Troy I

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    Bentonville, VA 22610
  • Interests
    Hunting, Fishing, Making Holsters, M1907 Rifle Slings. Anything outdoors.

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    Holsters, M1907 Rifle Slings
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    Leather Crafting
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  1. stamps

    My computer will not let me open your catalog...can you post a link to your Esty web page?
  2. They say HO hide is good...I've never used it. The leather that I use is from Wickett & Craig, and always use there Standard grade, good leather, the only problem I had was with their lower grade of leather when I first started. Most of the time you just have to try different techniques and see what works for you, and remember that every piece of leather "acts" different even when it's cut from the same hide.
  3. I have had the same results with resolene...I now use Belvior leather balmsam and then use at least 3 or 4 coats of Renaissance Wax. The color stays pretty close to what it looked like before the finish coats were put on, remember that almost anything you put on the leather will darken it some. Dye before assembling, this way the leather is of the same thickness, this will help in getting a consistent color.
  4. Did you dye before or after assembling? How long have your holsters been drying? I always dye before assembling and let dry for at least 24 hours. I use saddle tan a lot and have never diluted it. My method is to submerge the leather for 10 to 15 seconds, then wipe off any excess and put on my bench to dry. This is what works fome...l'm sure someone else will respond with the way they do it.
  5. I use a washer to trace my corner, then cut as close to the line as I can...then use a dremal tool to sand the high points, thus making it round.
  6. Try Wickett & Craig...good leather, but you have to buy either a whole side, a back or a belly. They will not sell it by the foot.
  7. stamps

    PM with email address sent for your catalog.
  8. My holsters are able to hold a loaded gun while being held upside down.
  9. Wickett & Craig for good leather
  10. Yep I got well, but has a strange other words it stinks...something akin to a mild cat urine.
  11. Same here...some of this stuff is at my house also.
  12. Go to Berry King Tools...high quality...been using his tools for years.
  13. I use weldwood also...when it gets too thick, I add a little acetone to it....still works well after thinning...but I also stitch everything...I have never relied just on the glue itself to hold the leather together.
  14. Rubber cement/glue should work...don't use Contact Cement, you might not get the leather apart, without damaging your project. Two sided tape might also work for you.