Author Topic: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4  (Read 335355 times)

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Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
« Reply #875 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.

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Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
« Reply #876 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.






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Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
« Reply #877 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.
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Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
« Reply #878 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.

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Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
« Reply #879 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.
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Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
« Reply #880 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...

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Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
« Reply #881 on: March 29, 2019, 09:18:31 pm »
Man, Cliff, you do great work. Just love the color you achieve with those dyes.
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Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
« Reply #882 on: March 30, 2019, 02:19:53 am »
Cliff, that's perfect.

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Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
« Reply #883 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.
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Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
« Reply #884 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

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Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
« Reply #885 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.
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Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
« Reply #886 on: April 28, 2019, 12:26:54 am »
Beautiful, Cliff. Three loops look good. I really like that color.  8)

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Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
« Reply #887 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 ?
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Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
« Reply #888 on: April 28, 2019, 07:06:14 am »
Cliff, that is a true work of art! Many thanks for sharing your talents with us.
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Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
« Reply #889 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.

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Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
« Reply #890 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.
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Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
« Reply #891 on: April 28, 2019, 10:57:34 am »
Thank you everyone.
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Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
« Reply #892 on: May 12, 2019, 03:54:56 am »
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Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
« Reply #893 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.

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Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
« Reply #894 on: May 13, 2019, 08:50:32 pm »
Very nice work Skeeter, first class all the way, thanks for sharing pard..

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Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
« Reply #895 on: June 29, 2019, 03:22:02 am »
Interesting to see my stuff come up for sale...


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Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
« Reply #896 on: June 29, 2019, 08:16:51 am »
Didn't you make that one fairly recently?

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Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
« Reply #897 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.
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Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
« Reply #898 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

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Re: The New SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #4
« Reply #899 on: June 29, 2019, 11:58:10 am »
I like it. ;D