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Title: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on December 10, 2020, 11:51:38 AM
Our previous SHOW US YER STUFF thread #4 has gotten fairly full. This is now our thread to share all the cowboy leather you make. That includes holsters, saddles, saddlebags, chaps, spur straps and other leather cowboy items. OK pards, let's see what you can do!

Here are links to the older threads:

SHOW US YER STUFF #1 (https://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,228.0.html) Now closed.

SHOW US YER STUFF #2 We don't have this one, it somehow went missing.

SHOW US YER STUFF #3 (https://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,47772.0.html) Now closed.

SHOW US YER STUFF #4 (https://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php?topic=47767.0) Now closed.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Rube Burrows on December 10, 2020, 01:45:55 PM
I am new to the game so I don't have many but I will start it off.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on December 10, 2020, 02:14:22 PM
Thanks for the photos, Rube. It's always good to see what forum members make. There are some nice pieces there. I particularly like that BW one.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Rube Burrows on December 10, 2020, 02:50:08 PM
Thanks for the photos, Rube. It's always good to see what forum members make. There are some nice pieces there. I particularly like that BW one.

Thanks for the nice words as always. You have any of your handy work to show?
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on December 10, 2020, 07:00:57 PM
Thanks for the nice words as always. You have any of your handy work to show?
Sure. Here are a few of the holsters I've made. I've showed these before but I'll put some in here just for a reference.

(https://i.imgur.com/s37vrM2.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/8ol3HIG.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/uxUEssH.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/aSaFtAv.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ygAVRDX.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Hzcl0Dt.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/AplQSpr.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/qIHVWxf.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/AayEh6U.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/OGI6qYw.jpg)

Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Rube Burrows on December 11, 2020, 09:07:16 AM
Beautiful work
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on December 11, 2020, 09:40:03 AM
Thank you, Rube. When I worked in the saddle shop I never got to make a holster. I guess I'm making up for that now. LOL
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Rube Burrows on December 11, 2020, 10:49:20 AM
Thank you, Rube. When I worked in the saddle shop I never got to make a holster. I guess I'm making up for that now. LOL

For sure. They are all beautiful but I am really liking the one with the flower boarder where the gun is facing the left.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Smokey Dave on December 11, 2020, 11:01:37 AM
Here's my main rig. I'm pretty proud of this one.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50014555702_9d53f0249f_z.jpg)



And here's my other rig. I did not make the holsters and belt, but I did make all the pouches and sheaths. My wife says that if Batman had lived in the 19th century, he'd have worn this belt. LOL!

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48589184726_ef68ff18be_z.jpg)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48589184606_6deeaee40f_z.jpg)
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on December 11, 2020, 11:20:58 AM
Thanks for the photos, Dave. Those are a couple really nice rigs. I also like the black one. Are those 1851 Snubbies you have in there? They look right at home.

For sure. They are all beautiful but I am really liking the one with the flower boarder where the gun is facing the left.
Thanks. I made that one to test out the R & L pedal stamp set I had just gotten from Hackbarth (https://www.hackbarthtools.us/#Ovgfub).
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Rube Burrows on December 11, 2020, 12:05:44 PM
Good looking stuff Smokey Dave
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Snake Oil on December 11, 2020, 01:06:14 PM
I see everyones' pretty stuff and I feel so inadequate!
It's about the journey, though, right?
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Smokey Dave on December 11, 2020, 07:56:27 PM
Thanks for the photos, Dave. Those are a couple really nice rigs. I also like the black one. Are those 1851 Snubbies you have in there? They look right at home.
Thanks. I made that one to test out the R & L pedal stamp set I had just gotten from Hackbarth (https://www.hackbarthtools.us/#Ovgfub).

Thanks Marshal.

The pistols are actually a 72 Open Top and a converted 1860 Army. They're my main match pistols.


Good looking stuff Smokey Dave

Thanks Rube


I see everyones' pretty stuff and I feel so inadequate!
It's about the journey, though, right?

