade and asked him to make a knife for him to be a surprise . They sent Wade a file that they wanted the blade made from.. They wanted a reddish handle. Then they got a hold of me to see if I would make the sheath and I considered it a honor. She wanted his initials in red. This is what we came up with. Hope he likes it. Its our gift to our people in the armed services. God Bless Them.  KT


That's great, Kid.  That gives me an idea for the sheath for the knife that Longline Charlie Glackman made for me just before he died.  Would you be interested in making one in russet instead of black?
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Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on January 12, 2014, 06:47:52 PM
Samar, very nice work, bet that took some time and thinking to get what you came up with , well done pard, and thanks for sharing with us. :D

tEN wOLVES ;D
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Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on January 12, 2014, 11:00:34 PM
That's really great work, Samar. The tooling and coloring on it is breathtaking. Thanks for the pics.
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Post by: dwight55 on January 18, 2014, 04:50:30 PM
Ney guy here, . . . first post, . . .

Just a couple of non-cowboy, . . . but Western related, . . . did for a cousin, . . . obviously USMC type, . . . for his 45-70 RB.  Just for kicks and giggles, . . . there's 2400 individual beads in that USMC logo.

He also made the knife, . . . I just did the sheath.

May God bless,
Dwight
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Post by: GunClick Rick on January 18, 2014, 05:53:02 PM
WELCOME ney guy ;D Dang nice work!! Love beadwork myself but cain't do it at all,very nice  clean lines on the beadwork and awsome symbal,do some more!!! :) :) :) My cousin is Marine and is now LT.at PD,i'd like to get him somethin like that!
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Post by: Camano Ridge on January 18, 2014, 06:19:03 PM
Dwight, welcome. Good to see you over here.
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Post by: Camano Ridge on January 18, 2014, 08:00:23 PM
Here is one I just finished for a customer. He wanted a some what high ride cross draw and insisted on a thumb break. He wants to carry it concealed. It is for a New vaquero. This is what I came up with, it is somewhat an avenger style holser but designed to be cross draw. The customer wanted quite a bit of cant. Wore it around for a little while seems to work pretty well. The belt is just for demo purposes.


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Post by: dwight55 on January 18, 2014, 08:13:16 PM
Nice one Camano, . . . I had an order for a cross draw last year, . . . had to make it twice, . . . first one didn't work out.

Mine was more of a snap-cake model though, . . . but like yours, . . . with the thumb break.

Personally never liked thumb breaks, . . . but, . . . ahhhhhhhh, . . . whatever.

May God bless,
Dwight
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Post by: KidTerico on January 19, 2014, 05:40:15 AM
Camano Great job. KT
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Post by: Camano Ridge on January 19, 2014, 09:42:29 AM
Thanks Dwight, thanks KT.
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Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on January 19, 2014, 10:29:28 AM
Good work, Dwight. The bead work is very well done. Nice. Welcome to the forum.

Camano, that's a nice holster. How does it ride when worn? It's an interesting design. Should work well.
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Post by: HolsterWorx on January 21, 2014, 10:28:56 AM
Here's a pancake style I made for a Colt Commander. It is inlaid with antiqued copper sheeting.
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Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on January 21, 2014, 08:17:22 PM
Welcome to the forum, HW. That copper inlay looks classy. Very nice work. Thanks for the pics.
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Post by: KidTerico on January 21, 2014, 08:27:40 PM
HW outstanding job. KT
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Post by: GunClick Rick on January 28, 2014, 12:49:31 PM
They use real copper Samar,KT should show some of his,HWs looks awsome also! :)
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Post by: St8LineLeatherSmith on January 30, 2014, 12:46:52 PM
Here are a few pancakes I made and some billfolds and a belt I made for Christmas gifts.
The first pancake I made while at a holster making class Outrider hosted at the Chattanooga TLF
Had lots of fun learning new leatherworking techniques from a master leathersmith.
this is a left hand draw I made for my self holds a 1911 with bottom picatinny rail
(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb23/roguetitan/PICT1627_zps964026ca.jpg)

these two are for Taurus/Beretta P9/PT92
(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb23/roguetitan/PICT1628_zps685bad99.jpg)
(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb23/roguetitan/PICT1629_zps6a1a4c56.jpg)

I made this bill fold for my wife
(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb23/roguetitan/PICT1631_zps3b30ea6d.jpg)

And here are other Christmas Gifts I made for family
(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb23/roguetitan/PICT1689_zps5000713a.jpg)
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Post by: St8LineLeatherSmith on January 30, 2014, 12:57:51 PM
Heres a Beaver flap possibles bag I made for a customer
(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb23/roguetitan/PICT1611_zps33dfbc51.jpg)

Inside flap front pocket
(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb23/roguetitan/PICT1612_zps52b836cb.jpg)
(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb23/roguetitan/PICT1613_zpsd941f217.jpg)

Back
(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb23/roguetitan/PICT1615_zps5bcb1d76.jpg)

Heres a belt pouch I made
(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb23/roguetitan/PICT1584_zpse97fe106.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on January 31, 2014, 08:59:55 AM
Nice work, St8. Those holsters look good. Good design on the bags. Thanks for the pics.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on January 31, 2014, 12:55:20 PM
Nice work all around St8, thanks for sharing... :o 8)

tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on February 05, 2014, 10:45:18 AM
St8  That's some OUTSTANDING work your showing. KT
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Post by: KidTerico on February 06, 2014, 04:16:04 PM
My latest hawk.KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: hillbilly tim on February 07, 2014, 01:33:01 AM
Howdy all, Beem a little while since I've posted anything so I thought I'd throw this up(chuckle) to share. HB tim
(http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww7/mrvair/Recent%20Leatherworks/054224F4-B461-4DA1-95C5-5C90E55087A8_zps8m8ksyfk.jpg) (http://s700.photobucket.com/user/mrvair/media/Recent%20Leatherworks/054224F4-B461-4DA1-95C5-5C90E55087A8_zps8m8ksyfk.jpg.html)

(http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww7/mrvair/Recent%20Leatherworks/8D067D7A-90F5-4446-8F8A-5AA69DB59F15_zpscui503j3.jpg) (http://s700.photobucket.com/user/mrvair/media/Recent%20Leatherworks/8D067D7A-90F5-4446-8F8A-5AA69DB59F15_zpscui503j3.jpg.html)

(http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww7/mrvair/Recent%20Leatherworks/39087284-FA00-4738-8486-1289BB5A6978_zpsgxswvjdb.jpg) (http://s700.photobucket.com/user/mrvair/media/Recent%20Leatherworks/39087284-FA00-4738-8486-1289BB5A6978_zpsgxswvjdb.jpg.html)
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Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on February 07, 2014, 07:32:52 PM
Nice hawk, KT. The wood is beautiful in this one.

Tim, your bag looks good. Interesting use of the thong as a drawstring around the opening. Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on February 07, 2014, 10:56:43 PM
H T nice touch.KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on February 07, 2014, 11:00:37 PM
Just finished making this pouch as a gift for a friend in South Africa  KT
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Post by: Camano Ridge on February 07, 2014, 11:21:51 PM
One word KT  Outstanding!  Hillbilly Tim I like your bag to espscialy the roughness of the front flap
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on February 08, 2014, 11:24:23 PM
Looks good, KT. Your friend should be very pleased.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on February 08, 2014, 11:35:22 PM
CR and Marshal thank you. Marshal he is making me a Bowie in exchange for it. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on February 09, 2014, 12:41:50 PM
Cool, KT. That'll be another one for you to make a sheath for. Thumbs-up
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on February 09, 2014, 01:53:08 PM
Marshal the Bowies they make in SA are a little different than you and I are used to . KT
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Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on February 09, 2014, 04:14:39 PM
I look forward to seeing one.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on February 09, 2014, 06:42:50 PM
Marshal here is a picture of what he made for me.. I haven't got it yet. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on February 09, 2014, 06:58:14 PM
Nice, it'll be fun to see what you come up with.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Boothill Bob on February 16, 2014, 01:40:56 PM
I just want to show my new knifes from Terry knipschield, sharp as h*ll. Just have to learn to handle the headknife, it's my first one.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: ChurchandSon on February 16, 2014, 03:59:46 PM
A friend sent a gun and an idea...

(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/longriforg_zpsd0e68f2c.jpg) (http://s747.photobucket.com/user/churchandson/media/longriforg_zpsd0e68f2c.jpg.html)

Pretty it up, run it threw the friendly Indian nation, make a display to hang the longrifle and
some of the Lady of the house's beadwork collection...

I had a pic of a gun display that I think Chuck Burrows done several years ago…
If I’m wrong, sorry. Chuck,  if it was yours thanks for the inspiration...


New brass from RE Davis, a great guy to deal with, and the rest came from here..
The feathers from Lovely Brides turkeys, leather from a frontload killed deer…

The display board came from a tobacco barn on our place I tore down several years ago…
The hooks are metal strapping from the same barn forged out at the Redbud…
Antlers are from some of my kills....

It has been a ton of fun!!

(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/dis1_zpsc014e4c1.jpg) (http://s747.photobucket.com/user/churchandson/media/dis1_zpsc014e4c1.jpg.html)(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/dis4_zpsfe0406db.jpg) (http://s747.photobucket.com/user/churchandson/media/dis4_zpsfe0406db.jpg.html)(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/dis3_zps3be3348a.jpg) (http://s747.photobucket.com/user/churchandson/media/dis3_zps3be3348a.jpg.html)(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/dis6_zps03ee0bca.jpg) (http://s747.photobucket.com/user/churchandson/media/dis6_zps03ee0bca.jpg.html)(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/dis5_zps40a32ec6.jpg) (http://s747.photobucket.com/user/churchandson/media/dis5_zps40a32ec6.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on February 16, 2014, 05:00:06 PM
I sent Randy this old gun I traded GCR for and sent it to Randy to get it refinished for my wife. Randy has made us other old pieces and I consider his work to be as good as it gets. We have a whole collection of his and will get more .This is a work of art. It is going to be shown in a Mag. as to WIP till finished. Randy why don't you give us the info so we can read the article. Mom and I cant thank you enough. Thank You. Pat and Terry alias KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Camano Ridge on February 16, 2014, 06:38:12 PM
The first picture looked like GCR's gun he posted a while back. Certainly does not look like that anymore. Very nice.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on February 16, 2014, 11:30:55 PM
That came out really cool. Looks like it came from an Indian camp. Good work, Randy.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on February 18, 2014, 12:27:34 PM
I can't believe you took a perfectly good black rifle and did what you did!!!!!! IT'S MAWVELOUS,IT'S WONDERFULL,IT'S IT'S SO BEEEEEEEEEEEEUTIFULL !!!!! ;D ;D ;D

Dang Randy,old tobacco barn wood,don't get no better than that!!! Have to show this on a liberal forum,see the black rifle? Now ya don't ;D ;) ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on February 18, 2014, 02:51:52 PM
Marshal here is a picture of what he made for me.. I haven't got it yet. KT

Don't think i saw that one,pretty mean lookin and all the way from Africa! :)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on February 18, 2014, 07:30:55 PM
I just want to show my new knifes from Terry knipschield, sharp as h*ll. Just have to learn to handle the headknife, it's my first one.
Very nice knives, Henrik. You'll have that head knife down in no time. They're fairly easy to handle. ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on February 18, 2014, 08:04:33 PM
Very nice knives, Henrik. You'll have that head knife down in no time. They're fairly easy to handle. ;D

Good thing you can afford band aids! We need a forum on how to make money,by KT and Marshall :-\
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on February 24, 2014, 09:48:23 PM
Heres a fancy knife sheath I just finished . Its the second one I did . It has  Damascus inlay in it. The beautiful knife is Damascus also with Walrus  handle.. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on February 24, 2014, 10:54:07 PM
Now that's really cool, KT. It almost looks like the blade is showing through the scabbard. 8)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on February 24, 2014, 11:25:36 PM
Thanks Marshal  That's the effect I was trying to create.  KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on February 25, 2014, 12:25:33 AM
KERPLUNK!!!! :-X i passed out.i'll make a comment when i wake up~




Oh wha,who,all i saw was a flash of bueaty,what was it????? OH KTs new knife and sheath,i only thought god could do som,uh oh,KERPLUNK!!! :o :-X
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Camano Ridge on February 25, 2014, 09:07:53 AM
KT, Beuatiful. How thick is the damascus billet on the sheath. seams like that would bea pretty weighty outfit.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on February 25, 2014, 09:39:20 AM
Thanks everyone. Camano I sanded the back side down so it is about 1/32 of a inch. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on March 02, 2014, 05:26:43 PM
Randy that's really NICE. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on March 02, 2014, 05:30:42 PM
Another knife made by my friend Wade Hougham  Gator jaw bone, KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on March 02, 2014, 07:11:44 PM
Beun ov sownd mined and bodee wheen i leeve thiss wurld,i doo bekweeth tu mi indiun frind knone tu bee Kid Terico wone set
ov botum jaw boenes tu be dune up as machin deemaskus nifes,tu bee hangd up on his kaben wawl whin he seees ffit,i rekin thay wil
luuk rite purty!! :) ;D ;D

gunklik rik :)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Red Cent on March 02, 2014, 07:22:19 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/ZTds3jL.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/exzaOII.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on March 02, 2014, 07:36:24 PM
I just want to show my new knifes from Terry knipschield, sharp as h*ll. Just have to learn to handle the headknife, it's my first one.
 

