Dwight

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About Dwight

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  • Birthday 11/17/1944

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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. Clicker die needed

    Shoot me that picture, Brian, . . . Add how you would want to be paid, . . . AND, . . . thank you, . . . many times over. May God bless, Dwight
  2. Clicker die needed

    Thanks Big Sioux, . . . I'll give Texas Custom Dies a shout. May God bless, Dwight
  3. Clicker die needed

    I'm looking for someone to make a clicker die for me, . . . just one simple little die I can use to pop out leather key fobs, . . . 1 at a time. The overall pattern looks like the image below, . . . 1 3/8 inches wide, . . . overall length is 5 1/2 inches. Anyone with a reasonably priced source? It cannot be anything expensive, simply because the final product will more or less be for give-away, . . . vs, . . . a profitable venture. Thanks, may God bless, Dwight
  4. New to CAS and Leatherworking

    Do yourself a favor, . . . this set of DVD's will save you a ton of guessing, . . . and get you started out right. http://www.ebay.com/itm/John-Bianchis-The-Arts-and-Secrets-of-Advanced-Western-Holster-Making-/112511827522?hash=item1a323a3e42:g:w1IAAOSwjTlZhkcJ You will have to do a bit of "remodeling" in order to get what you want for CAS and SASS, . . . but the basic technique and leather workmanship starts there. May God bless, Dwight
  5. TOMAHAWK SHEATH

    Honestly, . . . I do not know, . . . but when I saw that particular one on Ebay, . . . and it being called a Shawnee pattern, . . . I just kind of linked in with it, . . . I assumed, . . . as is done with most things, . . . a person will develop a pattern of things he likes to do, . . . and how he likes to do it, . . . I figured it was probably that way even with the Indians, . . . perhaps they found a blacksmith who would make theirs a certain way, . . . as his trademark, . . . and is became associated with them. Anyway, . . . I liked the looks of it. I'ts really not a lot different from yours, . . . the blade is probably only an inch or so wider, . . . but I like that pattern. May God bless, Dwight
  6. TOMAHAWK SHEATH

    Thanks, Dave, . . . it's close, . . . but the Shawnee pattern had a slightly wider blade, . . . that's the one I'm hoping to find. One was on Ebay a few months back, . . . and I got outbid on it. May God bless, Dwight
  7. TOMAHAWK SHEATH

    Hey, Dave, . . . can you show us a pic of the tomahawk? Reason I ask, . . . I'm looking for a certain pattern, . . . this looks like maybe the right one, . . . Thanks, may God bless, Dwight
  8. I cannot find the picture right now, . . . but I made several burnishers that I use with my Dremel. I took a 1/2 inch dowel rod, . . . drilled a hole in the end of it in the center, . . . forced a finish nail in the hole, . . . cut the head off the nail, . . . put it in the Dremel, . . . took a file or two and shaped the burnisher the way I wanted it. I would not be without mine, . . . May God bless, Dwight
  9. It's a toss-up to a large degree. Because I do belts, . . . and have been known to do a 53 inch Western belt that was 3 inches too short when he came to pick it up, . . . I usually buy the whole side. The price for me works out about the same, . . . and I get belt material. May God bless, Dwight
  10. OK, . . . now we can do something. I make a shoulder holster that is worn so it points the muzzle down, . . . and is a re-work of an older design. It, I think, would be perfect for this application. The next problem will be getting the pattern to you. If you want, . . . send me a private message, . . . use the little envelope up in the top right hand corner, . . . and I'll see if I can't make a workable copy for you and mail it to you. The shoulder straps will simply go from the front of one to the rear of the other, . . . and the whole thing will have belt clips, . . . one on each side, . . . as does the one in the picture. It does not have the "H" harness in the back, . . . but rather a simple "X" where the two shoulder straps cross, . . . Let me know if you are interested. May God bless, Dwight
  11. Exactly where on the harness do you want to carry the radios? Front, . . . where your shirt pockets are? Under each arm? Behind your back? How big are they? Lots of information needed to be able to help you. May God bless, Dwight
  12. First Gun Show

    (continued from above)....... Next time you are there, . . . his customers will give your product a better look, . . . they bought once for price, . . . and now that it is probably broken, . . . or otherwise almost unuseable, . . . they will be more demanding. Always take the high road, . . . be the gentleman, . . . focus on the positive. It pays great dividends. May God bless, Dwight
  13. First Gun Show

    I've done several shows in the past, . . . and usually only do it when I'm bored. I'll make up a few belts, . . . typical holsters I sell, . . . and throw in a few "unique" pieces just for kicks and giggles. I've actually sold as many of the "unique" pieces as I have the regular stuff, . . . and belts are simply for show. The belts always seem to be the wrong size, or color for that particular person. But I have gotten some good orders, . . . and some good exposure, . . . which never hurts. Make sure as stated above, . . . you know YOUR product, . . . and don't bad mouth the other guy that's cutting his leather with a chain saw, . . . using a baking oven to melt his kydex, . . . and fastening em with aluminum washers. Next time you are there, . . . his cu
  14. There are two "rules of thumb" here with your questions. The flatter the back is, generally the more comfortable the holster is. This is more noticeable on skinny or bony people, . . . those with "ample" padding don't seem to be quite as affected by it. Personally, . . . at 6'1 and 180, . . . I like it REAL flat. The more the gun moves into the front panel and the rear panel, . . . the more retention that can be molded into the holster. AND the retention will be longer lasting. You just have to make up your mind about how much comfort is required, . . . vs . . . how much retention is required. The more you go for one, . . . the less you get of the other. Generally when I do a flat back pancake for a customer, . . . I put a thumb break on it also, . . . if they want to disable the thumb break some day down the road, . . . that is their decision, . . . but at least when it leaves my shop, . . . the retention factor is built into the holster. May God bless, Dwight
  15. What's the Best Glue in 2017?

    I've used a bunch of stuff, . . . Weldwood puts two pieces of leather together so that it becomes one piece. You CAN take it back apart, . . . but you will rip fibers from both pieces, . . . inherently "ripping" the piece apart. Have never had any issue with it except that if I'm doing a number of pieces, . . . there needs to be some consideration fro ventilation, . . . what I mostly do is just get it on the pieces, . . . and leave the shop, . . . go do something else somewhere else that I've been putting off. It is also more economical than Barge in my area. May God bless, Dwight