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    Writing my first novel, Shooting, archery, ham radio, hunting, photography, grandpa-ing

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  1. I've been considering getting some drum dyed leather instead of using vinegaroon. I use 7/8 oz and don't see that weight offered. Can someone point me to a source for drum dyed leather in the weight I use? Thanks.
  2. A customer has asked me to make him an in-the-waistband small of the back holster. Two things come to mind. 1. He might be confused about what he wants. 2. I don't think there is such a thing, but I need more info before I contact him again. Has anyone here ever heard of something like this?
  3. I hand stitched a belt once. I also drilled all 560 holes with a dremel tool and a 1/16 drill bit. I won't do it again. Fortunately, with the Cobra 4 I don't have to. But, if you don't have a machine and want a belt, you do what's needed.
  4. It does look nice. It should serve you well.
  5. It isn't vacuum hose, but I could use that. JLS, what are your thoughts of using it at all?
  6. I received a holster to duplicate from a customer. The original maker is no longer in business due to illness. It has a fairly firm rubber disc inside. It looks like it came round, but he drilled a hole in it. I have two questions for you guys here. First, does anyone know where I might get the rubber? Second, what are your thoughts on this kind of holster construction? Sorry, I forgot to attach photos. It isn't vacuum hose.
  7. That's what I do as well. I only have one blue mag. I couldn't find the real one anywhere, local or online.
  8. Some weird mottling happened to one of mine. I thought it was ruined and made another one for the customer. Later I showed it to my wife. She thought it looked cool so I finished it and put it on the web page for sale. Two days later a guy bought it for his wife. She thought it looked cool. I haven't found a way to duplicate it, though. I used elephant once. It darkened way more than regular leather when I oiled it. I won't oil the elephant part of my next elephant holster.
  9. Nice looking mag holder. Your dad should be very happy with it, and the holster.
  10. I did the paint stick thing as well for a railed Champion a couple of years ago. The buyer sent me multiple pictures with a ruler along side the firearm. He said it fit just fine.
  11. I like it. Great job on the versatility.
  12. That's quite a rig. I pity the terrorist who gets in your way.
  13. I have this IWB holster finished to the point where I would apply neatsfoot oil. I want to tooling to stand out more and have some antique finish that should do that. I've used it on a couple of things last year, but I can't remember if I oil first, or oil after I use the antique finish. I'm not planning on any resist being used.
  14. I need to ask him what he does with it. Maybe he oils it. The holster I made six years ago, and use regularly, is still stiff and functional, probably good for another six years.
  15. It gets used pretty heavily, plus it is heavy pistol. Worn all day at work, the county jail. He has to unholster whenever he goes back to where the prisoners are.