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  1. Thanks. He doesn't know about this so I can't ask. Thought about all 4 corners but didn't want to take away from the skull
  2. It's a tandy dbl shoulder. That could be it but it's been through the whole thing.
  3. My brother wanted 5 bar stools done. I dont have the time this spring and summer for that and I need to get a WHOLE lot better at carving before I take something like that on so I am making him this for his bar. I have several knives and they all needed sharpening so I gave that a shot. they are sharper but not as sharp as they should be. they dont cut smooth. I am happy with the scull but not at all happy with the floral work. It will do for this project. Just need more practice. I do have a question here and would like your opinions. Should I leave it with or without the oak leaves? Thanks.
  4. OK I will get a photo of the back. I cut it to fit the belt so its in my redo Thanks
  5. attempted an inlay. I had a 1oz silver buffalo round so i used that. One very important thing i learned on this holster is when your laying it out the belt slots the back ones are NOT on the same plane as the other belt loop!! DOH. oh well live and learn.
  6. Thanks all. I have made an other one that i will post up.
  7. After wearing it for a while I see what you mean. Im going to try a diffrent style here shortly.
  8. Thanks, most of it i guess stands out to me. smudged some dye and some of the tooling, fingernail marks... Character marks i
  9. Thanks, I'm my own worst
  10. Form and fumotion are there but it leaves a lot to be desired in tooling and finish. I'll get better on the next one.
  11. I like it!!
  12. Up to this point all I have done is practice tooling and I want to move into some practice dying, sewing, snaps and hell I want to make I have chosen a double knife sheath. I have one which is my Gerber hunting knives but they are in a nylon sheath so I will copy the sheath that they are in for my pattern. I did put a little basket weave tooling in it though. I will be staining in Fiebings choclate dye. At this point the pattern has been made and leather cut and tooled as much as its going to be. The box of Dye states to use Fiebings deglazer. I do not have this. Is this a requirement or a sales tool? It also says to dye while still damy from this cleaning. If I dont use the deglazer do I still do my dying while the leather is still damp from the casing/tooling process? I guess what my real question is WHEN DO I DYE?? do i let the leather dry after tooling over night or give it a couple hours and then i can dye.
  13. I was at my Tandy distributer last week (2 hrs away) and forgot antiquing gel. I can order it but was wondering if i can use shoe polish as antiquing? I have Fiebings Tan-Kote that I had planned on using 2 coats first then antique then another coat of Tan-Kote to seal. Any help?