Beautiful work    KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on March 02, 2014, 10:20:55 PM
KT, Nice knives. You going to make sheaths for both? I put one on my round knife so I could move it around without slicing everything up. The one from Wade should get a gator hide something-or-other.

Red, nice shoulder rig. It fits the whole thing perfectly. Good work.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Pappy Hayes on March 05, 2014, 04:39:51 PM
Not sure this will be seen but I have an order to make an ankle holster. I have the holster pattern done and the leather holding piece. My problem is I cannot come up with the strap to wrap around the leg.  Anyone made one here and can tell me what you used?
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: St8LineLeatherSmith on March 05, 2014, 04:43:48 PM
wide elastic and velcro sewn to the holster
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on March 05, 2014, 04:56:09 PM
Like them things in the 30s that held your socks up~ :)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: 44wcf on March 05, 2014, 06:06:24 PM
I needed a new hat band and wanted to loom bead it as that is something I'd yet to try.
But I didn't have a loom so I made an early native bow loom..A willow branch and a couple of strips
of rawhide to hold the threads apart...
I've determined so far you need more hands....Let you know how it turns out......Randy


(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/hatband1.jpg)
(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/hatband2.jpg)

Here's the end result...I enjoy learning old techniques, might find some more original patterns and make a few more...
I seem to remember "Billie Jack" wearing a beaded hatband.....Randy

(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/hatband3.jpg)


Can you explain how you get the beads on the thread?
I am too dense to figure it out.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Camano Ridge on March 05, 2014, 06:24:33 PM
Pappy it would be easier to give you some ideas if we could see what you have so far. Here is a pattern and tutorial for an ankle holster. I realize you have the holster made however this might give you some ideas for carring on the ankle. http://leatherworker.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=16233&st=0   I have used velcro also webbing with quick release buckle. I prefer the large elastic band with velcro closure similar to what is in the tutorial.  I use 4" elastic. If you have a piece of leather backing you are mounting the holster on I would stitch a piece of wide elastic to each end of the leather backing piece then stitch velcro the hook piece to one piece of elastic and the  loop piece   to the other peice of elastic. The tutorial shows using a piece of shearling on the backing piece against the ankle, I have also used foam.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: St8LineLeatherSmith on March 05, 2014, 06:28:04 PM
a bead loom
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjfoxfNjiGA[/youtube]
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: St8LineLeatherSmith on March 05, 2014, 06:29:23 PM
oops beat me to it
BTW churchandson that there is a dandy bead loom you have there 8)
Thanks for showing, I would have never thunk it
is the spreader bars just rawhide?
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: 44wcf on March 05, 2014, 06:44:17 PM
a bead loom
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjfoxfNjiGA[/youtube]

Thanks, I would never figured that out.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: St8LineLeatherSmith on March 05, 2014, 06:55:18 PM
you can get bead loom kits at wally world for about five bucks.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Arizona Cattleman on March 19, 2014, 12:42:01 PM
My latest.  This one is for me, and is very comfortable despite its size.  It is a middle of the back holster for a 1911.

AC
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on March 19, 2014, 11:07:03 PM
Looks good, AC. Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: bowiemaker on March 20, 2014, 03:12:07 AM
Here is a knife and sheath I made that is pretty non-cowboy.

(http://www.cartercrafts.com/images/CarterKnives/KingKong/Kong2a.jpg)

and a couple others

(http://www.cartercrafts.com/images/CarterKnives/Sheaths/CheyenneFinal1b.jpg)

(http://www.cartercrafts.com/images/CarterKnives/Grizz/Custom%2022.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Camano Ridge on March 20, 2014, 08:52:32 AM
Very nice Bowiemaker. I like all three sheaths. Do you have pictures of the other two knives?
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on March 20, 2014, 09:49:04 AM
Bowiemaker Great job. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: bowiemaker on March 20, 2014, 10:46:33 AM
Very nice Bowiemaker. I like all three sheaths. Do you have pictures of the other two knives?

Yes I do. Thanks.

(http://www.cartercrafts.com/images/CarterKnives/Grizz/Custom%2024.jpg)

(http://www.cartercrafts.com/images/CarterKnives/Cheyenne/CheyenneFinal3b.jpg)
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Post by: Johnny McCrae on March 20, 2014, 11:36:01 AM
Howdy Bowiemaker,

You make some beautiful Knife's and Sheath's. I believe Jim Bowie himself would be proud to own one of your Knife's.

Thank you for sharing your work with us.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Camano Ridge on March 20, 2014, 12:42:08 PM
Bowiemaker, Awesome. Thanks for posting the pictures of the other two knives. They are worth seeing.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on March 20, 2014, 03:25:04 PM
I'll take one AC rig and that Grizz rig :o :)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on March 20, 2014, 05:27:17 PM
Great knives and sheathes, Bowiemaker. They all look good. Thanks for the pics.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on March 21, 2014, 10:41:12 AM
Nice job AC, that behind the back holster should work well... 8)

Bowiemaker, well done pard, and thanks for sharing :D

tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: bowiemaker on March 21, 2014, 01:38:08 PM
Thanks for the compliment everyone.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Johnny McCrae on March 29, 2014, 07:14:03 AM
Here is one made for a Ruger LC380.

I immerse the Holster in Vinegaroon and then wet mold it. After it sets a bit but is still in the drying process, I pinch the top together slightly. The Pistol is retained in the Holster nicely but is easy to draw.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on March 29, 2014, 09:54:22 AM
Nicely done Johnny, the use of the texture tool always adds a nice touch well done pal.... ::) :o 8) :D


   tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on March 29, 2014, 10:26:18 AM
Poifect! :)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Johnny McCrae on March 29, 2014, 11:59:35 AM
Thanks TW & Curley
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on March 29, 2014, 03:05:50 PM
Johnny VERY NICE job.. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on March 29, 2014, 03:15:58 PM
That looks really good, Johnny. I agree that the backgrounder makes a good texture. Thumbs-up!
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on March 30, 2014, 02:52:10 PM
Wifes latest knife.. Mammoth handle .. I still have to make a sheath. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on March 30, 2014, 07:06:25 PM
I like it! How about a jock strap type sheath with rattlesnake enlay for the strap :) Ally gator for the sheath ;D Floyd says that would look cool ;D

(http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u606/rick_son1/2014-03-30163731_zps54461f64.jpg)

(http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u606/rick_son1/2014-03-30164058_zpsad0573cd.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Forty Rod on March 30, 2014, 09:29:12 PM
Floyd could lose his head over this.  He needs to rethink the whole idea.   ::)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Johnny McCrae on March 30, 2014, 11:09:53 PM
Howdy KT,

That's a nifty looking little knife. I'm looking forward to seeing what you come with for a Sheath.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on March 31, 2014, 12:05:59 AM
Thanks Johnny.. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on March 31, 2014, 04:21:41 PM
Cool knife, KT. I look forward to whatever scabbard you come up with.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on April 02, 2014, 11:29:25 PM
Finally getting my chopper. Only one I'll have.. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on April 03, 2014, 10:39:45 AM
Now ya can skin a grizz!! ;D Dang!
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on April 03, 2014, 10:41:19 AM
Nice knife and Cleaver, both will get the job done..

tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on April 03, 2014, 03:46:11 PM
That's quite a knife, KT. I can hardly wait to see what you are going to make for that one.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on April 03, 2014, 06:09:37 PM
TW and Marshal thank you.. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Camano Ridge on April 09, 2014, 01:22:15 PM
Just completed this for a customer. Stole Dwights Blackcherry and black Ostritch combination. It is for a Springfield XD40.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on April 09, 2014, 04:49:05 PM
Very cool, Camano. That's a nice design done well.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on April 09, 2014, 05:25:09 PM
Camano  I like it. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Camano Ridge on April 14, 2014, 09:57:42 AM
Samar, very nice work. As always the detail and relief in your carvings are amazing
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on April 14, 2014, 10:50:13 AM
Nice work Camano, well done for sure, thanks for the look see pard...

tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on April 15, 2014, 09:48:11 AM
Beautiful work, Samar. Thanks for the pictures. I love the colors you get.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on April 15, 2014, 10:21:40 AM
Nice work.KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: RobMancebo on April 17, 2014, 06:09:10 AM
A friend sent a gun and an idea...

(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/longriforg_zpsd0e68f2c.jpg) (http://s747.photobucket.com/user/churchandson/media/longriforg_zpsd0e68f2c.jpg.html)

Pretty it up, run it threw the friendly Indian nation, make a display to hang the longrifle and
some of the Lady of the house's beadwork collection...

I had a pic of a gun display that I think Chuck Burrows done several years ago…
If I’m wrong, sorry. Chuck,  if it was yours thanks for the inspiration...


New brass from RE Davis, a great guy to deal with, and the rest came from here..
The feathers from Lovely Brides turkeys, leather from a frontload killed deer…

The display board came from a tobacco barn on our place I tore down several years ago…
The hooks are metal strapping from the same barn forged out at the Redbud…
Antlers are from some of my kills....

It has been a ton of fun!!

(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/dis1_zpsc014e4c1.jpg) (http://s747.photobucket.com/user/churchandson/media/dis1_zpsc014e4c1.jpg.html)(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/dis4_zpsfe0406db.jpg) (http://s747.photobucket.com/user/churchandson/media/dis4_zpsfe0406db.jpg.html)(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/dis3_zps3be3348a.jpg) (http://s747.photobucket.com/user/churchandson/media/dis3_zps3be3348a.jpg.html)(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/dis6_zps03ee0bca.jpg) (http://s747.photobucket.com/user/churchandson/media/dis6_zps03ee0bca.jpg.html)(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx118/churchandson/dis5_zps40a32ec6.jpg) (http://s747.photobucket.com/user/churchandson/media/dis5_zps40a32ec6.jpg.html)
 
Simply beautiful! 
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GianniWest on April 17, 2014, 01:26:54 PM
(http://i62.tinypic.com/29o6e8n.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on April 17, 2014, 11:22:22 PM
Samar the pictures Rob is showing was made by Randy Church for me KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on April 18, 2014, 10:57:26 AM
Looks good, Gianni. Thanks for the pic.

I'll move this to the non-cowboy thread for you.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Dalton Masterson on June 10, 2014, 12:21:19 AM
Here's one of the 1911 holsters I sent to Sheridan this year.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on June 11, 2014, 12:11:47 AM
That is a nice, clean holster. Great job, Dalton. 8)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on June 11, 2014, 11:44:29 AM
WOW! Frog skin,what type of frog is it? Looks like my skin right now,it's a friggin dust bowl here..
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Dalton Masterson on June 11, 2014, 11:53:21 AM
I think that is what is known as Cane Toad GCR....
Thanks!
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: TexasToby on June 12, 2014, 12:01:06 AM
latest projects
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: TexasToby on June 12, 2014, 12:17:42 AM
See if this shows up any better
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on June 12, 2014, 09:04:43 AM
Hey, nice work, Toby. Thanks for the pics. I really like the canteen.  8)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: TexasToby on June 12, 2014, 09:06:54 AM
Thank you for the flowers, Marshall Will.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Camano Ridge on June 12, 2014, 09:50:55 AM
Toby, they both look great. That is a good lookin belt.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Good Troy on June 13, 2014, 09:22:15 AM
Here's a few of my leather projects...a travel bag for a good friend, a rifle sling for another friend, and a pair of mocassins for my daughter.  These are all first efforts, and have been great learning experiences.

The travel bag design is my own, copied from pictures of what I liked.  The bag is constructed of leather is oil tanned (Kodiak, I think), and saddle stitched with waxed linen thread.


The rifle sling was made from veg-tanned leather, and a 1" belt strap.  The back of the shoulder pad and top were made from remnants that I had on-hand.  The suede was from the scrap pile at a local Tandy store.  I coated the leathers with mink, linseed.  I was unable to get a good color match on the strap and shoulder pieces, so I ended up dyeing the pieces with a water-based dye.  I was surprised the dye took considering how much oil that I had used.  It was my first attempt at an inlay (not sure if this is proper nomenclature, but it is what I call it).  The border of the inlay is machine sewn on a early 1900's Singer that belonged to my wife's mother.  I used layers of neoprene type insulating tape as padding for the back of the shoulder strap, and covered it with the suede.  I used the same tape for filler on either side of the belt strap.   

The mocassins were made based on the Tandy Leather Plainsman pattern, but downsized to fit my daughter's tiny foot!
The sole and uppers are made from oil tanned leather and laced together with premium lace.  The toe camp (vamp), tounge and inlay are hair-on calf hide.  For the vamp, the calf hide was glued to the oil tanned leather before stitching.  I did this as to not sacrifice the strenght of the vamp by using the thin calf hide.  The rose inlay is at her request, and my design.  Again, the border was sewn on the inlay using the centrury old Singer. 

I am thoroughly enjoying this past time.  Just one of the many aspects that I like about CAS! 

BTW, I got an order for 6 more rifle straps from the guy that recieved the first one as a gift.  I may make minimum wage after everything is said and done!
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on June 13, 2014, 05:04:02 PM
Nice work Troy, thanks for sharing with us ::) :o 8)

tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: dwight55 on June 14, 2014, 01:09:54 PM
With the exception of the .357 caliber, . . . and the thumb break, . . . it is basically a Western Rig.

