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Finished Up A New 1911 Holster
« on: December 01, 2020, 08:29:17 AM »
Hopefully 1911 holsters are not minded here since some shoot Wild Bunch.

Just finished up this 1911 holster. I wanted to try a floral carving again. This one is much more detailed than the first one I did but there is much much room for improvement. I still don't have quite all the tools I need when I get down to the carvings. Either that or I just need to figure out how to use them better.

I like the end result and know I can improve upon it also so that is a good thing in my book. The bevel I really need to practice and get better with. It really stumps me.

Anyways, here it is.



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Re: Finished Up A New 1911 Holster
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2020, 08:30:24 AM »
Last two.
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Re: Finished Up A New 1911 Holster
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2020, 09:08:57 AM »
Yep, we like Wild Bunch leather. That's a fine holster design. Looks good. It's almost like a Frazier and would be very close if you put a skirt behind it.

As to the bevel, just remember that it's purpose is to make one detail look like it's in front of another. Here's a good pictorial guide for that. Compare step 4 to step 5 where the bevel was used.

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Re: Finished Up A New 1911 Holster
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2020, 09:23:13 AM »
Yep, we like Wild Bunch leather. That's a fine holster design. Looks good. It's almost like a Frazier and would be very close if you put a skirt behind it.

As to the bevel, just remember that it's purpose is to make one detail look like it's in front of another. Here's a good pictorial guide for that. Compare step 4 to step 5 where the bevel was used.

Thanks for the comments and the link. I will look up a Frazier holster and see what it looks like. I have been enjoying learning about the different styles and patterns.

I have really taken a liking to the Brill holster but have not tried it yet. I have been saving photos and links to better understand it's construction method.
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Re: Finished Up A New 1911 Holster
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2020, 09:36:24 AM »
Glad to help. Just about everyone has that same question about the bevel. It's about the hardest one to figure out.

Here's what a Frazier looks like. I scanned this from Packing Iron. In fact, that's the basic design I chose for my own WB holster (minus all the spots and conchos).



The Brill is another classic. I haven't made one yet but will get to it one of these days myself.

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Re: Finished Up A New 1911 Holster
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2020, 10:31:59 AM »
Glad to help. Just about everyone has that same question about the bevel. It's about the hardest one to figure out.

Here's what a Frazier looks like. I scanned this from Packing Iron. In fact, that's the basic design I chose for my own WB holster (minus all the spots and conchos).



The Brill is another classic. I haven't made one yet but will get to it one of these days myself.

Oh yeah, I remember seeing that one in the Packing Iron book. I just ordered Holstory which I believe will have a good bit of Brill information in it.
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Re: Finished Up A New 1911 Holster
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2020, 11:43:55 AM »
Oh yeah, I remember seeing that one in the Packing Iron book. I just ordered Holstory which I believe will have a good bit of Brill information in it.
Not familiar with Holstory. I'll go look it up. I look forward to seeing what you do with it. I like the design.

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Re: Finished Up A New 1911 Holster
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2020, 01:24:36 PM »
Not familiar with Holstory. I'll go look it up. I look forward to seeing what you do with it. I like the design.

It's an expensive book but looks to be a very quality book.
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Re: Finished Up A New 1911 Holster
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2020, 07:38:32 PM »
It's an expensive book but looks to be a very quality book.
Let us know what you think when you get it.

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Re: Finished Up A New 1911 Holster
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2020, 09:39:13 PM »
Let us know what you think when you get it.

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Re: Finished Up A New 1911 Holster
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2020, 08:25:08 AM »
Nice job the 1911 Holster. Your carving looks good.
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Re: Finished Up A New 1911 Holster
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2020, 02:37:50 PM »
Nice job the 1911 Holster. Your carving looks good.

Thanks Johnny.
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