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Title: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on March 23, 2013, 12:46:22 am
OK, pards. Here's our new thread to show off your finished cowboy items. This includes holsters, saddles, saddlebags, chaps, spur straps and other leather cowboy items. OK, start showing, pards!

Here are links to older "Show Us Yer Stuff" threads:

'Show Us' thread #1 (now closed to new posts). (http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,228.0.html)

'Show Us' thread #3 (now closed to new posts). (http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,47772.0.html)

For some reason, our 'Show Us' thread #2 went missing and wasn't recoverable.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread
Post by: Camano Ridge on March 23, 2013, 09:27:11 am
Well I have been on this site for over a year now and have made comments and posted questions but have not shown any of my work. I have a customer who seems to be quite happy with his unique set of holsters. He wanted something different and had seen a picture of a civilianized Ropes holster and wanted me to make a set. Based on the picture of the Ropes Military holster page 30 of Packing Iron here is my rendition of a civilianized Ropes holster no flap, with toe plug and 10 cartridge loops each. They were made for his unique set of pistols (I am waiting for a picture of the rig with guns in the holsters). He has a set of Uberti Russians customized to look similar to New Model threes with custom grips. The customer wanted a Shotshell belt to match.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on March 23, 2013, 11:40:26 am
Beautiful work, Camino. Those really look great. 8)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread
Post by: Kendoo Kid on March 23, 2013, 05:56:09 pm
Nice Camano! good use of real estate.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread
Post by: WaddWatsonEllis on March 23, 2013, 10:14:54 pm
HI Camino,

It took me  bit to figure that the buckle goes to the back and that the holsters are double strong side ....

TTFN,
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread
Post by: Camano Ridge on March 25, 2013, 10:13:06 pm
Marshal and Kendoo thank you for the comments.

Wadd, didn't mean to make a brain teaser out of it.  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: WaddWatsonEllis on March 28, 2013, 12:55:32 am
Camano Ridge ,

Thank you for the thought; at my age, it does not take much to 'tease my brain'...

TTFN,
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on March 30, 2013, 03:45:24 pm
Camano Ridge, Nice job and great design. Keep showing.  KT
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Boothill Bob on March 31, 2013, 01:13:53 pm
Howdy.
I have just made my first holster for a Walker for a customer, now I'm working on the belt. I belive he needs some suspenders for this canon..
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Camano Ridge on March 31, 2013, 01:28:29 pm
BHB, nice looking holster. It does look like it took a chuck of leather for that one.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Boothill Bob on March 31, 2013, 01:36:52 pm
Thanx.. Yes it did. It's almost like a darn scabbard  ;)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on March 31, 2013, 07:08:36 pm
Looks great, Henrik. Very good work.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: santee on April 07, 2013, 08:57:40 am
My finished botas. As usual, I got great help from y'all.  ;)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on April 07, 2013, 10:59:47 am
Nice work pards, and thanks for sharing ::)

   tEN wOLVES ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: GunClick Rick on April 07, 2013, 02:01:32 pm
HEEEEEY Santee those are smokin ,nice job man.I'd like to have some of them my own self..Did you make your own pattern?
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Cliff Fendley on April 07, 2013, 04:38:20 pm
Santee, those botas look great.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on April 07, 2013, 05:38:08 pm
Outstanding, Santee. Great work. 8)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: santee on April 08, 2013, 05:18:03 pm
Thanks, all! These are from Chuck Burrows' pattern. Not hard to make at all. Fitting them is a bit of a hassle, unless you have a helper! We had a healthy discussion here about them (as well as Chuck's pattern):
http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,47693.0.html
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on April 08, 2013, 06:26:42 pm
Santee you really out did your self . I can,t  tell how much I like them. GREAT JOB  KT
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: GunClick Rick on April 08, 2013, 11:54:41 pm
Thanks, all! These are from Chuck Burrows' pattern. Not hard to make at all. Fitting them is a bit of a hassle, unless you have a helper! We had a healthy discussion here about them (as well as Chuck's pattern):
http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,47693.0.html

Santee,am i wrong thinking they should tie above the knee,or will either way work,i was thinking i saw some that way when i was watching a western a few days ago...
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: santee on April 09, 2013, 07:48:44 am
I believe the Mexican/Indian style has them below the knee. However, it appears that in the motorcycle community, they are quite popular above the knee.
Maybe Chuck Burrows can expound on this.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on April 09, 2013, 08:12:01 am
Howdy Camano,
That's a mighty fine looking Rig! Looks like you put a lot of thought into the design.

Howdy Boothill,
Beautiful work! Look forward to seeing the finished Rig.

Howdy Santee,
Very nice! You will get a lot of compliments when you wear them. If I wore a pair while riding my Harley, I'd like to have them above the knee also.

Many thanks to you Gents for sharing your work with us.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Boothill Bob on April 09, 2013, 01:36:51 pm
Beautiful botas pard...
I´ve just finished the walker rig..
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on April 09, 2013, 01:56:28 pm
Captain Samuel H. Walker himself would be proud to wear this Rig!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Boothill Bob on April 09, 2013, 02:00:55 pm
Thanx Johnny :)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on April 10, 2013, 07:38:28 pm
Outstanding, Henrik. A clean rig like this done right is second to none. Any flaws would show quickly. This one has no flaws. Very good workmanship.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Boothill Bob on April 12, 2013, 03:16:20 pm
Thanx Marshal..
Now I´ve just finished a Doc Holliday rig. I showed it at Facebook and 10 minutes lter it was sold, so now I have to mak one more for me. I really like to wear it..
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Boothill Bob on April 12, 2013, 03:22:25 pm
Here is a better photo without the disturbing face ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Camano Ridge on April 12, 2013, 06:29:10 pm
BHB, very nice.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Cliff Fendley on April 12, 2013, 07:07:30 pm
BHB that is a great shoulder rig. Nice work.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on April 12, 2013, 11:30:33 pm
Outstanding rig, Henrik. With or without the face.  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: GunClick Rick on April 13, 2013, 05:30:16 pm
Extremely nice Mr. Henrik! :) :) :) That outfit is right on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Awsome!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on April 14, 2013, 04:39:28 pm
BHB great workmenship.  KT
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Boothill Bob on April 14, 2013, 04:47:18 pm
Thanx pards.. got some orders on it now  :)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on April 14, 2013, 08:11:30 pm
Looking good Bob, your shoulder rig came out well, thanks for the look see ::) 8)


    tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on April 14, 2013, 08:50:46 pm
Howdy Bob,

That is a great looking piece of Leatherwork! You will be kept pretty busy filling all of the orders for this fine Rig
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: santee on April 15, 2013, 08:36:43 am
Terrific work, Bob!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: pendragon on May 05, 2013, 02:14:02 pm
great work, I'm a big fan of the movie.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on May 10, 2013, 09:41:11 am
A Collins/Roosevelt that I've suntanned...
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on May 10, 2013, 10:07:39 am
Skeeter, it's beautiful pard... :o ::) 8)

   tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on May 12, 2013, 10:27:50 am
Outstanding, Skeet. As usual, you did it right. Thanks for the pic.

How about posting a picture of one of those Collins/Roosevelt holsters in our Holster Styles & Variations (http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,20680.0.html) thread.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Cliff Fendley on May 12, 2013, 09:28:46 pm
great job Skeeter! That is an awesome looking holster.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on May 13, 2013, 04:16:13 am
Thanks, compadres.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on May 13, 2013, 04:48:14 pm
Very nice Skeeter! Outstanding workmanship!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Bugscuffle on May 14, 2013, 06:35:17 pm


YEEE HAW!!!!! Finally, it's my turn!!!!! My fingers hurt so bad that i can barely type this, but I just can't wait to show off my very first complete gun rig. In the past i made up a belt and then modified a couple of cheap holsters to go on the belt, but this one I did from scratch completely. I even made my own templates.

The basics are: Holsters and belt are 6 oz. cowhide covered with 3 1/2 oz. cattle-gator. It's a very nice heavily embossed cowhide. I got it from Tandy and it isn't all that expensive, less than $40 for a single shoulder when it's on sale. The cattle-gator takes stain pretty well, but it should be deglazed before you try to stain it. The edges don't want to stay glued down, so you really should sew or lace down the edges. It’s because of the heavy embossing. It won’t allow the raised portion of the embossed leather to touch whatever it is that you are gluing it to. The small holster, for a 3 ½” Uberti Thunderer in .45 Colt, is lined with a light pigskin suede split. The big holster, for a 7 ½” SAA clone in .45 colt, is not lined. The billets are from 4-5 oz. horsehide. I chose the horsehide for its’ superior wearability. I am considering adding bullet loops and hammer tie-downs, but I don’t want to cover up the nice alligator pattern in the rig and I really think that the tie downs look ugly.



(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p155/JiminTexas/DSCF0120_zpsfff51a46.jpeg)
(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p155/JiminTexas/DSCF0119_zpscad1974d.jpeg)
(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p155/JiminTexas/DSCF0118_zpsc4faa077.jpeg)
(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p155/JiminTexas/DSCF0117_zpsc56a4ff0.jpeg)
(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p155/JiminTexas/DSCF0121_zpsd5650f7d.jpeg)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on May 14, 2013, 11:37:30 pm
Very cool, Bugs. Your first complete rig is a complete success. Congrats and thanks for the pics. 8)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: GunClick Rick on May 15, 2013, 12:49:01 am
Well Bugger "sniff" "sniff" Pphphphphphphp~ I'm sa proud of ya! "sniff" "sniff" :'( :-*
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Camano Ridge on May 15, 2013, 01:04:37 am
Very nice, I like it a lot.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: ChuckBurrows on May 15, 2013, 01:50:27 am
still playing catch-up and dealing with health issues (bum paw for one), but I'm back at it and here's some of the results...
A couple of sheaths along with the first knife.....
(http://www.wrtcleather.com/1-ckd/1-2013/9roses-04-02.jpg)

Knife by the great Herschel House..an early mentor and ongoing source of inspiration yet this is the first of his knives I've built a sheath for....
(http://www.wrtcleather.com/1-ckd/1-2013/sheath-fr-2013-jayson-1.jpg)

gunrig with three holsters - left & right strong side and RH cross draw
(http://www.wrtcleather.com/1-ckd/1-2013/gunrig-2013-1880-neutzman-1of2.jpg)

(http://www.wrtcleather.com/1-ckd/1-2013/gunrig-2013-1880-neutzman-2of2.jpg)

spike Hawk sheath
(http://www.wrtcleather.com/1-ckd/1-2013/cr-41-spikehawk-2013-05.jpg)

(http://www.wrtcleather.com/1-ckd/1-2013/cr-41-spikehawk-2013-06.jpg)

3 more sheaths and knives.....
(http://www.wrtcleather.com/1-ckd/1-2013/cr-42-002.jpg)

(http://www.wrtcleather.com/1-ckd/1-2013/9roses-5-3.jpg)

(http://www.wrtcleather.com/1-ckd/1-2013/9roses-5-2.jpg)

hope ya'll enjoy the view  - oh and last but not least a knife for Buckskin Billy (still need to make the sheath - the one in the image was made for a lady who only wanted a sheath to hang on the wall)
(http://www.wrtcleather.com/1-ckd/1-2013/buckskinbilly-scalper-1.jpg)




Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Boothill Bob on May 15, 2013, 02:09:02 am
Lovely work Chuck.. Thanx for the inspiration.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on May 15, 2013, 10:27:43 am
Nice pictures Chuck ::)

   tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Bugscuffle on May 15, 2013, 04:26:10 pm
Very nice Chuck. It looks like that beadwork lazy stitched directly to the leather, is it? I really like your photography too.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Cliff Fendley on May 15, 2013, 04:55:08 pm
Awesome Chuck! I love the way you've got the bullet loops imprinted in the back side of the belt. Those extra touches make them look used and adds to the over all look. That's what sets your work apart.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: GunClick Rick on May 15, 2013, 09:43:54 pm
Not bad for a slow learner,you'll get better though ::)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on May 16, 2013, 10:00:30 am
Beautiful work, Chuck. Even with a bum paw, you're up to the task. Thumb's-up on these. Did you increase the saturation on the photos a little? They look a little different than ones you've done in the past.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: ChuckBurrows on May 16, 2013, 04:01:57 pm
Thanks guys glad you enjoyed it:

Quote
It looks like that beadwork lazy stitched directly to the leather, is it? I really like your photography too.
The beadwork is a combo of the lane/lazy stitch and the applique stitch and yes it is beaded directly to the leather like most originals (I only use braintan or German tan for beading) and in some case rawhide

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[I love the way you've got the bullet loops imprinted in the back side of the belt. Those extra touches make them look used and adds to the over all look. That's what sets your work apart.
Thanks Cliff that means a lot, In this case I don't know any other way to not get the loops to imprint - since it's all part of the basic process for me and maybe that I use 2-4oz max for liners. Also I looked at and continue to look at not just antique leather but at gun shows and used goods stores I examine leather that's been used for 5-20 years and do my best to emulate that look.

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Did you increase the saturation on the photos a little? They look a little different than ones you've done in the past.
I had to change my setup after the move and can't quite get the same look as I did before and in some of these I did saturate a bit more to get more depth.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on May 16, 2013, 08:13:18 pm
Depth you got, Chuck. Like I said, beautiful work.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: buckskin billy on May 16, 2013, 08:53:16 pm
looks good. cant wait
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on May 16, 2013, 11:04:44 pm
Beautiful work Chuck!

As I've said before, your DVD has helped me take my work up several notches.

Many thanks for sharing your talents and expertise with us.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: GunClick Rick on May 16, 2013, 11:42:13 pm
I forgot he had a dvd,how do i get one,how much,might get one this weekend :)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on May 19, 2013, 08:04:22 am
Hey Rick,

Go here  http://www.wrtcleather.com/tr-books/books-1.shtml#holsters

You won't regret buying this DVD. It's very informative and easy to watch.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on May 21, 2013, 09:15:38 pm
Latest hawk and knife by Wade Hougham and sheath by me. KT
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: GunClick Rick on May 21, 2013, 09:40:00 pm
Take a good look folks,you'll not see this kind of thing anywhere else! Look close and see how it's done ;)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on May 21, 2013, 11:25:19 pm
Looks good, KT. It suits the hawk well. How many of those do you have, now?
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on May 21, 2013, 11:43:48 pm
Thanks Clicker and Marshal. Maybe one?   KT ;)  ???  :P
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on May 22, 2013, 02:10:16 am
Howdy KT,
Beautiful!
Being able to make each piece of Leatherwork you do look different is a very special talent.
Thank you for sharing it with us.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on May 22, 2013, 08:18:16 am
Well done KT, it looks period for sure, nice aging, thanks for the look see pard.... ::) :o 8) ;D

tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on May 22, 2013, 10:47:20 am
Johnny and TW cant thank you enough.. KT :)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: hillbilly tim on May 31, 2013, 11:15:51 pm
Howdy, Here's a couple shots of WIP. Building a rig for one of my brothers. I'm using H.O. 7/8 here. Thx fer looking!
(http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww7/mrvair/photoC_zpse3ae3ecb.jpg)

(http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww7/mrvair/photoB_zps6b953876.jpg)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on June 01, 2013, 12:09:14 am
Looks great, Tim. The basket weave is nice and even. Good work.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on June 01, 2013, 10:53:50 am
Very nice Tim, it looks great, like Will said nice and even, thanks for sharing... 8)

  tEN wOLVES  ;D     
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on June 01, 2013, 03:23:37 pm
Tim a very nice all around job. KT
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: hillbilly tim on June 02, 2013, 12:49:45 am
Thank fella's!! I appreciate it. It's been so long since I've done much until recently. Y'all have honored me greatly!!


Bro. Tim
Pistol Packing Preacher
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Cliff Fendley on June 02, 2013, 10:35:48 am
Nice work Tim. Keeping that basket stamping even takes some patience.
Title: My latest set
Post by: TexasToby on June 10, 2013, 05:28:54 pm
I have a new set of holsters that I made and going to sell. I sent some pics in the email to a friend and they were great. I don't know how they will be on here. They are a dark antique mahogany color. A size 46 belt and holsters fit a Ruger New Vaquero, Colt Peacemakers and Colt clones with 4 1/2" to 5 1/2" barrels. 12 ga. shotgun loops and 44/45 bullet loops. Texas Toby
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on June 11, 2013, 04:41:09 pm
Darn fine work, Toby. Thanks for the pics.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: TexasToby on June 11, 2013, 04:45:44 pm
Thanks Marshal Will.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on June 11, 2013, 05:31:40 pm
TT good looking rig. Keep m coming. KT
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Boothill Bob on June 12, 2013, 01:31:14 pm
Lovely work TT..
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Cliff Fendley on June 12, 2013, 04:10:38 pm
Great work Toby
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Nasty Nate on June 29, 2013, 02:35:45 pm
Howdy folks! Here's my personal rig I made this past year after joining the CFDA. Unfortunately it hasn't seen much range time since my move from Camp Pendleton to Jacksonville. Hoping to change that soon when I get some time to hook up with the local club. This rig was inspired by Will Ghormley's "Johnny Ringo" rig.
 (http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb228/PhrogFlyerUSMC1/Ingle%20Gun%20Leather/Fast%20Draw%20Competition%20Rig/IMG_0702_zps3b5f6166.jpg)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: outrider on June 29, 2013, 04:55:45 pm
Very well done...I particularly like the buckle...where did you get that one?  On another note...I went to school in Jacksonville...IPTM U. of N. Florida
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Nasty Nate on June 29, 2013, 07:01:21 pm
Very well done...I particularly like the buckle...where did you get that one?  On another note...I went to school in Jacksonville...IPTM U. of N. Florida
Thanks pardner. The buckle is a Jeremiah Watt design. Got from ranch2arena.com , lots of other great designs as well as tools.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on June 29, 2013, 07:11:25 pm
Howdy Nate,
Beautiful Job! Clean and neat with excellent workmanship. Many thanks for sharing it with us.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on June 29, 2013, 08:12:39 pm
Hi Nate great looking rig. I have a grand daughter still in Camp Pendleton. Outrider Weaver has that buckle in there catalog. KT
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on June 29, 2013, 11:55:15 pm
That's a fine rig, Nate. Thumbs up!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on July 03, 2013, 03:16:43 am
Tooled in the Mexican style...
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on July 03, 2013, 07:15:12 am
Howdy Skeeter,
Beautiful example of a Mexican Loop Holster! Carving and workmanship at it's very best!
Many thanks for sharing it with us.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Nasty Nate on July 03, 2013, 07:53:24 am
Very nice work Skeeter!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on July 03, 2013, 10:37:07 am
As always, your work is outstanding, Skeet. This is a fine holster. The design and color are perfect. Thanks for the pic.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on July 04, 2013, 10:46:22 am
Outstanding Skeet, thanks for sharing ;D


    tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on July 07, 2013, 06:13:54 pm
I had a couple of unfinished "Mistakes" laying around. I finished them up and attached them to my Gun Cart. Hopefully it will be a handy place to store my Pistols. It was hot shooting yesterday. The next item to go on my gun Cart will be an umbrella.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Camano Ridge on July 07, 2013, 07:38:46 pm
There are no mistakes just learning opportunities. Good use of your learning opportunities.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on July 07, 2013, 08:28:48 pm
Lookin' good, Johnny. That's a great idea. Definitely a good way to keep your pistolas.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: GunClick Rick on July 08, 2013, 09:46:35 am
Well i ya ever make Marshall you kin haul drunks down to da hoosegow in that puppy,when they wake up just buffalo "em" wid them peeestolees  ;D KABONG~~~ :-X :)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on July 08, 2013, 12:09:25 pm
Johnny Great job. I like it. KT
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Nasty Nate on July 14, 2013, 09:11:54 am
Here's my latest holster that I'll be adding to my product line. I'm naming it "El Bandido".
(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb228/PhrogFlyerUSMC1/Ingle%20Gun%20Leather/El%20Bandido/IMG_0736_zps8e3a9a88.jpg) (http://s209.photobucket.com/user/PhrogFlyerUSMC1/media/Ingle%20Gun%20Leather/El%20Bandido/IMG_0736_zps8e3a9a88.jpg.html)
(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb228/PhrogFlyerUSMC1/Ingle%20Gun%20Leather/El%20Bandido/IMG_0741_zps3059924e.jpg) (http://s209.photobucket.com/user/PhrogFlyerUSMC1/media/Ingle%20Gun%20Leather/El%20Bandido/IMG_0741_zps3059924e.jpg.html)
(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb228/PhrogFlyerUSMC1/Ingle%20Gun%20Leather/El%20Bandido/IMG_0740_zpsc4489d83.jpg) (http://s209.photobucket.com/user/PhrogFlyerUSMC1/media/Ingle%20Gun%20Leather/El%20Bandido/IMG_0740_zpsc4489d83.jpg.html)
(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb228/PhrogFlyerUSMC1/Ingle%20Gun%20Leather/El%20Bandido/IMG_0739_zpsfec8a398.jpg) (http://s209.photobucket.com/user/PhrogFlyerUSMC1/media/Ingle%20Gun%20Leather/El%20Bandido/IMG_0739_zpsfec8a398.jpg.html)
(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb228/PhrogFlyerUSMC1/Ingle%20Gun%20Leather/El%20Bandido/IMG_0738_zps46910c63.jpg) (http://s209.photobucket.com/user/PhrogFlyerUSMC1/media/Ingle%20Gun%20Leather/El%20Bandido/IMG_0738_zps46910c63.jpg.html)
(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb228/PhrogFlyerUSMC1/Ingle%20Gun%20Leather/El%20Bandido/IMG_0737_zps623cbbdd.jpg) (http://s209.photobucket.com/user/PhrogFlyerUSMC1/media/Ingle%20Gun%20Leather/El%20Bandido/IMG_0737_zps623cbbdd.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on July 14, 2013, 11:38:39 am
Nice clean lines , and well made, it looks good Nate, well done, and thanks for sharing.

 tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on July 14, 2013, 01:31:17 pm
Nate nice work. GOOD JOB. KT
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Nasty Nate on July 14, 2013, 06:36:53 pm
Nice clean lines , and well made, it looks good Nate, well done, and thanks for sharing.

 tEN wOLVES  ;D
Thank you!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Nasty Nate on July 14, 2013, 06:37:29 pm
Nate nice work. GOOD JOB. KT
Thank you!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Boothill Bob on July 15, 2013, 05:09:15 am
Nice work Jason, love it.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Nasty Nate on July 15, 2013, 06:40:32 am
Nice work Jason, love it.
Thanks Henrik! Good to see a friend on here. Hope all is well.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Boothill Bob on July 15, 2013, 07:01:05 am
You're welcome. . Everything its ok over here, waitong on my cobra so I can get some speed on my orders.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Nasty Nate on July 15, 2013, 07:10:05 am
You're welcome. . Everything its ok over here, waitong on my cobra so I can get some speed on my orders.
That's good Henrik. You're going to love that Cobra. I'm a slow leaner and still have some to learn on it. But it is sweet when I have it set up right. It definitely motivates me to keep making leather goods. 
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Boothill Bob on July 15, 2013, 07:23:49 am
I believe you pard.. Have you sold some IWB:s yet?
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Nasty Nate on July 15, 2013, 08:11:40 am
I believe you pard.. Have you sold some IWB:s yet?
Not a single one of them. I've put it up on my Etsy page but nobody is buying. I don't think $115 is too much either when compared to the market price of the big name makers. But you know how brand recognition works too.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on July 15, 2013, 11:40:25 am
Nice clean lines , and well made, it looks good Nate, well done, and thanks for sharing.

 tEN wOLVES  ;D
I definitely agree with TW. Good work.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: hillbilly tim on July 16, 2013, 11:15:59 pm
(http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww7/mrvair/cksheath2_zpsa82094e1.jpg)

(http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww7/mrvair/cksheath1_zps4f5e179f.jpg)

Here's a couple shots of a sheath I made today for an 8" Bowie. Not shown is the folded belt loop on the back side. Pic's were made before edges were burnished and then finished with 50/50 Resolene.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on July 17, 2013, 02:39:02 am
Very fine stamping, Tim. Which tools did you use for the flower?
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Cliff Fendley on July 17, 2013, 06:33:28 am
Nice work Tim. Very clean.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Camano Ridge on July 17, 2013, 08:31:16 am
Very nice Tim.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: hillbilly tim on July 17, 2013, 08:53:15 am
Thanks for the roses fella's! the flower was made using a TLF 3-D stamp, I forget the stock number but will look it up if interested. I then used my winged dividers to lightly scribe a circle around it. Then just a lined viener and seeder to finish. I wanted to use something to dress the basket up some and it just popped into my hollow head. To make sure it works out, i always make a test stamp on scrap. I'd hate to have a veiner that half overlapped another. that way I can adjust my scribed circle size to make it work.

