Posted 06 February 2008 - 01:19 AM
Posted 06 February 2008 - 01:30 AM
Edited by Johanna, 01 March 2008 - 08:47 PM.
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Posted 06 February 2008 - 01:31 AM
Posted 06 February 2008 - 08:52 AM
Posted 06 February 2008 - 10:04 AM
Posted 06 February 2008 - 09:26 PM
Dude your holsters are cool. Very clean looking. One question though, is the reinforcing strip and the belt loop one peice or are they seperate?
The throat and the tunnel loop are one piece, sanded down to a lighter weight where there is trunk on top of it.
Posted 07 February 2008 - 10:39 PM
Posted 09 February 2008 - 09:46 PM
I gotta question/s, do you use the customer's pistol when you're boning the leather or do you
fabricate/buy? some kinda plug?
How does your fit/retention hold up over time?
Any pointers on getting a tight fit and correctly sizing the leather?
Do you add any metal?
Edited by BondageMaster, 09 February 2008 - 09:47 PM.
Posted 09 February 2008 - 10:40 PM
Posted 10 February 2008 - 01:52 AM
BM, I only use the customer's pistol when I do custom work locally, and then I do everything by hand. Otherwise, I use dummy guns (preferably aluminum, but also plastic and very hard rubber models when necessary) to mold my holsters, and press them before I bone them. There are traditionalists that don't like that, but the truth of the matter is it saves time and makes a superior product. I prefer dummies because I am pretty hard on them when shaping the holster. As for pointers, check out the holster section here and you will find some real jewels of information from some of the posters. As for longevity, my mom recently showed me a holster I made eight or nine years ago that is still holding it's shape, so that's something (but to be honest it hasn't been under every day usage). Sizing the leather correctly comes down to practice and then experience, and I still make mistakes. I typcally make the holsters very tight, so the customer can break them in to the point of their preference. Concerning metal, I add it to reinforce the holsters on the customer's request.
superchute, did you honestly think someone would go around packing a pachyderm?
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