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. While I have messed with air brushing Resolene, . . . I prefer to brush it on with a 1 inch wide bristle brush, . . . It does an excellent job, . . . I've never had anything "run" on me using it that way, . . . and yes, it is cut 50/50 with water. May God bless, Dwight
  2. Thanks, Chief,...... Have to give them a call come Monday. May God bless, Dwight
  3. Hey, Folks, . . . looking for somewhere that I can buy a 24 inch by 24 inch piece of "nice" veggie tan leather. Cannot have any scars, holes, etc, . . . but does not have to be Queen Elizabeth perfect either. Must be at least 12 oz, . . . and I really have no need for any more than just that one piece. Ideas anyone??? May God bless, Dwight
  4. Can't tell about the walleye, . . . if I need a few, . . . Kroger is still in business. Crappies and catfish are the local favorites. I haven't been fishing in years, . . . probably won't be for a while either. May God bless, Dwight
  5. The mat on my table is available at Joann's Fabric, . . . get the coupon from their website, . . . can get up to half off, . . . I love mine. May God bless, Dwight
  6. I'm sure if you shopped around enough, . . . somebody makes leather scented candles, . . . you could just light one every other day or so, . . . kind of make ya feel at home. Plus instead of hand sewing a holster, . . . you could take up fly tying, . . . ya gotta catch bait fish anyway if ya want them biggie muskies, . . . Seriously, . . . have fun, . . . my wife and I discussed selling out and moving, . . . decided to stay put, . . . we'll just hope and pray for the best for you and yours. May God bless, Dwight
  7. I've made a somewhat of a copy cat version of the carjacker, . . . My version is it is a simple holster, . . . sewn at the bottom (along the trigger guard edge) and a flap that is attached to the sewn edge with Chicago screws. That flap just simply starts at the bottom and goes up and over, . . . till it snaps. It really is not complicated, . . . just 4 total pieces of leather, . . . little sewing, . . . one snap, . . . 2 Chicago screws. The key is to get it at the angle you want it on the belt, . . . and you sew a couple pieces of leather to the inside so when it is cinched down on the snap, the pieces of leather lay one above your belt and one below. They are 3/8 of an inch wide, . . . about 3 inches long, . . . and cut from 9/10 leather or slightly thicker. They sew to the flap. I don't have one now, . . . but I've had one, . . . and for certain applications, . . . it is sooooooooooooooo nice. And for clarification, this is not a picture of mine. Mine actually was much more crude than this one. This is an image of the actual "Carjacker" holster, . . . which I just happen to think is a masterful invention. May God bless, Dwight
  8. Edges look real good, . . . stitches too. Overall design is excellent, . . . as well as the staining, . . . and the edge treatment of darker color and the tooling really adds to the overall effort. One "criticism" so to speak: put your female screw parts between the two layers of leather. The way you have them now, . . . they will rub the garment the wearer has and will in time harm the trousers. John Bianchi was very adamant in his teachings to hide the screws and rivets as much as possible, . . . and it is especially easy in a two layer rig, . . . makes it overall a tad cleaner looking, . . . and does not subject the owner to metal rubbing on the accompanying clothing. This is especially important to those who go cheap and use plated steel rivets / chicago screws. Two, three, or four good sweat soakings and the plating can peel, . . . rust follows, . . . and it can be real ugly. The only other critical thought may not be applicable, . . . but it looked as though the holes for the hammer thong were a bit large, . . . making the thong dependent on length. I like to make mine so the friction in the holes is the "holding factor" and can be adjusted for length if another weapon is inserted. BUT, . . . again, . . . let me emphasize that the overall holster is excellent. May God bless, Dwight
  9. Thank you, . . . I navigate through the Caledonia area from time to time, my son lives up near New Winchester, . . . off 294. Again, . . . toying with the idea of making one for the leather shop, . . . it would showcase some of my work, . . . whereas my old Jumbo is just a fixture in there. Thanks again for the info, . . . gonna have to mull this for a while. I especially like your design as it is very near the Jumbo in design, . . . and IT IS a comfortable saddle. May God bless, Dwight
  10. Obviously, . . . we must be doing something different. First, . . . I only use Feibings black oil dye, . . . I gave up on the USMC black several years ago for the reason you mentioned, . . . the rub off. Secondly, . . . I always thin the black down, . . . 50/50 dye and thinner. Third, . . . I dip dye, . . . a quick dunk, . . . no more than a couple of seconds in the liquid. Fourth, . . . I .....LET IT DRY, . . . DRY, . . . DRY. Black sometimes takes longer, . . . so I give it the time to dry really good and dry. Fifth, . . . I buff it hard, . . . using a terry cloth wash cloth (salvaged from my wife's rag bin), . . . and I buff it like I'm trying to rub the black color off the leather, . . . hard, . . . using some real force. Sixth, . . . a 50/50 single coating of Resolene, . . . brushed on with a bristle hair brush. Let it dry, . . . lightly buff, . . . and I have zero, rub off using that formula. May God bless, Dwight
  11. I bought some thread here, . . . some there, . . . some other places. Results also were "here and there". The thread I buy from Tandy, . . . have never had any problems with it at all. Thus, . . . my thread comes from Tandy. All my sewing is either my Tippmann or hand sewing, . . . and I use the same thread for both. May God bless, Dwight
  12. Right now I live in Marion County, . . . our mail box is in Delaware County, . . . across the street. Another "curious" question, . . . if you had to put a number on the hours you spent on that particular saddle, . . . got any idea how many would be there? I'm toying with the idea of making a new one for my shop. I'll use it in a parade or two, . . . but it'll be more of a shop decoration than anything else if I make it. May God bless, Dwight
  13. Thanks, cowboycolonel, . . . that is one pretty saddle you have there. The old cowboy that had mine used a bunch of little stamps on it, . . . trying to dress it up some I guess, . . . but it never was as good lookin as yours. I also really like the back of the seat, . . . sitting straight up, . . . my kind of saddle. Nosey question: where did you get the tree? May God bless, Dwight
  14. I would make sure first by doing a test area on another piece of leather. But my first attempt would be a sprayed on 50/50 solution of Resolene and water. Second thought would be 50/50 Mop and Glo and water, . . . but you dip this one. May God bless, Dwight
  15. The saddle you describe sounds like the old Jumbo saddle I have on display in my shop. If this is similar, . . . PM me and I'll get whatever pics you need off of it. I bought it out of a pawn shop in Denver, . . . just wish I could sit down with it some day and let it tell me some of the stories it knows. May God bless, Dwight