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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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    from 1911.com

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  1. Determining Belt Length

    I learned a long time ago, . . . from a fellow who wore 36 inch waist jeans, . . . and I made him a 36 inch belt. ALWAYS measure their belt. Come to find out . . . they had stretched to the point he needed a 41 inch belt. SO: make the individual take off the belt they are wearing when they order their new one. Measure from just inside the outermost part of the buckle, . . . to the hole he / she used today, . . . and you should not go wrong. I always add 3 holes each way from that measurement, . . . so they have room to expand and contract . . . people have a habit of doing that. The one exception to this rule I ever found, . . . measured a guy up for a 53 inch long western belt. By the time he came back to get it 6 weeks later, . . . he needed a 56 inch belt. Anyway this system itself has never let me down, . . . people have. May God bless, Dwight
  2. Holster Pattern Or Instructions

    JC Javelle, . . . and Clintock, . . . PM me with full email addresses, . . . I'll send you some information. The shoulder holster of this type I make is very comfortable, but takes a WHILE to get done. Don't be in a hurry. It also is a muzzle pointing down, . . . I will not make or supply patterns for horizontal or armpit pointing shoulder holsters, . . . personal rule. It needs to be made out of back leather at worst, . . . double shoulder leather preferably. It carries the option for one or two (preferably) magazines carried on the off side. May God bless, Dwight
  3. Foam rubber for molding press

    Try this one: https://www.ebay.com/itm/387-1C-Rubber-Natural-Gum-1-In-Thick-12-x-36-In/381935295108?hash=item58ed1e1a84:g:70EAAOSwIFtaDzVf May God bless, Dwight
  4. Give Peace A Chance

    I liked the other one much better......... May God bless, Dwight

    Sorry Dave, . . . can't help you because I don't know what he does. Can you share that pattern, . . . better idea of what YOU want??? I make several different types of shoulder holsters, . . . and they tend to have different straps, . . . and it becomes a personal preference thing more than anything else. Send me a PM, . . . we're not too far from each other, . . . maybe create a NEW one........lol May God bless, Dwight
  6. Leather storage

    No problem. The first picture is the outside of the door, hinged on the left, opens on the right, 8 ft 1/2 inch tall . The second picture shows the side of the "vault" made of 2 x 12 boards. Third picture shows the hangars and how they hinge back and forth from the left side. The last picture shows the stuff hanging. Really pretty simple, . . . truth is, I think I spent more time worrying and fretting over what I would do that the time it took to get it done once I figured it out. One of my old gripes was having to struggle with rounded leather, . . . this way it becomes pretty flat, pretty quick, . . . makes life easier. May God bless, Dwight
  7. Guidance needed!

    Ruben, I have a pair of these I've had for over 10 years now, . . . and while at times I'll fail to set every thing up right, . . . if I do my part, . . . these never fail me. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Snap-Pliers-Set-Canvas-Marine-Heavy-Duty-Fabric-Button-Fastener-Installation/352192247767?hash=item52004b37d7:g:JXYAAOSwvTpaA2V9&vxp=mtr May God bless, Dwight
  8. Gary, . . . I'm thinking you could come awful close to duplicating that in veggie tan, . . . if you took one of those 3 or 4 inch paint rollers, . . . and stuck a sandpaper roller on the outside of it, . . . got your leather all cased up real good, . . . rolled her back and forth a couple times. I'd think it should come out fairly close. Only thing I can think of at the moment if you can't find the original. May God bless, Dwight
  9. Stamping Letters Straight

    A piece of thick walled 1/2 inch by 1/2 inch angle iron, . . . laid at the top or the bottom of your line, . . . will suffice in most cases to keep you lined up. Keep masking tape on it so no rust transfers (and don't even think aluminum, it's far worse), . . . or a piece of 1/2 inch flat stock maybe 2 inches wide. Put a mark on it on the edge of the piece so you can check it from time to time to make sure it is not slowly running out on you. Cheap, and effective, . . . both ways. May God bless, Dwight
  10. 1911. S&W Shield, and Glock 19 are my biggest sellers. The Shield has been heavily promoted around here, . . . lots of people packin' em. You can do pocket holsters, clip on, IWB, and pancake on them. But you can hardly go wrong with a 1911, . . . lots of people like me that are willing to carry the anchor. May God bless, Dwight
  11. Looking for some help with a pattern

    Once you have the basic bi-fold cut out and ready, . . . take another piece of 5/6 leather, . . . make it the size that will cover one end of the bi-fold, . . . outline the badge on the leather, . . . and cut it out. On the next layer down, . . . punch two holes for the pin on the back of the badge. Cement and stitch or lace as you please, . . . but that is how I make mine. AND, I won't start on one until I know for certain the size and shape of the badge. Like was said above, there are just too many different variations. May God bless, Dwight
  12. Leather storage

    Motocouture, . . . I built a small shop off my garage that is sufficiently heated and cooled thru the year that my leather can stay there year round. I had a problem as well, . . . "where do I store my leather????" Wound up taking two 4 x 8 sheets of OSB, . . . making a box out of them with 2 by 12 boards as the sides. One side was left to open on hinges along the 8 foot side, . . . which gives me a 4 x 8 foot closet, . . . 1 foot deep. I made bars along the hinge side to hold several pieces of leather each, . . . the leather hangs in there, . . . the bars can be flipped to one side making the leather hang like pages in a book, . . . My storage problem was just plain solved. Your's wouldn't have to be that big maybe, . . . and you could get rid of that "curl" leather takes being in a roll for any real length of time. May God bless, Dwight
  13. Redneck ingenuity

    Thanks for the laugh, JKHelms, . . . and the inspiration, . . . I changed your last sentence, hope you don't mind, . . . there are a bunch of determined rednecks outside of South Georgia, . . . May God bless, Dwight
  14. Nyah nyah nyah NYAH NYAH!

    And while he did not say it, . . . Lobo inspired many of us with some of the things he did, . . . his quickness to help anyone who asked him, . . . and both for the forum members who benefitted, . . . and for myself personally, . . . Thanks, Lobo, . . . you have been a friend to all of us, . . . a mentor, . . . and an inspiration. THIS is the American model, . . . free enterprise doing well. May God bless, Dwight
  15. I don't recall the movie or the show, . . . but there was one some time back, . . . used an ice bullet, . . . Been too long, . . . too many shows and movies in between, . . . but we didn't think of it first, . . . And, . . . you need to leave the gun in the freezer until you need it, . . . could pose a small problem. May God bless, Dwight