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    Northern California

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    Holster Making
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    Lacing and braiding
  1. Burnisher attachments

    Thanks for sharing chiefjason. I appreciate the insight.
  2. Burnisher attachments

    Chief Jason and Ed in Tx I have been looking at Pro Edge Burnishers and was wondering if you guys would mind sharing which burnishers you use for your various projects. My apologies for high jacking your thread aroh99.
  3. How did you get into leather work?

    My adventure in leather began when I saw how much it was going to cost get a holster I wanted. I told my Dad I was interested in trying to make a holster, so for my birthday back 2012 he bought me a Tandy Deluxe Leather Kit. I invested in a copy of Stohlman's How to Make Holsters book, and never looked back. I gave my Dad the first holster I made. I used one of the patterns in Stohlman's book to make that holster. I made the holster I wanted not long after that.
  4. Chest-piece Armor

    Nicely executed.
  5. Thank you for taking the time to explain how you layout your border. The holsters are awesome. Good job!
  6. I have liked the San Carlos border since the first time I saw one of your holsters all tooled up. I have since made a few holsters with that border. Your work is nicely done, and I look forward to seeing these holsters completed. Thank you for sharing.
  7. Good job dikman! The best investment anyone aspiring to make historically accurate holsters could invest in. I was stoked when I got my copy. I also got Cowboy and Trappings of the Old West. Both books are great resources for pictures of old west related leather.
  8. Range Holster

    Good job on the tooling.
  9. Thank you for the compliments Eddie Q and Josh.
  10. Thank you for the compliments. The entire rig is hand stitched. The rig has only been treated to two light coats of Neatsfoot Oil. The holsters had been exposed to sunlight while waiting for me to sew them up, which resulted in them being darker then the belt. I may remedy that by putting the belt on the patio table on a sunny day which should get the belt close to the same color, or I may leave it as is. I am happy with how they turned out, and appreciate the feedback.
  11. I finally got around to completing this project. The holsters are 8/9 ounce leather lined with 2 ounce pig skin and the belt is 8/9 ounce leather. Jim Simmons shared the cut pattern on Leatherworker. I ended up sewing in toe plugs which provided an interesting challenge. I applied a light coat of Neatsfoot Oil for a finish, and used Fiebings Edge Coat on the belt and holsters.
  12. Vinegroom stinks!

    I have used vinegaroon to dye a couple holsters. It is a great way to create a black piece which will not transfer color to a garment. I used the article from CAS City Forum to guide me through the use of the vinegaroon. It has recipes for a couple of old time dyes. The slurry of baking soda is used to neutralize the vinegaroon.,11991.0.html