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About Dwight

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  • Birthday 11/17/1944

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    Central Ohio
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    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. I'll be doing pictures, . . . I think I pretty much got the shoulder holster figured out. May God bless, Dwight
  2. I'll have to keep that in mind, . . . but you realize of course that it would cost me another $1800 to own it. First I'd have to have a red fancy vest, . . . then a Doc Holiday shoulder holster, . . . and a Doc Holiday cross draw holster, . . . and matching belt, . . . then a birds head nickel plated Colt, . . . as well as a standard nickel plated Colt, . . . and then the hat and jacket, . . . just so I could have a knife like Doc Holiday carried. Kurt Russel and Val Kilmer wouldn't let me off the hook with just a $150 knife. May God bless, Dwight
  3. OK, plinkercases, . . . where does a guy get a knife like that? It is probably wayyyyyyyyy out of my price range, . . . but woo-hoo would I love to have one. May God bless, Dwight
  4. Unless you plan on molding the writing off the barrel, . . . I don't see why any Colt peacemaker or clone would not do for it, . . . only question is, how long is the barrel??? The only single six I know of that is different substantially is the Rugers, . . . and that even goes for the older Vaqueros. I understand that after enough griping by the buyers, . . . Ruger re-fashioned the Vaquero so it is now pretty much the same dimension as the old Colt peacemaker. I use my Beretta Stampede for all my single six holsters, . . . never had a complaint yet. And Rings does make a blue gun in several different barrel lengths. May God bless, Dwight
  5. Thanks taltexan and cowhide, . . . I think we're getting closer. May God bless, Dwight
  6. Thanks, Mike Craw and CaptQuirk, . . . I think we are on the road. Now to just get my schedule rearranged to get it done. AND, . . . I'm talking myself into one of those vests, . . . more I see it, . . . the more I like it. JoAnn fabric, . . . here I come. May God bless, Dwight
  7. Thanks CaptQuirk, . . . but that really isn't very close to the real thing. May God bless, Dwight
  8. Just wondering if anyone has a really legitimate pattern for Doc Holiday's shoulder holster from the movie Tombstone? Got a friend who wants one, . . . and he wants it as near as I can get it to the original. I couldn't find one any place else, . . . and I feel confident in trying to make it on my own, . . . but I thought I'd see if I could save myself some time. Thanks in advance if you can help. I'm particularly interested in the tooling, . . . as it looks like it is, . . . but there is never enough detail in the movie to see it real good. May God bless, Dwight
  9. Yessir, . . . top notch work. I am a bit curious though, . . . what weight leather are they? May God bless, Dwight
  10. Leather was doing a great job with all this stuff long before nylon, rayon, and other webb stuff came along. Personally, . . . I don't see the purpose, . . . leather works fine by itself. May God bless, Dwight
  11. This may be what you are looking for, . . . it is THE pattern for those who shoot high power at Camp Perry and other places. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Grade-B-Tan-US-M1907-Leather-Rifle-Shooting-Sling-M1-Garand-1903-Springfield-/382093886500?hash=item58f6920424:g:dPgAAOSwsW9Y2zfN You could buy this "el cheapo" and use it for a pattern to make yourself a really good one. This is the "used to be" US military sling, . . . till they went to cotton ones, then to polyester or whatever the new material is. May God bless, Dwight
  12. On John Bianchi's video, . . . that is the "western" holster he shows how to make. Take a look at virtually all the old western movies and TV shows, . . . it IS THE style for the biggest part of them. Not sure it really has a name, . . . I make them like that, . . . but they are dual layer holsters, . . . two pieces contact cemented flesh to flesh, . . . makes a really smooth and solid holster. May God bless, Dwight
  13. Unmitigatedaudacity, . . . you have an inbound PM. May God bless, Dwight
  14. I make one of these every now and then, . . . just finished one for an HK USP .45, . . . These pictures don't tell the whole story, . . . but if you look close you can get an idea of my pattern. When I do a scope, . . . I cut a channel down where the sight track should be for the scope mount to go down in, . . . I would do the same for a red dot or anything else like that. In a wheel chair, . . . I would also opt for a thumb break rather than the strap over the gun butt, . . . with the thumb break, you do not have to mold it tight for retention, as the thumb break will provide security. May God bless, Dwight
  15. I played the game trying to find something that works really well with those dyes, . . . ruined a couple of projects. Said to heck with it. Started back buying their reducer, . . . have not had ONE problem since that was dye related. I'm staying with their reducer, . . . there is not enough savings with anything else to make it worthwhile to ruin an otherwise completed project, . . . trying to save $.50 or a dollar on the dye. Once I did the $$$ calculation as to what I might save vs what I might lose, . . . it was an easy decision for me. Now when I need more dye, . . . I pour out of the bigger bottle, . . . the dye into a 4 oz container, . . . dump that in my dye container, . . . then rinse that bottle out with a 4 oz bottle of reducer, . . . pitch that bottle and keep the clean reducer bottle for the next batch I have to make. It has solved some of my dye problems. May God bless, Dwight