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  1. This was about 35 years ago and thankfully no photo evidence exists from that time in my youth. One of the problems with the device is the instructions tell you to start in the middle of a piece of leather and essentially cut a spiral out. This leaves all the lace naturally laying in a circle.
  2. The lace cutter you describe is OK but it probably will not cut consistent enough laces for the precision you are putting into that project. I have one somewhere that I used to cut lacing to lace together a set of buckskin cloths many moons and pants sizes ago.
  3. Eco Flo or Fiebing

    I was asked to do a bible cover for my wife's coworker and she provided a piece of leather and the dye she picked. I am very much an amateur leather worker and had zero experience with dye. She had picked up the eco flo all in one. It worked fine on the bible cover and she let me keep the left over materials for doing the work. I thought cool something to experiment with. I made a pancake style knife and multi tool case and thought I would dye it. What a train wreck, it looked great after the dye job. Problem was when I ran it under the water to wet it to form I had dye everywhere. It definitely doesn't work if you are going to wet form the object after dying.
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    Could you email a catalog to thildebrand64@gmail.com? Thank you, Todd
  5. Setting snaps

    Thank you both for the replies. I used the Hoover one on some table covers, it belonged to the upholstery business. I couldn't find it with google since I didn't know the name, I think thats the one I will shoot for. Todd
  6. Sargent Hand Tool

    You have to have the little rod about 3” long that has a shoulder on it. You drive the punch out from the back. It’s a press fit. My dad has that exact tool.
  7. Setting snaps

    I am looking for a different snap setter. I have the Tandy hammer type but I would like to find a pliers type. I mostly set #20 and 24 snaps. Any suggestions welcome. Thanks.
  8. Another quick way to transfer patterns is to print them onto the clear overhead transparencies. This lets you see the leather underneath and mark you cutting and stitching lines with a molding tool and it re usable.
  9. Tigdim, If you really want an education on holsters I suggest doing what I am in the process of. I am on page 82 of the 273 in this topic. I have read every thread on holsters and most of those on knife sheaths and other projects. The amount of information is amazing, some of the members no longer post or just sporadically but there are tons of holsters to look at and compare to the advice given. The only downer is the posts with photobucket pictures, the pictures are no longer available. I plan to read all 273 pages, I have learned a ton, I thought I had a basic understanding after making a few holsters based of the instructions in Al Stohlmams how to make holsters book. Man was I wrong, just what I have learned from this forum so far makes me realize I wasn't even up to Newbie status when I started reading. Todd
  10. I was looking at it again last night and I remembered I had put 2 stitch lines around it so I am going to cut the first row out and see if that loosens it up enough. If it does then I know where to move it to on the pattern I made.
  11. No pictures. It was a train wreck. I made a bunch of western style holsters a few years ago. I got a Tippmann Boss for harness repair and decided to get back into holster making and try something different and make an Avenger style, the learning curve is definitely longer than the western style. I tried one of JLS Leathers patterns for a magazine pouch and it came out perfectly.
  12. Just wondering if any of the other patterns out there can be used for this model. Given the thickness of the slide I was curious if a Glock pattern would work. I tried to make my own from JLS’s instructions but ended up with the stitch lines to close and the gun won’t fit. Also I got the start of the belt slot to far back. Thanks for any pointers. Todd
  13. I put this in the "Show me the backside of you holster sewn with a Boss" thread but it is a pretty old thread and hasn't gotten any responses. I am attaching pictures of a magazine pouch I made this weekend, thanks JLS Leather for the pattern. I have spent about 3 years in a love hate relationship with the used Boss I bought. A few weeks ago I finally narrowed down what I think was the problem all along, a bent piece in the needle carrier assembly. I have slowly been doing more sewing getting confidence in the machine and going through the learning curve. One thing I have found is the colored thread, I have black and brown, is much more difficult to get correct tensions with and make good stitches. I double checked and all 3 are the same 277 thread and nylon. Is this common or did I possibly get bad spools of black and brown, they are very stiff compared to the white. Anyway with all that said all advice welcome on the stitching of the mag pouch. Todd
  14. Show Me Your Backside Of Holsters Sewn With Boss

    I know this is a very old thread but I gained a lot of good information from it over the last 3 years as I tried to get my Boss to stitch on any kind of regular basis. I am posting pictures of a magazine carrier I made, many thanks to JLS leather for the pattern, and would like any suggestions on the stitching and also would ask if other with the Boss have more issues with colored thread than white, I finally got it to sew with the brown but it is much stiffer and more critical on the tension adjustments. The white just seems to flow. Thanks, Todd