Author Topic: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here  (Read 360037 times)

Offline Capt Quirk

  • Deputy Marshal
  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 827
    • Smoke Wagon Leather Works
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #760 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.

Offline CurlyDrew42

  • Liberal Gunslinger
  • Active citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 35
    • Entropy Fable
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #761 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.
Never smile too big, the gods may mistake it for hubris.

Offline Capt Quirk

  • Deputy Marshal
  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 827
    • Smoke Wagon Leather Works
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #762 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.

Offline Marshal Will Wingam

  • Garden Variety
  • Deputy Marshal
  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 8470
  • Smile. It makes people wonder what you're up to.
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 27
Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #763 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.

      SCORRS     SASS     BHR
      STORM #446

Offline CurlyDrew42

  • Liberal Gunslinger
  • Active citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 35
    • Entropy Fable
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #764 on: November 11, 2017, 09:48:21 PM »
This was fun, a little wonky, but fun.


Never smile too big, the gods may mistake it for hubris.

Advertisers

  • Guest
Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #765 on: Today at 09:15:09 AM »

Offline Marshal Will Wingam

  • Garden Variety
  • Deputy Marshal
  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 8470
  • Smile. It makes people wonder what you're up to.
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 27
Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #765 on: November 11, 2017, 11:37:04 PM »
That'a an interesting mix of elements, and they all work together. Looks good.

      SCORRS     SASS     BHR
      STORM #446

Offline Johnny McCrae

  • Bristol Plains Pistoleros, Sweetwater Regulators
  • NCOWS Member
  • Top Active Citizen
  • ***
  • Posts: 2901
  • The older the violin, the finer the music
    • Johnny McCrae
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 3
Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #766 on: November 12, 2017, 07:54:44 AM »
Nice neat work. Making a Pouch with a gusset ain't easy.
You need to learn to like all the little everday things like a sip of good whiskey, a soft bed, a glass of buttermilk,  and a feisty old gentleman like myself

Offline CurlyDrew42

  • Liberal Gunslinger
  • Active citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 35
    • Entropy Fable
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #767 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.




Never smile too big, the gods may mistake it for hubris.

Offline Marshal Will Wingam

  • Garden Variety
  • Deputy Marshal
  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 8470
  • Smile. It makes people wonder what you're up to.
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 27
Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #768 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)

      SCORRS     SASS     BHR
      STORM #446

Offline Ten Wolves Fiveshooter

  • Deputy Marshal
  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 5846
  • Live To Fight Another Day
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #769 on: November 17, 2017, 07:13:26 PM »
Nice work... 8)

tEN wOLVES ;D
NRA, SASS# 69595, NCOWS#3123 Leather Shop, RATTS# 369, SCORRS, BROW, ROWSS #40   Shoot Straight, Have Fun, That's What It's All About

Advertisers

  • Guest
Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #770 on: Today at 09:15:09 AM »

Offline Gun Butcher

  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 1430
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #770 on: November 18, 2017, 02:11:22 PM »
Good looking work Curley.

Ron
Lost..... I ain't never been lost...... fearsome confused fer a month er two once... but I never been lost.
Life is a Journey, the best that we can find in our travels is an honest friend.

Offline CurlyDrew42

  • Liberal Gunslinger
  • Active citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 35
    • Entropy Fable
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #771 on: December 06, 2017, 05:11:38 PM »
My wife's pistol :)

Never smile too big, the gods may mistake it for hubris.

Offline Marshal Will Wingam

  • Garden Variety
  • Deputy Marshal
  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 8470
  • Smile. It makes people wonder what you're up to.
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 27
Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #772 on: December 06, 2017, 06:23:23 PM »
Looks like a good holster. Thanks for the photo.

      SCORRS     SASS     BHR
      STORM #446

Offline Johnny McCrae

  • Bristol Plains Pistoleros, Sweetwater Regulators
  • NCOWS Member
  • Top Active Citizen
  • ***
  • Posts: 2901
  • The older the violin, the finer the music
    • Johnny McCrae
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 3
Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #773 on: December 07, 2017, 11:19:33 AM »
That is very nice Curly
You need to learn to like all the little everday things like a sip of good whiskey, a soft bed, a glass of buttermilk,  and a feisty old gentleman like myself

Offline Capt Quirk

  • Deputy Marshal
  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 827
    • Smoke Wagon Leather Works
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #774 on: December 28, 2017, 07:30:57 PM »
Just some of the stuff I finished recently. Been a busy month!





Offline Marshal Will Wingam

  • Garden Variety
  • Deputy Marshal
  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 8470
  • Smile. It makes people wonder what you're up to.
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 27
Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #775 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.

      SCORRS     SASS     BHR
      STORM #446

Offline Johnny McCrae

  • Bristol Plains Pistoleros, Sweetwater Regulators
  • NCOWS Member
  • Top Active Citizen
  • ***
  • Posts: 2901
  • The older the violin, the finer the music
    • Johnny McCrae
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 3
Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #776 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.
You need to learn to like all the little everday things like a sip of good whiskey, a soft bed, a glass of buttermilk,  and a feisty old gentleman like myself

Offline Capt Quirk

  • Deputy Marshal
  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 827
    • Smoke Wagon Leather Works
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #777 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 ;)

Offline Marshal Will Wingam

  • Garden Variety
  • Deputy Marshal
  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 8470
  • Smile. It makes people wonder what you're up to.
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 27
Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #778 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.

      SCORRS     SASS     BHR
      STORM #446

Offline Capt Quirk

  • Deputy Marshal
  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 827
    • Smoke Wagon Leather Works
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
From: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
« Reply #779 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.

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.



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.

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.

Thought about doing it full skirt, but don't often wear a belt. So, a belt clip works, even with my sweat pants.

 

SMF spam blocked by CleanTalk

© 1995 - 2021 CAScity.com