Harley wanted it to go horseback riding in Oklahoma, . . . just in case the snakes, coyotes, or other vermin became a serious problem.

Had a lot of fun doing this one.

May God bless,
Dwight
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on June 14, 2014, 09:24:15 PM
Well done pard, nice clean work, putting the snap on the holster will make for good companion set up for hunting or just carrying safely, thanks for sharing.. ::) :o 8)

tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: TexasToby on June 17, 2014, 12:05:59 PM
This is another project that I call "A Consealed Handgun Pouch".
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on June 18, 2014, 07:38:44 AM
Tobe, that is a darned ingenious idea. That's 'hiding in plain sight'. I'm surprised it hasn't been done before. Skeet
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: TexasToby on June 18, 2014, 09:04:26 AM
Well I wish I could take all the credit but, I can't. I saw an advertisement of one that looks kinda like this. I was already thinking about something like this so I decited to go ahead with my version. The one I saw was made out of nylin stuff like "Mike's" holsters. Thanks, I appreciate any flowers I can get, Toby T
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on June 20, 2014, 06:38:20 PM
If you make me some leather money i'll buy those  ;D You always do bueatiful work! Do a primate with a hat,Cowboy  Monkee ~ :)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on June 22, 2014, 11:24:42 PM
Good looking stuff, pards. Thanks for the pics. It's always nice to see the fine work that shows up here.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on June 23, 2014, 12:26:36 PM
Thank you. I'm afraid that the rate of exchange of leather will be too high. ;D In our region do not wear cowboy hats. :)



   WHAT !!  :o :o :o
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on June 23, 2014, 07:09:39 PM
What what? N-n-not understood? Be so kind to explain. ;D

DON"T WEAR COWBOY HATS!!!!!  :D  Make one from leather  ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Tallbald on June 30, 2014, 09:17:51 PM
I'm learning quickly to use my Cowboy 3500 sewing machine, bought mostly because arthritis and other physical issues over three years have prevented me from any longer hand stitching. Here are pictures of two in-the-waistband holsters I made for my Ruger 3 inch SP101, which because it's not a typical snub nose revolver, is difficult to find holsters for (and I love making them myself). With help and encouragement from members here and on another forum, I have hit on a very useful design for me and used techniques that I was told about. I'm using Hermann Oak leather, vinegaroon for black and a strong tea/coffee brew for brown. Neatsfoot oil followed by a triple coat of 50/50 beeswax/neatsfoot oil rubbed in well gives me a sheen I love. Any constructive criticisms would be appreciated. I'm moving on also to the full flap holsters I love most. Thanks for looking. Don

[urlhttp://i1084.photobucket.com/albums/j420/tallbald/P6302241.jpg][/url]

(http://i1084.photobucket.com/albums/j420/tallbald/P6302240.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: GunClick Rick on June 30, 2014, 09:25:30 PM
(http://i1084.photobucket.com/albums/j420/tallbald/P6302241.jpg)

Nice tenny lamas too  ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Camano Ridge on June 30, 2014, 10:33:37 PM
DOn, that is a cute little IWB. Just one question the part of the mouth re enforcement that wrap around the side that would be against your body, does it chafe against the body at all?
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Tallbald on June 30, 2014, 11:39:28 PM
Camano there's no chafing thus far. I'll be the first to say I'm no "hard body" and there's a little fluff behind the holsters when I wear them. All edges are heavily burnished with Fiebing's glycerine soap bar and are very smooth. I prefer a finish that is easily touched up and the 50/50 beeswax and neatsfoot oil gives me that plus smooth soft texture. Thanks for looking. Don
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on July 01, 2014, 12:31:21 PM
Those are fine holsters, TB. Very nice design. Good work.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: dwight55 on July 04, 2014, 06:41:46 AM
I needed (OK, . . . wanted, . . . ) a white parade holster, . . . and being an enterprising young fella with a small piece of white 7 0z leather available, . . . here is the end result.

Glad no one was standing in line for the next one, . . . this is from some Oriental "blue" leather, . . . has a white seemingly plastic finish on it, . . . was an absolute pain to do, . . . but it is  done.   :P

May God bless,
Dwight
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on July 05, 2014, 11:31:35 PM
Nice, Dwight. It's definitely a dress holster. Good work.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Camano Ridge on August 01, 2014, 09:41:12 AM
Customer wanted an IWB/OWB convertible with matching mag carrier and wanted it in Gator. Here is what I came up with. THe straps are removable. Front and back are horse butt the front is covered in congac alligator.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on August 01, 2014, 10:22:28 AM
TB  Dwight and Camano Ridge nice work you gents are showing.. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on August 01, 2014, 08:53:37 PM
Looks great, Camano. The color is nice and rich. Good design, good work.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Camano Ridge on August 01, 2014, 09:57:01 PM
KT, Marshall thank you both for your comments, much appriciated.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on August 02, 2014, 08:28:08 PM
Great job CR, it looks fantastic pard… ::)

tEN wOLVES ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: St8LineLeatherSmith on August 30, 2014, 01:29:43 AM
Heres a little pocket holster I made for my little IJ
(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb23/roguetitan/PICT1715_zps666e23cc.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on August 30, 2014, 11:36:40 PM
Looks good, St8line. It's a classy piece. Very nice work.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Boothill Bob on October 27, 2014, 04:31:59 PM
Here's some modern holsters I've made lately. Need to buy some revolver blueguns so I can practice on them. Haven't made a modern holster for an revolver yet.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on October 27, 2014, 08:36:43 PM
As always, beautiful work Henrik, cowboy or modern your work is top notch.. ::)

tEN wOLVES   ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on October 28, 2014, 01:15:01 AM
BB great looking work. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on October 28, 2014, 01:17:52 AM
ST8 nice pocket holster. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Camano Ridge on October 29, 2014, 06:59:26 PM
A customer wanted a scabbard for a Henry Mares Leg, and a scabbard for a Mossberg Tactical Lever Action rifle. He wanted them so that they could be carried (one at a time) on a bandolier across the chest or across the back drawing over the left shoulde with right hand. I made the bandolier with multiple slots for straps to accomodate either scabbard and to allow some adjustment of carry. Either scabbard can be carried on the bandolier or hung from a saddle or ATV. The mares leg is built so it can be hung from the belt like a holster and used with a leg strap. The rifle scabbard is trimmed with shark ski to give it a Tacticool look and has two cartridge holders they hold 6 rounds each.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on October 30, 2014, 12:50:29 AM
Camano that's some very fine work your showing. Really like the scabbard for the rifle. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on October 30, 2014, 02:37:18 PM
My latest dagger. Walrus ivory handle and musk ox spacer. Made by my friend Wade Hougham.. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on October 30, 2014, 09:03:37 PM
What a beauty KT, Wade does nice work, you're a lucky pard for sure, thanks for sharing…

tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Camano Ridge on October 30, 2014, 09:13:05 PM
KT, thank you for the kind words.

Very Nice knife.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on October 30, 2014, 11:32:07 PM
Those are some fine holsters, Henrik. Classy, as always.

Those scabbards look very cool, Camano. The bandolier is a great idea.

KT, that's one beautiful knife. Wade sure does nice work.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Camano Ridge on November 10, 2014, 01:48:35 PM
Customer wanted a Pancake style holster that snapped on the belt. Here is my version of a SnapCake (based on the Axiom style holster) This is for a Taurus Judge. Customer requested the two tone Ranger badge style Concho.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on November 10, 2014, 09:07:35 PM
Camano keep m coming . Love your work. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on November 10, 2014, 11:24:19 PM
Good pancake design. It looks like it would be comfortable. Thumbs up.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on November 11, 2014, 07:15:29 PM
C. R. ,It looks good , nice design… 8)

  tEN wOLVES ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on November 27, 2014, 08:54:53 PM
Last two knifes scrimshawed by Linda Stone. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Camano Ridge on November 27, 2014, 09:14:07 PM
They are both very impressive. I realy like  the second one.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on November 28, 2014, 10:30:35 PM
Beautiful knives, KT. The scrimshaw she did is very well done.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Major 2 on December 19, 2014, 05:59:10 AM
Not leather per-say , but I hope y'll will find some interest in this trunk

here is the background... it's a survivor ..

A Victorian metal trunk circa 1887-mid 1920's , these trunks were used as Steamer trunks & travelers.
Mine and the subject of this re-purpose  and restoration is dated 1901.

I acquired it from Walt Disney World, where it had been in rotation use as a Emporium prop, that is it was used as a display piece
last used to showcase Disney Plush Characters.  
They,  I was told acquired it from Ringling Bros. Circus lot purchase 30 years ago ...Or so the inventory list states...

How I came to get it, is not so interesting, seems they were going to scrap it  ::)
I asked and they gave it to me  :)

So what I started with was, the trunk dented and with character, though it had been painted dull silver...
One could see the original color has been brown , and at some point navy blue inside  ???

So I began, first to remove the old paint but only to the OEM color... I decide not to hammer out any of the well earned dents..
and a search to find the parts to repair the locks missing pieces.
Ebay was my friend, and in my search I found several more Trunks for sale and selling at prices as high as $240  :o

So below is the $240 selling piece, the Mustard yellow one , and another in brown, I saw on Australian Ebay, bidding was @ 90 £ pounds  :-\.

and finally my restoration ,  ( appears to shine, but that just the angle of the sun through the bay window )
Note:  the restored  Titanic Steamer label I reproduced...

It is now re-purposed as our needed coffee table.

Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Major 2 on December 19, 2014, 06:00:26 AM
Close-up of the original Titanic steamer label  :)

Note: my reproduction above
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Johnny McCrae on December 20, 2014, 06:52:04 AM
Howdy Major,
Great pictures and an interesting story to boot.

At the NCOWS Nationals I camp in the primitive area. I use a trunk that my wife's grandmother brought over from Italy in the early 1900's. My non period stuff gets hidden it. My father-in -law re-painted and restored the inside of this trunk.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on December 20, 2014, 01:50:30 PM
Very nice find, Major. It looks great. How cool it is that you were able to save it from being destroyed. The story around it is fascinating. Congrats. Thumbs-up for the label, too. Would a label like that be put on all trunks being brought aboard or just ones owned by the shipping line?

Johnny, that trunk is also a fine one. It makes a great end table.  8)

Thanks for sharing them, pards.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Major 2 on December 20, 2014, 02:55:38 PM
can't say on the label .... seems it use would have been rare ...
I liked the Titanic label so I chose to  use it... in reality , a trunk so labeled would be on the Atlantic floor  :-\
Unless off loaded at Cherbourg  or Queenstown prior to the fateful crossing.

Trunks of the time were often covered with such.... I reproduced a few old Hotel ones as well and attached them  ....a search will net many designs and I suppose they were the mark of a Trunk well traveled.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on January 10, 2015, 12:54:23 PM
This is a drinking flagon, a 'flacket' specifically. When the Mary Rose (Henry VIII's flagship which sank in 1545) was eventually raised many hundreds of objects were found and conserved. Among them was the original of this flacket. I found the archaeological illustrations online, magnified them to the right size and reconstructed it as accurately as I could. I wet-moulded it around two wooden formers using 8-9 oz. leather (the same weight as the original) and sewed the two halves together. There are two lines of stitching for watertightness.
I have yet to line it with brewer's pitch and fit a neck gasket. It's about 9 inches high.
It's more than likely that this type of all-leather 'canteen' was duplicated in other cultures. Mexican, perhaps?
Skeet

Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Blair on January 10, 2015, 03:26:11 PM
Skeeter,

Nice work.

I have two similar containers made for me by Erik Myall, a harness maker a Colonial Williamsburg.
The drinking vessel is called a "black jack" and was probably the most common type drinking container for most people.
The other is simply referred to as a "water bottle" (canteen)
These types of containers date back to the early Middle Ages throughout much of Europe and very easily found their way to the New World.
My best,
 Blair
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on January 10, 2015, 07:10:52 PM
Looks great, Skeet. Nice job carrying out that design.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Camano Ridge on January 10, 2015, 08:29:18 PM
Skeeter, it looks great.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Major 2 on January 10, 2015, 10:56:58 PM
That is very cool...
I have an old one that was shot bag or at least found with shot in it  :-\
not as large, maybe.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on January 11, 2015, 04:22:00 PM
Nice work every one, thanks for sharing and giving us a look see  ::)


   tEN wOLVES ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on January 31, 2015, 01:25:34 PM
Another attempt at that flask, with neck gasket and stopper. Though it's medieval European, maybe it could pass as central American.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on January 31, 2015, 11:09:56 PM
That looks really good, Skeet. I like the design.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Gunmaster on March 07, 2015, 03:48:34 AM
Twin shoulder holster rig I made using  a U.S. belt and straps from several Sam Browne handgun belts and several off the shelf repro 1917 holsters for two of my four S&W 1917's and my twin holster U.S. army model 1912 drop leg waist holsters rig holding an Auto Ordnance single stack 1911 and a Para Ordinance high cap single action 1911 .

