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About MisterSmith

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  • Birthday 02/21/1984

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    Athens, GA
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    Shooting Sports and Outdoors

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
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  1. Skiving

    He does a rolled edge from the main body of the wallet that will cover the skiving and make uniform thickness throughout the piece.
  2. Knife sheath design

    Howdy there, Overall the shape of your sheath design is appealing. Goat skin isn't really famous for its stamping quality, and it looks like you used relatively thin leather, which obviously wont afford a deep impression. You mentioned that the stamping started crisp, but wound up being faint suggests that your leather was too wet when you started tooling. Your leather almost needs to appear dry, yet cool and only slightly damp to the the touch. I would suggest using a 6/7 oz vegtan cowhide for your next sheath, and see how that suits you. There are really useful threads here that will point you in the right direction for stamping and tooling. Leather work is all about experimentation, trial and error. Keep tinkering with different materials and techniques until you find what works best for you.
  3. Molds/Blue Guns For Sale

    All blue guns have been spoken for. Thanks!
  4. Molds/Blue Guns For Sale

    I have the following molds for sale. Please PM me for your interest; 1st come 1st serve. Only PayPal will be accepted, I will cover the shipping cost. Sig P227 Nitron: $40.00 Glock 19: $40.00 Glock 26: $40.00 Walther PPK/S: $40.00 -Mark
  5. Jo, thanks for he post! I'm in Athens, and would like to attend. When you have it scheduled please post what day it will be. Thanks!
  6. Holster Makers & Safety/Legal Disclaimers

    @CaptQuirk I agree, nothing goes out the door that doesn't meet muster for use for myself or my family, however; there are some dummies out there. I guess do you feel you need to make a statement that "if you're a dummy please educate yourself first before buying/using firearms, and particularly the accessories I make for firearms."? Fortunately, 99.9% of my customer interactions are great. Its that small percent that I look out for.
  7. For all of you who retail your holsters, do any of you have a Firearms Safety Compliance Statement? (Here is DeSantis' http://www.desantisholster.com/safety-compliance) Yes, I should (am) consulting legal counsel, and am not asking for legal advice on this board. I'm more curious as to why or why not you do/don't have one. I'm leary of making any sort of legal claims, but feel that it's a responsibility to promote firearm safety and responsible use of my products. Would love to hear some thoughts. Cheers!
  8. Natural Beeswax ... the last for this year

    @defrensdorff I'll hapilly take brick "D" or "C", just sent a DM. Thanks!
  9. Blue Antique

    Your guess is correct. Acrylics are water soluble. YouTube search "Don Gonzales Saddlery". He has great tips on using acrylic and antique
  10. Fresh Air mask in a well ventilated area when I'm sanding, same thing if i'm spraying resolene or dye.You can get a decent mask and replacement filters for a relative low price at the local hardware giant.
  11. Desk Valet/Catchall

    Here we have a sugar skull and rose desk caddy. I used a meadering boarder along with acryllic paint on the skull and roses, with medium brown antique finish nothing special about the construction. I used 6oz vegtan leather for this project. enjoy!
  12. Valet Tray Prototype

    Great work very beautiful! You'll get great response out of these
  13. OWB Holster

    This ox-blood on black holster is for an M&P Shield. I hand stitched and hand formed this piece.
  14. Buttstock Shellholder for 12ga Uzkon AS40 with Backstrap

    Very clean! Well done.
  15. Where to start: 1911 full size conceal carry

    Dwight and the others had some great advice up there. if youre starting from scratch draw an outline of the pistol on some heavy posterboard, and sketch out your holster design to cut out and use as a template, better to waster cheap poster board than leather. if you're pensive about wet molding around your own, or someone else's firearm I recommend bluegunstore.com for molds. They've never done me wrong and have accurate, hard plastic molds that will stand up to forming leather around them.