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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #800 on: February 11, 2018, 07:26:14 pm »
Johnny is right. You're your own worst critic. The holster looks good. It's hard to make an original design but this is one.  8)

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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #801 on: February 11, 2018, 07:28:16 pm »
Thank you, and you are right. I notice EVERY flaw and mistake, no matter how small and insignificant. My work at best, is only good, normally just ok. I'm really hoping to fix that, and start getting the same results others are getting.

With my lettering, I am pretty well freehanding it, and can't get the detail or the depth. The blade on my swivel knife is too wide, and I end up doing most carving with the knife in the pic. I'm also not sure how deep to cut, or how hard to wack the tools. It looks ok when I'm doing it, then it just goes flat. Considering I have flat destroyed 2 cheap Tandy mallets, and working on chewing up a maul of hickory, I am whacking pretty hard.

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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #802 on: February 11, 2018, 07:34:47 pm »
Perhaps you are getting the leather too wet before stamping. It should be firm and retain an impression easily. You shouldn't have to whack it too hard. On 8-12 oz leather, I usually dunk it for about 10-15 seconds and wait for the color of the leather to lighten slightly before stamping. I do it even less if the leather is thinner. While tooling I keep a spray bottle on hand to wet it if it gets too dry.

As to your swivel knife not cutting deep enough, try it with the leather cased the same way as for tooling. If that doesn't do what you want, then just reshape your blade to have more of a cutting edge to it.
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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #803 on: February 11, 2018, 07:42:18 pm »
I thought it might be a casing issue too. I scrub the leather with saddle soap, and rinse it off without soaking it. I let it sit over night, and get a good burnish with the stamping and beveling. But then it just goes flat.

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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #804 on: February 11, 2018, 09:09:21 pm »
Nice work and design, thinking out the box some times brings new ideas...

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« Reply #805 on: May 24, 2018, 08:39:43 pm »
My adopted Ma has been complaining about the holster that came with her little SemiAuto. So, being the good adopted son that I am, I thought I'd help her out. I whipped up a a simple little flap holster, to help conceal what it is. I put a belt clip on it, so that it can be worn with almost anything. She loved it, and so did her friend who immediately handed over her little SemiAuto, and asked for one of her own. Her only request, was for Angel Wings and a Halo. The wings lost a little detail while compressing for the web, but here it is-


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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #806 on: May 25, 2018, 06:26:05 am »
Howdy Captain Quirk,
You are very creative. As Ten Wolves said "thinking outside of the box brings new ideas"
Many thanks for sharing,
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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #807 on: May 26, 2018, 12:01:47 am »
That's a cool design, CQ. Good idea, there.

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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #808 on: May 26, 2018, 01:18:23 pm »
Will...  Ya want me to make her one?  :)

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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #809 on: May 26, 2018, 03:21:26 pm »
Thanks, that's a kind offer but around here, permits are almost $1000 and a year or more in the process. AND they make you do all kinds of gyrations to complete their requirements.

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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #810 on: September 10, 2018, 12:48:11 pm »
Well, International Talk Like a Pirate Day is coming soon (September 19).  I celebrate it big here at work and do a raffle each year for a local animal shelter.  Last year I made a paper mache cannon, full sized, complete with Carriage.   It raised $305.   This year I did not have time to do another cannon, but I made a map case (this way your treasure map will not get lost and fall into someone else's hands).   And a nice coin bag for doubloons.   
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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #811 on: September 10, 2018, 07:16:13 pm »
Cool raffle items, Mo. I like the map case idea.

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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #812 on: September 11, 2018, 12:42:09 pm »
Thanks, that's a kind offer but around here, permits are almost $1000 and a year or more in the process. AND they make you do all kinds of gyrations to complete their requirements.

Still got room for good people around here.  You'd find a lot of folks you know..... in person or from the wire.
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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #813 on: September 11, 2018, 03:43:46 pm »
Still got room for good people around here.  You'd find a lot of folks you know..... in person or from the wire.
Thanks, that's the long-range plan. Things must happen here first, though.

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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #814 on: March 11, 2019, 12:53:44 pm »
Had some time this weekend and went for something quick, yet functional.  This was an 8x8 piece of leather and now it is a nice Valet on my dresser for keys, change, watch, cuff links, etc.     This is also the 2nd dye job using the chestnut hull dye.   I had added isopropyl alcohol to the mix to prevent mold, but I think it helps penetration as well.   In this case I just applied about 1/2 a cup of dye using a wool dauber.    After drying, I oiled with Neatsfoot, then used a bit of Ren wax.  I did not get all the wax out of the stamping when I took the pick, it is now buffed a bit better.

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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #815 on: March 11, 2019, 12:59:28 pm »
Looks good. The thong through the grommets will keep those corners together nicely,. That chestnut dye is a pleasant color.

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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #816 on: March 11, 2019, 01:42:31 pm »
That is a clever design. The color looks great. I'll have to make one of those. Many thanks for sharing.
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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #817 on: March 12, 2019, 11:08:08 am »
I echo Will and Johnny, nice idea, and one of a kind to pass down, thanks for sharing..

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Every day rig.
« Reply #818 on: April 30, 2019, 12:28:20 am »
My every day rig. KT

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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #819 on: April 30, 2019, 04:24:11 am »
Howdy KT,

Great to hear from you. That is a beautiful Holster. It would be my "Sunday - go to meeting" Holster. If my eyes don't deceive me, it looks the insert on the strap matches the grip on the Pistol. That's a cool, nifty idea.

Many thanks for sharing this with us.
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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #820 on: April 30, 2019, 08:07:29 am »
A lot of work went into that holster, it looks great. What are the pieces you used for insets?

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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #821 on: April 30, 2019, 10:52:47 am »
Nice work, KT. Looks really good with that insert.

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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #822 on: May 01, 2019, 01:33:11 pm »
Well, welcome back Kt, great looking rig and gun, matching bone inserts on the holster magnifies the bones grips, nice effect and very classy, it's great to see you back again, and your great works of art...

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