Bro Tim
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Nasty Nate on July 17, 2013, 10:43:34 am
Looks good Tim!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on July 17, 2013, 02:07:55 pm
That's a fine sheath, Tim. Looks really nice. The stamping is good, too.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on July 17, 2013, 03:43:36 pm
Nice work Tim, thanks for sharing

tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on July 17, 2013, 04:49:26 pm
Tim Great job. Keep em coming. KT
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: CraigC on August 07, 2013, 11:37:58 pm
One of my latest is a "Flames of Hell" holster. I modified Ghormley's pattern for a tighter fit and used oxblood and antique nickel spots for a little more of a vintage look.

(http://photos.imageevent.com/newfrontier45/leatherwork/large/IMG_1776b.jpg)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on August 07, 2013, 11:49:33 pm
That's some mighty fine work, Craig. The vintage look is good. It has that cared-for appearance.  8)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: CraigC on August 07, 2013, 11:57:03 pm
Thank you sir! I also liked the contrasting red thread more than I ever thought I would but I'm glad I skipped the red suede lining.  ;)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Gabriel Law on August 13, 2013, 05:29:24 pm
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y58/DTaylorSapergia/100_3471_zpseb46fce6.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/DTaylorSapergia/media/100_3471_zpseb46fce6.jpg.html)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y58/DTaylorSapergia/100_3474_zps93bbfcd4.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/DTaylorSapergia/media/100_3474_zps93bbfcd4.jpg.html)

I just finished this pair of spurs for my outfit.  I used 3/16" thick steel for the straps and rowels, and 1/2" stock for the rear ends - sorry I don't know the correct name.  The studs and rowel screws are made on the lathe.  I chose a browned finish to diminish the 'bling' thing.  Most work was done with saw and file.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Camano Ridge on August 13, 2013, 06:40:15 pm
Impressive. They are very nice. Will you be making your own spur straps for them?
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Gabriel Law on August 13, 2013, 08:42:32 pm
Oh yeah.  I'll post a pic of them when I've finished.  thanks for the response.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on August 14, 2013, 09:43:48 am
CraigC great leather work. KT
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on August 14, 2013, 09:44:55 am
Nice spurs. KT
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Boothill Bob on August 14, 2013, 03:37:00 pm
Have just made a rig for a customer. Its a cross draw holster with a 2½" moneybelt
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Camano Ridge on August 14, 2013, 08:29:35 pm
BHB , very nice. Like the color what did you use?
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on August 14, 2013, 08:41:56 pm
Beautiful spurs, Gabriel. I look forward to see what straps you come up with.

Henrik, that rig is awesome. Clean. Outstanding workmanship.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Boothill Bob on August 15, 2013, 03:09:51 am
Thanx. .
CR I use Fiebings walnut dye..
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on August 15, 2013, 03:13:07 am
Great work, Gabriel and Bob.
Here's a rig based on one by 'Patton & Co., Tombstone' -
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on August 15, 2013, 09:54:08 am
Great job Skeeter, I like everything about it, color, tooling, and style, this is a real quality piece of work, the extra protection they used to give their guns at the top of the bucket really sets this style apart from the others, awesome job pard and thanks for the look see ... ::) :D


       tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on August 15, 2013, 10:24:12 am
I agree with TW, Skeet. It's a fine rig. The lines extending out between the pedals on the floral medallion is a nice look.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Camano Ridge on August 15, 2013, 11:24:56 am
Very nice Skeeter.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Boothill Bob on August 15, 2013, 02:36:51 pm
Great work Skeeter, love the 3" belt.. Do you fold before  stiching the loops? Heard some do that.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on August 16, 2013, 05:07:26 pm
Thanks pards. Henrik, I sew before folding.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on August 18, 2013, 12:43:06 pm
I followed Cliff's lead here and put a filler in the seam of this Meanea.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Cliff Fendley on August 18, 2013, 01:48:12 pm
Fine work Skeeter and Bob.

Gabriel, those are some FINE looking spurs! I've been wanting to make some myself, one of those things on my neverending list of more ideas than time.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on August 18, 2013, 10:55:14 pm
Good work, Skeet. It's nice to add that historic aspect. 8)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on August 19, 2013, 10:01:04 pm
This beautiful western beaded watch case was was made for my wife by Randy Church .She just loves it and so do I. Thanks Randy Pat and Terry KT :)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Camano Ridge on August 19, 2013, 10:13:12 pm
Very nice. Better keep it away from GCR he will drewell all over it.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on August 19, 2013, 10:20:40 pm
Thanks C R I just recently got him a BIB . KT ;D ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on August 20, 2013, 12:33:45 am
Nice, KT. It's a keeper, for sure. Very nice work, Randy.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: ChurchandSon on August 20, 2013, 04:16:39 am
Thanks Gents..and to Terry and the Lady, always a pleasure........Randy
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: GunClick Rick on August 20, 2013, 12:52:08 pm
Slobber drool drip slobber flabble spit drooly!!!! :P :o  I been tryin to design one with a keeper off to the side..

Dang nice Randy! You should make a giant one to hang that banjo in ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: ChurchandSon on August 20, 2013, 05:09:02 pm
 
Quote
You should make a giant one to hang that banjo in

My picking may sound better...
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on August 25, 2013, 06:50:32 am
Nice work, Kid and Church & Son.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Camano Ridge on August 25, 2013, 02:33:32 pm
Very nice Skeeter.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Boothill Bob on August 28, 2013, 01:46:29 pm
Howdy..
Here is the first set I made on My Cobra, darn it´s nice and quick. I call the rig "Outrider", got the pattern from him  ;)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: TwoWalks Baldridge on August 28, 2013, 03:00:07 pm
Skeeter and Bob, two beautiful examples of top notch workmanship.  Incredible job on the stamping Bob.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: GunClick Rick on August 28, 2013, 03:03:33 pm
You missed a spot :-X ??? ::)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Boothill Bob on August 28, 2013, 04:05:35 pm
Thanx TWB.. its an popular rig over here. This is a $910  set and the swedes pays ;)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Camano Ridge on August 28, 2013, 10:48:27 pm
BHB great looking rig. Anytime you want to do a tutorial on the arrow basketweave feel free.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: knucklehead on August 29, 2013, 12:30:37 am
BHB I never thought to use the arrow head design on holsters and gun belt. nice job.

Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on August 30, 2013, 12:17:23 am
That's another beautiful holster, Skeet. That's a great pattern. It really looks authentic.

Henrik, that's a fine rig. It looks really finished. The contrasting stitching just makes it right.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on August 30, 2013, 04:22:05 pm
Skeet and BB great work. KT
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Texlee on September 05, 2013, 12:17:28 pm
Howdy,
Long time lurker on here and I'm just now getting around to posting some of the stuff I've made. I got interested in working with leather two years ago and didnt really start until last june when I made myself a pair of chaps and a holster, since then I've been making various gun rigs, spur straps and the likes for my friends.

Tex,
 
heres some of the stuff I've made:
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Texlee on September 05, 2013, 12:19:35 pm
Here's some more stuff

Tex'
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Texlee on September 05, 2013, 12:21:31 pm
And the last bit of it, I'd love to hear any input you fellers might have!

Tex,
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on September 05, 2013, 02:24:39 pm
Texlee welcome aboard and thanks for showing you nice leatherwork. KT
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: GunClick Rick on September 05, 2013, 02:46:09 pm
Nice ta have ya friend,buddy,amigo,compadre ::) ;D Keep em comin,nice work!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Texlee on September 05, 2013, 03:19:10 pm
Thanks for the kind words both of ya!  ;D

Tex
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: TwoWalks Baldridge on September 05, 2013, 05:35:42 pm
Texlee, some fine work there.  I really like the first pair of spur straps with the square concho.  Of course I like all the straps as well as the Saddle bags.  The chaps turned out really great also as well as the other items as well. 
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on September 05, 2013, 08:44:30 pm
That's some fine work, Texlee. You have some talent for leather working. Thanks for sharing with us. It's good to see you're firmly hooked.  ;D  Welcome to the forum.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Camano Ridge on September 05, 2013, 10:29:49 pm
Nice spread of goodies Tex Lee. Fine work.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Texlee on September 05, 2013, 11:24:09 pm
Thank you all for them kind words!  TwoWalks, I was kinda skeptical at first of the straps with the square conchos looking odd on the boots but I liked how they turned out!

Tex
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on September 11, 2013, 02:04:02 pm
Howdy Tex,

That is some beautiful work you are showing us. Keep em' coming.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on September 18, 2013, 04:27:01 pm
Here are a few pieces I just finished. The Holsters go to one gentleman and the Belt to another. Two hours in the home brewed Walnut dye followed by Neet's Foot Oil and Skidmore's. Again many thanks to Ten Wolves for the pattern and the design.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: GunClick Rick on September 18, 2013, 05:35:07 pm
By golly that;s nice  :) Do i see a teeny tad of influence in there??
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on September 18, 2013, 08:14:16 pm
Those look great, Johnny. The color is good enough to eat. Thumbs-up. 8)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: santee on September 18, 2013, 09:17:38 pm
Great stuff, Johnny. Just love the color you get!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on September 19, 2013, 01:57:35 am
Johnny now that's what I call NICE. Great design and color is outstanding. KT
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Cliff Fendley on September 21, 2013, 10:06:29 am
Nice work Johnny
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on September 21, 2013, 01:51:46 pm
Beautiful work Johnny, well done. ;D


        tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: FiremanBrad on September 25, 2013, 10:16:00 pm
Mighty fine craftsmanship here!!!  I'm almost embarrassed to post a pic of what little work I've done!!  I needed a way to carry more pistols , so I made a double shoulder rig out of some harness leather. Copper rivets and buckles!  Used Triple K Slim Jim's times 4!

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b147/fireman_3311/074CA63B-C719-47AA-8A93-D02DE0FC8E94-9454-00000AEEBBE59EC5_zpsc26d0c9a.jpg)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b147/fireman_3311/1DE408B1-05C9-4348-8F07-E1DE3799393D-9454-00000AEE6B3E0049_zps168037f9.jpg)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: GunClick Rick on September 25, 2013, 10:41:27 pm
Lookin way sharp there :)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on September 26, 2013, 06:19:47 pm
Howdy Brad,

Welcome to the Leather Shop.

Please  do not be embarrassed about anything you show. The people on this forum are some of the most friendly and helpful people you will find anywhere.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: FiremanBrad on September 26, 2013, 07:25:37 pm
Thanks Johnny!! 
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on September 26, 2013, 10:38:47 pm
FiremanBrad its GREAT to have you on board. Keep showing your nice work. KT
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Boothill Bob on September 26, 2013, 11:59:09 pm
Welcome to the forum FiremanBrad. This is a great group,  I have leatned a lot from the kind fellas here :)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on September 27, 2013, 09:40:12 am
Looks good, Brad. You are definitely in the right place. That rig looks like it works good. Nice work. With all that iron, I'll try to stay on your good side. ;D

Welcome to the Leather Shop. Looking forward to your posts.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: FiremanBrad on September 27, 2013, 06:01:05 pm
Thanks fellas!  A good friend got me started Civil War Reenacting back in 2011, for the 150th.  It's something I've wanted to do since I was a wee lad, riding horses every day!  No longer have horses, but do a fair Infantry Corporal!!!  We do have fun with the Bushwacker impressions too!!!  The double shoulder rig was brainstormed around the campfire, after the Hatfields and Mccoys aired on TV !!!    Made a rivet tool and found the heavy harness leather!!!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: outrider on October 12, 2013, 01:27:42 pm
Here is a single loop holster that fits an older Colt Frontier Scout.  The customer wanted something special on the loop to indicate an older Colt.  I sent the loop to Scott Ebersol at the HolsterWorx in Duncansville, PA.  and he laser engraved the Colt Rampant Pony on the loop...needless to say it came out extremely well
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on October 12, 2013, 01:33:17 pm
It came out great Outrider, your customer will be happy for sure.... ::) :o 8) ;D

  tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: santee on October 12, 2013, 04:24:22 pm
Nicely done.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on October 12, 2013, 04:25:13 pm
The laser engraving came out just fine. I don't know that I would have thought of that. Nice holster.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Camano Ridge on October 12, 2013, 04:27:09 pm
Very nice Outrider.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Boothill Bob on October 12, 2013, 05:15:33 pm
Awsome work Outrider. Love the two tone.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: outrider on October 12, 2013, 06:11:19 pm
The HolsterWorx primarily offers modern concealed carry holsters which include some awe inspiring laser engraving....so why not offer it on a western rig?  I will try to send them more work but for sure I can not afford the $20,000 + that the engraver costs....
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on October 12, 2013, 09:40:57 pm
Outrider now that's what I call NICE. KT
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: outrider on October 13, 2013, 07:52:12 am
Thnk you for all the kind comments
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on October 13, 2013, 02:30:19 pm
Been working on this rig on and off  for about 4 months. Finally got it done. KT
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Camano Ridge on October 13, 2013, 02:51:16 pm
Beautiful rig KT. It definitley looks like 4 months of work.
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Post by: KidTerico on October 13, 2013, 05:42:40 pm
With guns. KT
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Post by: outrider on October 13, 2013, 06:12:39 pm
Well done KT
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Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on October 13, 2013, 07:10:41 pm
Well done KT, this is some beautiful work pard, I like everything about it... ::)  :o 8) ;D


    tWN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on October 13, 2013, 08:31:00 pm
Nice, KT. My eyes don't know where to stop on them. Well done.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on October 14, 2013, 12:14:12 am
Camano Ridge, Outrider, TW and Marshal Thank all of you very much.   KT
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: GunClick Rick on October 14, 2013, 01:20:16 am
Got to say somethin before headin off to bed...I'll have to call that ~THE BEST OF THE WEST~rig Screams western all the way

Heck i would just like to have a belt like that,not to mention the bueatiful accessories!! I made popcorn this evening :-[
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Boothill Bob on October 14, 2013, 01:22:38 am
Awsome work KT.. Just love it.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on October 14, 2013, 12:11:30 pm
Howdy KT,

You have outdone yourself on this one! Beautiful!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on October 14, 2013, 01:00:44 pm
Getting all these nice  comments from all of you  GREAT artists like yourselfs means a lot. Thank each and every one of you Terry alias KT
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: GunClick Rick on October 14, 2013, 04:20:24 pm
 I GOT IT!!!!!! I finally put my finger on it!!!! He's a friggin space alien!! Member that guy on,uh what was it,oh yea! My Favorite Martian!!! That's him That's KT!! Just imagine that guy with an elk suit on,wigglin his finger and all them rigs poppin up! That's it! He's a space alien!! :D :D :D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on October 14, 2013, 07:42:47 pm
Clicker you finally got me. KT ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on October 15, 2013, 06:16:10 pm
(He figured it out. Now what'll we do with him?) :o ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: GunClick Rick on October 15, 2013, 08:48:25 pm
Better than watchin Duck Dynasty! ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: WaddWatsonEllis on October 17, 2013, 10:12:52 pm
Hi,

I made the belt for this rig the holster was a stock one that I 'vacuumed" using Vinagaroon  (hint: it is Much cheaper to buy a fiberglass gun from Tipton's than to get a gun re-blued due to rusting ... I'm just sayin') The knife is a David Carrico D handled Bowie that was a common carry among Confederate Cavalry ... I simply removed the horsehide that came with it ... then used the wood part of the sheath to mold the Vinagarooned leather to the wooden scabbard ...

The rifle is a 50 cal. reproduction of a Maynard (actually issued to some of the 2nd Fla Cavalry)

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab107/WaddWatsonEllis/OSLHcemeterytour020.jpg) (http://s854.photobucket.com/user/WaddWatsonEllis/media/OSLHcemeterytour020.jpg.html)
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Post by: WaddWatsonEllis on October 17, 2013, 10:19:15 pm
Hi,

The previous pic did not show anything but the rifle ... here is a pic of the belt, holster & Knife:

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab107/WaddWatsonEllis/CIMG0001.jpg) (http://s854.photobucket.com/user/WaddWatsonEllis/media/CIMG0001.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on October 18, 2013, 11:59:31 am
Got bored and made some more ammo pouches. KT
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: GunClick Rick on October 18, 2013, 12:26:57 pm
NOW DADBURN IT KT!!!  :-\ :-\ You know i love them things!! I have to keep mine hid from the grand duaghter ;D ;D she ain't gettin that one either..

Nice nice nice!! :) :) :) Dang you made 4 of them!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on October 18, 2013, 02:47:59 pm
Thanks Clicker. I had a bunch of them but I gave you and other friends some and I noticed I didn't have any left for my self.  ;D  Had to make more. KT
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Boothill Bob on October 18, 2013, 04:21:09 pm
KT.. I'm soooo impressed by your work. I want to make a black powder shooting bag with rattler inlay like the way you did it. How did you do it?
//Henrik
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: GunClick Rick on October 18, 2013, 05:41:53 pm
KT ya want me to shoot eem or you wanna do it... :D :D :D ::) Secret recipe Bob ;D ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on October 18, 2013, 07:49:08 pm
Beautiful, WW. That rig certainly looks authentic. Nice work.

Wow, KT. Let boredom be your guide any time. Those are some cool-looking pouches.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on October 18, 2013, 08:53:54 pm
BB email me and let me know what you would like to know. KT
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on October 20, 2013, 01:40:18 pm
These picts are for BootHill Bob. KT
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on October 20, 2013, 01:45:57 pm
Couple more. KT
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: GunClick Rick on October 20, 2013, 02:07:33 pm
Totally awsome KT and i am honored to have one,thank you so much,these things are just bad to the bone,that second one looks like bullet holes patched up...nice to see ya made a few more :) :) :)

Happy Holloween y'all,im headed to the punkin patch with the grand duaghter :) :)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Boothill Bob on October 20, 2013, 03:03:36 pm
Thanx KT, it makes sense to me now, I totally love it.. I couldn't take your call, was putting the kidz to sleep and now its my turn to fight the bed bugs ;)
Will try to make an shooters bag out of the information I got from you.
Thanx again// Boothill
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: ChurchandSon on October 20, 2013, 03:50:25 pm
Nice Bags SnowDaddy....
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on October 20, 2013, 05:05:03 pm
Marshal ,Clicker , BB and Randy Thank you. KT
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on October 21, 2013, 10:39:27 am
Nice work KT, kinda looks like one of mine LOL.... ::)


tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on October 21, 2013, 10:58:12 am
Thanks TW. Does yours look anything like this? KT
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Camano Ridge on October 21, 2013, 12:22:34 pm
Kt, how did you know mine looks exactly like that one but only in my dreams. Very nice
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: GunClick Rick on October 21, 2013, 01:35:12 pm
 Wish i had one ::)

(http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u606/rick_son1/DSC07930_zps3c580410.jpg)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on October 21, 2013, 02:16:23 pm
Camano Ridge thank you and Clicker did you sneak one of mine? KT   ;)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: David Carrico on October 25, 2013, 07:23:37 pm
Floral Embossed Cartridge Belt.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on October 25, 2013, 08:21:34 pm
Nice belt. Good design and color. KT
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: santee on October 25, 2013, 09:46:45 pm
Like it.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Biscuit Joe on October 25, 2013, 09:50:50 pm
That's nice!!
Very clean job. :)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on October 26, 2013, 12:01:38 pm
Looks good. Nice work.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on October 26, 2013, 07:50:13 pm
Nice clean neat work!!!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: sax2ter on October 28, 2013, 02:48:43 pm
Just finished my first pair of Botas, and I am pleased with the result. Actually I made 2 pairs, and am working on finishing the second pair, at present.  I will post some pics of the second pair when I get them finished.

I used 6-7oz. top-grain cowhide stained to look nearly identical to elk hide.  The pattern I used for both pairs is a modification of one I found posted here: http://leatherworker.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=2742.  I modified this basic pattern to have a more symmetrical look all the way around, with no overlap/underlap at the heel.  This affords a more finished look, and also allows a gap for spurs to protrude out from the heel of the leggings, without interference.  The finished product looks great... almost like someone sawed off the bottom half of a pair of full-length, step-in shotgun chaps.

My template negates the need to sew on the top "knee flap", which flips up to offer additional protection for the knees while horseback riding.  I also added an integral strap to the top of the template, which eliminates the need to sew on an extra strap and buckle for cinching the botas on below the knee.  Instead, I sewed Velcro to the top (and strap) for fastening, which is the preferred method of attachment for most English style half chaps, and is a lot more comfortable than having a buckle grinding into the side of your knee. 

I put my botas to the test, recently.  I went horseback riding with my wife, and during the ride, we jumped a mountain creek that runs through a narrow gap between the mountain side and a drop-off.  My horse shied away from the drop-off, hugged the mountain, and scraped my lower leg on a tree that was growing out.  The botas protected as planned... the whole reason I became interested in making a pair in the first place, (full chaps are too hot to wear in the high desert mountains where we ride).  Fortunately the tree didn't damage the botas other than to give them a little authentic "wear" in the form of a minor scuff. 

This is my first leather project. 

Please feel free to comment, critique with suggestions, or ask questions.

Joseph

Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Camano Ridge on October 28, 2013, 04:46:15 pm
Very nice looking.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on October 28, 2013, 10:17:26 pm
Good Job. KT
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: GunClick Rick on October 28, 2013, 10:28:19 pm
OOOOOOOoooooo weeeeeeeeeeeeee dems nice!!! I belive ya got that down pard :) :) :)


 :P :P put your tongue back in! I cain't ,did ya see them botas!! What botas??? dem right there!!------->Oh man!!! :P :P
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on October 29, 2013, 12:04:09 am
Great looking botas, Sax2ter. They look comfortable. For a first project, no less!  8)

Welcome to the forum. It'll be nice to see your second pair and any other leather work you do. This is a great bunch. You'll fit right in.

