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  1. I've given away a finished holster of the type in question without taking pictures. However I found an example surfing the web: https://www.etsy.com/listing/263101865/cheyenne-double-loop-holster-55 It seems that the maker used the Tandy-pattern. As I said: I like the oval roundness of the skirt and of the loops, but that's subject to personal preference of course.
  2. Once I bought a Cheyenne style Tandy kit. I hated the large lacing holes and the wide slits on the skirt. I only used the kit as a pattern and as such it is not bad at all. The skirt has the shape of an oval and the typical "Cheyenne-hump" sits between the loops. Both might improve the looks of your holster which, by the way, is nicely done. I just searched the Tandy website for said kit but they don't seem to sell it anymore. One more thing: I'd also move up the "Cheyenne-hump" a bit.
  3. I agree with Bikermutt! Tooled leather like this rather should envelop rare autographed first editions! Super clean basket weave. I tried to locate errors and signs of inconsistency ... couldn't find any (JEALOUS, because I can't do without broken lines)! Hey (RELIEVED)! I finally did find something to carp at: The basket pattern is slightly off the right angle. Forget the unasked-for critique, it's very nice work!
  4. Serious talent meets its genuine material...
  5. Thank you Gentlemen!
  6. So THAT's how it is done! Really and truly a beauty!
  7. Thank you all for the nice comments! I think I'll return to the characteristic double-humped design with two dees and two cords or narrow leather straps for attachment. Compartments for single arrows didn't prove to be as practical as I'd thought. Surfing the worldwide web for asian quivers I realized that at least some of them were stuffed with folded soft cloth that - so I imagine - holds the arrows securely in place, prevents them from rattling and releases them readily.
  8. Recently I started to play with a horsebow and made an "orientalizing" hip quiver. The arabic writing boasts that my arrows are "faster than lightning". It's a prototype that will be tested tomorrow. In the future I'd replace the chicago screws by stitching. Critique, comments and advice as always most welcome.
  9. Very impressive work! I like the inverted corners!
  10. Female features carved into leather are easy to botch, I guess. You sure met the challenge expertly!
  11. Excellent carving! I like especially the roundness of the stems, the matching rhythm of basket stamp and border and how you negotiated the corner of the basket band. I would have needed a miter joint, I guess. And I agree of course: The bottle cover is too good to be used on mere water!
  12. Battrlemunky, I like the idea of entrusting the dog with the task of distressing the leather! Leahterhips, the additional pics show ........... simply show perfect craftsmanship!
  13. Seems that you collected a lot of experience and knowledge making small items! Marvelous!
  14. Thank you Bob! In my experience the eyes are the most difficult feature in a portrait. But since I just copied a photo, the eyes didn't offer resistance. Next - and more difficult, I guess - will be a female portrait.
  15. That's spectacular! And my assessment is worth considerably more than two Cents since I confronted once a bunch of ten year olds with my tools and some scrap leather...