WolfteverGunleather

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About WolfteverGunleather

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    wolftevergunleather.com

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    Ooltewah, TN, USA

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    Holsters, Belts

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  1. Wet form crocodile/alligator hide

    You'll need to cement and/or stitch the alligator to some veg tan in order to properly wet form it. If I'm making a holster with alligator on the outside, I use contact cement and stitching to attach the alligator and 6/7 oz or 8/9 oz veg tan (depending on the holster size and design) flesh to flesh, then wet form it as I normally would.
  2. Nyah nyah nyah NYAH NYAH!

    Earned and not given.....I love it. Enjoy!
  3. A couple of Bible Covers off the bench recently

    Beautiful work! Very well done!
  4. Since I joined Leatherworker, I've started a leather business. I'm on Instagram under my business name, and would like to change my user name on Leatherworker to my business name also for consistency. Can I do that? And if I can, how do I do it?

  5. Horsehide vs cowhide for holsters

    I've made holsters exclusively out of cowhide for years, but I'm wanting to try some horsehide. I understand some of the differences in horsehide being denser, more resistant to moisture, and not dyeing as evenly as cowhide. My question is whether I should expect an equivalent thickness in horsehide to have similar working characteristics as the same thickness in cowhide. I've gotten pricing and ordering information from The Tannery Row, and they offer the russet horsehide strips in 5/7 oz or 7/9 oz. Should I expect the 7/9 oz horsehide to mold, bone, and hold it's shape pretty much the same as 7/9 oz Hermann Oak or Wickett and Craig, or is there a noticeable difference in temper, stiffness, or moldability oz for oz?
  6. Very attractive design and top notch workmanship.
  7. Ruger Vaquero

    Thanks, Sofaspud.
  8. Ruger Vaquero

    Thank you George.
  9. Ruger Vaquero

    A little creative design for a Ruger Bisley Vaquero.
  10. First Wickett and Craig holster

    Thank you Sceaden!
  11. Tooled .45 LC Rig

    Beautiful rig!
  12. First Wickett and Craig holster

    Red bear and car guy, thanks for the positive feedback. My edge finishing largely follows the Bob Parks (hide pounder) method. Even the edges with a Dremel tool (220 grit) Bevel the edges Hand sand with 400 grit Hand sand with 600 grit Stitch Wet mold While still wet from molding, burnish with glycerin saddle soap and denim When almost dry, burnish with more saddle soap and wooden slicker When dry, dye edges Touch up spots with 600 and 800 grit Touch up dye Reburnish touched up spots Wax with parrafin and wooden slicker
  13. First Wickett and Craig holster

    JLS and Capt, thanks for the positive comments. I ordered the drum dyed black 8/10 oz utility grade Tooling/Holster/Carving directly from Wickett and Craig. It's currently listed on their website at $7.74 per ft. which is what I paid for it. (plus shipping). I was a little concerned about ordering the utility grade, but that's all they had on hand at the time. Dave McCracken is who I talked to, and he took good care of me. I'm very pleased.
  14. This is the first holster I've made using Wickett and Craig leather after using Hermann Oak exclusively for a number of years. I'm very impressed with the Wickett and Craig! It cut smoothly, molded nicely, has a great finish, and the edges burnished beautifully. The picture quality is not that great, but I just snapped these with my phone. I will definitely be trying more sides of W & C.