Fine looking horse, too.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: GunClick Rick on October 30, 2013, 01:00:58 am
I want some :-\ :(
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: santee on October 30, 2013, 10:16:00 pm
Good job on the Botas!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on October 30, 2013, 10:52:00 pm
Very nice Botas, well done sax2ter 8)

tEN wOLVES   ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Cliff Fendley on October 31, 2013, 05:55:52 pm
Very nice belt David.

Sax2ter, great job on the botas.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: David Carrico on November 01, 2013, 08:11:50 pm
Another cartridge belt. Reproduction "John P. Lower, Sportsmen Depot, Denver Col" belt plate. I have the mold to the belt plate.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: GunClick Rick on November 01, 2013, 08:17:07 pm
Man that's nice,if i get one will i be in a movie :)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Cliff Fendley on November 01, 2013, 10:54:33 pm
Great looking belt David!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on November 02, 2013, 12:26:05 am
Nice work on the belt. KT
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on November 02, 2013, 10:26:21 am
Howdy David,
Great work on the Belts. The workmanship is outstanding!

Howdy Sax2ter,
Great job on the botas especially for your first try. Look forward to seeing your future projects.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on November 02, 2013, 10:49:54 am
Well done David, it looks like the real deal ::) :o 8)


tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Major 2 on November 02, 2013, 12:17:00 pm
Another cartridge belt. Reproduction "John P. Lower, Sportsmen Depot, Denver Col" belt plate. I have the mold to the belt plate.

That is very cool David... Great period piece
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: David Carrico on November 02, 2013, 12:34:13 pm
Thanks guys! Hey Major, I might steal that pic, thanks for posting!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Major 2 on November 02, 2013, 01:31:25 pm
It's in the public domain,  are you going to be offering the Buckles ?
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: GunClick Rick on November 02, 2013, 06:16:41 pm
Check out the rifle rack! :)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on November 02, 2013, 06:23:33 pm
Beautiful, David. It looks authentic. Very impressive work. Thanks for the pic. 8)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on November 02, 2013, 07:59:28 pm
Just finished this one as a gift for a friend. Ostrich inlay. Other is silver dollar with ivory.  KT
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on November 02, 2013, 08:44:38 pm
Beautiful KT, very classy and the Ostrich inlay looks great.... ::) :o 8)


tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on November 02, 2013, 09:51:15 pm
I agree with TW on both pieces. The natural edge on the black jockstrap is a nice accent, too.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: GunClick Rick on November 04, 2013, 02:33:19 pm
Always liked that ostich leg stuff,you can really polish it up!! Awsome KT,that red sets it off..Keep your eyes open pards cuase we all KTs friends !!! Right huh???? :D ;D

How bout you Marshall
 Come on Tenner
Johnny boy??
Course he likes me best~~ ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on November 04, 2013, 07:02:34 pm
Quote
I agree with TW on both pieces. The natural edge on the black jockstrap is a nice accent, too.
My sentiments exactly. All I can say is "Wow" that is nifty!

Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on November 04, 2013, 07:09:08 pm
Thanks everyone and Clicker I like you. I'd like you for supper but your  hide would be way to tough. You wouldn't even make a good rump roast or not even good stew meat  but you make a GOOD FRIEND.. your friend  KT   ;) ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: GunClick Rick on November 04, 2013, 07:12:21 pm
 :D :D :D so your sayin you don't like jerky!!  ::)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on November 05, 2013, 09:41:24 am
KT, your jockstrap photos are missing. Please be sure to re-post them for us again. That's a good look.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on November 05, 2013, 10:12:17 am
Thanks Marshal  here it is. KT
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: GunClick Rick on November 05, 2013, 11:53:47 am
Ya know that has to be the nicest jock strap style i ever seen :o :) :) :)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on November 05, 2013, 08:12:03 pm
That's the ticket, KT. Thumbs-up.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Highlander999 on November 14, 2013, 09:37:41 am
A Collins/Roosevelt that I've suntanned...


REALLY NICE, I love the F.A. Meanea holster and that one is sharp...
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: outrider on November 14, 2013, 04:04:14 pm
Here is a Meanea Cheyenne style holster I finished this morning
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Camano Ridge on November 14, 2013, 04:27:45 pm
That is very nice outrider. Well done.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: GunClick Rick on November 14, 2013, 09:07:11 pm
YEP~ like the tooling :)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on November 14, 2013, 09:50:10 pm
Outrider outstanding holster and the color is even BETTER  KT
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on November 14, 2013, 11:03:28 pm
You got that one right, Outrider. Clean and graceful. Beautiful work. Thumbs-up.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on November 15, 2013, 11:33:07 am
I have to tell you I like the holster that  outrider showed so much I asked him if he would make me one to hang on antler for show and tell as part of my collection. I was lucky enough that he said yes. Thanks outrider. KT :)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: outrider on November 15, 2013, 12:06:36 pm
We have a select and very talented people in this group and although some come and go they leave behind a sense of accomplishment in the projects that they share with us.  KT is one of our most talented artisans and I was humbled that he asked that I make something for him....
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on November 15, 2013, 04:44:10 pm
Howdy Outrider,

Your Meanea Holster is outstanding! The workmanship and design are as good as it gets. Thank you for sharing this fine example of Leather Working with us.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on November 15, 2013, 06:55:15 pm
Beautiful work Outrider, you captured the Meanea style to a tee.. 8)
 

tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Boothill Bob on November 22, 2013, 07:17:55 am
Here´s the complite Frontiersman rig, I´m satisfied with it. Thanx for explaining the bag KT
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Boothill Bob on November 22, 2013, 07:18:55 am
Two more
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Camano Ridge on November 22, 2013, 09:18:05 am
Henrik, beautiful outfit. Again the color is very nice. WHen I try to use Fiebing walnut dye it comes out looking a lot difereent then that. Very nicely done.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on November 22, 2013, 11:06:27 am
BB that's a BEAUTIFUL piece of work. I don't know what you could do to make it any better . Don't change anything. A++++++    KT :)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on November 22, 2013, 11:28:44 am
Quote
. BB that's a BEAUTIFUL piece of work. I don't know what you could do to make it any better . Don't change anything. A++++++    KT         

My sentiments exactly. That is a work of art.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: GunClick Rick on November 22, 2013, 01:23:59 pm
 :o KT's been exported!!!!! :o

Gee i didn't get a rattle on mine~ :( Hey Bob,i hear KTs been gettin 5.00 a bag at the flea marts :D :D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: GunClick Rick on November 22, 2013, 01:25:52 pm
You did a really fine job on that outfit,be careful everybody that see's it will want to grab it!! I dang near have to keep the one KT made tied to the wall!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on November 22, 2013, 03:27:30 pm
Beautiful, Henrik. Everything has its own character. The combination is a winner.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on November 23, 2013, 04:49:35 am
The basket-weave and the rivet put this at circa 1900...
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Boothill Bob on November 23, 2013, 06:04:59 am
Very nice work Skeeter.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on December 01, 2013, 05:34:58 pm
I like the basket weave look. At the turn of the century a lot of nice work was done. This one portrays that nicely.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Cliff Fendley on December 04, 2013, 06:01:11 am
Nice work fellas, Outrider, Skeeter, Boothill. I haven't been on this page for a while and was missing out on some nice eye candy.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on December 08, 2013, 12:02:22 pm
Some work in progress...
It's in the Mexican style, suggested by the photo on page 167 of PI.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: GunClick Rick on December 08, 2013, 12:16:43 pm
eeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!! :) :) :)Oh that's gonna be a bueaty Skeeter !!!!!!!
 :o :-* :)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on December 08, 2013, 05:17:41 pm
Beautiful, Skeet. Good work on this one. Looking forward to the finished pic(s).
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Camano Ridge on December 08, 2013, 08:14:36 pm
Skeeter, very nice. The design is very clean looking.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on December 10, 2013, 09:14:14 am
That's it till it gets a suntan -
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on December 10, 2013, 02:51:53 pm
That's a big thumbs-up, Skeet.  8)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on December 10, 2013, 06:12:13 pm
Awesome work Skeet, well done pard... 8)


  tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: David Carrico on December 11, 2013, 12:47:45 pm
Outstanding!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Cliff Fendley on December 11, 2013, 06:28:43 pm
Great work skeeter
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on December 18, 2013, 05:39:55 pm
Thanks, pards.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: St8LineLeatherSmith on January 09, 2014, 02:56:28 am
Lots of nice leather here fellars!
now to get another pull off this jar ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Cliff Fendley on January 11, 2014, 09:45:29 pm
Lonesome Dove holsters and sheath. This was a resent request of a customer putting together a Lonesome Dove rig. He already had the belt and box so I made him the holster and sheath for the Russell knife.

He had me do the Walker holster and also one for an 1860.

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f67/30WCF/knives%20and%20craft%20work/DSCN3537_zps4a34de08.jpg) (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/30WCF/media/knives%20and%20craft%20work/DSCN3537_zps4a34de08.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on January 11, 2014, 10:03:02 pm
Cliff nice job. Good color
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Cliff Fendley on January 11, 2014, 11:17:47 pm
Thanks KT. I managed to get the pattern almost perfect on the first try, just a little tweaking to the pattern to make it just right. I looked at pictures of the movie rig and took a bit of experimenting to get the color and shading right.

I never would have thought but after watching the whole series again there is only one scene in the whole movie that shows a real good look of that holster. Pictures online are fairly limited too that show the color and shading of the holster.

Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on January 11, 2014, 11:59:06 pm
Nice work, Cliff. You do the originals justice.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on January 12, 2014, 08:57:52 am
Nice work, Cliff.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on January 12, 2014, 06:49:02 pm
Nice clean work Cliff….

tEN wOLVES ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on January 12, 2014, 07:37:52 pm
Howdy Cliff,

Beautiful work!

Augustus McCrae himself would be proud to wear that Holster and Sheath.

J. McCrae
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ray on February 11, 2014, 10:26:32 am
Hi, folks!

I'm happy I found your great site with all this interesting material! Making old frontier leather is only an hobby so I hope you don't mind me giving you an idea of what I'm doing on the weekends ;)

Best regards from Germany!
Ray
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ray on February 11, 2014, 01:05:04 pm
and some more stuff...
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on February 11, 2014, 02:41:38 pm
Welcome to the forum, Ray. It looks like your weekends are spent well. There are some fine holsters you've done. Nice work. Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Camano Ridge on February 11, 2014, 02:44:55 pm
Very nice looking holsters Ray. Welcome.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on February 11, 2014, 03:00:22 pm
Ray nice work. Great to have you on board. KT
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ray on February 12, 2014, 02:56:47 am
Thank you very much!  8)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Cliff Fendley on February 12, 2014, 09:02:31 am
Very nice work Ray!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on February 12, 2014, 09:55:59 am
Welcome to our forum Ray, your work is very nice and well done, thanks for sharing with us, we'll look forward to more from you...

tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on February 19, 2014, 10:33:53 am
Great work, Ray. Some good stuff is made this side of the Atlantic - for example Andy Rombach in Germany and Lloyd of PLM Brand Saddlery in France. I recognize the originals you're aiming at from Packing Iron. Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: GunClick Rick on February 19, 2014, 11:55:46 am
Nice stuff!!

Hey Skeeter.what ARE you grinnin at!?? ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on March 09, 2014, 12:15:17 am
Finally got around to making a pipe bag. My first one .  KT
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ray on March 09, 2014, 05:03:51 am
Very cool item! Personally I have never done anything with beads. Looks like an awful lot of work!  :)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on March 09, 2014, 08:45:15 am
Howdy Ray,
Welcome to the Leather Shop. This is some mighty fine work you have shown us. Look forward to seeing more of your stuff!

Howdy KT,
Beautiful! I'll bet back in the 1800's you could have traded your Pipe Bag for a Henry.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on March 09, 2014, 10:23:45 am
Ray and Johnny thank you and Johnny I would have traded for a Mary   Jane  or a Sue... KT LOL
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: GunClick Rick on March 09, 2014, 10:45:24 am
Or a Look,didn't go at away,went tuther ~ ::)  Nice bag KT. As soon as ya get my flute bag done let me know.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on March 09, 2014, 11:03:50 am
Snakeskin, spots, beads, buckskin and fringe. Looks great, KT.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on March 09, 2014, 12:15:19 pm
GCR and Marshal thank you and Marshal you forgot the rawhide.. KT ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on March 10, 2014, 06:19:12 pm
Drat.  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on March 11, 2014, 02:52:21 pm
I started this one 6 months ago and never put the beads on so I decided to finish it. Done with these . Got it out of my system. LOL  KT
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on March 12, 2014, 11:34:09 am
Good bead work, KT. The whole thing works well.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Cliff Fendley on March 14, 2014, 03:51:11 pm
Love the pipe bag KT, nice work.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on March 14, 2014, 04:45:26 pm
Marshal and Cliff thank you very much. KT
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: GunClick Rick on March 14, 2014, 05:37:45 pm
Now you can make a flute bag ::) :P ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ray on April 29, 2014, 10:45:59 am
Howdy!

Time to post some new stuff:

Two well known movie holsters, than something referring to PI page 113 and finally...


Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ray on April 29, 2014, 10:48:55 am
... an "free" designed left hand cross draw rig (with matching spur straps) for "gamblers".
That's why it has 13 loop holes  8)

Best regards from Germany!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on April 29, 2014, 11:05:48 am
Very nice Ray, thanks for sharing with us pard. 8)

tEN wOLVES ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Camano Ridge on April 29, 2014, 11:51:08 am
Very nice work Ray.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on April 29, 2014, 12:48:56 pm
Beautiful work, Ray. I particularly like the one from PI. 8) Thanks for the pics.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Cliff Fendley on April 29, 2014, 02:52:32 pm
Very nice work Ray!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on April 30, 2014, 10:44:50 am
Nice work, Ray.
The scabbard on the left is new, lined with pigskin.

Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on April 30, 2014, 10:58:34 am
Both look great, Skeet. What a beautiful pattern. Outstanding work.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ray on April 30, 2014, 11:19:52 am
Thank`s a lot!

Hey very impressive work Skeeter! Your carving just looks perfect  8)
I can´t hardly believe you made these scrabbards twice!!!

And thanks again for your advice. Cuts look much more pleasant now *ähämmm...*

 ;)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on April 30, 2014, 11:46:26 am
Thanks, Marshal and Ray...
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Camano Ridge on April 30, 2014, 12:12:51 pm
Nice looking work skeeter.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Major 2 on May 01, 2014, 05:37:02 pm
Here my version of a Huckleberry Rig for my Merwin & Hulbert .
I find off the shoulder rigs with a chest strap retention uncomfortable and a bit restraining
So I worked up this Bandoleer style.... No carving , simple utilitarian and finished in Fiebings Med. Brown cut 50% and Skidmore's.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on May 02, 2014, 04:28:41 am
Great work, Major.
These pics show the double stitching to hold the lining of the scabbard posted above.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ray on May 02, 2014, 07:56:03 am
Details looking great, Skeeter :-)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on May 02, 2014, 12:07:45 pm
Well done Major 2 and Skeeter, nice work all around, thanks for sharing... ::) :o 8) ;D


  tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on May 04, 2014, 05:58:24 am
Selfies of a couple of belts....
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on May 04, 2014, 11:44:15 am
Ray great work on the holsters. KT
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on May 04, 2014, 11:45:59 am
Major 2 nice job. KT
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: GunClick Rick on May 04, 2014, 01:49:29 pm
Ain't got the words Skeeter simply bueatiful! I carved some leather last year but it was an overdone turkey, don't know who got the tip of my finger  :-\ :-X ::)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on May 04, 2014, 07:20:28 pm
Skeeter nice leather work.. KT
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on May 06, 2014, 10:50:58 pm
Good work, Skeet. I really like the photo with all the pieces. Thanks for the pics.

Major 2, that's a fine rig. Looks great for the MH. 8)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on May 07, 2014, 06:20:02 am
Thanks, compadres.
Skeet
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: St8LineLeatherSmith on May 07, 2014, 07:07:35 am
WOW! :o
WOW! :o
WOW! :o
WOW! :o
and WOW! :o


Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Cliff Fendley on May 13, 2014, 08:01:43 am
Nice work fellas. Hadn't checked the thread for a while and was missin out on eye candy.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: David Carrico on June 05, 2014, 08:45:31 pm
Here's one of my Scout Belts I just finished. I think the Will Ghormley buckle looks nice on there!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: St8LineLeatherSmith on June 06, 2014, 01:10:09 am
Nice looking cartridge belt!
 where did you get the conchos?
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on June 06, 2014, 08:29:05 pm
Beautiful, David. I agree, the belt and buckle are a great combo. Outstanding, as usual. 8)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on June 26, 2014, 12:05:51 pm
A Mexican loop...
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on June 26, 2014, 12:28:13 pm
Howdy Skeeter,

Outstanding as usual. The quality and workmanship are first class. Thanks for sharing this with us.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Major 2 on June 26, 2014, 04:24:14 pm
Mine but made by Dave Carrico, houses my #3

and refinished in my own mixture of dyes & Skidmores
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Cliff Fendley on June 26, 2014, 05:33:04 pm
Fine work fellas
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on June 26, 2014, 09:28:57 pm
Beautiful work Skeet, thanks for sharing  :o 8)

tEN wOLVES :D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on June 26, 2014, 10:56:05 pm
Outstanding as always, Skeet. It really looks authentic. Thumbs-up! 8)

Maj2, David did a fine job for you on that one. Of course, David does a fine job on all of them. ;)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on August 28, 2014, 12:07:51 pm
Here are two Rigs I just finished. The one gun Rig has several coats of Neet's Foot Oil followed by Skidmore's. The two gun Rig was immersed in home brewed Walnut dye for two hours followed by Neet's Foot Oil and Skidmore's.

Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on August 28, 2014, 12:53:31 pm
Johnny as usually some BEAUTIFUL work your showing. Love the colors. Keep m coming,,,  KT ;)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on August 28, 2014, 12:56:32 pm
Skeeter and Major some nice leather work your showing. KT
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Camano Ridge on August 28, 2014, 01:42:31 pm
Johnny, great job. I really like the two gun rig.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on August 28, 2014, 11:46:40 pm
Beautiful rigs, Johnny. Very nice work.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on August 29, 2014, 11:56:35 am
As always, nice work Johnny, they look great... ::)


  tEN wOLVES ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on August 29, 2014, 02:31:09 pm
Many thanks to everyone for the kind words.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: GunClick Rick on August 29, 2014, 10:35:45 pm
NICE! One fer ye and mou~ ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Good Troy on September 24, 2014, 03:02:57 pm
Here's a set of Johnny Ringo Holsters from Will Ghormley's pattern that I just finished.  I did the canvas belt and badge holder as well....originally I made the canvas belt was a bandolier, but it didn't function well in that service.  The spur straps are from Will's patterns as well.  The tooled design on the straps is my doing...sorry, there isn't a good detail on them in this photo.   This is as much fun as shooting!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on September 24, 2014, 03:39:53 pm
Very nice Troy! Johnny Ringo himself would be proud to wear that rig. We look forward to see your next project.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Camano Ridge on September 24, 2014, 08:21:46 pm
Troy, welcome. Thats a nice looking outfit.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on September 24, 2014, 09:33:50 pm
Beautifull work, and welcome to our forum Troy..

tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on September 24, 2014, 10:29:05 pm
Those look great, Troy. Very nice job on the whole rig. Looking forward to more of your work.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Major 2 on September 25, 2014, 05:18:12 am
Mine but made by Dave Carrico, houses my #3

and refinished in my own mixture of dyes & Skidmores

Thanks, I should mention the money belt is my work, from leather Johnny McCrae sent me several years ago.
But David did do the holster and I did the color...
I'm pleased with the set...thanks for the kudos  :)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Good Troy on September 25, 2014, 10:59:25 am
Thanks for the kind words, pard'ners!
I certainly get inspiration from this forum.
I'm working on some El Dorado holsters, now. 
Just plain jane....but It will be my first set of lined, and with a trigger guard welt.

Troy...
"I didn't shoot the stage clean, but at least I shot it slow"
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Major 2 on October 05, 2014, 09:52:14 am
I'm still am marveled by the fine craftsmanship and finished products y'all produce...

but from time to time...I just hobby around with my own

I had decided to get a Wild Bunch era 1911* , and wanted holster for it...  ( * 1st. 1911 I will have owned in maybe 10-12 years, 2nd ever in fact  )
I have to tell you, the gun is in route so I had no sample to shape my design...
Though it is not unusual or even unique,  this is my own hand drawn pattern.  
I tried the fit with a friends 1911 yesterday ....  nailed it .... draw is slick as snot and retains the gun nicely.
 
Leather is two pieces of 5 oz veg tan glued together so the holster is fully lined , finish is just heavy applied Skidmores
and sun light....
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on October 05, 2014, 11:40:34 am
Major 2, you aced it pard, well done , it looks fantastic, thanks for sharing  ::) :o 8) :D

tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on October 05, 2014, 11:07:13 pm
Nice work, Major 2. It looks good and should do the job for you.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on October 07, 2014, 05:29:17 am
This is a copy of the scabbard on page 91 of Cowboys & Trappings.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Camano Ridge on October 07, 2014, 08:55:05 am
Skeeter, outstnding work as usual. Very impressive, I just looked it upin my copy of that book it looks as close to the original as it gets. original.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on October 07, 2014, 09:49:32 am
Howdy Skeeter,

Wow! That is an awesome job of carving. Many thanks for sharing your skills with us.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Mogorilla on October 07, 2014, 11:52:31 am
Skeeter, I think we need a drool emoticon.   That is great.  I do have a question on those.  Do the rivets for the strap keepers go all the way through, or just through the one thickness of leather and there is a corresponding keeper on the other side?

thanks,
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on October 07, 2014, 12:31:16 pm
Thanks, guys.
Mogorilla - in this case, because the scabbard is so slim-cut, the rivets do not go all the way through.
With a roomier scabbard, the rivets would go right through.
Skeet
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on October 07, 2014, 06:34:43 pm
Outstanding, Skeet! Another beautiful job. We also need a thumbs-up emoticon.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on October 07, 2014, 10:30:23 pm
Skeeter, beautiful work pard, as always.. ::) :o 8)



tEN wOLVES ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Boothill Bob on October 11, 2014, 03:19:12 am
Have just finished up a civilian half flap holster for a customer. I really like making the oldwest holsters.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Major 2 on October 11, 2014, 03:27:52 am
That goes along with you're really good at it too !

great color and lines  :)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on October 11, 2014, 07:56:37 pm
Howdy Bob,

You like making it and I enjoy looking at it. It's top quality Classic looking work.

Many thanks for sharing it with us.

Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on October 12, 2014, 08:42:55 pm
Very nice Henrik, your work is always top notch, thanks for sharing pard.. ::) 8)

tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on October 13, 2014, 12:31:17 am
More of your normal fine workmanship, Henrik. Looks great. 8)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on October 13, 2014, 11:39:46 pm
BB outstanding job. Good work. KT
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Boothill Bob on October 13, 2014, 11:51:43 pm
Thanx.. Wish I could do this all the time.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ray on October 17, 2014, 03:26:04 am
Hi Skeeter! Awesome scabbard!!! I just build my first scabbard (very poorly) some days ago and went through Packing Iron looking for the old designs and now I see you have copied this one. Just perfect. Nothing more to say about it.  8)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on October 19, 2014, 07:58:27 am
Thanks, pards.

