Double Daddy

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About Double Daddy

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  • Birthday 09/09/1976

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    N.E. Georgia
  • Interests
    American political and social history, homesteading skills, technical crafts and trades, family genealogy.

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    Gunleather & accessories
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    Holster/Sheath related leatherwork
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  1. New rifle slings, and first reptile skin project

    That's some fine craftin'...great job on the tooling work as well as the snake skin overlay.
  2. So I made a thing. For another thing.

    As a person who carries such things...that is a quality thing! Flawless, sir!
  3. Inkscape and Pattern making, 1911 holster TUTORIAL!

    You should be able to customize the command buttons (user/menu interface), similar to AutoCAD or other software programs...keep working with it. AC calls the command "CUI" (Custom User Interface)...then you just go in and move/delete/add the desired command/buttons around within sub-menus, etc. Update: it is (slightly older link...but something similar should be in the current version):
  4. Duffel Bag Prototypes

    Yep, Mike...that's the stuff! Most excellent! That pull-up leather is fine-looking indeed...
  5. Duffel Bag Prototypes

    Nice bag, are all of your designs. The pull-up leather is the best looking material choice, IMO...really rustic looking. I look forward to seeing the final product.
  6. Inkscape and Pattern making, 1911 holster TUTORIAL!

    Yep...that one's a pretty tough command to master,'s all subscription based nowadays, starting at about $1600/year. Luckily, there are a few alternatives...check out DraftSight. They have a free, lower feature version (plenty for what a leather worker would need!) as well as a full-feature paid version. I use Autodesk products (AutoCAD and Revit) simply because I have access to them thru my employer (I do my patterning during lunch and down-time, etc). I've used DS at home before and its very similar to AutoCAD so the learning curve wouldn't be too steep and the wallet wouldn't suffer. Plus, as I understand it, the DS software (like AC) has the capability to plot directly to PDF as a built-in feature, if that were something a pattern-maker required.
  7. Inkscape and Pattern making, 1911 holster TUTORIAL!

    Excellent tutorial, Stetson! Thanks for taking the time to put it together. I typically use AutoCAD for all of my patterns (non-hand-sketched ones, that is)...then either print them out or convert to PDF...but that's only because I have access to the software and am familiar with it. It's always good to see other ways to skin the same cat! Appreciate the info!
  8. OOO-WEE!! Don't that purdy! (so says the hill-billy) Thanks for the quasi-tutorial as well. Fine work you been doing...
  9. Looks REAL good from here in NE Georgia...(says fellow Toledo Sewing acquired CB3200 owner). Great job!
  10. Sunflower Notebook

    Awe-inspiring work, always.
  11. Special edition? Cb4500

    Proceed with caution... I'm the kinda person that also factors in the value of my time to get such a beast running as equally well as a new machine after outfitting it with said purchased parts (ASSUMING it has no hidden internal problems). How long is it going to take you to get this machine up and "producing" (might be time & $$ away from other things you could be doing) vs. a simple purchase of a dealer-set machine by a professional vendor that you know will work the way you ordered it??? I don't mind an is a continual learning experience...that's one of the reasons I took up leathercraft in the first place...just doesn't make sense (IMO) to waste time and money unnecessarily if it can be avoided.
  12. Working Chaps (Bison)

    Quality looking usual from you. The initials subtly placed into the serpentine border are a nice touch. Being from the NE GA mountains, I have almost no need or experience with this type of critiques from me on that front...but like garypl, I like the stamping work.
  13. Saddle Soap Application Methods

    This is exactly how I use SS paste...the water spritzer I keep on the bench is real handy for controlling how much water ends up in the can. Depending upon how the particular project's edge is cooperating, I'll even follow up with wax or gum trag, per battlemunky's suggestion above. On my desk at my full-time job I have a leather edge sample that I did just for kicks...used nothing more a pocket razor knife, a black sharpie for the edge coloring (and burnisher ), spit (in lieu of GT or SS) and elbow grease...wouldn't want to do an entire holster or belt that way but the process a pinch.
  14. One of my most recent holsters

    Very nice work! The stamping and inlays are a nice touch. Your loops seem to work similar to the way that Lobo GunLeather does their Enhanced Pancake and Avenger style holsters...Ray Cory was the first on here that I recall doing that...was perhaps the one the originate the design. It's a really smooth look...I like to do it on my holsters as well. Those of us that live with 1911's daily as our boon companions know that anything other than Condition 1 carry is best left to that fictional TV/Netflix sheriff in Absaroka County, Wyoming
  15. Josh...great work, per your typical. It's always nice to be able take an accident and make something good come of this case, it gets to stay close to home for the missus! I share the other sentiments...that's one fine lookin' hog-leg! The holster compliments it very well!