Absolutely right Snake Oil! The journey of 1000 miles, begins with the first step. Gotta start somewhere.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on December 14, 2020, 11:25:12 AM
OK, pards. We now have the link for our SHOW US YER STUFF #4 thread in the first post in this one.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Mickey Lugo on December 20, 2020, 11:40:23 AM
Here’s my first crack at a cowboy holster
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on December 20, 2020, 11:56:31 AM
Good job, Mickey. Your stitching is nice and even. The swivel knife cuts are smooth and consistent. And with the rivets, it won't come apart any time soon. Nice.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Professor Marvel on December 20, 2020, 03:53:18 PM
I see everyones' pretty stuff and I feel so inadequate!
......

Ah My Good Snake ....
I concurr
 
prof (i'm not worthy.....) marvel
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Snake Oil on December 22, 2020, 05:32:18 AM
Here are my Scarlet Mask Vigilance Society (NCOWS) options at the moment...

My rig was handmade by a fellow NCOWS member, uberti 1873s, a sort of good side, bad side... light side for the fancy outstanding public citizen, dark side for the notorious snake oil salesman.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Snake Oil on December 22, 2020, 05:37:32 AM
My daughter, Wylde Wynter (Wild Winter) has a few more options...
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on December 22, 2020, 09:53:18 AM
That looks like a fine rig, SO. The closest NCOWS posse to me is 1800 miles away. I like the organization, though.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Mickey Lugo on December 26, 2020, 02:28:14 AM
Added some cartridge loops to the gun belt I’ve made, then made another belt to hold shotgun shells and other things.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on December 26, 2020, 09:59:06 AM
Those loops are nice and even. They'll certainly do you well. Good job on those belts.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Smokey Dave on December 26, 2020, 03:12:54 PM
Nicely done. Great looking rigs.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Mickey Lugo on January 06, 2021, 11:32:39 PM
Made a stock sleeve for my new coach gun, and a holster for an as yet purchased SAA (or similar).
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on January 06, 2021, 11:39:04 PM
Looks good, ML. It's nice to have a good looking rig for your irons. Thanks for the photos.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on January 07, 2021, 12:42:26 PM
Nice work Mickey, thanks for sharing.. ::) ::)

tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Gunleather on January 19, 2021, 03:07:32 AM
Got new pistols which naturally calls for new gunleather. Made the holsters out of what I had on hand. So they’re 13/15 oz.

Long story but I was able to pickup a pair of Vaqueros in 44Mag.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Gunleather on January 19, 2021, 03:12:28 AM
I donated a custom Wild Bunch rig for our clubs annual SASS Scholarship charity auction. Here it is.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Smokey Dave on January 19, 2021, 11:04:11 AM
Damn fine work Gunleather.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Rube Burrows on January 19, 2021, 12:59:38 PM
Good work guys.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on January 19, 2021, 06:36:04 PM
Very nice stuff, GL. thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Boothill Bob on February 17, 2021, 03:10:08 AM
Howdy.
Haven't been posting for quite some time now. But here's a rig I made out of Will Ghormleys pattern "Dodge City"
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on February 17, 2021, 02:30:11 PM
Looks mighty good. I like the Dodge City holsters. For style points, they're tops. Yours looks great. Nice work, pard.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Rube Burrows on February 17, 2021, 04:43:07 PM
Howdy.
Haven't been posting for quite some time now. But here's a rig I made out of Will Ghormleys pattern "Dodge City"

Looks good. I have 5 of his different pattern packs ordered and this is one of them. Looking forward to trying them out.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Smokey Dave on February 17, 2021, 05:14:55 PM
That's a fine looking rig right there.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: The original bad bob on February 19, 2021, 09:45:36 AM
Nice work pards!
A lot of very skilled individuals on this forum.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: The original bad bob on February 19, 2021, 11:36:37 AM
https://pasteboard.co/JP6C9Oh.jpg

https://pasteboard.co/JP6Kcwi.jpg


This forum inspired me to try leather working.. A lot of very skilled craftsmen here.. this is the latest holster I made.. It is a Jesse James style holster for a Cimmaron S&W no3 first model American I recently acquired... I just have to decide what color I want to finish it with.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on February 20, 2021, 12:19:11 AM
That looks great. That No 3 should be right at home in it. Glad to see you going with leather working. Welcome to the forum. Looking forward to seeing more of you.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Rube Burrows on February 21, 2021, 02:16:33 PM
Nice job Original Bad Bob
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Capt Quirk on March 13, 2021, 07:18:37 PM
I've been working on a new cross draw pattern, here is one in .22 SAA.

