Rohn

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About Rohn

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    OH
  • Interests
    Leather, shooting, hunting, fishing

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    Holsters, Belts
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  1. I can see why you are pleased with it. Very cool. I think this is the first "rawhide" knife sheath I have seen. I really like it.
  2. I like those whips. Very interesting, thanks for sharing these photos.
  3. That is absolutely beautiful. Very nice work. Please accept my condolences.
  4. Looks like you got it figured out pretty good. I make a lot of holsters and I started out with Al Stolman's book, many years ago. When I make my pattern I usually keep it .75" away from the tracing of the gun, for both lacing and stitching. Most of my holsters laced but I do a few stitched ones too. Your holster looks great!
  5. That is very nice. I'm sure your father will be pleased with it and proud to wear it.
  6. Very nice work.
  7. Very nice braiding. Love it!
  8. Looks very nice and I think it is a good design. I might have to give something like that a try for my German Shepherds.
  9. Please send stamp catalog to rohnsfineleather@yahoo.com.
  10. Thanks Bob. I do enjoy making them. You do some beautiful work yourself.
  11. You really did it! That is a spectacular job for sure. Beautiful work!
  12. Thanks everyone for the great replies. I know everyone wants to know how long it takes me to make a holster, but I don't keep track of time since I do it by stages. These were all cut out a week or so before I started tooling them. I think I tooled them all in one day. Yesterday I cut out 2 holsters, and tooled one of them. The other one was ordered with no tooling. I also tooled 4 more holsters yesterday, that I had previously cut out. These holsters will hopefully be finished this week. After I cut them out, I wet the leather, and let it sit for a while, then I tool them, punch the lacing holes, and while they are still damp I whip stitch them (with cheap plastic lace) and fit the gun into the holster, pull the gun out and let them dry. the cheap lace is then cut and removed. once they are dry, usually next day I dye them. The day after that I smooth the insides and put on the finishes except the final one and lace them, then the straps are made and a final coat of finish is put on. Once that is dry the straps and snaps are attached and I am finished. This should give you an idea of how much work goes into holster making.
  13. Here are a few I finished last week.
  14. I do not bevel the edge, although it may be a good thing to do, my border tool pushes down the edge just fine.
  15. Looks pretty good for a first attempt. One thing I do is cut the border line with the swivel knife. It makes it more defined when you put the shell (camouflage) around the tooling. Good job.