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About prc77ro

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  • Birthday 06/06/1971

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    North Carolina
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    Leather Carving, Hand Tooling, Knife sheaths, Holsters, Footwear, Inlays, Custom Leatherworks

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    Holsters, Spur Leathers
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    Hand Carving, Color Dye Techniques, Saddle and Tack
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    Searching for Custom Knife Sheath Making/ Using leather Dyes and Finishes

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  1. Some of my work

    The overall shape looks good. One of the strap loops is off on the mountain side of the scabbard. Did you tool either of the designs or are the both just drawn and colored? It maybe the quality of the photos but the colors on the flower side look too strong and wash out the design for me. If you used alcohol based dyes you can thin them down a bit to reduce the intensity.
  2. Don't know who said the AS Damascuss Head kife doesn't cut, I sharpened it from course to fine stones at 16 deg gave a half a dozen passes over some 1500g sandpaer then stropped it, then aplied several bandaids to several fingers and thumb. Virtually no effort required to cut a hide.

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    2. howie696


      My first real bad cut was one of those, they are very sharp :-)

    3. ReneeCanady
    4. BondoBobCustomSaddles


      Sharp it sharp!Once sharpened correctly, it will cut with ease. The quality and hardness of the steel will determine how long it stays sharp.

  3. Holsters

    Custom Holsters
  4. Dye - Feibings Vs Eco Flo

    dI use mainly Angelus Dyes they work well for me. If the Hi-Liter is water based then more than likely that's why it came off, especially if you didn't allow enough time for it to dry. AS Coloring Leather is a great book for dyes, and acrylic dyes and I was wondering if anyone has tried dyeing their piece brown or blue before using the USMC black to get less rub off? Oh one more thing, Neatsfoot oil darkens leather, like really dark if you put too much on. So if you don't mind your dye job being dark then use it, but I use Lexol because it doesn't darken the leather, before and after dyeing.
  5. just bought a C.S. Osborne scratch compass with 1,2&3 groover and a point for $51 I'm guessing that's decent?

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    2. TRADERnel


      someone gave me one used as a gift but I need the 3 cutters that came with it but it looks well made

    3. prc77ro


      you should be able to find the groovers at Springfield Leather or Zack White leather, they are a little pricey but you could also try ebay. When you do eventually get them take a round and flat mini file and hit the insides of all three of them then strop the outsides and they should cut fine.

    4. TRADERnel


      i got them in after polishing and filing it cuts but not grate i am going to try cleaning up the inside of it thanks

      just got my call from the shipping company that my cowboy 4500 is in yahoooo im going to pick it up tomorrow ....

  6. do you still have the Damascus?
  7. Finally received Ann and Al Stholman's Personal Patterns Portflio Volume 1

  8. Just Carving

    Carvings done from a couple of patterns from the Leatherworker's and Saddlers Journal
  9. Fire Fighter Gear

    Motorola Radio holder and shoulder strap
  10. Glue Line Never Goes Away...

    also order a magic eraser form Springfield Leather, it will take dried or semi dried cement off of leather and dont forget the leather bleach too. Sometimes just rubbing with the eraser isn't enough, there will still be a spot where the cement was and you won't see it untill you apply the dye then its too late. Rub with the eraser, then wash and give a good scrubbing in the area where the cement was let dry and continue on.
  11. For the shoulder straps, in my opinion, I wouldn't lace them for comfort reasons, I would guess that once you finish lacing them they would be sorta stiff and would have the potential to rub in the armpit area. It also depends on the look your going for, do you want a refined high end look or are you going for the rugged, used, unfinished look( like a Banana Republic look). I use two different types of finishes on my edges if I want something more than just the burnishing. I'll use Fiebing's burnishing ink in black or medium brown, for this you really just need to have a decent edge, paint it on then either use a burnishing cloth by hand or a cotton buffing wheel to bring it to a mirror finish. The other edge finish I just started using is Fiebing's Edge Kote, Dura Edge. This stuff is awsome, you can paint it on burnished edges if you want or if your cut edges are pretty much perfect when you cut them you can just brush it on. It states on the bottle its flexible, won't crack or peel or rub off once it's dry. It does give a really good finish even if you only sand the edges. As far as the sinew, I have never used it, I have used Nyltex and am not really crazy about it. It's thick doesn't seem to lay as nice as waxed linen. The waxed linen is what I prefer, if I need it thinner i can pull a strand or two out, can't do that with the Nyltex. I know you can do the same with the sinew's so you dont have large stitches on an otherwise small project, keep that in mind. If you really want to be sure and have some scrap around try making an example so you can get an idea of what it will look like. Hope that may help some.
  12. Western Loop Holster

    Western Loop Holster
  13. Thanks to everyone who left suggestions for me for a new maul, going to try the AS brand got a decent deal on a 16oz brand new one. After having my K-BAR for so long I'm a little partial to leather handles.

  14. Thanks to everyone who left suggestions for me for a new maul, going to try the AS brand got a decent deal on a 16oz brand new one. After haveing my

  15. My First Full Rig

    Looks awsome, did one myself so I know how much work you put into it. The color is terrific, I love the old rustic look, and you stiched the cartridge loops too, I chose to weave mine. If I can make an observation for future thought, the ends of the cartridge loops have a row of stitching and then the ends are cut? Why not taper them to match say the stitched ends of the billets and sew them down, may give them a little more finished look but that is just my opnion. You did a terrific job on the entire thing. Can I ask did you line the holsters and/or the belt? and are the Uberti's .45Colt or .45Schofield?