It is 8-10oz veg, and I used some Fiebings Antique Sheridan paste, to bring out the carving. I'm not sure I used it quite right, it may not have been dry enough when I applied the Resolene. It still turned out alright.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on March 14, 2021, 01:01:22 AM
It looks like that will do the job nicely, Capt. The angle is a little more than most I've seen, which may work quite well.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Rube Burrows on March 23, 2021, 04:28:11 PM
Pouch for loose round balls that I finally got around to making for my 1858 rig.

Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on March 23, 2021, 04:43:20 PM
That's a good looking pouch. Nice work, pard.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Rube Burrows on March 23, 2021, 08:19:08 PM
That's a good looking pouch. Nice work, pard.

Thanks pard.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Smokey Dave on March 24, 2021, 12:20:09 PM
Very nice Rube. Simple and functional. I like it.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Tommy tornado on March 27, 2021, 07:55:46 PM
Some of my recent projects.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Tommy tornado on March 27, 2021, 08:09:03 PM
More projects
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Tommy tornado on March 27, 2021, 08:16:51 PM
Last one
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on March 28, 2021, 12:59:53 AM
Well, you've been busy, Johnny! Those are clean designs. Clean is good. Those work well. Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Rube Burrows on April 01, 2021, 01:33:59 PM
Nice. You sure have been busy which is a good thing.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: 1961MJS on April 06, 2021, 10:58:25 AM
Hey Tommy, you do good clean work.

I do have a seriously LOVE / HATE relationship with the flower "embroidered" with the turquoise dots.  I can't freehand that flower for crap, tried a few times, but have been overcome by events.  It you're iguana use turquoise dots, you need some turquoise thread for the flower though.
Later
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Tommy tornado on April 06, 2021, 08:35:34 PM
I was originally going to use red thread and silver spots.  Then I changed my mind at the last minute with the turquoise spots.  I had my wife draw the flower.  I sometimes stamp but have found I don't have a lot of patience for it.  One of these days, I plan on trying to do more carving, but for now I just make plain jane stuff.
Not the greatest pictures but those are two of my carving attempts over the years.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on April 06, 2021, 11:23:05 PM
Thanks for the pics, Tommy. They're both good but that incised slimjim looks outstanding. You did a great job on it. Nice work, there.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Rube Burrows on April 10, 2021, 10:10:42 AM
My latest.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on April 10, 2021, 11:13:44 AM
Nice, Rube. The Dodge City style holster is one of my favorites. With those rivets, they just have a particularly durable look. Good job.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Rube Burrows on April 10, 2021, 11:50:40 AM
Nice, Rube. The Dodge City style holster is one of my favorites. With those rivets, they just have a particularly durable look. Good job.

This is the first ones I have done in this pattern and they do seem to be so very durable. I am impressed with the design.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Rube Burrows on April 20, 2021, 02:17:39 PM
This is the first ones I have done in this pattern and they do seem to be so very durable. I am impressed with the design.

Here is the completed rig.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on April 20, 2021, 03:56:50 PM
Nice rig, Rube. Looks comfortable, too. Congrats.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Rube Burrows on April 21, 2021, 02:49:14 PM
Nice rig, Rube. Looks comfortable, too. Congrats.

Thank yo. Too small for me but the guy wearing it sure said it felt good.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Rube Burrows on June 07, 2021, 02:28:19 PM
Set of Schofield Holsters I just finished up.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on June 09, 2021, 10:16:45 AM
Nice work, Rube! Those look good. That's a great color, too.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Kid Cavalier on June 17, 2021, 12:45:03 AM
Been a bit since I last posted.  Thought I'd share something a bit special I did.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Major 2 on June 17, 2021, 01:25:31 AM
I like that , there just something special in a 1911 in western leather.

I'd like to know more about the 1911 too !
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Rube Burrows on June 17, 2021, 07:14:19 AM
Now that is just plain classy. Looks great.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on June 17, 2021, 12:59:55 PM
That really looks outstanding, Kid. Beautiful work. I like the nice even stamping pattern. The color compliments it nicely, too.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Rube Burrows on June 18, 2021, 06:34:24 AM
That really looks outstanding, Kid. Beautiful work. I like the nice even stamping pattern. The color compliments it nicely, too.

