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    Leather, restoring Cavalry Antiques, horses, shooting

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  1. There belt tunnel, from 9/10 oz herman oak....... Grips I got many years ago from a guy in Bend Oregon that custom made them from a wood out of africa, pictures don't even do them justice.
  2. a couple old school holsters done
  3. Semper Fi My Marine

    Thank your son for me..... I welcome him to our brotherhood. Once a marine always a marine, some are on active duty, some in reserve and the rest just getting older. My son just went over the three year mark in the marine corps and is on Embassy duty in Tajikistan.
  4. One of my most recent holsters

    called cocked and locked..... Only way to carry a 1911
  5. Not many replies from people who own the Seiko ch 8. I bought mine in 2000 and have used it on everything from all sorts of bags to halters for Saddle bronc horses. I have sewed 5-6 oz to 2-3 oz chap leather using smaller needles and thread to sewing two layers of 13 oz harness leather together in a bucking horse halter using heavy needles and thread. Like i said I bought it in 2000 and used it everyday in the construction of bags and holsters and never had a repairman look at the machine. It is limited to the type of feet and other accessories. I have considered getting rid of it a couple times to gain the accessibility to these accessories but changed my mind because of losing the versatility of the machine. I just ordered extra double feet and made my own.... I make primarily chaps, holsters, gun belts, purses, messenger bags, and horse tack.
  6. Something else to consider is the time period. Good hides were shipped by wagon and not overnight air or truck.... the majority of work by a leather worker was in repair and building of saddles, harness and other items needed for transportation, work and necessities of life. Holsters were a tool to hold a handgun.... just a pocket, something that didn't need to be strong, but needed to be durable. The hides were cut to provide the most with little waste, and by the degree of strength to the items needed. Harness, reins and other items that need the greatest strength and durability came from the back. Saddle parts and items such as horse collars, bridles, halters, etc. were from the middle of hides. The leather left over was the bottom or bellies of the hides. The softer and more flexible leather...... If you can get ahold of or inspect any large quantity of ture period holsters you will see how soft and pliable the leather is. Course time and age will apply here also..... but you will find that the grain is not as tight in period holster as in period harness or saddles. Holsters with tooling will not be as pronounced as that in saddles of the same time period, which I believe is from the use of the softer leather.... Remember that during this time period there was not the machinery that we have to day to split an finish leather coming out of the tanneries. Those variations that Lobo talks about would have been more pronounced during that time period than what we see today. Bobby
  7. Police Holster Dies & Sample

  8. Industrial sewing supplies in Eugene, Oregon?

    Try Oregon Leather in Eugene
  9. A good look'n roughout holster.... I wish I could get more customers to go for it..... been making saddles and tack in roughout for years and with time and use they look great. Made some for my self and love them.... Bobby
  10. Thanks.... It is fantastic work
  11. If You don't mind answering a question..... how is the inside cut and attached? thanks Bobby
  12. Lookn good.....Never tried the mexican loop with a buscadero.... love it.... sometimes just need to step out of the box
  13. High Desert Winter Day

    I have spent a life time throwing double diamonds....... this was done for artistic appeal to give dimension to the rope for one and two to see if I could do a rope that small with twists..... The original artist had it drawn that way
  14. High Desert Winter Day

    The leather paste is made up of the fine dust made from sanding leather...... I just take scrape leather to the sanding drum and sand it down as far as I can and collect the dust from the floor.... Shoe repair shop are sanding leather soles all the time and just throw away the dust .... You then put the dust into a container and add rubber cement.... the rubber cement should be the type with a milky color or look to it, don't use the clear.... Add rubber cement to the dust and mix until you have a mixture that is the consistency of peanut butter ...... put rubber cement on your leather project and dry then back fill the embossing.....
  15. Love them as there are no screws to back out and get lost..... most customers forget to check screws and to add lock tight after adjusting