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Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
« Reply #820 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.

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Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
« Reply #821 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.

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Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
« Reply #822 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.

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Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
« Reply #823 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.

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Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
« Reply #824 on: May 22, 2018, 09:53:53 am »
It really was this simple.  Your results may vary.

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Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
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Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
« Reply #825 on: May 22, 2018, 10:15:43 am »
That is so cool, I am totally stealing it! Thanks ;)

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Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
« Reply #826 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!
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Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
« Reply #827 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.

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Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
« Reply #828 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.


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« Reply #829 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.

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Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
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Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
« Reply #830 on: June 08, 2018, 11:40:00 pm »
Nice, CQ. 5 aces.  ;D

Looks good.

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Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
« Reply #831 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




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Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
« Reply #832 on: June 10, 2018, 01:07:52 pm »
Looks good, WF. The inset beadwork is a good look.

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Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
« Reply #833 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
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Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
« Reply #834 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
 

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Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
« Reply #835 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.

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Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
« Reply #836 on: July 08, 2018, 12:41:58 am »
Looks good. Nice and compact.

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Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
« Reply #837 on: July 08, 2018, 01:04:56 pm »
Nice, it looks great and looks to fit the gun perfect, thanks for sharing

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Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
« Reply #838 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.

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Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
« Reply #839 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.

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