(http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp331/Bill_Akins/1917%20home%20shoulder%20rig%20with%20double%201912%20waist%20rig/Gringopistolero1.jpg)

(http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp331/Bill_Akins/1917%20home%20shoulder%20rig%20with%20double%201912%20waist%20rig/Gringopistolero2.jpg)

(http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp331/Bill_Akins/1917%20home%20shoulder%20rig%20with%20double%201912%20waist%20rig/Gringopistolero3.jpg)

(http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp331/Bill_Akins/1917%20home%20shoulder%20rig%20with%20double%201912%20waist%20rig/PICT0040.jpg)

(http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp331/Bill_Akins/1917%20home%20shoulder%20rig%20with%20double%201912%20waist%20rig/PICT0042.jpg)

(http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp331/Bill_Akins/1917%20home%20shoulder%20rig%20with%20double%201912%20waist%20rig/PICT0043.jpg)




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Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Camano Ridge on March 07, 2015, 11:32:34 AM
Gunmaster, good looking set up. Would like to see the buckle on the chest harness it is washed out by reflection.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Forty Rod on March 07, 2015, 11:51:54 AM
Interesting and ingenious, but it looks about as comfortable as a barbed wire jock strap.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on March 07, 2015, 11:54:21 AM
Good-looking rig, GM. It really looks usable. I like the whole outfit, too. Thanks for the pics. Looking forward to more of your stuff. Welcome to the forum.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Gunmaster on March 09, 2015, 02:44:02 AM
Gunmaster, good looking set up. Would like to see the buckle on the chest harness it is washed out by reflection.

Thanks Camano Ridge. Here you go. It's hard to get a good camera angle on it without it being washed out since it's so shiny.

(http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp331/Bill_Akins/1917%20home%20shoulder%20rig%20with%20double%201912%20waist%20rig/20150309_032249.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Gunmaster on March 09, 2015, 02:50:08 AM
Good-looking rig, GM. It really looks usable. I like the whole outfit, too. Thanks for the pics. Looking forward to more of your stuff. Welcome to the forum.

Thanks Marshal Will. Glad you liked it. I've been a member of the forum since 2011. So far I've mostly just read and not posted a lot.



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Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Camano Ridge on March 09, 2015, 09:51:41 AM
Gunmaster thanks for the pic.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on March 11, 2015, 03:59:38 PM
Johnny and Major 2 some really nice trunks your showing. Skeeter as usual nice work. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on March 11, 2015, 04:02:00 PM
Gunmaster that one heck of a rig your wearing. Thanks for showing. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Gunmaster on March 11, 2015, 06:17:06 PM
Gunmaster thanks for the pic.

You're very welcome Camano Ridge.



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Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Gunmaster on March 11, 2015, 06:18:15 PM
Gunmaster that one heck of a rig your wearing. Thanks for showing. KT

Thanks KidTerico. Glad you liked it.



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Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Johnny McCrae on March 21, 2015, 08:58:01 AM
I'm working on a Shoulder Holster Rig for a Thompson Super 14. Attached are pictures of the Holster. I wasn't sure how to handle the Scope so I put an undercut in the area of the barrel. I didn't think wet molding would work there. I will post the complete Rig when I'm done.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on March 21, 2015, 04:10:37 PM
Very nice, Johnny. Looks like it'll do the trick.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Josh Lemley on March 21, 2015, 06:35:50 PM
Here is a new 1911 rig I wear to the range.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on March 21, 2015, 07:16:54 PM
Pretty slick Josh, thanks for the look see….. ::)


tEN wOLVES :D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on March 22, 2015, 10:49:49 AM
That looks great, Josh. I like the way the rig matches the pistol, grips and all. Nice work.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Johnny McCrae on March 23, 2015, 12:39:30 PM
Here is the finished Rig for the Thompson Super 14. There is lots of adjustability so the Customer can wear it high or low.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on March 24, 2015, 09:25:06 AM
Nice work, Johnny. It looks good.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on March 24, 2015, 01:16:27 PM
Johnny that should work just dandy pard, well done to say the least... ::)

  tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on March 25, 2015, 07:52:16 PM
Johnny good job. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Camano Ridge on May 07, 2015, 09:25:41 PM
Here is a set I finished, the person wanted two pant belts one single layer and one double layer, a 1 3/4 gun belt with twelve cartridge loops, a double speed loader case a flashlight pouch, a holster for a Ruger red hawk with thumb break and high ride, a 6" Bowie style knife with finger grooves and a matching sheath. He wanted everything tooled to match with acorn and oak leaves ( it was a lot of acorns and oak leaves. He wanted it left natural no antiquing or hi-lighting.

Here is what he ended up with. I made the knife using 440c the scales I used for the knife handle are redwood burl.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Camano Ridge on May 07, 2015, 09:49:35 PM
Heres one I just finished, not cowboy but it's got a little westen floral style. The revolver is a S&W Air lite Titanium.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Johnny McCrae on May 08, 2015, 07:02:00 AM
Howdy Camano,

This sure is some beautiful work you have displayed. Many thanks for sharing it with us.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on May 08, 2015, 10:55:10 AM
Those are some very nice items. As always, your work is top notch. Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on May 09, 2015, 02:10:30 AM
My latest knife . This was made for me by my friend Mark Knapp. It is 15 inch long. Damascus blade. Abalone and amber handle  . Mokume  guard and butt cap with amber inlay. It also has silver spacers. This is truly one of a kind.  I designed this knife  and send it to Mark and he did a beautiful job. He is making a sheath with a silver  throat and toe with amber and abalone inlay to match the handle. This is  the top piece of my collection both in quality and cost.  $5000.00 Stands to reason I will not be getting any more like this. ;D  KT .
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Camano Ridge on May 09, 2015, 07:36:29 AM
KT, beautiful knife, I like the design and choice of materials.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on May 09, 2015, 09:32:42 AM
Thanks Camano and that's some nice work your showing .KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on May 09, 2015, 12:16:21 PM
That's a fine knife, KT. Certainly the work of a master. Thanks for the pics. You going to make one of your creations to put it in?
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on May 09, 2015, 10:03:20 PM
Thanks Marshal. If you reread my post you will see how he making a sheath to match.   KT  ;)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on May 10, 2015, 11:25:01 AM
Thanks, KT. I read that several times and still missed it. Sheesh. I look forward to seeing that.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on May 11, 2015, 09:36:15 PM
That's some knife KT, you have a great collection pard, thanks for sharing... ::) :o 8)

tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on May 11, 2015, 09:38:41 PM
Thanks TW   KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Johnny McCrae on May 12, 2015, 06:38:16 AM
Howdy KT,

That is beautiful! Thank you for sharing it with us.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on May 12, 2015, 01:33:46 PM
Howdy KT,

That is beautiful! Thank you for sharing it with us.
[
/quote]  Johnny my friend . Thank you. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on June 06, 2015, 03:20:41 PM
This is my latest knife made by Wade Hougham. Handle is Walrus Ivory  Guard is mokume tri color. The spacer is Musk Ox and you can still see the bullet in it. The blade is hand forged cable Damascus.. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on June 06, 2015, 09:50:08 PM
Once again beautiful work KT, Wade is very good at what he does, thanks for the look see pard... ::)

tEN wOLVES ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on June 07, 2015, 04:33:14 PM
That knife is another outstanding example of Wade's work. I really like the pattern in the Damascus. Thanks, KT.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on June 08, 2015, 02:30:21 AM
TW and Marshal thank you.   KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on June 09, 2015, 03:29:39 PM
Hawk hand made. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on June 10, 2015, 11:59:27 AM
Cool, KT. It looks good. I made one tomahawk when I was a kid. I tempered it in the toilet after heating it with a torch. Got it so hard it was difficult to sharpen. It didn't look anywhere as authentic as yours, either. ones like this make me think that some day I'll make a more authentic looking one.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on June 10, 2015, 03:16:17 PM
Thanks Marshal be sure and post it if you do . KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: 1961MJS on June 10, 2015, 08:21:17 PM
Hi KT

If you don't mind sharing secrets, what are the windings made of?  That looks both good, and sturdy.

Thanks

Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: KidTerico on June 12, 2015, 09:44:36 PM
Hi KT

If you don't mind sharing secrets, what are the windings made of?  That looks both good, and sturdy.

Thanks


   Its sinew KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Johnny McCrae on November 19, 2015, 04:41:53 AM
Here is a Rig I just finished for a Ruger .44 Mag Revolver with a Scope. I left the support strap a bit longer until I know how much clothing will be worn by the customer. He will go from a T-shirt to heavy hunting clothing.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on November 19, 2015, 09:31:53 AM
That's pretty cool, Johnny. That looks comfortable. A friend of mine had a Super Redhawk with a scope for a while. He could have used one of those.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Johnny McCrae on November 19, 2015, 11:55:54 AM
Many thanks for the kind words Marshall.

I made one for a Thompson Super 14 with a Scope earlier this year. What I do is wet-mold the gun (with Scope on) to the sewn holster and then put clamps on the short section from the muzzle to the Scope. After it dries, I trim off the excess and sew the short section up and then wet-mold it again. It's a bit tedious but it seems to work.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Lucky R. K. on November 19, 2015, 01:10:55 PM
While at the unloading table at our last shoot I saw a vey neat leather bucket used for carrying spent brass.  I came home with the idea and made this one.
http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l361/decapper/PICT0335_zpszrma5he1.jpg


Lucky
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on November 20, 2015, 10:23:33 AM
Nice, Johnny. The double wet-molding seems to be effective. Nice work.

Cool bucket, Lucky. Is that for your own brass or for picking it up for others?
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Lucky R. K. on November 20, 2015, 02:54:50 PM

Thanks for the comments Marshall.  I will probably use it for both picking up brass for the posse and to transfer my spent brass from the unloading table to the cart.

Lucky
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on November 20, 2015, 10:55:28 PM
That's getting good use of that bucket. Good idea.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Johnny McCrae on December 15, 2015, 10:41:03 AM
Here are two CCW Holsters for a Kahr 9mm K9 Pistol. One is worn outside the belt and the other one is worn inside.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on December 15, 2015, 08:43:51 PM
Nice, Johnny. Good work on both.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on December 15, 2015, 09:19:31 PM
good pattern, and design, and it looks like it will work well, thanks for sharing... 8)

tEN wOLVES ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: olskool on April 10, 2016, 09:02:49 AM
(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd445/olskool1/IMG_3242.jpg[img]http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd445/olskool1/IMG_3240.jpg)[/img]   this ain't cowboy but i guess it could have rode the range. it is my model 14 rem. carbine in 30 rem. it was made in 1912 and is a pawn shop rescue.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: olskool on April 10, 2016, 09:03:38 AM
(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd445/olskool1/IMG_3240.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: olskool on April 10, 2016, 09:05:33 AM
(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd445/olskool1/IMG_3242.jpg) sorry i had to put the images below....
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Slickshot on November 03, 2016, 11:56:46 PM
Here is a sheath I finally designed, worked on, and finished just the other day.  It is for a hand forged Medium Camp axe I purchased about a year ago.

Feedback is welcome.

Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Major 2 on November 04, 2016, 02:41:11 AM
This count , it's leather lined ?  :-\
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on November 04, 2016, 08:01:01 PM
Slickshot, that is a nice design. I have need for something like that and will remember how you did this one. Thanks for the pics.

Major 2, you're right, it is leather lined. And this is the Non-Cowboy Stuff thread. You carry that often? ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Slickshot on November 05, 2016, 02:27:31 AM
I made my dad an axe sheath the hard way, long distance.  I am in Alaska, and my parents are in Minnesota.  I had him trace the outline of his Camp Axe (Norlund), and my mom emailed it to me.  I then came up with the idea of buying some clay, and making an axe replica from the clay.  Once it hardened it shrunk, so I had to add some to get it to the correct (approximate) dimensions as the original.  Here is a picture of the Sheath I made on the actual axe head that I mailed back to him, and he received yesterday.

Please take a look and feel free to critique.

Thank you.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on November 05, 2016, 04:06:24 PM
You nailed that design. It looks good. I made a sheath for mine years ago and have been disliking it since. Maybe it's time to replace that with one like yours.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Big Mak on December 31, 2016, 11:07:08 AM
A 1916 Colt 1911, 1913 RIA Cavalry holster, 1913 USMC belt, shown with a WW2 Spitfire compass, Grandfather's picture as a Army Air Corp Cadet , and post cards he sent home from Kelly Field in 1917. He wrote on the back of each one.  He passed away in 1991 at the age of 93. Fortunately he was never sent overseas as the war ended when his training in Jenny's finished.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Colt-1911/n-5KmD9/i-XGbt5B6/0/X2/i-XGbt5B6-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on December 31, 2016, 11:43:41 AM
What a very cool photo. That holster is one of my favorite models. Thumbs-up!
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Gun Butcher on June 23, 2017, 05:20:19 PM
You all are posting some great work. I always enjoy seeing what everyone is doing.
Here is a little project I just finished. Its a pretty simple cobra style rifle sling. Can't hurt my feelings so let me know what you really think of it.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Silver_Rings on June 23, 2017, 10:08:58 PM
Nice looking work on the sling.  Keep up the good work.