Agreed. The color is great.


OP, What color brown did you use on that one?
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Kid Cavalier on June 19, 2021, 12:37:56 AM
The color was achieved through a process instead of a bottle.

Start with Chestnut colored veg tan leather (Wicket & Craig)
After wet molding and the grain is just slightly damp, burnish with sheep's wool to a gloss.
Oil with a neutral oil (neatsfoot)
Use Fiebings Antique Stain gel finish (medium brown) liberally. Make sure you get the stain in the stamp impressions.
With a wet (wetter than damp) paper towel, wipe all the excess stain off of the piece until the towel doesn't remove any more stain.
(might take a couple paper towels)
I then use Resolene as a top finish but use whatever floats your boat at this point.

Make sure to give a little time between the applications of liquids.

The gel antique stain really highlights any stamping patterns you use. (it will also reveal any sloppy stamping....lol)

Hope this explains my process.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on June 19, 2021, 10:26:28 AM
Thanks for outlining what you did. That is a very nice finish.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Rube Burrows on June 19, 2021, 11:03:25 AM
Excellent. I always enjoy seeing/reading how other's do their process.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Rube Burrows on June 23, 2021, 12:08:53 PM
The latest rig
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on June 24, 2021, 01:07:03 PM
Well, there ya go! Looks good, pard. Nice work. I like those Dodge City holsters. I make single layer belts for my own use because, at least for me, they're more comfortable.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Rube Burrows on June 24, 2021, 02:38:49 PM
Well, there ya go! Looks good, pard. Nice work. I like those Dodge City holsters. I make single layer belts for my own use because, at least for me, they're more comfortable.

They are very comfortable.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Rube Burrows on July 07, 2021, 03:53:36 PM
51 Navy Conversion with it's holster and new giraffe bone grips.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on July 07, 2021, 07:20:36 PM
Very nice, Rube. Nice contrasting colors. I like those grips, too.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: DeaconKC on July 07, 2021, 10:53:20 PM
Rube, that is just flat out purty!
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Rube Burrows on July 07, 2021, 11:35:37 PM
Thanks y’all.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Rube Burrows on August 14, 2021, 08:36:34 PM
Personal one for myself and my 72 Open Tops. Very comfortable but will make a thicker belt soon.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on August 14, 2021, 08:48:19 PM
There you go! Good looking rig, Rube.  8)
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Rube Burrows on August 14, 2021, 11:13:10 PM
There you go! Good looking rig, Rube.  8)

Appreciate it as always.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: DMK on August 17, 2021, 09:15:32 AM
Lots of good looking rigs. I’m just starting into this, have my guns, and now its time to try to find leather. I don’t have any holster makers in my area (Middle Tennessee) that have anything to look at, and the online leather makers do a terrible job of showing any detail, quality, or specifics.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Rube Burrows on August 17, 2021, 09:33:53 AM
Lots of good looking rigs. I’m just starting into this, have my guns, and now its time to try to find leather. I don’t have any holster makers in my area (Middle Tennessee) that have anything to look at, and the online leather makers do a terrible job of showing any detail, quality, or specifics.

Welcome. You can find many great leather makers here. My first holsters I ever bought for cowboy guns were from an old user here many years ago. I still have and cherish those rigs also.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on August 17, 2021, 11:02:38 AM
Welcome to the forum, DMK. Looking forward to seeing your posts.

Here's our FAQ thread with links that give a lot of good information on leatherworking (https://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php?topic=13207.0).
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Rube Burrows on October 23, 2021, 09:31:52 AM
Latest two holsters made for a pair of Schofields.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on October 23, 2021, 11:10:07 AM
Those look really good, Rube. Clean, fine work. Nice Schofields, too.
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on October 23, 2021, 12:31:40 PM
I echo Wills statement, excellent work and nice Schofields, thanks for the look see ...

tEN wOLVES  ;D ;D
Title: Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
Post by: Rube Burrows on October 23, 2021, 01:24:15 PM
Thanks y’all.