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

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  1. They wanted $8 for the Lincoln dye so I decided to take a drive and go with the Fiebings dye since the price difference there would be about the same as the extra gas cost. I know what the end result would be with Fiebings.
  2. I am out of Fiebings black dye. The nearest place I can get some is a 60 mile round trip. The hardware store in town has some Lincoln oil based aniline dye for shoes. If I can use it on a field holster that I will be stitching with white thread I will buy a bottle. Here is a picture of what I think is the product. I haven't yet gone into town to buy some.
  3. Thanks for you're input.
  4. I found this knife sheath online somewhere with no info on who made it so I can't ask them. Does anyone know how the sheath is attached to the belt slot piece?
  5. I like it. I have a pouch for my rounds, but I like the savings of belt real estate this gives.
  6. Looks good. What is acid washed, foiled hide ?
  7. I ended up using Aussie wax, then put them in a warm, but not too warm, oven to melt it in. They turned out nice and the customer liked them. I will post some pictures later. Thanks for the help.
  8. I tried that and still messed up, so now I put a big R (for right side holsters) on the front and write Smooth or Rough on the pattern. Also, after making more than one right hand when it should be a left hand, I modified my software so it prints a big L on the work order, and when I look at it using the software, a big red L shows up on the screen. This has helped. Here's my main screen. I wrote this software. If I check the "sound" box above the exit button, a 15 round burst of gunfire blasts off on exit. Just for fun.
  9. I spent days hand tooling a belt for my wife as a birthday present. When it came time to put her initials on it, I double checked, I triple checked, and I put them on upside down anyway.
  10. I hate it when that happens. One of my nicest holsters is too tight for the gun I made it for, an SR9c with a laser. I use it as a demo but would have preferred to sell it.
  11. I'm making a holster similar to the Hunter style of field holsters. With my regular holsters, I use Resolene for the finish. This leaves them stiff. I want this holster to retain the normal leather flexibility. With this end in mind, I'm not sure what to use. Suggestions, anyone?
  12. What did you use for the finish on the first holster?
  13. steelhawk

    magnets for cell phone cases

    I've used the disc magnets from Tandy Leather in the cell phone cases I made for my wife. They need a liner, though. They have three sizes. I used the larger one for her Pixel 2.
  14. I had an inquiry today from a current customer for a Colt Cobra holster. I haven't seen one in person but pictures resemble a J-frame. Does any one know if they are the same? I didn't see any blue gun for it either.
  15. Thanks for the tips. I'll try some of these out.