Nice work, Henrik.

'Nother pic.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Boothill Bob on October 25, 2014, 01:23:05 pm
Awsome work skeeter
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Boothill Bob on October 25, 2014, 01:29:03 pm
Have just finished a 1881 Indian war rig for a customer. Hope he likes it
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ray on October 26, 2014, 04:02:57 am
Very clean and good looking! Nice work!  8)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on October 26, 2014, 06:25:33 pm
Looks good Henrik, he should be very happy with this rig.. ::) :o 8) :D

tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on October 26, 2014, 10:48:16 pm
Beautiful, Henrik. I like the simple design and clean look. Your customer should be very pleased.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Boothill Bob on October 27, 2014, 04:28:00 pm
Thanx guys. Think I have to make one for my self to.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on October 30, 2014, 11:34:05 pm
Thanx guys. Think I have to make one for my self to.
You know you'll be happy with it. ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on November 06, 2014, 12:51:01 pm
Nice work, Henrik.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on November 09, 2014, 05:51:29 pm
Skeeter beautiful leather work. KT
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on November 10, 2014, 08:33:46 am
Thanks, Kid.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Camano Ridge on November 10, 2014, 02:10:32 pm
1861 Federal style cap box. Customer wanted russet. He did not want the shearling inside. He intends to carry a Cash Snail Capper in it.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Boothill Bob on November 10, 2014, 03:11:40 pm
Nice work CR, just love it.. Where can I buy that kind of brass stud?
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Camano Ridge on November 10, 2014, 04:50:01 pm
Boothill, you can get them from Blockaderunners. THe last ones I bought I got from David Carrico, you might contact him and see if he still has some to sell.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on November 10, 2014, 11:22:33 pm
Nice work, Camano. Looks good.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Kid Cavalier on December 24, 2014, 10:04:59 pm
For the Gaelic among us.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Kid Cavalier on December 24, 2014, 10:06:25 pm
Back view
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Kid Cavalier on December 24, 2014, 10:07:45 pm
Right Holster
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Kid Cavalier on December 24, 2014, 10:08:27 pm
Left Holster
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Camano Ridge on December 24, 2014, 11:17:21 pm
Matt, very nice looking rig. Have not seen you on here in some time.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on December 24, 2014, 11:45:19 pm
That's one classy rig, Kid. Looks really good. Obviously you've been busy working leather. Thanks for the pics.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: reno on January 13, 2015, 02:55:56 pm
If you want a rig that looks like it came out of the 1800s, here are two gun belts and holsters made for me by Scott Kreiman of CamanoRidge Custom Leather. I have had many rigs but these are as good as they come. Full 40 bullet loops and toe plugs in the holsters. Does'nt get any better than these. Scott is on many of these forums look for his stuff. If you want his address here it is,

CamanoRidge Custom Leather
Scott Kreiman
940 Hoppy Trail Way
Camano Island, WA. 98282
425-280-1962

NCOWS # 810
Reno
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on January 13, 2015, 07:29:34 pm
Kid, beautiful work pard…. ::) 8)

tEN wOLVES ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on January 13, 2015, 07:32:29 pm
RENO, CCL did you well, your rig looks like it steped right out of the eighteen hundreds, thanks for the look see pard… ::) :o 8)

tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on January 14, 2015, 12:27:26 am
Kid C - very impressive work.

Ditto, Camano.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on January 14, 2015, 10:18:10 am
Reno, he sure does fine work. You have a keeper with that rig. Thanks for posting the pics.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: brenn on January 18, 2015, 12:45:40 pm
This is my first set of western holsters.  Other than these, I have only made 2 J frame holsters and an IWB holster for a Walther PPK, so I am pretty new a leatherworking and holster making.

(https://sites.google.com/a/fewpb.net/brenn/_/rsrc/1421606363945/home/holsterss.JPG)

(https://sites.google.com/a/fewpb.net/brenn/_/rsrc/1421606374730/home/leftholster.JPG)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Camano Ridge on January 18, 2015, 01:07:03 pm
Brenn, for not having made many holsters those look pretty darn good.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: brenn on January 19, 2015, 07:20:44 am
Brenn, for not having made many holsters those look pretty darn good.

Thanks.  I need to make some more, but those took me a good 8 hours per holster, mainly because they are made from 2 layers of about 4-6 oz. leather, so they are smooth-side leather inside and out.  It seems like an unlined rig would be pretty easy.

The little J frame holster is my original pattern (I used a Tandy El Dorado pattern for the western holsters).  It's a cross draw I wear a lot in the summer and I recently made my father a straight drop like it, with a matching belt.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on January 19, 2015, 10:16:53 pm
Lookin' good, Brenn. Nice work on that rig.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Good Troy on January 20, 2015, 11:17:47 am
Brenn,

Nice rig!  I have a rig with holsters of this design (El Dorado pattern by Mr. Ghormley).  I really like it, too.
I made it for a 5-1/2" length SAA/Ruger NMV.  I use it both on my 4-3/4" and 5-1/2" bbl revolvers. 

I agree...it is a lot of stitching for a liner!  It took me a long time as well to do by hand.  But, I'm am pleased with the function, and consider it worth the time invested!

"I'm going to file off those little bumps on the end of my barrels.  They keep getting in my way, and I can't see the target"
...  Good Troy
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Sawyer on February 03, 2015, 07:16:12 pm
Here's a couple of holsters I made.
One for my 1858 Remington Buffalo Revolver .44 caliper, made from 8 oz. veg tan leather, dyed saddle tan brown.
The Black one I made for a friend's 1847 Walker, .44 caliper ,made from  8 oz. veg tan leather dyed with Vinegaroon.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on February 03, 2015, 08:50:36 pm
Nicely none Sawer, your holsters look like they just stepped out of the eighteen hundreds, thanks for sharing…

    tEN wOLVES ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on February 03, 2015, 10:24:21 pm
Good work, Sawyer. 10 Wolves said it, they look like they could be originals.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on March 02, 2015, 11:09:01 am
KidC That's some beautiful work your showing.. KT
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on March 02, 2015, 11:13:15 am
Here's a sheath with a beaded pouch, gator top and made from elk hide. KT
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Camano Ridge on March 02, 2015, 01:26:51 pm
KT, nice to see something from you. As always great looking piece of work.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on March 04, 2015, 02:05:33 pm
That is pretty cool, KT. Very nice, as always. The sheath matches the knife beautifully.  8)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Silver_Rings on March 06, 2015, 04:14:05 pm
My 2nd knife sheaf, 1st didn't turn out so good. 




Silver Rings
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Silver_Rings on March 06, 2015, 04:21:52 pm
I haven't made anything for a while, just got back into it because I got an 1871 Colt.  Here are my two holsters.  The belt I made last year, a modified money belt.  Modified because I sewed the front band back together to stiffen the belt some.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on March 06, 2015, 08:03:56 pm
Beautiful work SR, you still have it, thanks for the look see ::)

tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on March 07, 2015, 11:49:35 am
Looks great, SR. You nailed it on this. Good to see you at it again. 8)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on March 25, 2015, 07:56:28 pm
Thanks everyone for the nice comments .KT
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Good Troy on March 27, 2015, 07:41:45 pm
Silver_Rings....

I really like that holster...reckon it'll fit a 5-1/2" SAA copy?
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on April 02, 2015, 07:31:30 am
It's always a genuine pleasure to look at all of the fine Leather work everyone posts on this forum. My thanks to everybody for sharing your talents and ideas.

Here are some Rigs I just finished for fellow Shooters. Nothing fancy, just plain and simple. Three hours in the home brewed Walnut Dye followed by two coats of Neets and two coats of Skidmores.

Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on April 02, 2015, 02:36:53 pm
Those look go0od, Johnny. Do you have a closeup of the design on the holsters?
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on April 02, 2015, 11:43:04 pm
Howdy Marshal,

Thanks for the kind words. The design is supposed to resemble the 25th Infantry Division patch.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on April 04, 2015, 12:00:04 am
Howdy Marshal,

Thanks for the kind words. The design is supposed to resemble the 25th Infantry Division patch.
Thanks, Johnny. That's what I thought. I was assigned to them for a time in 1967.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on April 04, 2015, 10:27:36 am
Looks good Johnny, nice resemblance ... 8)

tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Major 2 on April 21, 2015, 12:55:45 pm
Great design SR , I like that style

and as always Johnny has something cool   ;)




I messed around on this one , traced from one I saw in the Confederate Navel Museum in Columbus. 
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on April 21, 2015, 04:55:07 pm
Interesting square toe on that one, Maj. Looks good. Thanks for the pic.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: half-hitch on April 28, 2015, 09:15:36 am
Nice work, all of you.  It's always nice to see such talented people.

Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ray on June 01, 2015, 10:36:52 am
Howdy,

it`s about a year I posted my last works here.

I remember asking Skeeter "how to get them smoother". He gave me a couple of good advice and told me it´s all about practice.

Well... he is absolutly right! I made quite a lot of holsters since then and each time they become a bit "smoother"  ;)

Best regards from Germany!
Ray

Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Camano Ridge on June 01, 2015, 01:44:05 pm
Ray, FA Meanea would have been proud of that one. Where did you get your border stamp?
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ray on June 01, 2015, 03:56:34 pm
Hi Camano,


the stamp is an unique copy I did myself. Some vector grafics with Adobe lasered in steel...
Crazy but daisy  8)

Best regards!
Ray

Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on June 02, 2015, 10:20:42 am
Beautiful, Ray. That stamp really makes the border authentic. Very nice job.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on June 02, 2015, 02:10:47 pm
Very nice, Ray. Glad to help.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on July 13, 2015, 03:57:36 am
Here is one I did for a new shooter. Nothing fancy. He shot with us this past weekend and managed to shoot a couple of clean stages with this Rig.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on July 13, 2015, 09:14:15 am
Looks good, Johnny. Nice work.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on July 13, 2015, 09:06:18 pm
Nice work Johnny, good design and usable rig  ::) :o 8)
tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on July 14, 2015, 11:01:50 am
Howdy Marshall Will & TW,

Many thanks for the kind words.

Had a weird thing happen yesterday. I was sewing some more Holsters together and my hands camped up. First the left and then the right hand. I shot six stage matches  on Saturday and Sunday. It was warm and I drank lots of water. Never had that happen before to this extent. Must be old age I reckon.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Good Troy on July 14, 2015, 11:08:19 am

My hands often get stiff, and swollen when working on leather projects. 
It is heck getting old...but it beats the alternative!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on July 14, 2015, 01:59:39 pm
Had a weird thing happen yesterday. I was sewing some more Holsters together and my hands camped up. First the left and then the right hand. I shot six stage matches  on Saturday and Sunday. It was warm and I drank lots of water. Never had that happen before to this extent. Must be old age I reckon.
I've had that happen but only if I'm dehydrated and have used those muscles more than normal the day before, much like you did with the two days of shooting. Perhaps you were a little dehydrated yesterday even though you were properly hydrated the days before.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on July 14, 2015, 03:02:19 pm
Quote
I've had that happen but only if I'm dehydrated and have used those muscles more than normal the day before, much like you did with the two days of shooting. Perhaps you were a little dehydrated yesterday even though you were properly hydrated the days before.
Thanks Marshall.
That does make sense. I certainly did not drink as much water on the day I had the cramps.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on July 14, 2015, 07:45:58 pm
Hand and finger cramps happen to me all the time, it makes getting things done a problem at times...

tEN wOLVES >:(
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on July 15, 2015, 11:58:38 am
Well if this happens to a youngster like TW then maybe it ain't old age for me after all.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: brenn on July 26, 2015, 08:40:53 am
Hand and finger cramps happen to me all the time, it makes getting things done a problem at times...

tEN wOLVES >:(

I'm 49 and in pretty good shape - I'm an Army Reserve drill sergeant and still well above the drill sergeant standard on my PT test.  I get hand cramps and soreness every time I work on anything as big as a holster or belt project.

Here's my latest one - a holster for my .44 Magnum old model Vaquero, to carry on hunting trips.  I made it thicker than usual and using the fancy engraved Chicago screws at each end of my stitching is a new idea I had that seems to work pretty well.  This is also the first black holster I ever made and the first with black thread.  The loop is a layer of the holster lining leather, laminated to a layer of fake python skin, printed on cowhide (even feels like snake skin) that I got at Tandy.

 Still working on the belt.

(http://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo23/brenn0/44holster_zpslpk14w9f.jpg)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on July 26, 2015, 09:29:13 am
Looks good, Brenn. The use of those Chicago screws is a nice touch. Nice work.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on July 26, 2015, 10:13:42 am
Well Brenn, you knocked this one out of the park, it looks great, nice clean lines and the snake skin adds a little class to an already cool looking rig, well done... ::) :o 8)

tEN wOLVES ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: brenn on July 26, 2015, 07:57:37 pm
Looks good, Brenn. The use of those Chicago screws is a nice touch. Nice work.

Thanks.  It was originally supposed to have white thread, but I re-dyed the holster after cutting the stitching groove and making the stitching holes and the dye in the holes made my thread gray, so I just dyed everything black and switched to black thread.

I have been trying to decide how to add cartridge loops to the belt.  I looked in "Packing Iron" today, for ideas, and the first picture between the "contents" and "forward" has a belt with, I guess what you call "semi-woven" cartridge loops (loop comes out one slot in the belt and goes back in another).  The semi-woven loops set the cartridges about an inch apart, with a rivet/spot between each one.  

My plan is to do the same, but put them a hair closer together, use one of those engraved Chicago screws between each loop, to carry the look of the holster to the belt, and then gut a straight groove above the loops, so the cartridge rim can rest in the groove.

I also need to figure out how to use a little bit of the snakeskin on the belt, to really make it a "set."
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on July 27, 2015, 12:05:11 am
I also need to figure out how to use a little bit of the snakeskin on the belt, to really make it a "set."
Can you make the belt loops with the snakeskin?
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: brenn on July 27, 2015, 05:07:13 am
Can you make the belt loops with the snakeskin?
Don't have enough - I'll probably just put some at each end of the row of loops.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on July 27, 2015, 09:25:18 am
What about covering a couple of screw back conchos with the snakeskin? You could even do one in the middle as well as at the ends. Looking forward to seeing what you end up with.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: brenn on July 29, 2015, 07:54:34 pm
What about covering a couple of screw back conchos with the snakeskin? You could even do one in the middle as well as at the ends. Looking forward to seeing what you end up with.

That's a good idea - in fact, I think Tandy may have some conchos that are made for that purpose - so you can inlay leather in the middle or cover them or whatever.

I might just cut some diamond shapes out of the snake skin and sew them on.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on July 30, 2015, 09:52:46 am
That's a good idea - in fact, I think Tandy may have some conchos that are made for that purpose - so you can inlay leather in the middle or cover them or whatever.

I might just cut some diamond shapes out of the snake skin and sew them on.
I look forward to seeing what you do with it.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: brenn on August 03, 2015, 07:00:21 am
I look forward to seeing what you do with it.
Well, here are the cartridge loops I made.  Semi-woven (2 slots for each loop) with Chicago screws in between, to match the ones in the holster.  I cut a decorative groove along each edge of the belt, then another groove above and below the loops.  All of the grooves are decoration except the one right above the loops - the edge of the cartridge rim sits in that one, to help hold the cartridges in place.

I still haven't worked out what to do with the snake skin, on the belt and I just ordered some 1925 Stone Mountain half dollar conchos that I might use on it.

(https://sites.google.com/site/mrclean13x/home/cartbelt1.JPG)
(https://sites.google.com/site/mrclean13x/home/cartbelt3.JPG)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Camano Ridge on August 03, 2015, 09:19:33 am
Have you thought about getting one of the belt buckle blanks from Tandy and covering it with the snake. https://www.tandyleather.com/en-usd/home/department/buckles/1800-00.aspx
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: brenn on August 03, 2015, 10:59:23 am
Have you thought about getting one of the belt buckle blanks from Tandy and covering it with the snake. https://www.tandyleather.com/en-usd/home/department/buckles/1800-00.aspx

I don't really like that style of buckle - I prefer the Tandy California style buckles.

A lesson I learned, making these cartridge loops, was using hole punches and wood chisels to cut slots.  Turns out, punching a hole at each end of the slot and then using the right size chisel to join them together into a slot let you cut easier and straighter and with more control than using oblong punches.  So far, I have never had any good luck with an oblong punch.

For these, I cut a cardboard strip the width of my belt, then laid out the slots and Chicago screw holes by punching each end of each slot and the screw holes with a 1/8" hole punch.  The patter goes from one end out to 8 sets of slots.  Then I just laid the cardboard on my belt and marked the holes on the back of the belt with a sharpie marker, then flipped the patter around and partly overlapped my marked holes to extend the other end out to the number of loops I wanted and marked the rest of the holes.  Then I took my 1/8" punch and punched all the slot ends and a 3/16 or 1/4" and punched the holes for the Chicago screws.  All punches from the back side of the belt.

After punching the holes, I turned the belt over and, from the front, took my 3/4" chisel and lined it up with the right edges of the top and bottom holes for each slot and hit it with the hammer and joined the holes, then did the same on the left side of each pair of holes.

After punching the holes and cutting the slots (and re-dyeing the inner edges of the cut slots) I took my strap for making the loops and laced it through, putting a cartridge in each loop, pulling it tight and anchoring it by one Chicago screw at a time, down the row.  I would pull each loop tight, then past the Chicago crew holes and up through the first slot for the next loop, then I'd take my 1/8" punch and punch through the middle of the Chicago screw hole in the belt, to make a screw holes in the loop-strap.

Then I set a cartridge where I wanted it to ride on the bet and set my stitching groover even with the rim and cut a groove that the cartridge rim will sit in, to keep them in place in the loops.  That's just an idea I came up with while I was working - not really tested yet, but I could feel the cartridges snap into the groove when I put them in the loops. The advantage of the semi-woven loops, over fully woven (1 slot per loop) is that these hold the cartridges against the belt, so it's easier to use something to keep them from sliding down in the loop.

It was a lot faster and easier than stitching the loops, in my opinion.  The loops should also be stronger and it's possible to adjust them, or even change the caliber, with a new piece of 3/4" strap.  I still think stitched loops probably look better and will give you more rounds on the belt in the same space.  The advantage of these loops

I read conflicting recommendations on making the loops with a wet or dry strap.  I did it dry.  Seems OK so far.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on August 03, 2015, 12:08:58 pm
That belt looks great with your holster, Brenn. It doesn't even need the snakeskin but covered conchos may look really nice with it. I like it.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: brenn on August 03, 2015, 01:00:04 pm
That belt looks great with your holster, Brenn. It doesn't even need the snakeskin but covered conchos may look really nice with it. I like it.
Thanks.

So far I'ver made 3 holsters for single action revolvers and 2 for double actions and 3 cowboy belts and 1 regulat 1.5" belt.

I'm thinking my next project may be a holster for a semi-auto - those look at whole lot easier.  I took apart my Triple K copy of an Askins Avenger holster and used it to make a pattern, so I'll probably make a 1911 holster.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Jack Wagon on August 18, 2015, 08:39:55 pm
I haven't done any leather work for awhile and a friend wanted a sheath for his in custom bowie. The thing is a monster, it weighs two pounds! His only instructions were, make it dark,put a black bear on it and make accommodation for a leg tie down. I used solid copper rivets and burrs to hold it together. It is 5 layers of 9oz in some places. I used a buffalo snap to hold the knife in and to match the nickles inletted in the handle. Put some resist on the trim to make it stand out. Hope he likes it.  JW
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Camano Ridge on August 18, 2015, 09:26:21 pm
Jack Wagon, good looking sheath.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on August 20, 2015, 01:12:39 pm
That looks good with that knife, Jack. I like the bear on it. Nice work.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on September 18, 2015, 07:42:03 am
Made this for a Door Prize Winner.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on September 18, 2015, 07:50:33 am
I made the Black Rig for my son and the Walnut rig for my Grandson.

I remember taking my son hunting for his first time thirty three years ago. Now he takes his son hunting. They both shoot SASS and NCOWS matches with me. Time sure flies!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on September 18, 2015, 01:45:10 pm
Fine looking rigs, Johnny. All three are top quality. You have a fortunate son and grandson. Also, there's going to be some lucky door prize winner out there. Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on September 18, 2015, 09:00:01 pm
Great rigs, and good times, and the time does go by too fast, thanks fo sharing Johnny... 8)

tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on September 19, 2015, 01:40:49 pm
Howdy Marshall Will & Ten Wolves,
Many thanks for the kind words and all of the hard work you Gents put in to make this such an excellent forum.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Major 2 on September 19, 2015, 04:15:18 pm
Fine looking rigs, Johnny. All three are top quality. You have a fortunate son and grandson. Also, there's going to be some lucky door prize winner out there. Thanks for sharing.

I'm also fortunate, asked John to duplicate this one, for me...   it's a beauty

My hands just cant handle the sewing anymore, I suffer for a few days after I hand sew one anymore  :(
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on September 19, 2015, 04:53:31 pm
The credit for this one goes to Ten Wolves for sending me the pattern and introducing me to home brewed Walnut Dyes.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: will52100 on October 22, 2015, 12:01:25 am
My first lined holsters.  I've made a few over the years, but always unlined and never with any kind of carving or decorations.

The first one is the first lined one I did, cross draw.  The second one is my foray into vinagroon staining.  Made a bunch of mistakes, but it's mine and I learned a lot and hopefully won't repeat the mistakes.  Also my first attempt at carving.  Biggest issue is I should have finished the holster including sewing everything up then used the vinagroon.  Wouldn't have washed out the carving as bad and would have had an easier time of it.  The black one I decided to sew the perimeter with black thread and the main welt with white, I'm now thinking I either should have sewed it all black or all white.  In any event, I'm very happy with the vinagroon, I'd sworn off black dye, but now have something that won't wipe off onto hands, clothes, ect.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on October 22, 2015, 12:23:32 pm
Howdy wiil52100,

Very nice work! Thanks for sharing it with us.

I'd heartily agree that Vinagroon is the way to go for Black.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: will52100 on October 22, 2015, 04:30:07 pm
I'm really liking it, but it is a bit different than using a normal oil dye, but not bad once you figure it out.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on October 22, 2015, 09:18:12 pm
Those look great, pard. Congrats on the lining and the decorating. For sure vinegaroon is the best black possible. Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: TUCO-the-ratt on October 23, 2015, 01:30:42 pm
I hope this post is in the right place. This is an item only a cowboy action shooter can appreciate. I built a scaled western building to sit on my home shooting range. Try to guess what the actual size of it is. A hint is that it is scaled down from a full size building but the pictures are not photo shopped in any way.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: will52100 on October 23, 2015, 05:44:22 pm
Looks good!  Say about 6' overall hight?
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: TUCO-the-ratt on October 23, 2015, 08:06:53 pm
Good guess, about 7 feet to the top of the false front wall.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: will52100 on October 23, 2015, 11:50:58 pm
So is it just 3 sided?  Or is it a box? 

Got the size from the post off to the side.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: TUCO-the-ratt on October 24, 2015, 08:53:11 am
It's got four sides, a roof, and a floor inside (25 square feet). The back doesn't have any siding, just OSB and a full size door so I can go in. I'm using it as a shed to store my targets, brass bucket and other shooting accessories. The roof has a very slight slope to the rear and is covered in brown tin that is overlapped at the seems to shed the water. It's weather tight and I've coated it with high quality stain to preserve the wood.