Silver Rings
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on June 24, 2017, 12:55:15 AM
That's a nice sling. Looks good.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Gun Butcher on June 24, 2017, 06:03:09 AM
Thanks Marshal and SR.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Hargrave on June 24, 2017, 08:31:30 AM
In keeping with the few pig stickers I have seen here .... attaches is a knife I had made here in Texas and I have included a few items for scale ... heave 1/4 steel .. stag handle and mesquite accent.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Gun Butcher on June 24, 2017, 09:41:47 AM
Good looking knife. Well done.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on June 24, 2017, 10:39:29 AM
Hey, that'll get the job done. Nice job on it.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on June 24, 2017, 08:12:32 PM
Nothing bad to say about this sling GB, looks great...

tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Gun Butcher on June 25, 2017, 04:41:35 PM
Thank you TW. It's good to see that a lot of the old timers still around.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on June 25, 2017, 10:19:21 PM
It's great to have you back with us GB, a lot of us are still here doing our thing...

tEN wOLVES ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on July 13, 2017, 12:59:28 PM
I hope I can sneak this in here without being roughed up by the sheriffs. I've written a western novel which is free on Kindle till the 16th.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sand-River-James-Vaughan-ebook/dp/B01N5RNDTZ
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Capt Quirk on July 13, 2017, 07:41:19 PM
I had a fella ask me for a rifle sling. Aside from time served with our Uncle Sam, I never used one, let alone made one. The only specifics he gave me were, "Thumbhole sling, non-slip and padded". Oh, and he wanted his initials. With such exacting specifics, how could I go wrong?
(http://smokewagonleather.us/dub_sling.jpg)
(http://smokewagonleather.us/sling.jpg)
Overall length is about 45", and the strap width is 2 1/2", with 1 3/16" swivel straps. It is 4-6 oz veg tan, with 2-3 oz veg tan backing, has 3/4" foam padding covered with 3-4oz suede. Dyed it with Saddle tan, and black antiquing, and black border and back, stitched with white thread.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on July 14, 2017, 10:31:39 AM
I downloaded your book, Skeet. It looks interesting. Thanks for the intro offer.

Capt Quirk, Thats a fine sling. Looks nice.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Capt Quirk on July 14, 2017, 11:14:28 AM
Thank you sir. I guess the truth will be after he puts it to use, and see how it works out. I was really guessing at length and width. I did ask a few times for measurements, and never got any. Once again, making it up as you go.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Sir Charles deMouton-Black on July 14, 2017, 03:05:21 PM
Captain Quirk; Most swivels on sporting rifles that I have seen are made to accept a one inch width, at the swivels.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Capt Quirk on July 14, 2017, 03:13:38 PM
Well, that is good to know for the next sling I do. Good info. So the lesson here is, if asked for measurements, give them. I did try it out on a few rifles at the local pawn shop, and it was tight, but worked.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Gun Butcher on July 15, 2017, 07:34:15 AM
Nice job on the slings Capt. it always gets me that folks don't know what they want until you are finished and then they know that what you have done isn't what they wanted ???

Ron
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Capt Quirk on July 15, 2017, 09:37:45 AM
Nice job on the slings Capt. it always gets me that folks don't know what they want until you are finished and then they know that what you have done isn't what they wanted ???

Ron
And that my friend, is the beauty of getting paid up front ;)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Gun Butcher on July 16, 2017, 07:11:47 PM
Ah yep. ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Capt Quirk on July 31, 2017, 09:10:34 AM
I mentioned in the coffee thread, that I was asked to make a holster for one of my friends at the pawn shop. She is a lefty with a LCR38 snubby. Nothing fancy about it, which is why I was able to crank it out overnight, while I had two other holsters drying.
(http://www.smokewagonleather.us/LCR38.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Good Troy on July 31, 2017, 09:34:34 AM
Nice job, Capt Q!
It has a clean utilitarian look, which I like.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: litl rooster on July 31, 2017, 09:41:11 AM
Nice job, Capt Q!
It has a clean utilitarian look, which I like.


Ditto...... no one will see any fancy carvings under my shirt... nice jib
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: litl rooster on July 31, 2017, 09:43:18 AM
Nice job on the slings Capt. it always gets me that folks don't know what they want until you are finished and then they know that what you have done isn't what they wanted ???

Ron
.


Same with guitar straps
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Johnny McCrae on July 31, 2017, 10:05:27 AM
Howdy Capt. Q,

Nice work on the Holster. Good design.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Capt Quirk on July 31, 2017, 12:01:24 PM
Thank you folks, for the kind words. I nicknamed this holster "The One Night Stand"... cheap, easy, and done with it the next morning  ;)


Ditto...... no one will see any fancy carvings under my shirt... nice jib

This really wasn't meant to be a concealed holster, the Lady wears it open carry, because she works in a Pawn Shop. But, she also didn't want anything fancy, just comfy and secure. This is replacing a fancy IWB holster, with no restraining strap. It was comfortable for her to wear, but not secure enough. Specially when she wore stretchy jeans. The pistol fell out too many times. With this holster, the strap really isn't necessary, it holds on pretty good.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Capt Quirk on July 31, 2017, 02:29:03 PM
Fresh off the bench, a S&W 586 holster. This is for a Dad for Christmas, he is a retired Dekalb County cop.
(http://www.smokewagonleather.us/S&W_586.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on July 31, 2017, 04:35:05 PM
Nice holsters, CQ. I like them both. Cool way to put the shield on the one.  8)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Capt Quirk on July 31, 2017, 04:50:13 PM
Nice holsters, CQ. I like them both. Cool way to put the shield on the one.  8)
Thank you sir. The shield was my 3rd attempt, which was why I decided to inlay it, instead of carving it directly on the holster. A 2x3 patch is easier to replace than an 8x12 piece.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on July 31, 2017, 07:50:10 PM
CQ, nicely done, and well exicuted to detail, thanks for the look see pard...

tEN wOLVES... ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Gun Butcher on August 01, 2017, 04:13:15 PM
Both holsters look very well done. Great job CQ.

Ron
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Capt Quirk on August 04, 2017, 07:54:28 PM
Fresh off the bench, #3 in the past week. A 1911 Mexican Loop. I always wanted to make one of these, although I had hoped it would be for my own 1911... but still don't have one. This was fairly simple to do, until I went to test fit the customers pistol. His 1911 has a rail, and I wasn't sure how much room to account for it. I didn't leave enough. So, I had to build a thick fuller for the belly. I'm hoping that does the trick.
(http://www.smokewagonleather.us/1911-MexicanLoop.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on August 05, 2017, 12:50:18 AM
Well, you're busy. that'll work fine. Looks good. The rail shouldn't take too much extra room. If it does, you can probably still wet mold it to fit.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Capt Quirk on August 05, 2017, 06:33:48 AM
Thank you sir. The rail looked like it added an extra 1/8th to the sides and bottom, so I added a 3/8th thick fuller. Made it a little difficult when it came time to slip the holster through the loop. I'm not sure if I should have made the skirt a little wider near the slits, it looks a little weak there.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Silver_Rings on August 09, 2017, 11:04:12 PM
Here's a combo phone and gun pouch.  It's made of upholstery leather.  Made this for my old phone, the new phone is a tight fit. I have to make a bit bigger one.

SR
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Silver_Rings on August 09, 2017, 11:08:31 PM
I just finished this yesterday. It's a wrist watch fob. During the summer I don't like wearing a wrist watch. Saw a picture of one of these in a Tandy ad.

SR
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Johnny McCrae on August 10, 2017, 07:17:36 AM
Howdy Silver Rings,

Looks like you have been busy. Nice work. Thanks for sharing it with us.

I like the closure you put on your phone & gun pouch.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Silver_Rings on August 10, 2017, 09:35:24 PM
I have been making belt wallets for ten years or more.  Sold a few, mostly just trying to make some thing that is comfortable to me. Been making the phone / gun belt pouches for seven years. I am still trying to improve my design.

Here are some pictures of the belt wallet I am currently using.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on August 11, 2017, 09:54:20 PM
They look period correct SR, nice work..


tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on August 13, 2017, 05:35:08 PM
Nice work, SR. They look good.

I like the combo phone/gun pouch. If the phone gives you any grief, just toss it on the ground and plug it. ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Silver_Rings on August 13, 2017, 10:02:20 PM
I didn't use to carry my phone with me much except on walking the neighborhood with my wife.  When I made this pouch with Velcro for fastening to my belt it made it easy enough I carry now when I go out anywhere.

SR
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on August 13, 2017, 10:20:51 PM
Yeah, finding a place to carry a phone can be a bit of a problem on warm days. Other than a back pocket in your jeans or a cargo pocket, there aren't a lot of places for one. Especially with the newer phones. Looks like a good design.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Capt Quirk on August 25, 2017, 02:32:13 PM
New holster for a Ruger LC9S. The guy asked for a left hip holster, got through cutting out the leather, and noticed I cut it for a righty. Dang lefties get me all confused ;) 6 Oz leather, 3 oz lined, saddle tan dye, retaining strap w/thumb break.
(http://www.smokewagonleather.us/web%20ready/LC9S.gif)
(http://www.smokewagonleather.us/web%20ready/Ruger-LC9S-Belt-Loop.gif)
(http://www.smokewagonleather.us/web%20ready/Ruger-LC9S.gif)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on August 25, 2017, 07:26:40 PM
Looks good, CQ. It looks like a lefty to me, though.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Capt Quirk on August 25, 2017, 09:27:16 PM
Looks good, CQ. It looks like a lefty to me, though.
This was the second attempt, I did cut the first one for a righty. Works out ok though, because I mentioned the mistake, saying that if he wanted to wear this gun on his right side, I already had the leather cut out for it. He is going to take it too. My new friend, he works in a hunting store, and has a good collection of guns because of it. I told him, you keep buying guns, I'll keep buying leather :)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on August 25, 2017, 10:25:26 PM
Lefty's RULE, very nice, interesting design...

tEN wOLVES, ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on August 25, 2017, 11:29:10 PM
This was the second attempt, I did cut the first one for a righty. Works out ok though, because I mentioned the mistake, saying that if he wanted to wear this gun on his right side, I already had the leather cut out for it. He is going to take it too. My new friend, he works in a hunting store, and has a good collection of guns because of it. I told him, you keep buying guns, I'll keep buying leather :)
Well, there you go. Just tell him to buy a second LC9S and he can wear both at the same time. 8)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Johnny McCrae on August 26, 2017, 07:11:27 AM
Quote
This was the second attempt, I did cut the first one for a righty.
I've done that a few times. Nice work. Your Customer should be very happy.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Capt Quirk on August 26, 2017, 08:52:16 AM
Lefty's RULE, very nice, interesting design...

tEN wOLVES, ;D
With no formal training, I make holsters, and make the patterns as I go. What is it that you find interesting about it?
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Capt Quirk on August 26, 2017, 08:55:55 AM
Well, there you go. Just tell him to buy a second LC9S and he can wear both at the same time. 8)
Well, he wears the LC9 on his left hip,for hogs, and a Ruger 22 on his right hip for snakes... and this is the holster I made for that gun-
(http://www.smokewagonleather.us/web%20ready/Ruger-22-Slim-Jim.gif)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on August 26, 2017, 10:36:33 AM
Nice .22 holster, there. He uses a 9mm for hogs? I'd think that's a bit wimpy for the job. Those things can be tough.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Capt Quirk on August 26, 2017, 11:41:50 AM
Nice .22 holster, there. He uses a 9mm for hogs? I'd think that's a bit wimpy for the job. Those things can be tough.
Thank you sir. I agree that a 9 isn't quite like a scoped out SBH, but it only takes a .22 in the right place to drop a hog. But hey, who am  I to argue details of a hog hunt? I'm just in it to make some spare change selling holsters ;)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Capt Quirk on August 27, 2017, 11:17:06 AM
@TenWolves, I'm still interested in your full thought on that LC9 holster. Hearing "it looks nice" feels good, but I don't learn anything from it. If there is a strong point or a weak point, I really want to know what it is, so that I can adjust the next time. Like I said, I have no formal training, I have read up on Al Stohlman's Holster book, and make up the rest as I go. When I first started doing retaining straps, I thought it would be cool and different to do a 3 strand mystery braid on the strap. Many people said it was a bad idea, it could catch on the gun. So, I don't do the braid anymore. On my shoulder rigs that I got from Stohlman's book, I didn't like the plain round yoke piece that holds the straps. So, I modified it into a skull, and that has been a hit. So please, give me something I can learn from?
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: CurlyDrew42 on November 06, 2017, 10:11:23 PM
Steampunk!
(https://spaceranger42.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/steam-punk-pouch.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on November 06, 2017, 11:55:27 PM
That's pretty good. how did you get the darker background areas? I like the way it fades into the lighter un-stamped areas.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: CurlyDrew42 on November 07, 2017, 09:41:00 AM
If you use a water based dye you can thin it out as you go just by dipping your brush.  You can probably do the same trick with an oil based dye by using mineral spirits or whatever dilutes the dye.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Capt Quirk on November 07, 2017, 11:00:49 AM
I use a resist of mop and glo and an antique gel to get much the same result. But there are many methods of doing a lot of things, so take that for what its worth.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: CurlyDrew42 on November 07, 2017, 12:01:12 PM
Does mop and glow make a good resist?  I have only ever tried super shine for a resist and most of the time I am not happy with the results but i do a lot of work where the grimy results add to the character of the finished piece.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Capt Quirk on November 07, 2017, 05:57:09 PM
I suppose it works well enough, I haven't got anything to compare it to. I mix it 50/50 with water.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on November 07, 2017, 11:32:28 PM
If you use a water based dye you can thin it out as you go just by dipping your brush.  You can probably do the same trick with an oil based dye by using mineral spirits or whatever dilutes the dye.
Thanks, I thought it would be something of that nature.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: CurlyDrew42 on November 11, 2017, 09:48:21 PM
This was fun, a little wonky, but fun.
(https://spaceranger42.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/rnd-bottom-pouch.jpg?w=648)

(https://spaceranger42.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/rnd-bottom-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on November 11, 2017, 11:37:04 PM
That'a an interesting mix of elements, and they all work together. Looks good.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Johnny McCrae on November 12, 2017, 07:54:44 AM
Nice neat work. Making a Pouch with a gusset ain't easy.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: CurlyDrew42 on November 17, 2017, 02:49:49 PM
Nice neat work. Making a Pouch with a gusset ain't easy.
You are not wrong! I have picked up a couple of tricks for pre-forming gussets and it makes a world of difference.

