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About Eaglestroker

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  • Birthday 04/15/1989

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    Southaven, MS
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    Guns, Cars, Leather

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  1. I sewed loops on my Boss, and sew loops now on my Class 4. Hard to help without a better idea of what your running into.
  2. malabar, you jogged my memory so here is the most unique sheath I've made, and I know I have not seen another one of these. I work with a local knife maker who is also a good customer and he was introducing a line of CNC neck knives and sent me a couple for myself and a few friends to test. I found using his kydex sheath and a tek-lok that it was a pretty natural addition to the front of the waste line and started wondering how I could incorporate it into being a 'last ditch effort' sort of back up knife. Thus, the in belt sheath. I can make it work for a 1.5" belt but it is better with a 1.75". There is a welt in there but I'm currently experimenting with a kydex liner just because. This is a fairly rough prototype pictured but you get the idea.
  3. My favorite sheath I've made was a high riding number for a short fat blade. It is probably a style easier to hand than machine stitch but I did it by machine anyway. I made this about 3 years ago. Liked the combo so much that I ordered a knife for myself and in all my free time would like to make a variant that sits between the belt and the pants. Not a fan of how the majority of sheaths have so much handle coverage it is a pain to draw them so that plays a part in all of my sheath designs.
  4. The problem you will run into with this, long term, is that after a lot of draws the liner will start to seperate and the gun will snag it when holstering. Every time it snags the seperation will continue, so your nice lined holster will be unserviceable. If their is a lining it needs to be stiched to prevent that from happening which is not an *if* but a when.
  5. Curved Slots

    There is a perception that they have a better bite, and whether or not that is a reality customer perception is a perfectly legitimate answer. Red Nichols has used a curved slot that only punches out the upper and lower circle, leaving the center cut on one side with the material left to 'bite' the belt and keep it from moving. I've seen Josh Bossart use and talk about this method as well. I tried having a punch made for a curved slot for tight pattern pancakes that would allow me nicer curves versus the straight lines for/aft in the 'wings' of the pancake. Curves can help keep the clothes from sticking, and frankly they look nicer to my eye. For my purposes I decided against having the curved one in my line up as the confidence wasn't there for it being done right after the first attempt. I have straight punches for 1.5" & 1.75" that cover most anything I ever need to do, and outside of the Cobra were the biggest time savers in my shop.
  6. 1911 Under Shark

    Red, the holes in the hanger are roughly half inch, I space belt holes at 3/4" for more adjustment. Some folks do it at 1", just personal preference. The plastic starts about 6" from the buckle fold and ends roughly 1" from the first hole.
  7. 1911 Under Shark

    Looking at your work, and your time joined on the forum, no doubts that you'll surpass me if you stay at it. Leather isn't science most of the time just a lot of experience! I'm sure there are a lot of different terminologies for the strap, like so: http://www.amazon.com/Oatey-33925-Plastic-Bagged-25-Feet/dp/B000MIUCG2/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1437743934&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=plastic+pipe+hangar
  8. 1911 Under Shark

    Thank you sir. Thanks Red! Sorry for chuckling at your expense Jason! Hey LT, some folks use banding of the metal or plastic variety. I line them with pipe hanger getting good results. Brace is just a fancy way of saying pair.
  9. Just a taste.

  10. Thought a few of you might like seeing this. Maverick had some nice chocolate colored shark at a good price so I scooped up a side hoping for a use. Here it's seen over Havana W&C skirting for a nice contrast. The belt is a plastic lined 1.75' with a brace of mag pouches to finish it off. Final finish is angelus acrylic. The customer is a semi-local LEO customer and got me in good graces with the sheriff for a few more orders. Critiques and comments welcome as always.
  11. That is a really unique set up Josh. Great work!
  12. A friend who also happens to be my brother-in-law comes in 2 nights a week and does 8 hours of edges. With belts especially it is a major help and I work production around it to utilize it the best of my abilities. I average 40 hours a week as a second job and my wife also helps from time to time. What's sleep?
  13. I really like that revolver snap rig, and the high ride IWB design. Great work as expected!
  14. Off The Bench

    Frank, I'm especially fond of your jockstrap rendition. Great work as always!
  15. Josh, the depth you get out of your tooling just oozes through the screen. Great work as always!