I was originally going to build it half scale but that would have cost about $3000 in material. I used 1and1/2 inch X 1/8 inch lattice strips for the siding that I got got as scrap off a job I did. That was perfect for a 1/4 scale building so I went with that and still spent about $400 on the project.

It took about three weeks to build because I worked hard to build each piece to exactly 1/4 scale. The windows and doors were particularly hard. The windows had to be hand cut with a knife. Also, I built it so I could take it apart into 5 pieces to be light enough that I could move it by hand.   
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on October 24, 2015, 11:02:20 am
That's an outstanding job. Beautiful. Three weeks? That's fast considering. I like it a lot.
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Post by: will52100 on October 24, 2015, 07:33:56 pm
No kidding, and functional to boot!  Would love something like that for my range, but then it'd be something else to bush hog around.  Love the idea of using it as a storage shed though, very cool.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Don Nix on October 25, 2015, 11:28:39 pm
I ran across these pics of the last saddle I built before I closed down my shop. Its built on a reconditioned (rebuilt) tree that dated to the 1880's or 1890's.
 When I had this tree rebuilt I had a copy made identical to it except with a 16 inch seat and arizona bars.
 One of these days I'm going to build a saddle on that tree for my oldest grandson.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: TUCO-the-ratt on October 26, 2015, 07:43:26 am
The old style saddles are really cool. I don't think I've seen this elsewhere (new saddles built in the old style)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on October 26, 2015, 03:57:51 pm
Looks great, Don. I love those old saddle designs.
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Post by: Cliff Fendley on November 21, 2015, 01:23:51 pm
Great looking saddle Don
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Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on November 21, 2015, 07:21:35 pm
Well done Don...

tEN wOLVES... ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on January 07, 2016, 11:35:51 am
A new project -

Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Lucky R. K. on January 10, 2016, 03:38:59 pm

Here is a pair of Slim Jim's and pouch I am building for my Pietta 1851's. Waiting on a buckle to finish the belt.

Lucky

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l361/decapper/PICT0367_zps3zmhz43j.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/decapper/media/PICT0367_zps3zmhz43j.jpg.html)
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Post by: Johnny McCrae on January 10, 2016, 05:32:18 pm
Outstanding! Look forward to seeing the finished Rig.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on January 10, 2016, 07:03:27 pm
Beautiful work Lucky, like Johnny said, can't wait to see the whole rig put together, well done pard... ::)

   tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on January 10, 2016, 11:02:52 pm
Lookin' really good, Lucky. The color is outstanding and the tooling is first rate. Looking forward to the finished pics.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on January 11, 2016, 08:25:18 am
A lot of work...



Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: santee on January 17, 2016, 03:36:48 pm
Nice Chaps, Skeeter!

Here's a sheath style I'm trying.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on January 17, 2016, 08:50:52 pm
Nice Santee, I have a sheath like this, making a copy was a challenge, but also fun, the wrapping and sewing in the back looks awesome, if I can find mine I'll post a photo...

tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: santee on January 18, 2016, 06:50:30 am
Cool!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on January 18, 2016, 09:09:02 pm
I like that kind of sheath, Santee. Looks great.
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Post by: santee on January 20, 2016, 05:43:25 am
Thanks, Will.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Lucky R. K. on January 20, 2016, 03:51:12 pm
I finally got the belt finished. The entire rig is stained with walnut hull dye. Now I am going to have to make a shotgun belt to match.
Lucky
(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l361/decapper/walnut%20die%20rig_zpsjsbvssix.jpg)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Good Troy on January 20, 2016, 03:57:25 pm
Nice work Lucky! 
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Post by: santee on January 21, 2016, 08:36:18 pm
Terrific!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Silver_Rings on January 22, 2016, 06:24:22 pm
Great work on the holsters and pouch.

Silver Rings
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on January 22, 2016, 08:17:44 pm
Very nice work, this rig looks great...

tEN wOLVES ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on January 22, 2016, 08:28:56 pm
Beautiful work!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on January 24, 2016, 04:16:09 pm
That's a beautiful rig. I love the tooling with that color. Thumbs-up to that one.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on January 29, 2016, 05:55:58 am
1880s shotgun chaps, as accurate as I can make them.

Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: santee on January 29, 2016, 06:28:59 am
Came out great. Good color.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on January 29, 2016, 09:33:46 am
Beautiful, Skeet. Very nice work. 8)
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Post by: Cliff Fendley on January 29, 2016, 12:24:07 pm
Very nice Skeeter
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on January 30, 2016, 01:05:25 pm
Howdy Skeeter,

Very nice! I'd love to wear a pair like that. Thanks for sharing this with us.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on January 31, 2016, 02:21:25 pm
Thanks, compadres. Some better pics...

Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on January 31, 2016, 09:56:31 pm
Great work Skeet... 8)

tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on February 14, 2016, 02:54:05 pm
Thanks, pards. I try to get that 19th-century look...
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: treadhead1952 on March 01, 2016, 03:27:37 pm
First of all, I had to go through a whole bunch of excellent work and craftsmanship in Leather to finally arrive here.  I am in awe of the abilities of the guys showing their leather here.

As an old gun nut I realized that I would have to come up with some leather on my own and having done the required leather wallets and such as a youngun', I sorta had an idea.  A real gun Belt and Holster could run into some money if you wanted anything that was good looking. Tandy Leather always seemed to be handy to where I was so I followed a lot of what they had to offer over the years.  My "Bible" for Holster making was Al Stohlman's  Holster book to begin with.  With each new firearm was a new leather project or two it seemed.  The stuff that came with hunting knives started to look sort of "iffy" and I started to see what I could do there as well.  The Cowboy Heroes of my youth had some really special leather in most cases.  It always seemed that there was a lot of inspiration out there if you kept looking hard enough.

I started to build up a small collection of knives that would go along with my old west type handguns and eventually had a few Bowies and even an Arkansas Toothpick or two.  I made up a sheath for the Arkansas Toothpick I liked the best when the one that came with it proved to be too small to fit it and Bud K sent me a second one just like the first.  I purchased a Remington 1858 short barreled revolver and had made a gun belt and holster to go with it so I wanted the sheath to go with that one.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v349/treadhead1952/Leatherwork/EmBPHolsters2_057.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/treadhead1952/media/Leatherwork/EmBPHolsters2_057.jpg.html)

I also wanted a Bullet Pouch to add in there since cartridge loops were out of the question.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v349/treadhead1952/Leatherwork/EmBPHolsters2_060.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/treadhead1952/media/Leatherwork/EmBPHolsters2_060.jpg.html)

I have also made up a few other holsters for my other revolvers like my Ruger New Model Blackhawks in .357.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v349/treadhead1952/Leatherwork/357RugerHolster001.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/treadhead1952/media/Leatherwork/357RugerHolster001.jpg.html)

When I picked up an Hombre Model .45 Colt I had to come up with some loops for that one.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v349/treadhead1952/Leatherwork/PA240001.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/treadhead1952/media/Leatherwork/PA240001.jpg.html)

I have a few other items I make up for Black Powder use like two sizes of Powder Measure Holsters, Percussion Cap Pouches, Cylinder Pouches, and the list goes on as I figure out new stuff to cart around. :D

Jay
treadhead1952
Las Vegas, NV
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on March 01, 2016, 11:55:18 pm
TH1952, Nice work all around , I really like the knife sheath, it looks very authenic and period correct, thanks for sharing...OH , and wwelcome to our forum. we're glad to have you join in with us...

tEN wOLVES ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: treadhead1952 on March 02, 2016, 02:04:37 pm
Thanks Ten Wolves,

I really wish that I could get out to participate with the local group here in Las Vegas but unfortunately my job has me working every weekend.  It is awful hard to say no to a job that has you working 4 days a week and off for three day weekends even when those weekends are on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  I have 6 more years of working until I retire, so maybe I can get more involved then.  I figure I get to practice all that time so maybe it won't be for naught. ;)

I am into Black Powder shooting and that is reflected in my leather endeavors.  I've been making things like Powder Flask Holsters to carry them more conveniently than tucked away in a Possibles Pouch.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v349/treadhead1952/Leatherwork/EmPFH2_002.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/treadhead1952/media/Leatherwork/EmPFH2_002.jpg.html)

I also work on small pouches that can carry Percussion Cap Tins or Spare Cylinders.  There are also Bullet or Ball Pouches to carry the extra lead required to feed those revolvers and holsters.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v349/treadhead1952/Album%202/EmBPHolsters1_052.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/treadhead1952/media/Album%202/EmBPHolsters1_052.jpg.html)

I sometimes stray to more modern subjects, but those are mostly for my own carry pieces.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v349/treadhead1952/Leatherwork/9mm001.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/treadhead1952/media/Leatherwork/9mm001.jpg.html)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v349/treadhead1952/Leatherwork/EmRugerP-90P1_006.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/treadhead1952/media/Leatherwork/EmRugerP-90P1_006.jpg.html)

Jay
treadhead1952
Las Vegas, NV

 
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on March 02, 2016, 08:06:01 pm
TH1952, I've been where you are now in your life, so I do understand, but you do have a lot to look forward to when you retire, so many retired guys don't have a thing going for them when they retire, this is a great hobby, and craft, so once again welcome, it's a pleasure to have you with us..

tEN wOLVES ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on March 03, 2016, 07:47:04 pm
Good work, TH. Those all are fine pieces. Thanks for sharing. Welcome to the forum.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: treadhead1952 on March 03, 2016, 08:48:04 pm
Thanks Guys,

As I said, it's hard not turning your gun hobby into a bit of a leather one too.  As with most things, the more you do the better you eventually get at it.

Jay
treadhead1952
Las Vegas, NV
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Silver_Rings on March 16, 2016, 03:45:46 pm
I volunteer at a western museum one day a week giving tours.  The museum is Museum of the Mountain West in Montrose Co.  A really neat museum, here is their site www.museumofthemountainwest.org (http://www.museumofthemountainwest.org).  I made a holster and belt for other tour guides to wear with a fake SAA.  Also a picture of me in the saloon.



Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on March 16, 2016, 05:43:17 pm
Looks great, SR. Now everyone can look the part. 8)

Thanks for the link. That's not far off Hwy 70. How's the road along 50? Easy enough to pull a 35' motor home along it easily? Been looking for an excuse to go through there again.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Silver_Rings on March 16, 2016, 07:02:08 pm
Howdy Marshall,

HW 50 is 4 lanes from Grand Junction to Montrose.  A lot of big RV drive it.  Come on down it is a great museum.  The collection is displayed in actual shops and businesses.  There are also a lot of original buildings, school, church, general store, gun smith shop and more.  

Tours usually take 2 hrs.

Silver Rings
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on March 16, 2016, 08:38:23 pm
Howdy Marshall,

HW 50 is 4 lanes from Grand Junction to Montrose.  A lot of big RV drive it.  Come on down it is a great museum.  The collection is displayed in actual shops and businesses.  There are also a lot of original buildings, school, church, general store, gun smith shop and more.  

Tours usually take 2 hrs.

Silver Rings
Thanks for the information. Sounds good.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: santee on March 17, 2016, 11:07:59 am
That's really neat Silver_Rings. I hope to be able to volunteer my time at a place like that someday. Great holster!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Silver_Rings on March 17, 2016, 05:40:26 pm
Howdy Santee, doing the tours are a lot of fun and gives me another chance to wear my CAS clothes and guns.  I've  been doing the tour since last June and have meet a bunch of nice people from the U.S. and many other countries. 

Silver Rings
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: santee on March 18, 2016, 07:38:49 am
Congrats!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on March 19, 2016, 01:35:32 pm
Howdy Silver Rings,
Nice work on the Holster Rig. I'll bet thats a lot of fun giving those tours.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on March 20, 2016, 05:19:00 pm
Silver Rings, what a lucky pard you are, that must be a lot of fun, thanks for sharing...

tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Silver_Rings on March 20, 2016, 07:01:02 pm
Howdy Folks, giving tours is a lot of fun and I keep learning thing about the old stuff from the people I'm guiding.  Each guide gives the tour their own view of it.  I try to get people to imagine what living in the 1800's was like.  I find for myself it is hard to get my mind around how things were with out running water, electricity, modern health care, refrigeration and on and on. 

Silver Rings 
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on March 26, 2016, 12:49:13 pm
Buffalo skinner's kit from the 1870s. (Maybe)

Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on March 26, 2016, 04:37:16 pm
Yep, it looks lagit, nice example, thanks for sharing...

tEN wOLVES  :D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on March 26, 2016, 06:05:12 pm
Nice, Skeet. Looks good. 8)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: santee on March 27, 2016, 09:41:27 am
Nice kit!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on April 04, 2016, 12:19:00 pm
Here is a pair I just finished for a friend.

Two hours in the Walnut Dye followed by Neets Foot Oil & Skimores.

I'm still using my original batch of Walnut Dye brewed in April of 2009. Here is a link to a slide show I made in 2009
http://s278.photobucket.com/user/jvsaffran/slideshow/Using%20Walnut%20Dye%20part%202?sort=2
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on April 04, 2016, 12:50:01 pm
Nice holsters, Johnny. I really like the nice rich color you got with the walnut dye.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on April 04, 2016, 02:14:02 pm
Many thanks for the kind words Marshall. This batch of Walnut Dye brewed in 2009 is like fine wine. It seems to get better with age. A big benefit of this type of Dye is that it will absolutely not bleed off on clothing.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on April 16, 2016, 07:40:03 pm
Just finished this one for a fellow Shooter. He will be portraying a Mexican Bandit and will wear this Rig with the two belts crossed.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Silver_Rings on April 17, 2016, 08:04:40 pm
Nice work Johnny.  I like the 2 belt idea and the spots look good.

Silver Rings
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on April 17, 2016, 08:42:39 pm
Nice work Johnny, as always , looks great and the color is awesome, of course the bling adds to it all, well done pard.... ::)

tEN wOLVES ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on April 19, 2016, 06:29:38 pm
This one was for a door prize at a recent event. I tried to pattern it somewhat after one in Packing Iron.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Silver_Rings on April 20, 2016, 08:18:45 pm
Nice work Johnny, it looks a lot like the one in Packing Iron.  Some lucky person is going to win this.

Silver Rings
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on April 21, 2016, 02:29:10 pm
Nice rig, Johnny. I like the double crossed belts. That's how I wear mine. It has the advantage of being more historically correct and the holsters are lower for ease of access. I did have to use tie-downs to keep the holster from coming up when I pull the pistols. With my narrow butt, I can drop a holster down around my ankles that way. :o

The other one is also a very good copy of the original design. Nice work on all.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Cliff Fendley on April 21, 2016, 06:59:08 pm
Some good looking work you're putting out Johnny.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: santee on April 21, 2016, 09:04:40 pm
Great stuff there, Johnny. Loving the natural walnut stain color.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on April 22, 2016, 07:20:16 am
Many thanks to everyone for the kind words.

Everything I've learned about Leather Working, making holsters, Dyeing leather and many other leather working  techniques has come from this forum. My thanks also go to everyone who has helped me throughout the years.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: santee on May 07, 2016, 09:16:44 pm
Just finished a gunbelt with forty-four bullet loops (in .45). Tried the rust tank to see how it would come out. The belt, billet, and chape were in it for many hours, then oiled and suntanned.
The Loops were from a different batch and took the dye differently. It looks like they are worn and dusty which is what I was going for on the belt, too.

The holster is older. I may make another to match the belt...or dunk this one in the tank for a couple of hours!
Thanks, everyone for your great info on natural dyes.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Major 2 on May 08, 2016, 08:36:04 am
I use a corollary statement

I can make a fair to good sandwich,  but frankly sometimes I just want a really good one from someone else ...

that said...I can make a pattern and even good usable leather goods....  


But sometimes ,I just want something from someone else's talents ...

So far , I have Johnny McCrae , Cliff Fendley ,  Homer Brown , Dave Carrico & Doug Kidd and proud of them.

I also have ( dear friends ) the late Brad Bradly and Frank Burgess. I was able to acquire one piece from Chuck Burrows which I was lucky to purchase....

All are the cream makers in my mind ( Dave , Doug , Brad and Frank for my Cavalry Equipment and knew the guys well )
I bought a lot of their goods for Films & used a lot for my own Reenacting days.

Now I enjoy in my Western Action the fellows above creations,  I still make my own , but it so nice to sample the fine examples of others... :)

Thanks
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Major 2 on May 08, 2016, 08:39:04 am
BTW Santee... that is some fine piece  :)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on May 08, 2016, 10:22:25 am
Howdy Santee,

That is one beautiful Rig! It looks like it's something you might see in "Packing.

 I love the color.

Many thanks for sharing it with us.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Steel Striker on May 08, 2016, 11:40:59 am
My 2nd sheath & RR Spike knife for a friend.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on May 08, 2016, 12:22:13 pm
Santee, that rig looks great. I like the slight mismatch in color because it's probably more accurate for how a rig would have been in the 1800's. On the last rig I made for myself, I intentionally made the belt and holsters a slightly different shade so it would look like someone had picked up each piece separately but did their best to match them.

Steel Striker, nice job. Those knives are cool and that sheath is a good match for it.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Good Troy on May 08, 2016, 03:28:51 pm
Here's a pair of holsters and a belt that I made for my Colt 1860 copies.  I finished them this week.  I've also made a matching set for my 5-1/2" bbl Colt 1873 copies (they are wet forming now).  The holster pattern is from Mr. Ghormley's Flames of Hell.  The incised floral pattern (actually used a stitch grooving tool) is my own that is in the spirit of some designs I've see in photos.

My hands are sore, I've made six holsters this week...all with toe plugs.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: santee on May 08, 2016, 06:17:16 pm
Thanks, guys!
Troy, I get the sore hands comment. Very nice work to you and Stiker, BTW.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on May 08, 2016, 09:42:22 pm
Those look really good, Troy. I like incised designs. You captured the spirit of originals beautifully.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on May 08, 2016, 09:53:29 pm
Quote

Those look really good, Troy. I like incised designs. You captured the spirit of originals beautifully
My sentiments exactly. Many thanks for sharing this with us.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Steel Striker on May 09, 2016, 09:43:18 pm
Here is a pair I just finished for a friend.

Two hours in the Walnut Dye followed by Neets Foot Oil & Skimores.

I'm still using my original batch of Walnut Dye brewed in April of 2009. Here is a link to a slide show I made in 2009
http://s278.photobucket.com/user/jvsaffran/slideshow/Using%20Walnut%20Dye%20part%202?sort=2

Love that rich Brown color.  I too boiled 5 gal. Black Walnut husks, but didn't get that rich tone after Neatsfoot oil treatment.  Think it's because I filtered the fine silt from my batch?  Did you add any Vinegaroon to your batch?

Steel Striker
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on May 10, 2016, 06:29:00 am
Quote
Did you add any Vinegaroon to your batch?
No Vinegaroon was added. This is just straight Walnut dye. When making this batch I did have some iron nails in the solution.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Boothill Bob on May 10, 2016, 02:03:50 pm
Hi..
It was a long time I was here.. I see some awsome work and lots of improvement.
I have just finished a 3:10 to Yuma rig for a customer
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on May 10, 2016, 07:39:12 pm
Beautiful, Bob. Very fine work. You did the rig justice.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on May 10, 2016, 09:14:15 pm
Henrick, nice work pard,  ::)

tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on May 11, 2016, 08:38:03 am
Beautiful work Bob. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Good Troy on May 11, 2016, 08:41:58 am
Nice work Bob!
I made a pair for my self recently...no tooling, only some brass spots to match a belt I already have.  Your work puts mine to shame!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: santee on May 12, 2016, 06:11:20 am
Terrific piece.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on May 12, 2016, 01:35:37 pm
Gallatin chaps, circa 1880, lacing hidden under the side flap.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on May 12, 2016, 09:13:59 pm
Beautiful work Skeet, thanks for the look see pard..

tEN wOLVES ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: santee on May 12, 2016, 09:25:22 pm
Woooweeee Skeeter!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Cliff Fendley on May 13, 2016, 07:56:55 am
Great work Skeeter
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Good Troy on May 13, 2016, 07:58:55 am
Skeeter...nice work!  I checked out your Flicker link, too.  Even more nice work!!
Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on May 13, 2016, 09:34:13 am
Those look great, Skeet. Very nice work. Thumbs-up on these. 8)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Boothill Bob on May 13, 2016, 10:18:15 am
Nice work Skeeter. .
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on May 13, 2016, 04:28:31 pm
Thanks, Bob. Ditto on your rig.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on May 19, 2016, 07:08:44 pm
Took a Holster that I made several years ago for a friend's Pocket Pistol, cut off the skirt and turned it into a "Huckleberry" style shoulder Rig.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on May 20, 2016, 02:07:39 pm
Looks good, Johnny. Is that an old H&R in it?
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on May 20, 2016, 06:03:23 pm
Thanks for the kind words Marshall. It's a Smith & Wesson 3rd Model in .38 S&W. Made in 1885 or 1886.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on May 21, 2016, 04:50:22 pm
Cool. Love those old break tops. 8)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on May 21, 2016, 08:53:09 pm
Looks great Johnny, nice design/ fit and color, well done pard... :o

tEN wOLVES ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Good Troy on May 24, 2016, 11:55:38 am
JM,
Is that your design?  I like it.  Also, that is a great looking brown dye job.  What dye did you use?
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: bear tooth billy on May 24, 2016, 08:45:51 pm
My good friend Johnny converted this holster for me. I spent a couple days in Tombstone in January
and learned about Doc Holliday carrying a Colt lightning in a shoulder holster. I have an original
lightning that I thought would be cool to carry like he did. We talked a few times and I sent
a picture of a Heiser shoulder rig that he patterned it off of. I'm very happy with it  Thanks Johnny!!

P.S. Open carry was not allowed in Tombstone, but certain people could get a concealed carry
permit, so imagine a hot tempered drunk like Holliday carrying???

                        BTB
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on May 24, 2016, 10:57:43 pm
As Bear tooth Billy mentioned, this is a duplicate of his original Heiser Shoulder Rig. Billy sent me a pattern and I attached a Holster to it that I had previously made for him. I did mount the Holster to this rig with a slight cant.

The finish is my usual two to three hours in Home Brewed Walnut Dyed followed by two coats of Neet's Foot Oil and two coats of Skidmores Leather Crème.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Cliff Fendley on May 25, 2016, 06:19:20 am
Nice work Johnny!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on May 26, 2016, 02:34:43 pm
Nice, Johnny.
Here's a Main & Winchester.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on May 26, 2016, 07:15:49 pm
Howdy Skeeter,

That is one beautiful Holster. I love the finish. It has a nice aged look.