(https://spaceranger42.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/img_20171112_202752_734.jpg?w=610&h=610&crop=1)
(https://spaceranger42.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/20171116_222044.jpg?w=648)
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(https://spaceranger42.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/20171112_182723.jpg?w=648)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on November 17, 2017, 03:14:49 PM
You are not wrong! I have picked up a couple of tricks for pre-forming gussets and it makes a world of difference.
I've molded ends over a block of wood to shape them first. On full wrap-arounds, I've put them in damp so they'll take on the shape needed as you fit them.

Nice work on these, too.  8)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on November 17, 2017, 07:13:26 PM
Nice work... 8)

tEN wOLVES ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Gun Butcher on November 18, 2017, 02:11:22 PM
Good looking work Curley.

Ron
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: CurlyDrew42 on December 06, 2017, 05:11:38 PM
My wife's pistol :)

(https://spaceranger42.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/24774957_10215291564187563_7474969193244542761_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on December 06, 2017, 06:23:23 PM
Looks like a good holster. Thanks for the photo.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Johnny McCrae on December 07, 2017, 11:19:33 AM
That is very nice Curly
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Capt Quirk on December 28, 2017, 07:30:57 PM
Just some of the stuff I finished recently. Been a busy month!
(http://smokewagonleather.us/web%20ready/G22%20Tan.gif)
(http://smokewagonleather.us/web%20ready/shot-front.gif)
(http://smokewagonleather.us/web%20ready/shot-back.gif)
(http://smokewagonleather.us/web%20ready/shot-open.gif)
(http://smokewagonleather.us/web%20ready/knives.gif)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on December 28, 2017, 11:54:21 PM
Very nice work, CQ. I like the basket weave on the box. Did you use a stamp for that or make it with a bevel? It looks really good.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Johnny McCrae on December 29, 2017, 06:59:02 AM
Howdy CQ,
Quote
Been a busy month!
I'll say.
Very nice work. It took some skill to make that box.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Capt Quirk on December 29, 2017, 08:49:27 AM
Thanks all! The box was pretty easy to do actually, and that is a pretty standard Tandy Basket Weave stamp. Been thinking about doing free hand basket weave, then I get a headache and grab the stamp ;) There was also a sling that went with that box, basket weave and Oak Leaf, but y'all have already seen my slings. And I am still finishing a shoulder holster for a .357 Blackhawk, so that will be posted soon.

The knives were a special order from my Pops, who is apparently pimping me out. For years, he would show me the easy open knife case he had made during his Carney days. So, I made him a nice one for his Birthday last year, and one to use as a template, in case he felt like making more. He sold the template one, and had an order for 2 more. The big knife, was for another friend of his. All I got on that was, "It just has to be cool". Gee, that helped a lot! I think I nailed "cool".

I still have 2 slings and shell carriers to do, all for the fella who ordered the G22 holster and the shoulder holster... and I have to redo the patch on the Bianchi Buscadaro belt. Apparently, he needed more than 3" added. That is a P.I.T.A. that can wait till next year ;)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on December 29, 2017, 10:22:36 AM
I suspected that was a stamp. I have several BW stamps I made years ago. One is very similar to that one.
Title: From: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Capt Quirk on January 24, 2018, 08:32:39 PM
New leather, fresh off the bench.

Been making friends at the local Hunting store, and a lot of leather goods for them. The Boss asked me if I knew the difference between a gun belt, and a regular belt.
2 layers of 6-7oz leather, fully bonded and stitched, with 6-7oz tongue and buckle strap, done Ranger style. Medium brown with black straps and in the background.
(http://smokewagonleather.us/web%20ready/belt-front.gif)
I was concerned I fudged my math somewhere, but in the end, it was spot on. I don't do enough of these belts to have it down.
(http://smokewagonleather.us/web%20ready/buckle-back.gif)
(http://smokewagonleather.us/web%20ready/belt-side.gif)
(http://smokewagonleather.us/web%20ready/belt-back.gif)
Smaller text is a Tandy stamp, the name is free handed.

Next, is a new holster for myself. Just got a new ZTE3 Stupid phone, and wanted to get it out of my pocket.
(http://smokewagonleather.us/web%20ready/phone-holster-p.gif)
6-7oz leather, 3-4oz lining. Dark brown dye, black background with black antique on the meandering border. Still need more practice with that stamp.
(http://smokewagonleather.us/web%20ready/Phone-holster-back.gif)
Thought about doing it full skirt, but don't often wear a belt. So, a belt clip works, even with my sweat pants.
Title: From: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: GunClick Rick on January 25, 2018, 11:31:37 AM
That's a comfortable good looking belt for everyday use,i like that one..And the cell phone holster good stuff

Baaaaa haaaa haaaa you all thought I was stuffed under a rock somewhere,i keep my eyeballs peeled over here now and again.Nice to see everyone is still at it. I became a granpa twice,been traveling to Texas where they live east of Dallas,hang out on facebook for the most part yackin with kin and such.Hope everyone has a healthy profitable 2018.Mostly it's easier to post pic over at FB,but it is becoming a pia to to use also.!  ::) ;D :D
 ~GunClick Rick~(alias) THE DARK RANGER !
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Title: From: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Capt Quirk on January 25, 2018, 11:52:33 AM
Thank you. I finished the belt, and think I could really use one. But, I don't wear a belt much. Too many childhood memories associated with a belt :)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on January 25, 2018, 01:43:24 PM
Very nice work, CQ. I particularly like that belt. Looks great.

I brought these last three posts over from "The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4". Thanks for the pics. Remember to put non-cowboy items on this thread.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Capt Quirk on January 25, 2018, 05:58:51 PM
Sorry about posting in the wrong place... again. Not intentional, just a bad case of brainfarts?
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on January 25, 2018, 07:21:48 PM
Sorry about posting in the wrong place... again. Not intentional, just a bad case of brainfarts?
Heck, we all have those now and then. ;D
Title: Latest work in progress
Post by: Capt Quirk on February 11, 2018, 06:42:21 PM
(http://smokewagonleather.us/junk/gunbelt.gif)
This is for a S&W 636 clone in shiny nickel/chrome. I'm not sure how it will turn out yet, I'm calling it GothWestern. It is getting shiny nickel buckles for the belt and holster strap, and I'm not sure how much "bling" the owner will want. I figure a few rivets along the belly of the holster, and at the points on the skirt. I keep hearing that line in the DeadPool movie, "Ease up on the Bedazzler Dude, they're Jeans, not a chandelier".

I want to lean towards white thread, or maybe medium brown. Again, it will depend on the owner, but I really like the contrast of white thread. I also really hate the way "white" thread ends up "dingy grey". I'm starting to think maybe a cotton swab and bleach might help there.

Any suggestions on what I did wrong are appreciated. I'll start with the lettering is rubbish, there is no depth, and the dark brown still comes out looking almost exactly like the medium brown. I know somebody in the dye factory is really just screwing with me, and they are in all reality, the same dye.

Oh, and the border on the holster was supposed to be like something I had seen Al Stohlman do on a full skirt. I shoulda looked at it again, before I tried it, as I did it bass ackwards.

I shouldn't even mention that this was my third belt blank.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Johnny McCrae on February 11, 2018, 07:06:04 PM
Sometimes a person is their own worst critic. Lots of work you put into that rig. I think it will turn out just fine.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on February 11, 2018, 07:26:14 PM
Johnny is right. You're your own worst critic. The holster looks good. It's hard to make an original design but this is one.  8)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Capt Quirk on February 11, 2018, 07:28:16 PM
Thank you, and you are right. I notice EVERY flaw and mistake, no matter how small and insignificant. My work at best, is only good, normally just ok. I'm really hoping to fix that, and start getting the same results others are getting.

With my lettering, I am pretty well freehanding it, and can't get the detail or the depth. The blade on my swivel knife is too wide, and I end up doing most carving with the knife in the pic. I'm also not sure how deep to cut, or how hard to wack the tools. It looks ok when I'm doing it, then it just goes flat. Considering I have flat destroyed 2 cheap Tandy mallets, and working on chewing up a maul of hickory, I am whacking pretty hard.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on February 11, 2018, 07:34:47 PM
Perhaps you are getting the leather too wet before stamping. It should be firm and retain an impression easily. You shouldn't have to whack it too hard. On 8-12 oz leather, I usually dunk it for about 10-15 seconds and wait for the color of the leather to lighten slightly before stamping. I do it even less if the leather is thinner. While tooling I keep a spray bottle on hand to wet it if it gets too dry.

As to your swivel knife not cutting deep enough, try it with the leather cased the same way as for tooling. If that doesn't do what you want, then just reshape your blade to have more of a cutting edge to it.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Capt Quirk on February 11, 2018, 07:42:18 PM
I thought it might be a casing issue too. I scrub the leather with saddle soap, and rinse it off without soaking it. I let it sit over night, and get a good burnish with the stamping and beveling. But then it just goes flat.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on February 11, 2018, 09:09:21 PM
Nice work and design, thinking out the box some times brings new ideas...

tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Bringing back the Flap Holster
Post by: Capt Quirk on May 24, 2018, 08:39:43 PM
My adopted Ma has been complaining about the holster that came with her little SemiAuto. So, being the good adopted son that I am, I thought I'd help her out. I whipped up a a simple little flap holster, to help conceal what it is. I put a belt clip on it, so that it can be worn with almost anything. She loved it, and so did her friend who immediately handed over her little SemiAuto, and asked for one of her own. Her only request, was for Angel Wings and a Halo. The wings lost a little detail while compressing for the web, but here it is-
(http://smokewagonleather.us/FlapHolster/AngelWingFlap.gif)
(http://smokewagonleather.us/FlapHolster/FlapOpen.gif)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Johnny McCrae on May 25, 2018, 06:26:05 AM
Howdy Captain Quirk,
You are very creative. As Ten Wolves said "thinking outside of the box brings new ideas"
Many thanks for sharing,
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on May 26, 2018, 12:01:47 AM
That's a cool design, CQ. Good idea, there.

My wife says, "Now, that's clever!"
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Capt Quirk on May 26, 2018, 01:18:23 PM
Will...  Ya want me to make her one?  :)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on May 26, 2018, 03:21:26 PM
Thanks, that's a kind offer but around here, permits are almost $1000 and a year or more in the process. AND they make you do all kinds of gyrations to complete their requirements.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Mogorilla on September 10, 2018, 12:48:11 PM
Well, International Talk Like a Pirate Day is coming soon (September 19).  I celebrate it big here at work and do a raffle each year for a local animal shelter.  Last year I made a paper mache cannon, full sized, complete with Carriage.   It raised $305.   This year I did not have time to do another cannon, but I made a map case (this way your treasure map will not get lost and fall into someone else's hands).   And a nice coin bag for doubloons.   
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on September 10, 2018, 07:16:13 PM
Cool raffle items, Mo. I like the map case idea.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Forty Rod on September 11, 2018, 12:42:09 PM
Thanks, that's a kind offer but around here, permits are almost $1000 and a year or more in the process. AND they make you do all kinds of gyrations to complete their requirements.

Still got room for good people around here.  You'd find a lot of folks you know..... in person or from the wire.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on September 11, 2018, 03:43:46 PM
Still got room for good people around here.  You'd find a lot of folks you know..... in person or from the wire.
Thanks, that's the long-range plan. Things must happen here first, though.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Mogorilla on March 11, 2019, 12:53:44 PM
Had some time this weekend and went for something quick, yet functional.  This was an 8x8 piece of leather and now it is a nice Valet on my dresser for keys, change, watch, cuff links, etc.     This is also the 2nd dye job using the chestnut hull dye.   I had added isopropyl alcohol to the mix to prevent mold, but I think it helps penetration as well.   In this case I just applied about 1/2 a cup of dye using a wool dauber.    After drying, I oiled with Neatsfoot, then used a bit of Ren wax.  I did not get all the wax out of the stamping when I took the pick, it is now buffed a bit better.

Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on March 11, 2019, 12:59:28 PM
Looks good. The thong through the grommets will keep those corners together nicely,. That chestnut dye is a pleasant color.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Johnny McCrae on March 11, 2019, 01:42:31 PM
That is a clever design. The color looks great. I'll have to make one of those. Many thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on March 12, 2019, 11:08:08 AM
I echo Will and Johnny, nice idea, and one of a kind to pass down, thanks for sharing..

tEN wOLVES ... ;D
Title: Every day rig.
Post by: Kid Terico on April 30, 2019, 12:28:20 AM
My every day rig. KT
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Johnny McCrae on April 30, 2019, 04:24:11 AM
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.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Capt Quirk on April 30, 2019, 08:07:29 AM
A lot of work went into that holster, it looks great. What are the pieces you used for insets?
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on April 30, 2019, 10:52:47 AM
Nice work, KT. Looks really good with that insert.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on May 01, 2019, 01:33:11 PM
Well, welcome back Kt, great looking rig and gun, matching bone inserts on the holster magnifies the bones grips, nice effect and very classy, it's great to see you back again, and your great works of art...

tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Capt Quirk on July 02, 2019, 01:00:37 PM
I did a knife sheath for a fella in Alabama, he was so tickled with it, he asked for an IWB for his 1911.

