Dwight

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About Dwight

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  • Birthday 11/17/1944

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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. It is really simple, . . . if you are using glue, . . . toss it out and graduate to contact cement. If you use so much contact cement that is squishes out, . . . you are using it wrong. Leather adhesives are simple and work well, . . . if done right. May God bless, Dwight
  2. Sand Belt Edges After Bevel & Before Burnish

    I use a $50 belt sander from Harbor Freight, . . . a little job that sits on the table, . . . I use 120 grit belts, . . . works like a champ. BUT, . . . I sand before I bevel, . . . and keep all my beveling tools sharp, . . . get good edges that way. You will probably throw away the first belt, . . . maybe the first couple, . . . until you learn just how to do it, . . . so be prepared for that. May God bless, Dwight
  3. I've made my version of the Eastwood rig, . . . as dikman said, . . . it's a rough out holster, . . . I used double 6/7 for both the belt and the holster. In fact, all the leather except the belt loops, came from the same hide if I recall correctly. It is a fun one to make, . . . sometimes I wish I had kept it. May God bless, Dwight
  4. For the few I've used, . . . buy the right size width, . . . cut to length with hacksaw, . . . round and smooth ends on a belt sander, . . . sew into the leather and forget them. I do give em a coat of varnish or something though, . . . just to make sure they don't rust away in the first few years in there. May God bless, Dwight
  5. I'll second the above motion ^^^^^^ as IF I DID IT, . . . it would be my process as well. Trying to sew around something like that already bent is a process dedicated to a migraine. May God bless, Dwight
  6. Thanks, Josh, . . . I like that system, . . . especially since I'm already familiar with and use Murphy's. Since there are several, . . . worst that can happen is we trash one of them, . . . and doing em one at a time might be the ticket. May God bless, Dwight
  7. Personally, I've made em both ways, . . . what works the best for me is the buckle end is a single piece of leather, . . . the tongue end matches the belt, . . . but I always use 6/7 and try to find the thinner end of the hide for the tongue end. The buckle end is always one thick piece, . . . makes it so much easier to patch it back into the belt so it can be fastened. My ranger belts are made from the John Bianchi school of gun belts. May God bless, Dwight
  8. Thank you, . . . I'm going down to see them later this weekend, . . . may just try that this time. May God bless, Dwight
  9. I'm not sure there are names or makers marks on them that anyone could find or decipher, . . . they are "really" bad. Leather is hard and dry on all three, . . . fourth is a nylon skirted suede seat, . . . that could probably be on a horse in a couple of weeks, . . . All the others were taken off the horse and just put, . . . and the folks did not care where it was "put" so to speak. One is a kind of show saddle, . . . lots of silver spots on it, . . . if any of them get any kind of treatment from me, . . . it is a likely candidate. Gotta get the neatsfoot oil on them first & see if I can loosen em up a bit. I've personally got an old Jumbo, . . . love that old saddle, . . . started to re-do it years ago, . . . decided it would ruin the history, . . . so I'm sending it to a friend in Arizona who promised to use it on roundups. May God bless, Dwight
  10. I have a friend who has 3 saddles in that bad a shape, . . . she wants me to "fix" em for her. Just not sure I'm up to that, . . . but I did enjoy seeing what you did. May God bless, Dwight
  11. Darn good there, Forester, . . . My only complaint is not you, . . . but the prop man that gave him a gun belt with no spares on it. Bonanza is like that as well, . . . one of my pet gripes, . . . just don't think it would ever have happened, . . . but I may be wrong. Guys today carry a 5 shot revolver with no extra ammo. May God bless, Dwight
  12. Hello from Morrow Ohio

    Good morning from Marion, Ohio, . . . Good looking holster there my friend, . . . May God bless, Dwight
  13. http://www.selfreliancecentral.com/2018/09/19/girl-with-gun-teaches-thug-painful-lesson/ I never saw her holster, . . . but she was packin', . . . knew what to do, . . . how to do it, . . . and far as I could see, . . . did a bang up job (pardon the pun). Had her figured for purse carry. May God bless, Dwight
  14. Somewhere in the actions we do, . . . our final product is different. When I use Weldwood contact cement, . . . I do not put it together until it is DRY, . . . and I mean DRY. Touching it anywhere will not get a tacky or moist feel at all. The only thing that will stick to it, . . . is another piece of something with contact cement on it. I stick the two pieces together, . . . and somehow PRESS them together, . . . palms of my hands work, . . . a seam roller from wallpapering days also works well, . . . especially on the edges. I then sand the edges of everything I make, . . . to make them even, . . . and when I burnish, I cannot hardly at all see see the line where the two pieces come together. May God bless, Dwight
  15. Cartridge Belts

    That's Feibings British Tan, . . . probably my most used color. I cut it 1 to 1 with Feibings thinner and dip dye all my projects. May God bless, Dwight