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. Recent Projects

    Very nice work, always...beautiful carving and stamping. I really like how your dyeing turned out, especially the tan pieces...that's sometimes a troublesome color for me, depending on the hide, etc. I bet whoever ended up with that harmonica bandolier is a sure enough beast on stage! And those Bible covers...Wow! I know a church lady or three that have been after me for a few. When measured against my past meager efforts, I can't decide whether I find your'n to be inspirational or discouraging To borrow from your slogan: may your customers live a long time to carry such beautiful and functional leatherwork, sir.
  2. I've been doing some re-tooling in my workshop and wanted to upgrade my makers mark to a machined brass piece. Did a little Googlin' and comparin' (a number of great options out there, btw, both metal and Delrin) and decided to give the folks at High Desert CNC Design/ a try. Wise choice!...I was very pleased with the results as well as the service & correspondence throughout the transaction. If you're in the market for a makers mark, check out their site...I believe you will find the quality most acceptable and the price equally agreeable.
  3. Ditto what Matt and Baja said...oil it and use it...wrap it if you wish...I wrap the real ones, for all the reasons listed by Baja. Lots of resources online (YouTube and Google) as well as here on this forum for holster making...JLS is a great place to start...already has the J-frame stitch line laid out for you...check his link out here and see all the options, read the tutorials and then download the pattern you need. LOTS of helpful info! Good luck! Post pics...
  4. Cowboy 3200 vs 3500 vs 4500

    I believe Bob at Toledo Sewing had some used CB4500's in stock at a STEAL (saw it on his FB feed the other day) in a similar price to a new, he and his staff goes over them to make sure they run right (like they do all their machines) before they go out the door...worth a look to see if one's still available...may have all been snatched up already.
  5. Delivered one today

    Great work, Dwight. I agree with CaptQuirk...the hammer thongs are nice on those types of holsters.
  6. PlinkerCases...great craftsmanship!...I have an old Wostenholm Scheffield bowie that needs a sheath...this is great inspiration to that task. A little clarification, if you don't mind...I can't make heads or tails of where the strap in the lower right corner of this pic went off to...
  7. Holster VIDEOs 'n' stuff

    I learn best depending upon what mood I'm in at the time. If I just wanted to watch and take my own notes (research degree/background has given me lots of practice at that), the videos like Particle's and others weren't too bad (other than the time-lapse one posted elsewhere)...other times, I might want to glean a person's knowledge and perspective while they showcase their methods, particularly if they've been doing the skill for decades that I'm trying to emulate, like in the case of Sam Andrews...I listen when he speaks because there's much to learn from what he says and he's been successful in this industry. The rest...I just watch and pick what I like and disregard the rest. Nearly anyone can make a video and cast it onto the Web for the world to view...and plenty of folks can make a leather container for a firearm and call it a holster...but ultimately, it's up to the viewer to determine who's worth their time and qualified (in their opinion) to proffer technical advice. I think the resulting product and success in the industry speaks for itself.
  8. 4" & 5" 1911 holsters

    Straight-up craftsmanship, always...and that ragged piece of "scrap" leather you chose for a back drop was a nice touch as well.
  9. Social poo 'n' stuff

    Now I'm REALLY curious...exactly what program DO you use to draw up those fancy patterns?...cause they look great! I'm creating all of mine (using AutoCAD) in a "master" DWG file, with all the layers and settings in one location...testing various prototypes as i go along to check stitch lines, "curve appeal", etc...once all is copacetic, then I'll create a pdf file of each pattern. My access to AutoCAD is limited to my employer's software and their permission granted to me to work on my own stuff at lunch...there's no way I could afford AutoDesk's products on my own dime. I do, however, have the free version of DraftSight (2D only) on my home PC...but I honestly haven't had time to tackle the slight learning curve for it (appears to be mostly command-icon-layout related). It does handle DWG and DXF files and I believe there's a way to convert to PDF, much like AutoCAD.
  10. Social poo 'n' stuff

    I'm with ol' Sanch on the lack of a complex on my part, Jeff...feel free to elaborate further, as your time allows, on your theory/method in achieving the results shown in the first picture. From the looks of it, you're running, what, about 80/20, outside/ that a fair guesstimation? Aside from the variance in handgun thicknesses, I figure this pattern would give you a "pooched up" front panel once things are sewn together, prior to molding vs a traditional 50/50 pancake that would lay flat on the bench...correct? My questions/concerns lie in stitch line placement with this method...maybe its the lack of coffee or the 6yr old twin girls...just not seeing it. I'm now in the process of re-CAD'ing (is that a word?) all of my holster patterns for consistency since they were getting a little disheveled in appearance and style..."back to the drawing board", you might say...would be nice to incorporate this comfort feature into the designs. As always, your insight is most appreciated!
  11. Ok. Let's see' em........

    I'm game...I'll kickstart this old thread :-) My first project (circa early/mid 2014) was some EDC leather for a buddy of IWB holster for a stainless Springfield GI 1911...dark brown with white thread...all hand sewn with border stamping and a custom heavy 1/8" Kydex clip (those FOMI things break when used on leather). Also made a snap-on double magazine carrier to match. The stitch line was a little off (as the senior posters on the forum here pointed out when I shared it back then) but I have since adjusted it for other builds and this rig is still in daily use and looks great. Not bad for a North GA hillbilly!
  12. Tips from Uncle Dave

    Sorry to revive an older thread...neat idears! Everybody keeps going on about cheap binder clips...I go to the local dollar huts (Tree/General) and get the wooden clothes pins by the 50pack for a couple bucks...must have two or three hundred of those things in a bin on my bench for holding holster, portfolio & wallet edges together...just the right amount of tension without leaving serious marks...SO LONG AS one lets the contact glue dry properly on both sides BEFORE assembly. This can be found on another thread easy to build stamping surface can be had by going to Lowes/HD and getting a 12x12 granite tile, a same-sized paving stone and a tube of quality construction adhesive. Be generous with the glue...let it "slack" properly before joining both pieces...then allow proper time to dry (preferably in the sun outdoors due to the smell). I've been using mine for over 4 years for all sorts of stamping, hardware setting, etc...nary a crack to be had. I'm not a tool/supply snob when it comes to my work bench...Harbor Freight, Home Depot, Lowes, Walmart,'s all got a place, I figure.
  13. Permanent Marker For Edges

    I use black and brown Sharpies and MarksALot markers for edge touchup and boundary for my dye well as for coloring in stamped letters (which I rarely do). Got the idea to use them from Particle (Eric Adams)...he demonstrates his use for them in several of his videos. Others probably have similar or varying methods...
  14. Heirloom craftsmanship...great choice of colors (leather, exotics and thread)...very tastefully executed!
  15. One ton arbor press

    Very nice! And nice tool holders and work bench, as well...from what I can see :-)