It was a genuine pleasure viewing the picture albums of your work. Your workmanship is first class.
                                 (look under "I've got more work here")

Thanks for sharing it with us.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Good Troy on May 27, 2016, 09:12:01 am
I have got to quit viewing this thread!  It gets me all inspired and I already have 15 (soon to be 16) holsters for only 10 pistols!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on May 27, 2016, 01:13:08 pm
That's another fine one, Skeet. Love those tooled Slimjims. 8)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on May 27, 2016, 09:26:01 pm
Nicely done Skeet, this one really has style and class, thanks for sharing... 8)

tEN wOLVES  :D ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on May 30, 2016, 01:10:19 pm
Thanks, compadres.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on June 01, 2016, 08:05:20 am
Just finished a Buscadero Rig for a fellow Shooter. This Shooter has a 37" sleeve length so I added an extra 2" to the drop compared to the Rig he replaced. This was my first Buscadero Rig. Lot of work in one of these!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Good Troy on June 01, 2016, 08:12:05 am
Muy bueno, JM!  I particularly like the shape of the belt.  I like those conchos as well.  I used them on my favorite wife's rig.
Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on June 01, 2016, 08:16:28 am
Thanks for the kind words Troy. The belt shape is a direct copy of the Rig this one replaces. The rest of the Rig is what he wanted from other projects I've done.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on June 01, 2016, 07:42:56 pm
Looks good Johnny, nothing wrong here pal, well done..

tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on June 02, 2016, 09:33:33 am
Very good work, Johnny. Looks great.

Muy bueno, JM!  I particularly like the shape of the belt.  I like those conchos as well.  I used them on my favorite wife's rig.
Keep up the good work!
How many wives do you have?
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Good Troy on June 02, 2016, 09:55:15 am
Marshall,

I just have one wife...at a time.  This is number 2 (aka Wife 2.0) and the last one.
She is my favorite wife. 

Also, out of my three children, I have a favorite oldest son, a favorite youngest son, and a favorite daughter.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on June 02, 2016, 01:53:11 pm
Marshall,

I just have one wife...at a time.  This is number 2 (aka Wife 2.0) and the last one.
She is my favorite wife. 

Also, out of my three children, I have a favorite oldest son, a favorite youngest son, and a favorite daughter.
Now, that works for me. Sounds like you struck gold. :D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on June 16, 2016, 02:14:48 pm
Very nice Skeeter! John Wesley would be proud to wear that.
Title: Cheyenne Cross Draw Rig
Post by: Nasty Nate on September 15, 2016, 12:19:20 pm
Just finished this one up a few days ago
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on September 15, 2016, 02:11:52 pm
Howdy Nate,

That is a beautiful top quality Rig. Great job of carving!


Thank you for sharing it with us.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on September 15, 2016, 08:30:45 pm
Outstanding rig, Nate. What did you use to get the color? It's really classy.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Nasty Nate on September 17, 2016, 05:06:20 pm
Outstanding rig, Nate. What did you use to get the color? It's really classy.
Thank you! I used Fiebing's mahogany dye and antique paste.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on September 17, 2016, 07:38:25 pm
Thank you! I used Fiebing's mahogany dye and antique paste.
Thanks, Looks great. 8)
Title: California Slim Jim holster
Post by: Nasty Nate on September 19, 2016, 09:12:43 am
I finished this Slim Jim this weekend. Mahogany dye with black antique
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on September 19, 2016, 09:32:46 am
i like that with the black antique on it. It really looks good. Nice work.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on September 19, 2016, 10:46:10 am
Excellent work! Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on September 19, 2016, 09:17:29 pm
Nice clean work, well done..
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Silver_Rings on September 20, 2016, 07:20:15 pm
Nate, I really like the carving you did on the holster.  Nice work.

Silver Rings
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on November 12, 2016, 07:15:53 am
Here is a pair I just finished for a Door Prize Winner.

This is the first time I've used a hide from Wicket & Craig. I'm impressed with their quality and consistency. Both Holsters turned out virtually identical in color and feel (stiffness).
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Major 2 on November 12, 2016, 08:05:10 am
WOW what a door prize
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on November 12, 2016, 12:22:00 pm
What a great door prize. Someone will be quite pleased. Very nice work, there.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on November 12, 2016, 06:55:01 pm
Beautiful work Johnny McCray, as always pal, well done.. ::) :o 8)

tEN wOLVES ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: KidTerico on November 13, 2016, 02:07:50 am
Johnny my friend, GREAT JOB. KT
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on November 13, 2016, 07:34:03 am
Your kind words are greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Johnny
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Oldtrader3 on December 16, 2016, 02:01:31 pm
(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae20/Charles_Robbins/9adddca8-9e27-4da5-9bd4-21cbec393445_zpsbnptt7qa.jpg) (http://s953.photobucket.com/user/Charles_Robbins/media/9adddca8-9e27-4da5-9bd4-21cbec393445_zpsbnptt7qa.jpg.html)

Pair of Long Hunter-Kirkpatrick holsters for Colt SAA 7-1/2 & Bisley 4-3/4 inch guns.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on December 16, 2016, 09:43:24 pm
Nice clean work pard, thanks for sharing... ::) :o 8)

tEN wOLVES, ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on December 16, 2016, 11:38:12 pm
Those look good. Simple and to the point. They look good.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on February 08, 2017, 07:25:48 am
Just finished this one for a Schofield. It is the RH mate to one I did a while back for a Door Prize winner. 
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Major 2 on February 08, 2017, 07:55:02 am
NICE
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on February 08, 2017, 03:03:32 pm
That's beautiful, johnny. Very authentic. I love the color.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on February 08, 2017, 09:33:12 pm
Nice work Johnny, that Schofield looks right at home... ::)

tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on March 01, 2017, 07:02:48 am
A couple from PI...
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Mogorilla on March 01, 2017, 07:32:56 am
wow.  Need a drool emoticon!  Those are amazing!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on March 01, 2017, 08:36:36 am
Hi Skeeter,

Those are beautiful! Looks like they came right out of Packing Iron.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on March 01, 2017, 12:37:42 pm
Beautiful work, Skeet. Very classy. Very authentic looking. Love the color you got on them. (http://www.unofficialwarmoth.com/Smileys/Lots_O_Smileys/icon_thumright.gif)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Buck Stinson on March 01, 2017, 07:10:54 pm
Skeeter,
 Nice pair of Slim Jims.  The original M&W pictured in Packing Iron is one in my collection.  I bought that holster 30 some years ago. It had belonged to an early gold rusher here in Montana.  I have always loved the early carving style used by Main & Winchester and have several of their carved Slim Jims as well as the carved pommel bags on pages 57 (right center) and page 59 in Packing Iron.  I like holsters with muzzle plugs, but I've never seen an original M&W with a plug.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on March 01, 2017, 08:59:36 pm
Well done Skeeter, as always..

tEN wOLVES ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on March 02, 2017, 09:31:38 am
Thanks, pards.
Buck, thanks for that info - I just assumed there was a toe plug.

I tried to copy your cantena a few years ago, just guessing the dimensions...
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Wallace Foster on March 02, 2017, 08:27:12 pm
I am very new to leather work, here are my first two attempts at stamping.
I messed up the pattern a little on the 1911 holster  :-\
(http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g125/nivekwerd/IMG_20170219_150634%201_zpsuzlfj90g.jpg)
(http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g125/nivekwerd/IMG_20170226_192358_zpstlsvafto.jpg)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on March 02, 2017, 08:43:52 pm
W.F. nice work, thanks for sharing..your fits perfectly, trigger guard covered, nice....

tEN wOLVES ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on March 03, 2017, 10:05:31 am
Quote
W.F. nice work, thanks for sharing..your fits perfectly, trigger guard covered, nice....
My sentiments exactly. We look forward to seeing your future projects.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Buck Stinson on March 03, 2017, 01:33:48 pm
Very nice, Wallace.

Skeeter, Nice job on the pommel bags.  A friend of mine found them hanging in a tack shed on a ranch near Salmon, Idaho and brought them to me.  We did some trading and I ended up with the bags.  I've had them since 1992.   Holster is for an 1851 Navy.  I have an original 1894 M&W catalog showing many pommel bags, but these are not listed in that catalog.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on March 03, 2017, 02:14:57 pm
Nice one, Wallace. Welcome!

Buck, those cantenas are beauties. The top buckle of the cantena looks japanned in PI. Would all three buckles have been japanned?
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Buck Stinson on March 03, 2017, 07:51:37 pm
Yes, all three are japanned.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on March 04, 2017, 12:13:45 am
Beautiful, Skeet. Very nice work.

Wallace, those look good. Nice molding to the pistols. The stamping is fine. Fun, too. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Cliff Fendley on March 04, 2017, 08:49:18 pm
Haven't been on this page in a while. Nice work Johnny, Skeeter, and Wallace. Looks like everyone has been busy.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: santee on March 05, 2017, 07:05:44 am
Nice boulder rig, Johnny! All these rigs you all have been posting lately are terrific.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Wallace Foster on March 06, 2017, 05:05:00 pm
Thanks folks, I went a little overboard on the molding for the SAA holster but I hope it will soften up when I start using it.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on March 07, 2017, 12:44:21 pm
You can always re-mold it if needed.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on March 11, 2017, 07:53:04 am
I made this for my Smith & Wesson 3rd Model. Smith & Wesson told me this Pistol was manufactured in 1885 or 1886. The Holster is fastened to the rig with two Chicago Screws so I can change the Holster cant or switch to a different Holster. This a prototype as there are some things that I want to change on my next one.

Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on March 11, 2017, 11:28:04 am
Looks good, Johnny. That was a smart idea to use Chicago screws so you can change the angle or holster itself at any time if you want.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on March 11, 2017, 09:10:18 pm
Looks good John, nice design and should work well, being able to change can't is a big plus..

tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Cliff Fendley on March 14, 2017, 05:34:46 pm
Looks great Johnny
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on March 15, 2017, 12:54:20 pm
Many thanks for all of the kind words. I made this Rig
to wear at the NCOWS Convention later this month.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Leatherman316 on March 17, 2017, 11:20:32 pm
well its been a few moons or 2 since i posted so i thought id post one of my favorite holster to make its
TheHand of God holster pattern bybthe great Will Ghormley
thanks for takin a gander
      Tim
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on March 18, 2017, 08:53:05 pm
Looks good, Tim. Nice job.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on April 10, 2017, 11:10:48 am
I was asked to duplicate a Cavalry Holster for a friend in the opposite hand. I forgot to take pictures of the finished unit. The last picture of the Holster (S4) in Black is after being dyed in Vinegaroon but before any final finishing.

This was the first time I did Cartridge loops by sewing directly to the leather rather then by weaving.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on April 10, 2017, 12:16:42 pm
Those look very good, John. You captured the San Antonio original nicely. Fine work, there.

You know, a half-flap version would be fairly cool-looking, too. Maybe I'll make one in my spare time after my other 57 projects get done. ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on April 10, 2017, 12:31:15 pm
Many thanks for the kind words Marshall. I came reasonably close to matching the existing Holster. Sewing the loops by hand was tedious. I wouldn't want to make a dozen of these.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Cliff Fendley on April 10, 2017, 03:41:35 pm
Good work Johnny!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on April 10, 2017, 06:49:46 pm
Will Johnny for the first time sewing bullet loops you did a dany job, and the holsters look fantastic. right on with the design also..

tEN wOLVES :D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on April 11, 2017, 12:12:25 am
Many thanks for the kind words Marshall. I came reasonably close to matching the existing Holster. Sewing the loops by hand was tedious. I wouldn't want to make a dozen of these.
Yeah, those loops can take some time. I figure that's a good reason to go for larger calibers. You did a great job on them.  :D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Cliff Fendley on April 15, 2017, 08:06:40 pm
yeah those bullet loops can be a bit of work, you have to want to do them pretty bad.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Capt Quirk on May 26, 2017, 07:57:49 pm
Ok, shouldn't be any issue with this not being "cowboy". .45 LC Cattleman, medium brown dye and antiqued to show off the basketweave, black border, strap, and lining. No modern snap restraints, got an old fashioned hammer thong loop, and made a matching cartridge strap that will hang off a belt loop or whatever.
(http://www.smokewagonleather.us/45LC.jpg)
Sorry about the quality of the pic, I'm rockin a 10 yo flip phone like a South American Druglord...
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on May 27, 2017, 03:47:11 pm
Looks pretty good. From what i can see, the basket weave is nice and even. I like the color, too.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Capt Quirk on May 27, 2017, 05:40:38 pm
Looks pretty good. From what i can see, the basket weave is nice and even. I like the color, too.
Thank you sir, but I'm glad the pic is a little blurry. New basket weave stamp, and it wasn't quite as clean as I would like. Had to touch it up manually.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Cliff Fendley on May 28, 2017, 11:26:00 am
Treated myself to a belt for my 45-75's. A big thanks to my pard Johnny McCrae for the webbing for the bullet loops. Belt body is Chestnut skirting leather.

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f67/30WCF/knives%20and%20craft%20work/DSCN3836_zpshllhmjqi.jpg) (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/30WCF/media/knives%20and%20craft%20work/DSCN3836_zpshllhmjqi.jpg.html)

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f67/30WCF/knives%20and%20craft%20work/DSCN3834_zpsuch98vrv.jpg) (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/30WCF/media/knives%20and%20craft%20work/DSCN3834_zpsuch98vrv.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on May 28, 2017, 05:04:51 pm
That does look good, Cliff. It's a fine belt. The canvas looks good with that color leather.  8)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Cliff Fendley on May 28, 2017, 09:09:27 pm
Thanks Will, I kind of liked the contrast so did it that way.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on May 29, 2017, 06:26:37 am
Very nice Cliff. Neat and clean looking!

Just finished a Shotgun Belt for a fellow Shooter. I put a slight space between each pair of loops and a dab of epoxy between each pair so it is easier to grab two at a time. A brass end cap from a hull was epoxied in each loop to serve as a stop.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Capt Quirk on May 29, 2017, 06:47:09 am
Some thought and innovation went into that shotgun belt! Nicely done sir!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on May 29, 2017, 11:11:52 am
Looks like a good shotgun belt. That should work very well.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Cliff Fendley on May 29, 2017, 11:20:24 am
Well done Johnny! That's some innovation.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Capt Quirk on May 30, 2017, 04:25:37 pm
I already posted this holster, but it was a bad pic, even by flip phone standards. So, a reposting with better images-
(http://forum.gon.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=906240&stc=1&d=1496174430)
(http://forum.gon.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=906244&stc=1&d=1496178499)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on May 30, 2017, 11:37:00 pm
Very nice work, and clean as well, thanks for sharing ::)


tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Capt Quirk on May 31, 2017, 07:41:44 am
Thank you sir, it was a good project. I'm happy that he let me go with the white stitching, I think it just pops.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on May 31, 2017, 09:08:08 pm
I agree CQ, I prefer white to, and use white for most of my work...

tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on May 31, 2017, 11:46:03 pm
Looks really good, CQ. Thanks for the new pics.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on June 06, 2017, 10:51:17 am
Some Meanea saddle pockets, taken from an original.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Capt Quirk on June 06, 2017, 01:50:23 pm
Nice edges and stitching. Was it done on a machine, or by hand?
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on June 06, 2017, 04:24:59 pm
It's hand stitching.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Cliff Fendley on June 07, 2017, 12:02:25 pm
Great job Skeeter! You nailed it, they look like the originals. The way the welt runs at an angle at the top and everything.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on June 07, 2017, 12:42:55 pm
Thanks, Cliff. The gusset being higher at the back gives a better seal. Glad to hear they look like the originals...
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on June 07, 2017, 03:55:49 pm
That's beautiful work, Skeet. Those look great. I really like the border design. Thanks for the pics.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Cliff Fendley on June 07, 2017, 05:29:06 pm
Thanks, Cliff. The gusset being higher at the back gives a better seal. Glad to hear they look like the originals...

Yes it does, I wasn't sure if the pattern was clear enough on how that is supposed to be but you got it just like the originals are.

Here is a pic of the originals next to a set of new ones. I just recently did a set that has the same roll border the originals have but I must have not taken a pic.
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f67/30WCF/knives%20and%20craft%20work/DSCN2982.jpg) (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/30WCF/media/knives%20and%20craft%20work/DSCN2982.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on June 07, 2017, 05:39:03 pm
Outstanding Cliff!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on June 07, 2017, 08:49:01 pm
Those are might fine, Cliff. Beautiful work.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Good Troy on June 08, 2017, 07:50:00 am
Sure are purdy!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Cliff Fendley on June 11, 2017, 03:07:13 pm
Thanks everyone. Just back from the NCOWS Nationals and I was using the new pair.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on June 17, 2017, 05:19:10 pm
Hand-sewn money belt. Continuous stitching on the loops with one needle.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Cliff Fendley on June 17, 2017, 10:43:54 pm
Nice Skeeter
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on June 17, 2017, 11:25:03 pm
Looks great, Skeet. Very nice work.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Gun Butcher on June 18, 2017, 03:45:17 pm
well I guess the first order of business is to say "hello". It has been awhile, for many reasons, but it is good to be back. I am posting a little holster that I did for my plinking gun just to show that I am keeping my hand in. Hope you like it.
Its good to be back.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on June 18, 2017, 05:53:54 pm
Welcome back, GB. Good to see you still at it. That holster is a fine one. Nice work.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Capt Quirk on June 18, 2017, 06:29:28 pm
That is a fine lookin holster, nice work Sir!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Gun Butcher on June 19, 2017, 04:39:33 pm
Thanks for the kind words Marshal and Cap.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on June 19, 2017, 08:33:35 pm
Good to see you again Gun Butcher, and nice work on this holster...

tEN wOLVES ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Gun Butcher on June 20, 2017, 02:48:25 am
Thank you sir.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on July 04, 2017, 01:25:59 pm
Some recent stuff.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on July 04, 2017, 06:18:09 pm
Beautiful work! Thank you for sharing it with us.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on July 04, 2017, 08:51:00 pm
Very nice work Skeet, thanks for sharing... ::)

tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Major 2 on July 07, 2017, 05:11:12 am
Please take a look at the 1st photo

It is a photo of allegedly the S&W Russian Bob Ford used to assassinate Jessie James....
Note: the holster

the 2nd photo is a Russian Nagant holster replica ( circa 1898 - WW1 )  the similarities are significant

I have acquired a 2nd Model S&W Russian and with exception of the length it would fit the Nagant holster
note: how the Ford holster has been lengthened 2" or so....

I thinking  of the Idea of using the Nagant holster as a pattern to make  the longer Russian holster any thoughts or takes ?

I think it would be the bee's knees
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Coffinmaker on July 07, 2017, 07:49:46 pm
I think a modified Nagant holster would be Uber Kool.  I really like those Cartridges Boxes too.  Obviously, the holster will NOT contribute to blazing SPEED.  However, the STYLE POINTS will be HUGE!!

Coffinmaker

PS:  Did I mention those Russian Language cartridges boxes are just UBER KOOL??
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on July 07, 2017, 08:39:23 pm
Thanks for sharing Major 2, nice collection


tEN wOLVES ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on July 12, 2017, 05:25:50 pm
I just got back and found these posts.

Beautiful work, skeet. I like that Mexican loop rig a lot.  8)

Major 2, I agree with Coffinmaker about your style points on one of those.,
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Silver_Rings on August 04, 2017, 09:15:27 pm
The museum I volunteer at needed a gun belt and holster for the jail that was just finished.   I made this money belt and holster. The museum director wanted it to look old so I aged it a bit. The pictures show them on display in the jail.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on August 05, 2017, 12:52:12 am
That looks the part nicely. Good job, there. Cool pics. Thanks for posting them.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Capt Quirk on August 05, 2017, 06:25:20 am
That's nice, you share with the museum. Good looking rig too. But... I've never seen a museum with a jail before, they usually just ask me to leave  ::) ::)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Silver_Rings on August 06, 2017, 09:20:36 pm
This museum locks people up until they make a contribution ;D. It is a neat museum. I will have to post some pictures of some of the leather items they have on display.

SR
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on August 07, 2017, 07:44:02 pm
Looks the part Silver Rings, period all the way, thanks for the look see pard...

   tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Silver_Rings on August 07, 2017, 10:19:18 pm
Thanks for the nice words Ten Wolf's.

SR
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Flatwater Monte on August 08, 2017, 01:22:13 pm
Just getting involved in CAS. Started tooling holsters for my revolvers but life has ate up a lot of my free time, so here is what I have so far!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Good Troy on August 08, 2017, 01:25:17 pm
Purdy work, Flatwater!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Silver_Rings on August 08, 2017, 11:31:23 pm
That looks real good and I am sure it will look great when it's done.

SR
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on August 09, 2017, 07:55:41 am
Howdy Silver Rings,
That Rig looks right at home. You did a great job on it. I look forward to seeing more pictures, By the way, does the Museum have a website?

Howdy Flatwater,
Very nice work on the carving. We look forward to seeing the finished product.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Capt Quirk on August 09, 2017, 08:02:14 pm
New 45 Colt, full skirt, 2 layers of 6oz shoulder with 4" drop loop, leather hammer thong and leg tie. Also a .45 6 pack cartridge strap.
(http://www.smokewagonleather.us/45lc.gif)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Silver_Rings on August 09, 2017, 10:36:01 pm
Howdy Johnny,

It's the Museum of the Mountains West.  The website is www.museumofthemountainswest.org (http://www.museumofthemountainswest.org)

SR
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on August 09, 2017, 10:58:58 pm
Howdy Silver Rings,

Many thanks for posting the address. It looks like a fascinating place to visit. I'll bet it's a lot of fun to work there.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Silver_Rings on August 10, 2017, 07:10:41 pm
Howdy Johnny,  it is fun giving tours there. I will be working there tomorrow.  If I have time I will take some pictures of some of the leather items. There is a saddle,  saddle bags and chaps that belonged to Buch Cassidy,  along with a bunch of other neat things.

SR
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on August 13, 2017, 05:31:20 pm
Just getting involved in CAS. Started tooling holsters for my revolvers but life has ate up a lot of my free time, so here is what I have so far!
Looks good so far. Why don't you start a build thread on it and we can follow your progress?

New 45 Colt, full skirt, 2 layers of 6oz shoulder with 4" drop loop, leather hammer thong and leg tie. Also a .45 6 pack cartridge strap.
Good work, there. Nice to have the matching 6-pack holder. Thanks for the pics.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Mogorilla on August 14, 2017, 07:33:39 am
Made my own version of Jesse James's holster.   We are raffling it off at a pistol shoot in September at Jesse James Farm in Kearney Missouri.  I have not done much leather in a while, so good to get back to it.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on August 14, 2017, 11:09:13 am
Some lucky shooter will win a beautiful rig. Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on August 17, 2017, 02:36:46 pm
Some lucky shooter will win a beautiful rig. Thanks for sharing.

I agree. Nice work.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Capt Quirk on September 07, 2017, 01:22:37 pm
Fresh off the bench, a padded leather rifle sling. Antiqued Medium Brown color, with Black Lining.
Basket Weave stamped, with carved Oak Leaf design.
4-6oz leather with 2-3oz lining. Features Suede covered 1/2" thick foam shoulder pad for non-slip comfort,
and Thumb Hole. 35" length +/-, 1" strap with 2 1/2" shoulder strap.
(http://www.smokewagonleather.us/sale/oak-leaf.gif)
(http://www.smokewagonleather.us/sale/oak-sling.gif)
(http://www.smokewagonleather.us/sale/sling-pad.gif)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on September 08, 2017, 08:05:17 pm
Looks good, CQ. I like the thumb hole.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Capt Quirk on September 09, 2017, 09:39:25 am
Thanks Marshal. It is like one I had made for a customer, that got some attention. I had cut out two of them, thinking maybe they would sell well down here. I don't know if I'm pricing them right though, but the first one sold for $60, and the guy didn't balk at all about it. I've seen some going for as much as $100, but can't see it.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on September 28, 2017, 07:06:13 pm
Just finished this one for a Raffle winner. Dyed with Vinegaroon
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on September 28, 2017, 09:12:44 pm
Looks fantastic Johnny, that black looks like you could just step into it, it's so deep, well done partner....


tEN wOLVES ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on September 28, 2017, 09:59:14 pm
Many thanks for the kind words TW. I believe it was you who introduced me to Vinegaroon.

