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    tooling, carving, holsters, rifle slings
  1. could you give the contact info for the company?
  2. Robert where did you buy your steel from? I can get pre-made blades but I would like to get blanks I can grind down myself. I did a knife but it was from a chunk of steel I got from a friend who works in a welding shop.
  3. Thanks. Really gives it a personal feel. thanks David
  4. that is nice. did you make the blade?
  5. Hey guys. This is a knife i made a few years ago. I wanted a new skinning knife and couldnt find one I liked, so I ended up making this one. I think it took almost 60 hours total. I used d2 tool steel and burl maple for the handle. I blued the blade and dyed the handle green to get the camo effect. The primers for the 30-06 round serve as the pins holding the handle on. The actual rounds are inlayed around the pins. Anyways the reason Im posting this is because it was the first time I did anything with leather. Since it was a custom knife I couldnt just get a sheath for it so I had to construct one. I wet molded it around the knife and did a simple tooling pattern. All in all Im pretty happy with it. Ive skinned a few deer with it so far and the sheath is still as good as the day i made it. Not pretty but funtional. Thanks for looking.....Dan
  6. Thanks for looking Mike. I agree with you. These things do tend to creep forward. Do you have any suggestions as a way to fix this? Thanks again...Dan
  7. Thank you very much.
  8. Hey guys so this is my second attempt. I did a few things different this time. 1.Used rivets. 2. I installed a suede liner to protect the stock from the rivets. 3. tried to do a nice edge. 4. Cased the leather properly. and 5. tried to use the sun to darken the leather a bit. I like the rivets and they are easy to use and install but the only thing that i dont like is that i have to skiv out the flesh side because these particular rivets are for a lighter leather. And I couldn't find rivets that were small enough for the leather i used. You will probably notice i didnt stitch the liner on, and it is because like a dummy I punched the eyelet holes really early. And didnt account for the stitch line. So its glued on only. Thanks for looking.
  9. Actually this was my first one. Since I had no idea what the spacing was going to be I did it like this. 1. wet the leather. 2 stitched the first line. 3. formed around the bullet then stiched the line on the other side. I made reference lines so it stayed straight. Probably wasn't the best way but it worked. Im doing another one for a friend and I used this one as a template. Since he uses the same calibre rifle. Im also going to use rivets. And do a liner. Hopefully it works out.
  10. these are the finished pics
  11. Just wanted to put pics up of my buttstock shell holder. I wet formed and stiched the shell loops. Didnt do anything to the edge. The tooling is of a bear skull. let me know what you think.