Dwight

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About Dwight

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    http://www.dwightsgunleather.com
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    Male
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    Central Ohio
  • Interests
    Church Pastor, Shooter, Leatherworking, Hunting, making most anything for the first time (yeah, I get bored easy)

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    gun leather
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    working with leather
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  1. Woo-hoo, . . . I love the paint job. Not a big fan of purple, . . . but sometimes, . . . and this is one of them. Cannot offer any specifics on "how to" to make it better, . . . but if that was mine, . . . I'd play with it in my spare time, . . . for days, . . . until I got it working again. Best wishes and all the encouragement I can muster up, . . . is yours, . . . go for it. May God bless, Dwight
  2. Leather suggestions please

    Same here in Ohio........... May God bless, Dwight
  3. Go ahead, . . . but make the tool first, . . . Piece of conduit (3/4 inch), . . . cut it off square, . . . ream the inside so there are no burrs, . . . sharpen it all the way around before you begin the cutting. Cut it half way thru, . . . cross ways, . . . then cut the "cut piece" down the middle, . . . and then bend those wings back 90 degrees. Have fun, . . . and show us your handy work. May God bless, Dwight
  4. That's easy, . . . When I started making belts, . . . I did not like the way it looked after a while with the two pieces just butting up against each other. A wrinkle would develop, . . . especially if it was flipped over backwards one or two too many times. So I set about to find a better way. That is what I developed. The one picture shows the tool, . . . just a piece of conduit I sharpened all the way around, . . . cut it half way through (cross ways) the split the cut half and bent them back 90 degrees. As you can see, . . . they come together nicely, . . . and the irregular shape keeps the belt from developing the "wrinkle". May God bless, Dwight
  5. Thanks JD62, . . . sometimes the obvious goes over our head like Canadian geese in the spring time. Gotta get some pins and a board, . . . but the "small piece" is what I should have done. I just automatically thought of this place as I have had SO MANY questions answered at one time or another. May God bless, Dwight
  6. I'll second Josh's motion, . . . just change M&G to Resolene, . . . Process is pretty much the same though. May God bless, Dwight
  7. Wanted sewing machine for heavy VT in Nova Scotia

    Chick, . . . do yourself a favor, . . . buy a Tippmann Boss. They can mail the darn thing, . . . it doesn't need electricity, . . . and will sew up to 3/4 of an inch of dry leather. They are in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. https://tippmannindustrial.com/tippmann-boss-leather-sewing-machine/ I've had mine over 10 years now, . . . don't know how I'd do leather work without it. May God bless, Dwight
  8. I have several deerskins I was getting ready to use in a project, . . . and when the previous owner had them, . . . they were folded. That put some wrinkles in the leather, . . . and of course around the edges there are always some wrinkles etc. I was thinking of wetting them all down and stretching them out to dry, . . . hoping that would get rid of the wrinkles and folds. Anyone got any advice, . . . DO IT ???, . . . DON'T DO IT ??? Don't want to ruin the leather, . . . but if I could get it all flattened out, . . . it would make the job a whole big bunch easier. May God bless, Dwight
  9. Lights ?

    Ok, . . . its a garage, . . . go buy enough porcelain chain pull fixtures so you can put them in a grid about 6 feet apart, . . . buy LED daylight white bulbs, . . . get a "good guy" to wire them up for you using metal EMT and metal boxes, . . . you can put 20 of those (equivalent to a 60 watt bulb in lumens) and all can be controlled by one switch by the door. Plus there is no "heat" factor to worry about, . . . your annual electric bill may go up 25 bucks, . . . You will not believe what an absolutely wonderfully well lit work shop can do for you, . . . for your work, . . . and best of all, . . . for your attitude in general. May God bless, Dwight
  10. Good looking work, Forester. May God bless, Dwight
  11. Leather shirt

    I have made chaps and several vests, . . . I go to JoAnn fabrics and in the back of the store (both of them where I live) they have a cloth backed vinyl product that will sell for something in the $20 a yard price. I think (am not certain) it is called marine vinyl, . . . I do know it is tough as nails, . . . about the same as your deer skin in thickness, . . . and approximates leather very good for patterns. One yard for you will be a piece 36 inches wide and 45 inches long. For your shirt, . . . be sure to line it with a substantial but none the less silky feeling material, . . . so it slips on and off easily and will move around on the person without hanging up and looking wrinkled. I'm not sure what you call it . . . I know what it is when I buy it for my vests. I make the vest, . . . then use it for the pattern for the lining, . . . I then turn both inside out, . . . and apply a very light coating of contact cement to the edges about 3/16 of an inch wide. I then sew them together around the edges (except the bottom) turn them right side out, . . . go around the edge again about an 1/8 of an inch in from the edge, . . . then fold the bottom under, . . . and sew it together from the outside. When I make my deerskin shirt, . . .I will use a very similar process. I want one very similar to the one Roy Orbison used to wear on stage. Similar to the enclosed picture. May God bless, Dwight
  12. I would surely like to know how you kept all those card slots so flat. Can you give us a drawing or picture to show us the secret?? Really looks good, . . . in fact, . . . I've got a "sort of" nephew I've got to make a wallet for, . . . that may be his pattern if you don't mind. May God bless, Dwight
  13. All of my sewing is done with a Tippmann Boss, . . . and yeah, . . . I follow the same pattern as JLS did. I just cannot go the other way, . . . as the throat becomes a problem, . . . and the fact that I'm right handed, . . . May God bless, Dwight
  14. Considering that the galvanizing itself is resistant to corrosion, . . . then we have the layer of contact cement which is resistant to allowing moisture thru (same for galvanizing), . . . and then several coats of Resolene (or something similar) to top coat the leather. THEN, . . . after the moisture has made it's way down thru all of that, . . . the corrosion has to make it's way up, . . . The article would be worn out and useless before all that would take place, . . . May God bless, Dwight
  15. While not notorious for doing so, . . . sometimes a magazine can become a problem and has to be dropped, . . . replaced. That is the reason for the "first" extra mag. The second extra mag is for places some of us have to go that in years past, . . . would have been traversed only by a fire team that had air support. You apparently don't have those places, . . . some of us do. I have 1 magazine places, . . . 2 magazine places, . . . and some places that I just don't go thru any more. As a child, . . . walked those streets with no fear at all, . . . worst thing that might have happened would have been a snowball fight. Today, . . . that area is the first part of the nightly news, . . . with one or two of the day's daily shootings or stabbings. And, yes, . . . I am proficient with my 1911, . . . just want to be sure I come home each night. May God bless, Dwight