By the way, I just acquired some fresh Black Walnut Hulls. I'll be brewing up a new batch of Walnut Dye shortly.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Capt Quirk on September 29, 2017, 02:05:06 am
That came out very clean Johnny, great job! How do you like the vinagroon? I've never tried it.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on September 29, 2017, 07:39:23 am
Thank you for the kind words Capt.

Vinegaroon is all I use for a Black color. It's easy to use and won't come off on your clothing.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on September 29, 2017, 07:31:19 pm
That looks great, Johnny. Someone will be very pleased.

CQ, I also only use vinegaroon for black. There's nothing that comes close to the nice rich black you get with it. In fact, I just made a new batch. A quart of white vinegar, a big 0000 steel wool pad and 4 days of waiting. It doesn't get much better than that. You have to leave the cap loose so it doesn't build up pressure. You can also use it on wood, too, but depending on the type of wood, you can get interesting results from light tan to dark black. I klutzed and knocked it over and my workbench has a nice dark streak across it, now.  :o ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: CurlyDrew42 on October 31, 2017, 06:03:21 pm
A couple of recent projects-
(https://spaceranger42.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/1875remingtontooled.jpg?w=614)
(https://spaceranger42.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/coachgun-stock.jpg?w=614)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Capt Quirk on October 31, 2017, 06:38:06 pm
Nice work, and welcome to the board!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on October 31, 2017, 07:42:22 pm
Lookin' good. That Remmie looks to be right at home. The long gun, too. :D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: CurlyDrew42 on October 31, 2017, 11:59:00 pm
I finished the right hand holster  ;D

(https://spaceranger42.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/23130466_10214979020534167_482807245857395550_n.jpg?w=614)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on November 01, 2017, 03:41:55 pm
Looks good, pard. Nice match, too.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: CurlyDrew42 on November 11, 2017, 09:53:49 pm
Just finished my bandoleer. ten 12ga shells and forty rounds of  .45 colt
(https://spaceranger42.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/bando.jpg?w=614)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on November 11, 2017, 11:39:01 pm
Well, that'll keep you making noise. Nice design. 8)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on November 12, 2017, 07:53:16 am
Howdy Curly,
I like the design. Nicely done.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: CurlyDrew42 on November 12, 2017, 12:22:28 pm
The bleed knot goes on my left hip and gives that end a little play so it sits nice and I can swing the back to the front if i need to.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: CurlyDrew42 on November 23, 2017, 06:45:52 pm
(https://spaceranger42.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/bigb1.jpg?w=648)

(https://spaceranger42.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/bigb2.jpg?w=648)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on November 23, 2017, 07:02:11 pm
Nice butt cover. Looks like it'll get the job done. 8)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: CurlyDrew42 on November 24, 2017, 12:13:54 am
Like my Ma always said, "don't forget to cover your butt."
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on November 24, 2017, 09:57:37 am
 ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: CurlyDrew42 on November 29, 2017, 12:20:24 pm
New belt and one holster finished!
(https://spaceranger42.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/newrig1.jpg?w=614)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Capt Quirk on November 29, 2017, 01:33:54 pm
Nice! I really like the look of the naked leather.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on November 29, 2017, 05:12:20 pm
Looks good, CD. That's a nice, balanced-looking rig.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: CurlyDrew42 on November 29, 2017, 09:00:24 pm
Nice! I really like the look of the naked leather.

Resolene man, I didn't believe it when people told me it's great for resisting dye but I swear that stuff is magic. It really lets just enough of the antiquing gel bite to make the final finish interesting.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: reno on November 30, 2017, 07:23:06 am
Don't know if this is the right place, but I tryied on The Leather Shop with no response. Does anyone know how Scott Kreiman  of Camano Ridge Custom Leather is or have been in contact with him. I had him make me two rigs a few years ago, and sent him money to make another in August of this year. I've tried for months to get in touch, left messages on the phone, emails, and even sent him a letter two weeks ago with no response. I would be thankful for any information.

Reno
leepr@msn.com
515-981-0694
515-979-4446
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on November 30, 2017, 10:33:45 am
You're still in The Leather Shop. You may not have gotten any response if no one knows the answer to your question. I know I sure don't have the answer for you. If anyone has the information you need, perhaps they will pm you with that. I sure hope it works out for you.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on December 02, 2017, 12:54:57 pm
A recent job...
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on December 02, 2017, 01:13:04 pm
Beautiful work, Skeet. It looks like an original rig from the 1800's.  8)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on December 02, 2017, 05:59:35 pm
Very nice Skeeter. Right out of Packing Iron.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Cliff Fendley on December 02, 2017, 07:41:55 pm
That looks awesome Skeeter
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: 1961MJS on December 07, 2017, 09:47:39 pm
Hi

I made this knife and sheath for a lady that I work with.  She bakes a Red Velvet snowman cake in a form, ices it with white icing, names it something like "Marie Antoinette" or "William Wallace" and then beheads it before we eat it.  I've been working on this setup for 3 years.  I originally intended to bead the snowman, but well that was beyond my patience level.  The knife is a Track of the Wolf Cumberland Bowie with Ivory Micarta grips and a brass bolster.

Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: 1961MJS on December 07, 2017, 09:50:33 pm
I tried several times to carve a decent pine branch over the snowman's head, but they all looked weird.  I'll work more on it next year.  I have a similar kitchen knife that I'm working on for a friend from work with the same style sheath but a more traditional rose pattern.  I managed to do the alternating sinew colors by tying the two pieces together and pulling the knot towards the middle layer of the sheath.

Later
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on December 07, 2017, 11:46:51 pm
That's certainly a novel idea. Looks like you definitely had fun with this one. Cool sheath.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: 1961MJS on December 07, 2017, 11:52:58 pm
Thanks, I had fun with it.  The Sheath keeps the knife locked in pretty well.  The leather for the two belt loops was thinner than I should have used and is bent at too much an angle.  I did MUCH better with the holes for the sinew, but not even close to professional.  I figured that beading would be much easier and I had to LEARN carving for this sucker.  I plan to work on floral stuff for a year or so and see if I can  make myself a few holsters.

Thanks
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on January 12, 2018, 06:45:51 am
M&W cantena. My stamp is inside. Hand-sewn.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on January 12, 2018, 09:00:34 am
Skeeter that is a real work of art! Thanks for sharing it with us.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Cliff Fendley on January 12, 2018, 09:12:36 am
Very nice Skeeter!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on January 12, 2018, 06:10:05 pm
Nice work Skeeter... ::)

tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: santee on January 13, 2018, 06:14:44 am
Great looking stuff here, fellas!!
Made a holster for an old revolver....here's a vid:

A holster for an Iver-Johnson and a bit o' history!
https://youtu.be/r0Q34R2078I
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on January 18, 2018, 04:14:10 pm
Beautiful work, Skeet. Looks really fine.  8)

Another fun vid, Santee. Thanks for the link. Nice little holster for that Iver-Johnson.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Wallace Foster on January 23, 2018, 10:51:00 am
I poster this cross draw holster earlier in the dye thread
(https://i.imgur.com/EdzYiRD.jpg?1)

Here is the finished holster all oiled up, I also did the same pattern on my strong side holster to make the pair match a little better.
(https://i.imgur.com/05o5dER.jpg)

I need to work on my belt now...
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on January 23, 2018, 06:49:04 pm
Looks good, WF. I like that design on the holsters. It works nicely to fill a large space without getting too busy.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Capt Quirk on January 23, 2018, 07:43:50 pm
Looks simple and serviceable, not badly done at all.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on January 25, 2018, 01:37:55 pm
I moved as couple posts over to the Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here" thread (http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,44139.msg721207.html#msg721207). They're good posts and we want to keep them for everyone to enjoy.

Remember to keep this thread for cowboy-related stuff.

Many Thanks, Marshal Will
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on February 17, 2018, 07:07:07 am
Some spur straps...
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on February 17, 2018, 09:14:10 am
Very nice straps. Fine work there pard.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Wiley Desperado on February 19, 2018, 08:28:03 pm
Good looking spur straps!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on February 21, 2018, 05:04:09 am
Thanks, pards. Some cuffs...
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Capt Quirk on February 21, 2018, 09:33:44 am
Nice tooling on the cuff. What leather is it?
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on February 21, 2018, 10:21:31 am
Thanks, Captain. I used 8-9 ounce leather, and 3 ounce leather for the lacing.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on February 21, 2018, 11:11:06 am
Looks good, Skeet. How do you tie them off on the inside?
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on February 21, 2018, 03:03:59 pm
Marshal - good question. I was lent some cuffs made circa 1920 by Wyeth  and I tried to duplicate his technique. I didn't get it quite right but I did my best.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: GunClick Rick on February 21, 2018, 03:59:06 pm
I'd say close enough,the originals have a lot of sweat and wear.I kin wear em in fer ya ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on February 21, 2018, 07:02:26 pm
Marshal - good question. I was lent some cuffs made circa 1920 by Wyeth  and I tried to duplicate his technique. I didn't get it quite right but I did my best.

Thanks. It looks like something that would work well done wet then allowed to dry.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Wiley Desperado on February 24, 2018, 09:35:44 pm
Good looking cuffs I like em!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on February 25, 2018, 01:11:47 am
Thanks, pards.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on March 07, 2018, 04:51:14 am
Half-flap slim jim.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on March 07, 2018, 07:51:36 am
That's a very nice clean neat looking Holster Skeeter. Many thanks for sharing it with us.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Capt Quirk on March 07, 2018, 11:33:16 am
That is really nice. Is it an original design?
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on March 07, 2018, 12:18:56 pm
Thanks. It's a standard holster of the period based on originals in Packing Iron. If you have a copy, look at page 69.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on March 07, 2018, 01:05:38 pm
Looks really good, Skeet. I like the clean lines. I also like the way it covers the hammer spur.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on March 07, 2018, 07:09:41 pm
I've always like the classy look of this style holster, nice work Skeet..


tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on March 12, 2018, 11:27:44 am
More cuffs...
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on March 12, 2018, 08:14:44 pm
They look good. That looks like the stamp you were going to modify. Did you file off the texturing?
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on March 13, 2018, 03:27:45 am
Not yet. That's another stamp I found.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on March 13, 2018, 11:58:11 am
Thanks, I was curious. That stamp makes a good border.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Cliff Fendley on March 22, 2018, 10:23:37 am
Really nice Skeeter!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Capt Quirk on March 24, 2018, 08:55:19 pm
Howdy all. Been away for a while, due to technical difficulties. My hard drive died in my lap top a couple months ago, so I decided to upgrade to a new solid state drive, and do away with that nasty HDD failure. The laptop went south about 3 weeks later, and is "Pushing up Daisies". At least I'm sure the data is safe. Been forced to use my new "smart" phone for web surfing, and it just sucks all the joy out of web surfing. The busted screen just proves my displeasure.

Anyways, I'm in the Leather Shop tonight, so I busted out the Cabo Wabo Tequilla, and hijacked the wife's laptop. I hiave been staying busy, and have a few new things to share. Helpful comments, critiques, or help, is very appreciated.

First up, that belt and holster set for the Taurus 357. We went with mild bling and brown thread. I have to say, even with the flaws, it was likely my best work.
(http://smokewagonleather.us/Taurus%20357/Taurus-357.gif)
Next up, another one for the same guy. Yeah... who needs hundreds of customers? Just a few like this guy, and you are set for life.
This was a shoulder rig for his Ruger 45 ACP. The man does love him some Ruger guns.
(http://smokewagonleather.us/Ruger%2045%20ACP/Ruger-45-Shoulder.gif)
When he asked me to do this, I asked how he wanted it. "Black or dark brown I guess." "Any carving or tooling?" "Well, the only time anyone will see it, is when I'm out with the hogs" I sold him on this Pumba (Warthog from Lion King) idea. As I was working up the artwork, the wife was trying to talk me out of it. Pumba is her favorite character.
(http://smokewagonleather.us/Ruger%2045%20ACP/Pumba.gif)
Next, another guy like the first fella. He not only has a lot of guns, he is generous to friends, family, employees. For every piece I have made for him, he has had me make 2 other pieces for someone else. I almost feel like he is pimping me out. I imagine the conversation going something like... "I know a guy that makes leather stuff. You like leather stuff? I'll have him make you some leather stuff." Dance, Monkey! Dance!
G30 holster for somebody else. He said "Tool it". I went for something "Sheridan-like". Nope, don't quite have it yet.
(http://smokewagonleather.us/Tan%20G30/Tan-G30.gif)
One of two 10 shot .270 cartridge cases, since the people he gave the 2 shotshell carriers to loved them. I went slimmer, and less bulky with this.
(http://smokewagonleather.us/270%20case/270-front.gif)
(http://smokewagonleather.us/270%20case/270-open.gif)
(http://smokewagonleather.us/270%20case/270-top.gif)

Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Capt Quirk on March 24, 2018, 09:22:18 pm
I'm sorry I almost forgot to mention this one. The fella with the Rugers, asked me to make make a holster for his Ruger .380. Brown. 6:00 position. In Waist Band. I had to call it "The Skidmark". Sorry, I forgot to get pics.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on March 25, 2018, 09:05:49 am
Nice lineup of items, CQ. Well done. You did miss the chance to be the only forum member to post a picture of a skidmark, though. ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Wallace Foster on March 29, 2018, 08:33:49 pm
Here is just a little test piece. My wife does Metis bead work and I have been thinking of adding a piece to a holster.
My problem was how to attach the bead work to the leather so I got my wife to make me a small flower to work with and try some different things, this is what I ended up with. My next one will have beveled edges on the inlay piece and the stitching will be cleaner and not as bright  8)
Front
(https://i.imgur.com/7Mr49pH.jpg?1)
Back
(https://i.imgur.com/qxAz8tD.jpg?1)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Capt Quirk on March 30, 2018, 03:22:20 am
Pretty beadwork, that is something I never had the patince to do.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on March 30, 2018, 10:51:46 am
That's nice beadwork. It'll be cool to see what you end up inlaying.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Wallace Foster on April 05, 2018, 04:20:10 pm
She is a very talented woman, these are a couple more.
The blue one is a finished barrette, for her hair and the green one is still a work in progress.

(https://i.imgur.com/bjXJXiY.jpg?1)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on April 05, 2018, 11:40:34 pm
That's nice stuff. For future beadwork, post it here on the "Show Us Your BEADWORK" thread (http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,55375.0.html) so we can keep it easy to reference.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Boothill Bob on April 18, 2018, 12:06:40 am
Howdy.
Long time since I posted something here, but now I'm back 😀
Here is two LawDog holsters I made recently. Haven't been much leatherwork lately..
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on April 18, 2018, 07:20:50 am
Howdy Bob,

Welcome back.

Those are some beautiful Holsters. The quality and workmanship is top notch. Thank you for sharing.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Never Sleeps, 13790 on April 18, 2018, 02:04:22 pm
Howdy.
Long time since I posted something here, but now I'm back 😀
Here is two LawDog holsters I made recently. Haven't been much leatherwork lately..

VERY nice work there Bob! What kind of sewing machine did you use? Are you doing gun leather as a hobby?
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Boothill Bob on April 18, 2018, 02:47:32 pm
I use a cobra class 4. Mostly as a hobby but I have a business and not much time, have outer jobs to.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Capt Quirk on April 18, 2018, 05:29:27 pm
Very nice work, Bob. I really like the border work.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on April 18, 2018, 11:27:13 pm
Beautiful work, Henrik. Good to see you back. Two thumbs-ups for these.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on April 27, 2018, 07:44:20 am
Just finished this one for a fellow shooter's Open Top. Two hours in the Walnut Dye followed by (3) coats of Neet's Foot Oil and (2) coats of Skidmores.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on April 27, 2018, 05:24:54 pm
Looking good, there, Johnny. I love the color. That open top looks right at home.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on April 28, 2018, 09:20:54 pm
Nice work Johnny, and great looking color,

   tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on April 30, 2018, 11:14:48 am
I had some extra time and leather. Here are a few more.

The Black Rig is for 1873 SAA's and is dyed with Vinegaroon.

The Slim Jim is for an 1851 Navy Percussion with my usual Walnut dye. The stamping along the pouch fold went askew so I'll put this one on Ebay as a second.

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk81/jvsaffran/misc/2GBRCP_zpse1oi403m.jpg)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk81/jvsaffran/misc/2GBR1CP_zpsyekudzw8.jpg)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk81/jvsaffran/misc/51NSJcp_zpsaaxfcnzs.jpg)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on April 30, 2018, 11:48:34 am
Nice rigs, Johnny. Someone will snap up that Slim Jim in a flash. I really like the color you got on that one.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Capt Quirk on May 02, 2018, 09:24:00 am
Those look great, but I have to ask... How do you manage to keep that white thread so white? I start out with white thread, but it is some sort of grey by the time I'm finished  :-[
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on May 02, 2018, 11:03:48 am
Many thanks for the kind words.

I use Tandy's "Natural" pre-waxed thread. That might by why. I'm really not sure.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on May 03, 2018, 12:08:30 am
I've used pre-waxed nylon thread brfore and it does stay nice and white because nothing can penetrate into the fibers.

If you do all the dying prior to assembly, the natural fiber threads will stay white. Any dye added after assembly though, can get absorbed by the thread.

Dyed before assembly:
(https://i.imgur.com/nqMrG9K.jpg)

Dyed after assembly:
(https://i.imgur.com/qIHVWxf.jpg)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on May 03, 2018, 07:47:01 am
Howdy Marshall,

Wow... those are some awesome looking Holsters. I love the stamping on them. Thanks for showing these to us.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on May 03, 2018, 11:17:04 am
Thanks, Johnny. I had to resort to oil dye to get the brown I like. My walnut dye doesn't make anything close.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on May 03, 2018, 09:34:28 pm
Nice color Will, and the holster looks great, I haven't made any new walnut dye since I've moved, I need to do that, finding green black walnuts here is proving a bit hard to do, I was spoild before with having my neighbors tree dumpping hulls for my picking, I'll keep looking..I've used the oil dye before also, and got some nice color, yours came out very nice..

   tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on May 04, 2018, 11:49:40 am
Thanks, TW.

When I was in Arizona, there were loads of black walnut trees lining the canyons around there. Here, nothing. No black walnuts to be had. English walnuts just don't do the job. Too light a color.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Kid Cavalier on May 17, 2018, 07:57:55 pm
Hi Guys,

Long time no see right?  Anyway, this is the latest creation.  I love it when they give you the basics and let you run with it.

Went to a New Mexico State Trooper.

It has a little something extra I thought you all would appreciate.

(https://i.imgur.com/TRhf01T.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Ft4OiBA.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/5D7dwx8.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/qIV2ZU6.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/94e03ZK.jpg)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on May 18, 2018, 12:53:05 am
Beautiful work, kid. That 'something extra' is a nice touch. Very fine work, there.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on May 18, 2018, 06:21:43 am
Howdy Kid,
Those Rigs are works of art. Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Cliff Fendley on May 19, 2018, 01:41:45 pm
Been a while since I've posted. Really nice work everyone, thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Wallace Foster on May 19, 2018, 09:13:36 pm
Wow that is some nice work.  :o
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Capt Quirk on May 20, 2018, 09:40:27 pm
First off, to Will and Kid Cavalier, you folks are truly artists. People keep telling me that my work is amazing, but that is only because they don't have anything to really compare with it.

@ Kid Cavalier- how did you do the fancy welt on those holsters? It looks like you cut pieces and put them together in a checkered pattern, but it couldn't be that simple. I have never seen that done before.

@Will- Back to the white thread. I am using prewaxed nylon thread from Tandy, and do my stitching after the dye is dry. I still can't keep it bright white though. I am half tempted to take a cotton swab and bleach to the stitching.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on May 21, 2018, 01:34:14 am
Thanks for the compliment, CQ.

@Will- Back to the white thread. I am using prewaxed nylon thread from Tandy, and do my stitching after the dye is dry. I still can't keep it bright white though. I am half tempted to take a cotton swab and bleach to the stitching.
What kind of dye are you using? I've done oil dyes and natural ones. Nothing seems to change the color of the thread as long as the dye is dry when I stitch. I can even stitch with it wet for molding and the thread doesn't pick up anything to change the color.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Capt Quirk on May 21, 2018, 08:51:18 am
I use Fiebings dyes, which ones depends on where I get it. Hobby Lobby only has low voc (?), sometimes I can get the regular stuff, but haven't tried the oil dyes. As far as dyeing, I have recently taken to diluting it about 50/50 with water, and dip dyeing in a big ziplock bag. I call it the "Shake and Bake" method, and I seem to get better color tone and coverage.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on May 21, 2018, 11:29:00 am
I've never used water-based dyes except for walnut dye I've made. Have you tried it with solvent-based ones? It might be something to experiment with. I dilute my dyes with alcohol and when that's evaporated out, the stuff is set. A quick trip to the shoe repair might get something to experiment with. The local repair shop here carries Lincoln dyes and they are my preference. Fiebings doesn't go through my airbrush without clogging it up, not that I airbrush much.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Capt Quirk on May 21, 2018, 08:22:15 pm
These aren't water based dyes I'm using, they are alcohol based. I didn't have any alcohol when I went to dilute it... well, only had drinkin alcohol, but I wasn't going to waste it. Water seems to be working ok though. I don't airbrush, I sponge it normally. For the most part, I'm going to dip dye when I can. It really seems to get better penetration and coverage, with less light spots.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Kid Cavalier on May 22, 2018, 09:53:53 am
It really was this simple.  Your results may vary.

(https://i.imgur.com/mPNjziS.jpg)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Capt Quirk on May 22, 2018, 10:15:43 am
That is so cool, I am totally stealing it! Thanks ;)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Kid Cavalier on May 22, 2018, 06:47:56 pm
To my knowledge, I am the first one to do this on a welt.  Which surprises me.
I call it “The Whitaker Welt”. Wait till you see the next one!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on May 23, 2018, 11:34:05 pm
Well, CQ, I'm at a loss on that thread getting darker. I'd try different dyes just to see if that is the cause.

Kid, that's a cool idea. It looks pretty cool. Looking forward to the next one.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Wallace Foster on June 04, 2018, 12:16:41 am
Here is what I have been working on. Just finished the stitching and I am going to try to get the edges done ASAP and then into the dye.
My lovely wife did the bead work for me and I couldn't be happier.

