cjg

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About cjg

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    North Waterboro, Maine

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    Holsters, Cases
  1. Very nice. I like how the leaf comes out over the border
  2. Nice job! Not everything has to be made of wood to look good. Glad to hear you repurposed something headed for the scrap yard. You should see my back yard, I've got piles of metal every where from things I've salvaged. Last summer I built a flat bed for my plow truck all from stainless steel the I got for free. Always headed out to the scrap pile to make something.
  3. I like the ostrich inset. Very nice.
  4. Very Nice!
  5. Does anyone know if the COLD STEEL Green Rubber Training Pistols are any good that are on Ebay for $20?
  6. If you can draw up what you want your local machine shop should be able to make it for you. I have a small CNC mill that I built that I make molds on.
  7. Very Nice. How much time would you estimate you have in them?
  8. I like my Tippman Boss. I've had it for over 10 years, it's paid for itself many times over. Once you get it figured out it works fine, I almost never drop stitches and I like being able to put every stitch exactly where I want it. But I've never tried a Cobra 4.
  9. I have a small 1"x30" belt sander with a 4" disk on my bench that I use for smoothing edges etc that I use to shorten rivets etc, works great. I have a pretty good selection of snap post, I think I have 4 different lengths, and seldom have to shorten one, but don't use really thin stuff very often.
  10. Some setting tools work better than others also, I have 3 different ones and only one of them works well. If the post is to long for the material, you're going to have more trouble setting them, depending on the material of the post, brass ones seem to set much easier than stainless steel ones.
  11. Very nice, first timer or not your attention to detail is very impressive. Keep up the good work. What's next?
  12. Looks well made, maybe brown thread would have looked better. JMHO. That's why I make most of my stuff black, it's easier to match things up.
  13. I have a Tippman Boss that works great for holsters and good for belts, (it's a little slow, but does a good job). It's nice to be able to put every stitch exactly where you want it and it will sew 3/4" with the right needles. I originally bought a 29-4 because my old uncle had one in his shoe shop when I was a kid and it seemed like he could do anything with it. I found that I couldn't do what I wanted with it so I saved up and bought the Tippman. I kept the 29-4 and use it occasionally on small projects, I bought it right and it was in good condition with the cast iron base. It takes awhile getting used to the pedal pumping but it does go pretty fast once you get the hang of it.