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Offline CraigC

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Two new California Slim Jims
« on: July 26, 2018, 09:21:01 am »
There's actually three but these are the two I have near completion. They turned out a whole lot darker than I planned so I've been playing with aging them. I first tried to wash some of the dye out with denatured alcohol, which did help. Then I scuffed up the finish with steel wool, added some wrinkles and cracks. Then a couple coats of EVOO. Finishing and buffing afterwards seems to have cleaned up most of that so I probably need to hit them with steel wool again.

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Re: Two new California Slim Jims
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2018, 09:47:07 am »
Looks great as they are. :) And very simillar to California holsters portrayed in PACKING IRON


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Re: Two new California Slim Jims
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2018, 09:59:50 am »
Have a full set I’m just finishing up that went a lot darker than planned. Dyed Mahogany they look almost black unless in direct sunlight, and then the red starts to show.

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Re: Two new California Slim Jims
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2018, 11:23:10 am »
Very nice! Love the color and the border stamping.

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And very simillar to California holsters portrayed in PACKING IRON
and also like some of Chuck Burrow's work

Many thanks for sharing this with us.

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Re: Two new California Slim Jims
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2018, 10:04:55 am »
Thanks guys!

I've started my first money belt to complete the rig. Might do both rifle and pistol loops, with a bunch of antiqued spots and conchos.
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Re: Two new California Slim Jims
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2018, 12:12:03 pm »
Excellent work, they look great just as is, these are holsters to be proud of, nice job... ::) 8)


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Re: Two new California Slim Jims
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2018, 12:59:47 pm »
Those look really good. I'd say leave them as they are. Double thumbs-ups on the pair.

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