(https://i.imgur.com/hWNfB90.jpg?1)
Title: 357 Crossdraw
Post by: Capt Quirk on June 08, 2018, 10:38:59 pm
Been wanting to try a crossdraw rig for a while now, and finally broke down and done it. I give it a solid 6 for concept, maybe a 5 for execution. I definitely need finer tools for small details. Anyways, 8-9oz outer layer, 4-5oz lining. Used Fiebings Medium Brown and Black, and acrylic paint for the card suits.
(http://smokewagonleather.us/357%20crossdraw/357-crossdraw.jpg)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on June 08, 2018, 11:40:00 pm
Nice, CQ. 5 aces.  ;D

Looks good.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Wallace Foster on June 10, 2018, 11:51:37 am
Here it is finished, I learned a lot adding the beadwork and this was my first lined holster
Thanks for the pattern and inspiration Johnny McCrae

(https://i.imgur.com/jmv46pE.jpg?1)

Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on June 10, 2018, 01:07:52 pm
Looks good, WF. The inset beadwork is a good look.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on June 11, 2018, 08:00:14 pm
Capt Quirk,
You are quite an artist with leather. Very nice!

Wallace Foster,
You did a great job. Love the bead work and color.

Many thanks to both of you Gents for sharing your work with us
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Wiley Desperado on June 21, 2018, 08:00:57 am
Capt. Quirk,  nicely done on the cross draw I like the artistry

Wallace Foster, good job on that holster the bead inlay is a nice touch
 
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Capt Quirk on July 07, 2018, 08:41:10 pm
Almost done with this one, just need to treat and buff, and definitely touch up the edge burnish. Cool little Heritage Roughrider .22 w/ 3" BBL. It would be nicer in a littler larger caliber.
(http://smokewagonleather.us/Dave22Bird/22-bird.jpg)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on July 08, 2018, 12:41:58 am
Looks good. Nice and compact.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on July 08, 2018, 01:04:56 pm
Nice, it looks great and looks to fit the gun perfect, thanks for sharing

tEN wOLVES ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on August 15, 2018, 06:32:23 am
Here is one I did for a door prize winner. I tried to match his RH Holster in a LH version. The Holster was immersed in my latest batch of Home Brewed Walnut Dye for four hours. This batch is very strong. The stamping was difficult to do. It looks better than the picture.
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk81/jvsaffran/misc/LH_zpsh1easi30.jpg)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk81/jvsaffran/misc/RH_zpsexrotpff.jpg)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on August 15, 2018, 04:51:05 pm
Looks good, Johnny. Someone will be pleased with that one.

Yeah, stamping a bunch of repeats that all have to get lined up exactly the same can be difficult. Nice job.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on August 17, 2018, 09:13:27 pm
Looks good Johnny, , the stamping adds a bit of flair, thanks for sharing Pal...

tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Wiley Desperado on August 18, 2018, 10:12:18 am
Just went back a couple of pages to admire the gunleather,  Hats off to, Capt Quirk, Marshal Will Wingam, Johnny McCrae, Kid Cavalier and Wallace Foster.  All beautifully done leather work.

Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on August 23, 2018, 12:10:52 am
I just finished a Cross  Draw Holster for a Rig I made in 2014. This Holster was immersed in my new batch of Walnut dye for one hour followed by two coats of Neets and two coats of Skidmores. You can see the difference in color between the old and new batch of Walnut dye. The new batch is much more powerful and has a much different look to it.
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk81/jvsaffran/misc/CF%20CD1_zpssowdt6oi.jpg)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk81/jvsaffran/misc/CFR_zpsnomc14yk.jpg)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on August 23, 2018, 10:45:18 am
Lookin' good, Johnny. Nice work, there.

Both batches of dye look great. Can't say I prefer either. The new one does have a nice patina that the other didn't.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Wiley Desperado on August 23, 2018, 12:38:55 pm
Both look great Johnny! I like them both. Outstanding leather work!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on September 06, 2018, 02:17:51 pm
Here is one that I just finished for a friend's Remington revolver. These are just run of the mill plain-Plain Jane Holsters that I've been posting lately but I want to show how my newest batch of home brewed Walnut dye is working out. This Holster was immersed in the dye for 1/2 hour followed by my usual two coats of Neet's Foot Oil and two coats of Skidmore's. This batch of dye is rather powerful I've had to to learn how to work with it. I'm going to try 15 minutes with my next Holster.
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk81/jvsaffran/misc/rusty%20rem%20w_zpsaiydwwg9.jpg)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk81/jvsaffran/misc/rusty-rem-2.w_zpspz330hc2.jpg)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on September 07, 2018, 12:02:04 am
That dye does do the job. I like the color.

Nice holster. Looks authentic. I do believe you've coined a new name, though. "Plain Jane Slim Jim." ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Rusty Brec on September 07, 2018, 08:13:29 am
Nice Job John
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Wiley Desperado on September 07, 2018, 09:20:32 pm
Johnny. I like the holster as well as the color of the Plain Jane Slim Jim. Nice!  I never have tried home brew dye. 
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Wiley Desperado on September 09, 2018, 12:31:04 pm
I made this replica of the R.T Frazier holster (Circa 1915-1920) using a Will Ghormley pattern. 
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on September 09, 2018, 04:20:03 pm
Howdy Wiley,

That's a real work of art. That 1911 looks right at home in this Holster. Many thanks for sharing it with us.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Cliff Fendley on September 10, 2018, 09:08:51 am
That's a very nice reproduction of that holster Wiley. Good work.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on September 10, 2018, 10:05:36 am
Beautiful holster, Wiley. It looks authentic. That's my favorite pattern for a 1911.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Wiley Desperado on September 10, 2018, 10:39:50 am
Thank you everybody for the nice remarks much appreciated!

Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: nagantino on March 01, 2019, 05:29:07 pm
Still trying to post a picture. Here's my Uberti Cattleman with holster made by a Scottish fella.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on March 01, 2019, 07:04:37 pm
Well, your Scottish fella did a good job on that holster. It looks really nice. The photo is first rate, too. Nice composition, good lighting. Much better than my photos. Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Capt Quirk on March 01, 2019, 08:39:47 pm
Now we're being graded on photo composition too? I'm sunk!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on March 01, 2019, 11:28:34 pm
Now we're being graded on photo composition too? I'm sunk!
LOL, so am I.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on March 02, 2019, 10:34:26 am
Last October my Bride and i moved to Florida permanently. I left my home brewed Walnut Dye back in Wisconsin with a fellow shooter. Here is a Holster I just finished for the upcoming 2019 NCOWS Convention that will be part of a raffle package. Attached are pictures showing the raw Holster then one coat of Neet's then finally three coats of Neet's and one coat of Skidmores. I do miss my Walnut Dye.

I don't know how much Leather Work I'll be doing here in Florida so for this one I bought a pre-cut piece of leather from the Leather Guy in Minnesota: https://theleatherguy.org/product/pre-cut-natural-leather-cow-hide-veg-tan-12-x-12-8-9-oz-smooth/
You easily get one Slim Jim out of 12" x 12" piece.

On another note, the NCOWS conventions are always great events. The 2019 NCCOWS Convention will feature a 23 Vendors and 7 Seminars all open to the general pubic. For more information please go to: http://www.ncowsconvention.com/
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: bear tooth billy on March 02, 2019, 11:07:34 am
Looks great Johnny!!   Can't wait to win the 1858 Remington with the pale
rider conversion, your holster, 100 rounds of 38 heeled ammo and the signed
Clint Eastwood poster. 


                          Billy
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on March 02, 2019, 06:28:54 pm
That looks really good. Very nice work.

Do you have any acacia or juniper trees in Florida? I understand they make nice brown dyes although maybe not as dark as black walnuts.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on March 03, 2019, 06:53:43 am
Many thanks for the kind words Gents.

Marshall, that's a good idea. I'll have to look around and see if acacia or juniper tree in my area. I would imagine one would use the same procedures that are used for home brewed Walnut Dye.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on March 03, 2019, 09:15:13 am
I would expect you're right to use the same method of making it. Wikipedia mentioned the use of the wood to get brown dye.

Here's a site (https://pioneerthinking.com/natural-dyes) that lists a bunch of things to make dyes for textiles. Scroll down to brown. Some of them may be useful. There are a few interesting options.

I bought some dried walnut hulls online one time but they didn't make a very dark dye. Either the dried hulls weren't up to the job or I made a bad batch somehow.

In its own right, it is a nice color but just not a dark one.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on March 03, 2019, 02:27:44 pm
Many thanks Marshall for posting the website about textile dyes. Very interesting and there are some useful ideas there.

As I mentioned a while back, I did not have as good of results with Walnut Powder as I had with actual Walnut Hulls. Don't know why.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on March 04, 2019, 11:48:33 am
It would seem that drying the hulls must diminish their effectiveness. That would imply that something other than just moisture (water) is lost in the drying process. I wonder if there's something that could be added to the boiling process to make them release more pigment.

This is what my batch did after three days of boiling.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on March 04, 2019, 07:58:18 pm
I talked to Chuck Burrows about getting a little darker shade from my natural walnut dye when the green hulls were not available  or when the powder was the only thing available, he told me to add a little iron, and that did it, but you have to start with just a little until you get the darkness you want when the leather has dried, this can take a few days or longer until you're happy with the results...Johnny your dye always looks good..and over time just gets better..

tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on March 05, 2019, 02:12:21 pm
I tried that but the dye turned grey as it darkened rather than being a nice rich brown. I would guess that if it was a nice brown already, that would work.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on March 09, 2019, 10:18:26 am
Will, you have to be careful when adding iron, as I was pointing out, add some and then wait to see what you get, too much iron will turn your leather/ dye gray when making walnut dye...easy does it here, and clean iron helps also...

tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on March 09, 2019, 11:05:13 am
Yeah, but this stuff is just too light to be made darker. It's a fine color but just not what I was after. The slightest hint of iron turns it grey.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on March 09, 2019, 11:08:41 am
For that matter, my pecan dye is light as can be, too. I think my dye-making technique needs an overhaul. ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Capt Quirk on March 09, 2019, 11:26:50 am
I have played with raw leather holsters, and given time, they darken to a beautiful color on their own. Try Neatsfoot oil and Sun.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on March 09, 2019, 02:13:33 pm
The Frazier holster was cured in the sun after dyeing it. Otherwise it would have really been light. The sun does help things along.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Cliff Fendley on March 24, 2019, 01:30:50 pm
I no longer boil walnuts to make my stain. Rather I just gather them when they are green and leave them outside the shop in buckets to gather rain water. This past year we had so much rain the buckets were running over so I would sit them under the porch so they didn't overflow losing the stained water.

I let them sit all winter freezing and thawing in the Kentucky temperature swings and have had the best stain come from this method. I got the idea because its the same principle that gives bourbon it's characteristics from the charred oak barrels.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on March 24, 2019, 06:13:01 pm
That sounds like the ideal way to do it. I'd think that even in an area that doesn't snow it would work fine anyway.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on March 24, 2019, 08:10:51 pm
Cliff, great idea, and green hulls are the way to go, no cooking for days , I think I LIKE THIS METHOD  ::)

Ten Wolves ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Cliff Fendley on March 28, 2019, 11:42:24 pm
It's been a while since I've posted any pics, lets see if photobucket will let me post some of my recent work.

(https://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f67/30WCF/52720959_377469776400458_9030559852446875648_n_zpstshzzbcy.jpg) (https://s45.photobucket.com/user/30WCF/media/52720959_377469776400458_9030559852446875648_n_zpstshzzbcy.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Cliff Fendley on March 28, 2019, 11:55:17 pm
This 1890ish Cheyenne holster lined with vegetable tanned pigskin with 4 inch wide money belt carries 35 44wcf cartridges. It's done in my walnut home brew stain and neatsfoot oil followed up with Skidmores. I hand stitched this entire rig with Bourbors Red hand linen. There are about 1140 stitches total.

I did a bit of aging on this one and I actually made this for myself for a new persona I'm going to be playing in NCOWS. Powder River Clifton Daily who finds himself in the middle of the Johnson County range war in 1890. I've been trying to treat myself to a new rig for quite some time but you know the old saying, the cobbler's children are the worst shod, sometimes that goes for the cobbler himself.

(https://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f67/30WCF/52051014_378469102967192_189866240569769984_n_zpssfvdjaun.jpg) (https://s45.photobucket.com/user/30WCF/media/52051014_378469102967192_189866240569769984_n_zpssfvdjaun.jpg.html)


(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f67/30WCF/52141256_378469159633853_8339600052330692608_n_zpsxgg95jfx.jpg) (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/30WCF/media/52141256_378469159633853_8339600052330692608_n_zpsxgg95jfx.jpg.html)

Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on March 29, 2019, 02:43:47 am
Beautiful work Cliff. Love the carving design and the color of the Holster Rig. Did you use your "nature brewed outside" dye on the Holster Rig?

Many thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on March 29, 2019, 09:40:59 am
Beautiful work, Cliff. I really like the rig you made for yourself. It has a beautiful color with that dye, too.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Cliff Fendley on March 29, 2019, 10:42:11 am
Thanks fellas

Johnny, yes that is my homebrew walnut batch from last year, made during the winter 2017-18. I've just been gathering walnuts and leaving them in buckets outside the shop throughout the winter and pour it off in the spring. I've got two five gallon buckets I need to pour off now that I gathered last fall. I pour them off through a screen and cheese cloth.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on March 29, 2019, 11:44:07 am
Cliff, that is one awesome rig, the color is just fantastic for a  HOME MADE DYE walnut color, great work all around as usual, as soon as I can find a black walnut tree here in Oregon, I'll try to get some green hulls, this is one thing I miss from California, I had a black walnut tree next door and I had all the hulls I wanted, thanks for sharing your method that you posted earlier...

tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: santee on March 29, 2019, 09:18:31 pm
Man, Cliff, you do great work. Just love the color you achieve with those dyes.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on March 30, 2019, 02:19:53 am
Cliff, that's perfect.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Cliff Fendley on April 27, 2019, 05:50:47 pm
Mexican three loop done. I'm calling this my rustic walnut technique I'm doing with the homemade walnut. I went a little darker with this last few.
(https://oi45.photobucket.com/albums/f67/30WCF/knives%20and%20craft%20work/58570482_415071539306948_2717019809215676416_n_zps5y7983fw.jpg) (https://s45.photobucket.com/user/30WCF/media/knives%20and%20craft%20work/58570482_415071539306948_2717019809215676416_n_zps5y7983fw.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Capt Quirk on April 27, 2019, 08:21:28 pm
That is some awesome work! I'm still working out single loop holsters, 2 and 3 Loopers intimidate me  :o
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Cliff Fendley on April 27, 2019, 08:40:30 pm
That is some awesome work! I'm still working out single loop holsters, 2 and 3 Loopers intimidate me  :o

Thanks, you'll get more comfortable with it as you go, there is a bit of a learning curve.

I just made that pattern and worked out pretty good for first go at it.

I've probably made hundreds of western holster patterns now so they get easier as you go. I'm to the point I'm numbering old patterns and making a book to break down various applications so I can review and locate when someone specifies a style for a particular gun. I find patterns hanging in the back I forgot I made.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on April 28, 2019, 12:26:54 am
Beautiful, Cliff. Three loops look good. I really like that color.  8)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Major 2 on April 28, 2019, 01:25:36 am
Very elegant , Cliff I like everything about that rig....the buckle has capture my interest, did you make that ?
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on April 28, 2019, 07:06:14 am
Cliff, that is a true work of art! Many thanks for sharing your talents with us.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on April 28, 2019, 09:20:21 am
Excellent work Cliff, the loop design is one of my favorites, your walnut dye is awesome, and I really like the darker color, it's really rich and beautiful, thanks for the look see and sharing your work.

tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Cliff Fendley on April 28, 2019, 10:55:15 am
Very elegant , Cliff I like everything about that rig....the buckle has capture my interest, did you make that ?

Thank you, no I didn't make the buckle, it is one of Al's from Chisholm Trail sent to me by the customer. This is the Outlaw Josey Wales buckle like Eastwood wore in the movie. It's a nice heavy brass buckle.

I've used his buckles a few times on my rigs, sometimes the customer will send it to me or sometimes they will purchase it and have Al send the buckle directly to me.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Cliff Fendley on April 28, 2019, 10:57:34 am
Thank you everyone.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on May 12, 2019, 03:54:56 am
Main and Winchester and Moran Bros.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on May 12, 2019, 11:24:46 am
Those are both beautiful, Skeeter. I would be hard pressed to choose the one I like best. Nice work.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on May 13, 2019, 08:50:32 pm
Very nice work Skeeter, first class all the way, thanks for sharing pard..

tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on June 29, 2019, 03:22:02 am
Interesting to see my stuff come up for sale...

Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on June 29, 2019, 08:16:51 am
Didn't you make that one fairly recently?
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on June 29, 2019, 08:38:38 am
Yes I did, Will. Maybe the buyer is trying to make a dollar off it. Oh well.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on June 29, 2019, 10:04:25 am
I thought so. Well, maybe start selling your own stuff as used and jack up the prices. ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on June 29, 2019, 11:58:10 am
I like it. ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on June 30, 2019, 10:58:20 am
Skeeter, I have to say ,your web site is outstanding, and your work is also, thanks for sharing this with us, it's much appreciated, beginners and pros alike will appreciate your work, and this is a great incentive for us all.. ::) :o 8)

   tEN wOLVES  ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on June 30, 2019, 12:47:22 pm
That's very generous of you, TW. Gracias, amigo.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on August 08, 2019, 11:15:34 am
This is a copy of Jesse James's holster in the St. Joseph Museum. I magnified a color photo of it to full size and tried to duplicate it. The tooling is not done with a swivel knife. it's a 'tear-away' technique much used at the time. I used a freehand stitch groover.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on August 08, 2019, 11:30:07 am
Absolutely beautiful! I love the carving. You have a very steady hand.

Many thanks for sharing this with us.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: DeaconKC on August 08, 2019, 12:18:49 pm
Skeeter as always, a superb job!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on August 08, 2019, 06:31:11 pm
That's beautiful, Skeet! I really like seeing your work. Incised designs are harder than they look. Great job, there.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Capt Quirk on August 08, 2019, 09:16:30 pm
I really like that, on so many levels. Excellent job Sir!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on August 16, 2019, 12:00:31 pm
Thanks, pards. This one uses the pattern from page 78 of PI.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on August 16, 2019, 02:08:36 pm
Looks straight out of Packing Iron. Very nice. Many thanks for sharing it with us.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on August 16, 2019, 03:32:39 pm
Beautiful, Skeet. Really fine work.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on August 20, 2019, 03:26:05 am
Thanks, pards.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Cliff Fendley on November 06, 2019, 08:43:41 pm
Very nice work Skeeter, as usual.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on November 20, 2019, 06:43:17 am
Thanks, Cliff.
A pair of Gallatins...
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on November 20, 2019, 07:12:21 am
...and a ram's head holster, from PI page 81, adapted for a Peacemaker.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on November 20, 2019, 09:05:20 am
Beautiful work again, Skeet. Love those chaps. That holster looks like it came right out of the old west. 8)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Capt Quirk on November 20, 2019, 10:04:37 am
Not into chaps, but that Ram's head turned out really nice!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on November 20, 2019, 02:08:22 pm
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Beautiful work again, Skeet. Love those chaps. That holster looks like it came right out of the old west.
Marshall Will hit the nail on the head!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on November 22, 2019, 10:29:48 am
Thanks, pards.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on November 22, 2019, 03:42:17 pm
Awesome work! A genuine pleasure to look at. Many thanks for sharing this with us.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on November 22, 2019, 08:56:17 pm
Eye Candy for sure, well done Sketter, and thanks for the look see pard..

tEN wOLVES ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on December 04, 2019, 07:57:47 am
Frank James's rig, done from original photos, and his Fairweather Christian belt.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Capt Quirk on December 04, 2019, 09:50:22 am
That is a pretty rig!
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on December 04, 2019, 10:39:09 am
That's beautiful, Skeet. I have always liked his rig. It's so elegant and functional at the same time, especially with the cutout for the hammer. It's interesting how that simple cutout makes the top sides much less rigid.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on December 04, 2019, 03:58:40 pm
Beautiful! A genuine pleasure to look at.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on December 04, 2019, 04:05:53 pm
Thanks, pards.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on December 04, 2019, 08:14:13 pm
Beautiful work Skeet, as always ,you have become a master leather worker...

tEN wOLVES... ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: ol coot on January 02, 2020, 10:57:52 am
Very nice looking, wish I could do that nice .
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on May 08, 2020, 07:18:36 am
Plain rig . . .
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on May 08, 2020, 09:03:23 am
Looks great! 100% coverage of clean. It lets the style itself be the most important design element. I like it.

And I got to use the new 'Like' button.  :D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on May 08, 2020, 10:07:42 am
Clean and neat with excellent workmanship. Many thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Capt Quirk on May 08, 2020, 12:11:00 pm
Simple, but elegant. Well done, as always Skeeter. Are you hand stitching or machine?
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on May 08, 2020, 12:57:29 pm
Thanks, pards.
Captain, I hand sew.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Smokey Dave on June 16, 2020, 10:19:49 pm
Hey Fellas. This is my first post here in The Leather Shop. I've been admiring everyone's work here, and I mean to tell ya, you guys are a talented bunch! I'm not even close to your level.

I've only been doing leatherwork for about a year now. I love it and I enjoy being able to make things I need instead of buying them. That is how this rig came about. I needed a new rig, because I switched to shorter barreled pistols. So I decided to make everything myself. This is my biggest project to date. I'm pretty proud of it, so I thought I'd share it with you all. Everything is my own design and I hand stitch. I hope you like it.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50014555707_08ebd5fecb_z.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50014555702_9d53f0249f_z.jpg)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on June 16, 2020, 11:43:53 pm
Welcome to the Leather Shop, Dave. Good stitching, clean design and just the right amount of tooling detail for black. That's a mighty fine rig. You have good reason to be proud of it.

Hopefully we'll see more of your work in here. 8)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on June 17, 2020, 10:52:37 am
Howdy Dave and welcome to the leather shop, and thanks for sharing your work, you did a fine job here , and like Will posted out you stitching looks great,

tEN wOLVES   ;D
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Johnny McCrae on June 17, 2020, 11:34:11 am
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Welcome to the Leather Shop, Dave. Good stitching, clean design and just the right amount of tooling detail for black. That's a mighty fine rig. You have good reason to be proud of it.
My sentiments exactly.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Smokey Dave on June 17, 2020, 11:53:27 am
Thanks fellas. I appreciate it very much. I'll post more for sure. I really enjoy the leatherwork. I feel like I missed my calling in life!


Here's a couple other things I made for myself. I needed a shotgun shell belt, so I designed and made this one.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48033757443_5bcc5da6fe_z.jpg)


I also wanted to speed up my reloading, when I'm shooting Frontiersman. So I made up these accessories to speed up the process.

There's a little pouch for my brass hammer/prybar, a holster for my Polish Capper and a small cartridge box for my paper cartridges. Also the knife sheath and badge holder. It's like a Swiss Army gun belt! I did not make the rig itself. That is from a Maker in Nevada.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48589184606_6deeaee40f_z.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48589184726_ef68ff18be_z.jpg)
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on June 17, 2020, 02:53:35 pm
Nice accessories. I like that box for the paper cartridges.

Brass shotshells, too. Great for BP. My cousin uses them in his 10 Ga.
Title: Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
Post by: Smokey Dave on June 17, 2020, 03:10:41 pm
Thanks Marshal. That little box makes things easier. It just holds 12 rounds. Enough for a reload and 2 extra in case they're needed.
I use brass hulls exclusively. They last forever and they're simple to reload. Plus, you get extra "style points".