I personally don't like IWB holsters, because they aren't meant to be seen. I work hard to make a pretty holster, just to have it shoved down somebody's britches. So, for the most part, it's just plain and black, but I gave it a little touch.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on July 02, 2019, 03:23:43 PM
That looks really good, CQ. Just enough to decorate it.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: DeaconKC on July 02, 2019, 03:27:07 PM
That is a very handsome Cap'n!
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Mogorilla on September 27, 2019, 01:03:44 PM
So, Talk Like a Pirate Day was September 19th.  I host a party here at work as a fund raiser for a local no-kill shelter.    In the past I have raffled off a paper mache cannon, last year a few leather items and this year I did a few more leather items.   

These raised $400 as raffle items.

Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Capt Quirk on September 27, 2019, 01:16:08 PM
Very nice! I always enjoy some nice skull work  ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on September 27, 2019, 11:58:14 PM
Now, that's outstanding. $400 for the shelter. Way to go. 8)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Dispatch on September 30, 2019, 03:42:48 PM
Am I crazy or did this thread have way many more pages?  ???
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Capt Quirk on September 30, 2019, 07:53:14 PM
Am I crazy or did this thread have way many more pages?  ???
The answer is yes...
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Dispatch on September 30, 2019, 10:32:26 PM
The answer is yes...
Damn, I was hoping it was just that I was crazy... ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on January 28, 2020, 07:02:30 AM
Change of pace, kinda. Chewbacca's bag and bandolier for a reenactor.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on January 28, 2020, 09:18:37 AM
Nice. Looks like it would be fun to make. I didn't realize there were three sizes of things in it.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on January 28, 2020, 11:10:38 AM
Oh, yeah, and they have to be accurate or the reenactment police will be on your case.
I'm not getting into the world of Star Wars reenactment. It was just a one-off for a pal of mine. I'll post pics of him in full regalia when I get them.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on January 28, 2020, 04:21:41 PM
It'll be fun to see him in the whole getup.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Professor Marvel on January 29, 2020, 02:34:15 AM
Change of pace, kinda. Chewbacca's bag and bandolier for a reenactor.

Ah My Good Skeeter -

If I may be so bold, that would be "for a CosPlayer"
not a "for a reenactor"   

because, after all, since the Stare Wares franchise is off in the distant future, how could he "re enact" ?

 LOL  ;)

prof marvel
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Mogorilla on January 29, 2020, 09:14:14 AM
Not to split hairs, but it was a long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, so it is reenacting, presuming the time continuum has a linear flow.

I work in a building full of nerds (not me of course) and within 30 second jaunt from my office I can find a light sabre, an x-wing fighter, a tie-fighter, the star ship enterprise, a communicator, and a sword in the stone (that is in my office, but King Arthur is absolutely real and will be back!)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Professor Marvel on January 29, 2020, 05:44:34 PM
OMG, mogorilla, I humbly stand corrected...
How could this consummate SF nerd have ever spaced out on that scrolling thingy, harkening back to the similar cinemetographical device used in the ancient Flash Gordon (Buster Crab) reels?

Your forgetful servant
Prof Marvel
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Mogorilla on January 29, 2020, 07:16:24 PM
Ha. One of the many positives of Buck Rogers one the 25th century (okay Erin Grey and Pamela Hensley were big positives for a 13 year old) was having Buster Crabbe guest star and giving his name as Flash.   My dad,who enjoyed watching this and Wonder Woman with his nerdy son was shocked I knew who Buster was.   I pointed out that the serial was on real early on Saturday?s on one of the independent channels.   We watched some of those too!   

Great work on Chewie?s Bandolier Skeeter.   He was my favorite character.  I am 5?11? and have been since I was 12, have had a beard since age 13.    Big hairy characters are often my favorite
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on January 30, 2020, 04:11:10 AM
Thank you both for this wonderfully illuminating discussion. I thought Professor Marvel (may he thrive) had caught me out in a sad blunder - but Mogorilla showed a deeper understanding of the riddle of time.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Capt Quirk on January 30, 2020, 09:11:21 AM
I can just imagine the smack talk between the Trekies and the Jedi fans.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Mogorilla on January 30, 2020, 11:22:39 AM
Capt, you have no idea.   Toss in Lord of the Rings vs Game of Thrones, Marvel vs DC and you get a better picture of my life in a building full of chemists (the only right ones, obviously), biologists, engineers and a few physists /mathematicians.   
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Capt Quirk on January 30, 2020, 05:09:45 PM
I have way more insight than you know...
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Mogorilla on January 30, 2020, 06:24:29 PM
Well dont tell my mathematician wife that i could not put
2+2 Together from your name.  Ha
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Mogorilla on September 10, 2020, 06:57:06 AM
So, it is that glorious time of year, International Talk Like a Pirate Day is upon us.  Could September be a better holiday month?   You start with Labor Day, then the 19th is Internation Talk Like a Pirate Day, September 21 is Earth Wind and Fire Day (Do you remember...) and September 22 is Bilbo/Frodo Baggins's Birthday.   So, as in the past, I have hoisted the black flag here at work (in a socially distancing manner) and the celebration is a collection for a local no-kill animal shelter.   I am working on raffle items and have completed the big one.  This is a no stitching messenger bag that since my wife has not figured out how to block me from Pinterest, I found the inspiration there.    Other than a few rivets and chicago screws (as much for decoration as anything), it is all woven.

Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on September 10, 2020, 09:55:34 AM
Cool item for a raffle. Hats off to you for contributing. I hope it nets a goodly amount.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Mogorilla on September 17, 2020, 06:56:36 AM
One more item to raffle off.   4 out of 5 Pirates surveyed (do not know why that scallywag Tom is so contrary) recommend Rum for buccaneers who carry flasks.

Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on September 17, 2020, 08:45:07 AM
Well, thee ya go! A custom leather wrtap for that flask. Someone will be happy to get it at that raffle. Nice.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Rube Burrows on October 05, 2020, 01:42:40 PM
Holster I made for someone. Its actually a holster for a SR9 but I put the Glock in for the photo.

Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Johnny McCrae on October 05, 2020, 01:47:39 PM
An outstanding job all around especially the stamping. Many thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Rube Burrows on October 05, 2020, 01:52:54 PM
An outstanding job all around especially the stamping. Many thanks for sharing.

Thanks Johnny. This is my second try at a basketweave. I tried to take some of the pointers others gave me on the first and I do feel they worked and this one turned out nicer.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on October 05, 2020, 07:24:14 PM
Looks good. The BW is pristine. Great job, there.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Rube Burrows on October 05, 2020, 11:39:37 PM
Looks good. The BW is pristine. Great job, there.

Thank you.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: 1961MJS on October 14, 2020, 11:28:22 PM
Hi, a lady I work with raises hunting dogs as a side business.  She doesn't really like snakes.  She found out that I do leatherwork so I get a few copperheads to skin every month or so.  This one is in payment.  I washed the scales off so the colors aren't as vibrant.  I used tiger thread for the first time and like it fairly well. 

Later

Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: 1961MJS on October 14, 2020, 11:39:16 PM
Hi
My attempt at Meandering.  I worked out that the meander needs to be 1/2 inch side by 7/16 tall.  This belt is just a half inch.  The finish is a day or two of sunning in the dashboard of the SUV, one coat of EVOO, one coat of Skidmore's, and Bag Kote.  The back of the belt is EVOO, Skidmore's, Gun Tag, and Bag Kote.

Later


Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Rube Burrows on October 15, 2020, 07:31:41 AM
What stamp do you use to get a border like that? I have seen and like those borders but have never seen the stamp.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: 1961MJS on October 15, 2020, 09:17:46 AM
What stamp do you use to get a border like that? I have seen and like those borders but have never seen the stamp.
Hi
That's a D444S, it's the middle sized one.  There's also a larger D445S and a smaller D443S that Tandy carries, but Springfield leather doesn't.

Do some experimenting before you do a belt, getting the guide marks at the right distance is difficult for me.  I also used a Spoon shaped modelling tool to smooth the edges of the guide line back into the stamps. 

Later
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Jack Wagon on October 19, 2020, 06:06:47 PM
Haven't had any leather projects to do for some time. My friend got a Sig 45 acp and wanted a traditional leather holster for it. He had just harvested a buck of a lifetime, so I carved a likeness of it on the pouch. It is of one piece design, except for the sew in toe plug.  Jw
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on October 19, 2020, 09:22:14 PM
That's a nice holster. Your freind should appreciate your efforts. 8)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Gunleather on October 20, 2020, 02:54:27 AM
Here is some of my 45 ACP stuff
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on October 20, 2020, 03:14:43 PM
Ah, nothing beats a good 1911. That's a nice looking holster for it.  8)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Rube Burrows on October 20, 2020, 03:41:10 PM
Nice job.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Gunleather on October 22, 2020, 04:14:26 AM
Here is my first attempt at a pancake style holster. That’s a lot of hand sewing.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on October 22, 2020, 08:36:56 AM
Yeah. That'll keep you busy for a while. I suppose I'll have to give that a try one of these days.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: 1961MJS on October 22, 2020, 03:42:57 PM
Hi

Interesting design in that you folded on the muzzle end.  I've never seen a holster designed that way, but since you're making a pancake that works well.

Later
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Rube Burrows on October 25, 2020, 07:09:42 PM
Here is my latest I made. It is for a S&W 629-1 with a 6" barrel.


Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on October 25, 2020, 08:29:17 PM
Nice, Rube! Nice!
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Rube Burrows on October 27, 2020, 04:50:32 PM
Nice, Rube! Nice!

Thanks Marshal.
Have been getting a lot of requests for basket weave lately.
There are so many options for BW. I probably have 10 different ones. I have made most of them myself.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: sfc rick on November 24, 2020, 08:04:50 AM
Something a little different. I have this FNX .45cal Tactical w/ Red Dot. It's a big honkin sidearm being a double stacked magazine. It's nice to be a Suppressor ready barrel. I do like it and needed a holster for it. It also needs a large sweat shield because it has a cheese grater handgrip. A pancake style holster was a good choice and the belt loops are very good at keeping it in position and having a very good retention aspect. Any who, here it is. Thanks for looking!

Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Johnny McCrae on November 24, 2020, 08:13:04 AM
That's a good looking Holster. Nifty design!
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on November 24, 2020, 08:52:47 AM
Very nice, Rick. Looks great.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Rube Burrows on December 02, 2020, 02:58:23 PM
Nice job Rick.


Here is my latest one. Had a guy want a 1911 holster with a strap and his name on it.
He said he loves it.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Johnny McCrae on December 02, 2020, 04:48:10 PM
You have been a busy man. That's a nice clean neat looking Holster. Great color!
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Rube Burrows on December 02, 2020, 08:45:15 PM
You have been a busy man. That's a nice clean neat looking Holster. Great color!

Thanks. Its Fiebings Saddle Tan Pro Dye.

You're right though, I have been pretty busy. I really don't know what took me so long to get into leather craft. I have been thoroughly enjoying it. 
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on December 03, 2020, 07:42:21 PM
Looks good, Rube. Your buddy should be quite pleased with that. You're really getting going on those 1911 holsters. Thumbs-up!
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Rube Burrows on December 04, 2020, 05:44:20 PM
Looks good, Rube. Your buddy should be quite pleased with that. You're really getting going on those 1911 holsters. Thumbs-up!

Seems to be my most requested holster lately.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on December 04, 2020, 07:07:43 PM
Seems to be my most requested holster lately.
It's a popular piece. I don't know too many people who dislike them.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Rube Burrows on January 01, 2021, 01:02:21 PM
First project of 2021. Decided to make a pancake holster for my Case Trapper.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on January 01, 2021, 01:18:43 PM
Looks great. I wouldn't have thought of a pancake for a knife. Good design there, Rube.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Rube Burrows on January 01, 2021, 03:45:46 PM
Looks great. I wouldn't have thought of a pancake for a knife. Good design there, Rube.

Thanks. I seen the design somewhere so I thought I’d try one myself. This is my second one I did. First one a few weeks ago was just a plain one for a Buck 110. This is for a Case Trapper and stamped it some.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Smokey Dave on January 09, 2021, 09:20:46 PM
I love it Rube! Very nicely done!

I've been thinking about making one of those myself. I think I'll have to tackle it now.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Rube Burrows on January 11, 2021, 11:21:06 AM
Thanks. I have been making a few of these lately. Pretty straight forward and people seem to love them.

Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Johnny McCrae on January 12, 2021, 10:28:35 AM
Very nice. Great design and workmanship. Many thanks for sharing this with us.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Mogorilla on January 12, 2021, 02:48:53 PM
Made this for a Christmas present, but timing and Covid is moving it to a Birthday Present.  It is similar to the one I raffled for Pirate Day, but is veg tan.

Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Capt Quirk on January 12, 2021, 08:42:36 PM
Been working on this rig for a fella with an 8" & 10" Ruger .44. I started it last March or April, but had a couple illnesses, dog maulings, cold weather, wet weather, and finally a mold infestation that ran me out of my shop. Every time I wet a piece of leather, it would be spotted with mold the next day. Plus, I knew it was going to put forth a mighty battle, and, it did.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on January 12, 2021, 11:46:51 PM
Good work, Mo. I remember that other one you made. It's a cool design. Someone is going to be happy to get that.

