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From: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
« Reply #780 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

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From: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
« Reply #781 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 :)

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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #782 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.

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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #783 on: January 25, 2018, 05:58:51 PM »
Sorry about posting in the wrong place... again. Not intentional, just a bad case of brainfarts?

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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #784 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

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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
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Latest work in progress
« Reply #785 on: February 11, 2018, 06:42:21 PM »

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.

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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #786 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.
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

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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #787 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)

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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #788 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.

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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #789 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.

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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #790 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.

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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #791 on: February 11, 2018, 09:09:21 PM »
Nice work and design, thinking out the box some times brings new ideas...

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« Reply #792 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-


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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #793 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,
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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #794 on: May 26, 2018, 12:01:47 AM »
That's a cool design, CQ. Good idea, there.

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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #795 on: May 26, 2018, 01:18:23 PM »
Will...  Ya want me to make her one?  :)

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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #796 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.

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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #797 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.   

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« Reply #798 on: September 10, 2018, 07:16:13 PM »
Cool raffle items, Mo. I like the map case idea.

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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #799 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.
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