Nice, CQ. Sounds like you waded through all the obstacles and prevailed. It was worth it. Looks good.

Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Rube Burrows on January 13, 2021, 09:16:35 AM
Nice work guys.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Gunleather on January 19, 2021, 02:58:03 AM
Here are a few I’ve done over the past few months.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Gunleather on January 19, 2021, 03:01:13 AM
Here are a few more
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: DeaconKC on January 19, 2021, 02:19:12 PM
Love the job for that 642!
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on January 19, 2021, 06:32:43 PM
Nice work on all of them, GL. I like the way you burnished the top of the basketweave on the second one.  8)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Smokey Dave on February 01, 2021, 10:51:45 AM
I know, it's not very cowboy-ish. But I thought you might like to see the purse I made for my wife.

It was my first really big project, and it had it's challenges. But in the end, it came out pretty nice and my wife loves it. So mission accomplished!

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50895758348_f0ff8bc4ac_z.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50895758318_85bcf7bbe6_z.jpg)


The inner framework of the purse is made from 6oz veg tan. The outer panels are 9oz. It has pockets inside for all the mysterious junk that ladies carries around. It's hand stitched with waxed cotton. It's very sturdy and should last her a long time.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on February 01, 2021, 11:07:33 AM
That's really beautiful, Dave. I can see why your wife likes it. Double thumbs-ups to this.

Regarding the inside pockets, did you make them pleated to expand like cargo pockets or are they more flat against the inner sides?
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Smokey Dave on February 01, 2021, 12:35:39 PM
Thanks Marshal.

The pockets are flat inside. She wanted them tight so her cellphone and whatnot doesn't fall out. The purse body itself does "accordion" open for easy entry and expansion for holding more junk.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Rube Burrows on February 01, 2021, 01:29:38 PM
Well done on the purse and Happy Wife Happy Life.  ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Smokey Dave on February 01, 2021, 02:42:46 PM
You got that right Rube!
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on February 01, 2021, 07:34:21 PM
Thanks Marshal.

The pockets are flat inside. She wanted them tight so her cellphone and whatnot doesn't fall out. The purse body itself does "accordion" open for easy entry and expansion for holding more junk.
That sounds well thought out. Very nice work, there. 8)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Rube Burrows on February 08, 2021, 08:16:51 PM
My son came to me and asked me if I would make something to cover the blade of his hatchet. He is 7 years old and I thought it would be a good project for us to do...... so we did. First one I have ever made. It is pretty crude. We whipped it together in about 45 min or so. He loves it.

By the way, No, he don't get to just use it by himself with no supervision.  ;)

Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Capt Quirk on February 08, 2021, 09:52:04 PM
That's really nice Rube. Out of curiosity, is that stump the remains of a cherry tree?
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on February 08, 2021, 11:20:31 PM
Looks good, Rube. It's a simple and effective design. Nice!
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Rube Burrows on February 09, 2021, 08:12:46 AM
That's really nice Rube. Out of curiosity, is that stump the remains of a cherry tree?

It is a mimosa tree stump that fell. After it fell I cut it down some more and now it has oak tree growing out of the mimosa stump. This spring I may take it all the way down unless the oak trees really start coming in good.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Rube Burrows on February 09, 2021, 08:15:32 AM
Looks good, Rube. It's a simple and effective design. Nice!

Thanks. That is all we were looking for. I may end up going back later and making him a nicer one to fit better but this one is effective and stays in place well. Turned out good enough considering I never made one and didn't even look at photos to have an idea in my head of how they are supposed to go.

Now I have looked at a few and if I make a new one in the future I will incorporate a few of those ideas.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on February 09, 2021, 10:50:27 AM
Nice work and design...

tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Gunleather on April 08, 2021, 11:13:13 PM
A friend needed a pancake for his Sig-M18 with an optical site. This is the mock-up. I forgot to take pictures of the finished product.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on April 09, 2021, 12:02:55 AM
That looks like a good design. Your friend should be pleased with that.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on April 14, 2021, 03:11:03 PM
I made a belt for my wife's 70th birthday (tomorrow). This isn't her only gift but it's the only leather one. The buckle is solid silver with a stainless tang and attach bolt.

(https://i.imgur.com/518KvZA.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Johnny McCrae on April 15, 2021, 06:27:27 AM
What thoughtful gift! The cool thing will be is when someone asks  "where did you get that beautiful belt" and she proudly answers "my husband made it".
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on April 15, 2021, 09:31:42 AM
Thanks, John. She does like it a lot.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Gabriel Law on April 15, 2021, 11:36:15 AM
Here's a percussion capper I made as a prize for our monthly postal shoot over on americanlongrifles.org.  It is made from 10 -12 oz backed with 8 to 10 oz.  The holes along the edge were drilled on a drill press using a #13 drill bit (IIRC).  These are super cappers for single shot rifle or pistol, they hang upside down so don't get wet and don't lose caps.  Simply slip the cap over the nipple, and pull the capper away sideways.  The cap comes free through the slit in the capper's edge.

Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on April 15, 2021, 12:22:55 PM
That's a very cool design. It's easy to see how well they would work. Thanks for the pics.

Does the leather loosen some after a lot of use?
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Dalton Masterson on April 15, 2021, 03:37:47 PM
Very nice belt and capper too!
DM
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on April 15, 2021, 03:53:52 PM
Very nice belt...
Thank you.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Gabriel Law on April 16, 2021, 12:27:34 PM
Marshall:  no, the leather doesn't loosen enough to drop or lose caps even after 40 years of use.  My first and favourite capper was made from an old piece of saddle skirting, and sewn up with dental floss, and it still holds caps perfectly.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on April 16, 2021, 01:00:49 PM
Impressive, Gabriel. Thanks, I'll remember your design. It looks like a winner.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Rube Burrows on July 25, 2021, 12:07:46 PM
Had someone want me to make them a holster for their favorite gun. He wanted the holster in a basketweave design with a strap and in Saddle Tan color. I decided to fully suede line the holster also.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on July 25, 2021, 02:39:11 PM
That's a nice looking holster, Rube. BW is a nice look. Well done, pard.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Rube Burrows on July 25, 2021, 06:55:48 PM
That's a nice looking holster, Rube. BW is a nice look. Well done, pard.

Thank you sir. I was pleased with the way it turned out and the way it fit the gun. Only my second time using a suede liner.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Rube Burrows on July 29, 2021, 08:31:35 PM
Another one I just finished up for a 1911. This one is in black with a brown suede liner.


Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on July 29, 2021, 08:46:58 PM
Looks good, Rube. Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Rube Burrows on July 29, 2021, 09:12:12 PM
Looks good, Rube. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks. Glad to share.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Smokey Dave on July 31, 2021, 06:13:25 PM
Good lookin holster Rube.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Rube Burrows on August 01, 2021, 03:43:42 PM
Good lookin holster Rube.

Thanks Dave.
Title: Texas Ranger Inspired Threepersons Holster
Post by: Rube Burrows on September 05, 2021, 04:56:59 PM
Not exactly cowboy action but thought I would share. Hope no one minds.

Decided to make a Texas Ranger inspired Threepersons Holster.
Title: Re: Texas Ranger Inspired Threepersons Holster
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on September 05, 2021, 08:19:02 PM
That's a beautiful holster. I like  the BW stamp you used on it. Thanks for sharing.

We do have a thread for non-cowboy stuff so I'll move this there.
Title: Re: Texas Ranger Inspired Threepersons Holster
Post by: Rube Burrows on September 05, 2021, 08:51:21 PM
That's a beautiful holster. I like  the BW stamp you used on it. Thanks for sharing.

We do have a thread for non-cowboy stuff so I'll move this there.

Thanks Marshal.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on September 05, 2021, 09:40:10 PM
Keep cranking out those fine items.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Rube Burrows on September 07, 2021, 08:37:38 AM
Another 1911 Threepersons that I just finished up.

I def. need more practice in the carving dept. I recently picked up a new Duane Watts swivel knife. Until now the only one I had was a cheap craft store knife that was not good at all. That said, this one seems really well made but will def. take some getting used to.



Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on September 07, 2021, 10:33:23 AM
Looks good, Rube. You're definitely busy with these holsters. Thumbs-up to that!

Congrats on getting a good swivel knife. Nothing makes tooling easier than a high quality swivel knife. After you get used to it, you'll wonder how you ever managed with the craft store one.

When I finally bought a high quality swivel knife, I saved my cheapo to use with my detail blade. It wasn't long before I realized I needed a second good one to use for that because the cheapo felt so crappy. So I thought I'd save the cheapo for this third blade I use now and then... Then again for another blade. And again. I think I need to get rid of that cheapo, it's costing me money. LOL.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Rube Burrows on September 07, 2021, 06:03:45 PM
Looks good, Rube. You're definitely busy with these holsters. Thumbs-up to that!

Congrats on getting a good swivel knife. Nothing makes tooling easier than a high quality swivel knife. After you get used to it, you'll wonder how you ever managed with the craft store one.

When I finally bought a high quality swivel knife, I saved my cheapo to use with my detail blade. It wasn't long before I realized I needed a second good one to use for that because the cheapo felt so crappy. So I thought I'd save the cheapo for this third blade I use now and then... Then again for another blade. And again. I think I need to get rid of that cheapo, it's costing me money. LOL.

Yes, I have been quite busy. Here in south Louisiana there are many places without power still from Hurricane Ida. My office is one of them. I was lucky to not have any damage to the home and was without power for about 5 days. So, being unable to work my regular job, I have been spending my days building holsters which I have been enjoying.

As for the cheap swivel knives, I can already tell that the junk I had first......was just that. Junk.

It does take some getting used to the blade being the part that swivels instead of the barrel but I can already tell its better than the cheap one.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on September 07, 2021, 08:41:58 PM
Yes, I have been quite busy. Here in south Louisiana there are many places without power still from Hurricane Ida. My office is one of them. I was lucky to not have any damage to the home and was without power for about 5 days. So, being unable to work my regular job, I have been spending my days building holsters which I have been enjoying.

As for the cheap swivel knives, I can already tell that the junk I had first......was just that. Junk.

It does take some getting used to the blade being the part that swivels instead of the barrel but I can already tell its better than the cheap one.
All the ones I've had have a set screw to tighten the blade into the body. I can't say I'd want the blade to swivel freely by itself. I like having control of the blade angle when I use it.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Rube Burrows on September 07, 2021, 10:07:58 PM
All the ones I've had have a set screw to tighten the blade into the body. I can't say I'd want the blade to swivel freely by itself. I like having control of the blade angle when I use it.

When I watched his videos on YouTube they look easy to use so since I am not so used to one way or another I thought I’d try it out.

Search Duane Watts swivel knife videos on YouTube if you want to see them in action.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on September 08, 2021, 12:15:32 AM
When I watched his videos on YouTube they look easy to use so since I am not so used to one way or another I thought I’d try it out.

Search Duane Watts swivel knife videos on YouTube if you want to see them in action.
Thanks. I'll take a look. Yes, since you aren't used to either way, it may be a fine way to do it. I can see benefits to that type of swivel knife. After some 50 years of doing it the other way, though, I doubt it would be beneficial for me to change now.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Rube Burrows on September 08, 2021, 09:03:02 AM
Thanks. I'll take a look. Yes, since you aren't used to either way, it may be a fine way to do it. I can see benefits to that type of swivel knife. After some 50 years of doing it the other way, though, I doubt it would be beneficial for me to change now.

Yeah. I doubt it would. I am trying all the things I can to see what I like and am comfortable with. Some I will like surely and some I will not. All part of my learning and growing experience I suppose.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on September 08, 2021, 10:45:28 AM
Yeah. I doubt it would. I am trying all the things I can to see what I like and am comfortable with. Some I will like surely and some I will not. All part of my learning and growing experience I suppose.
That's true. I've tried lots of tools to find ones I liked.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Rube Burrows on September 12, 2021, 09:06:50 AM
Here is a little holster for a Heritage Bird Head Model with a 3.5" barrel. The holster is comfortable in the right strong side or the cross draw. I wore it all day yesterday doing some ranch duties and it felt good on the hip.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Johnny McCrae on September 12, 2021, 09:45:17 AM
Very nice. Excellent job of stamping. Many thanks for sharing your work with us.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on September 12, 2021, 10:19:59 AM
Nice! You have that BW down. BW makes a good 'duty' holster. It looks like it rides just high enough, too.  8)
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Rube Burrows on September 12, 2021, 03:11:46 PM
Very nice. Excellent job of stamping. Many thanks for sharing your work with us.

Thanks and no problem.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Rube Burrows on September 12, 2021, 03:13:10 PM
Nice! You have that BW down. BW makes a good 'duty' holster. It looks like it rides just high enough, too.  8)

Thanks. Lots of people like basketweave, myself included. You’re right too, they make a good looking dusty holster. Will fit in with ranch duties well I believe.
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: DeaconKC on September 12, 2021, 07:29:54 PM
I've got one of those Birdshead Heritage. That holster is just perfect for it! Well done!
Title: Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
Post by: Rube Burrows on September 13, 2021, 08:03:43 AM
I've got one of those Birdshead Heritage. That holster is just perfect for it! Well done!

Thanks.