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    western mass
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    hunting, fishing, Barbecue, guns

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  1. coma44

    Dog Collars Using Angelus Paints from FrogJelly

    incredible work
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    My first real "bag" a toiletry bag

    Very nice work. I like the design also.
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    Newbie starts the first pattern

    Grain side
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    Newbie starts the first pattern

    And two medium coats on the grain side. I bought the regular (cheap) dye for my first several projects so the dye job might be better but over all I am happy for a first try. It won't let me add the next picture yet so more later.
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    Newbie starts the first pattern

    Then I put some dye on the flesh side or the inside of the holster
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    Newbie starts the first pattern

    I did some more work this weekend on the holster for my flashlight. Cut out the pattern for the front and back and then cut some leather. it is going to take some practice with the knife and I think some tweeking on the sharpness of the stock razor knife I have to help me cut smoother lines and curves. I have a good set of wet stones just going to make a guide to hold the razor blade at correct angle so I can Polish the edge to perfection.
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    A weekender bag I made

    nice work.
  8. coma44

    Flexi-Max? IWB

    This is a beautiful piece of work, and it is exactly the level I wish to get to some day. Thanks for sharing.
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    Bunch of novice work.

    good looking work.
  10. coma44

    Newbie starts the first pattern

    That is a good one too. I watched part of it last week and forgot to get back to it.
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    Newbie starts the first pattern

    The "drafting board" is a 29$ cheap one from amazon it is a "foreign" A3 size board but that means it just fits the 11 x 17 graph paper. The good thing about the metric system is it is whole numbers no fractions to convert so it takes out a step. I am a prototype machinist so converting numbers is something I do everyday all day, it is now automatic for me. But doing this stuff I can see the metric system being faster. Less mental gymnastics on numbers means I can pay attention to the design and procedures better.
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    Newbie starts the first pattern

    I like that Idea as well. This place is full of people who like to think, and that is rare these days
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    Newbie starts the first pattern

    I have the hand stitching book and the leather tools book from Stolman still reading the stitching one and only skimmed the tool book so far, the cases book on the list, but right now I have enough to learn with stitching and pattern making for holsters and all things gun related I will be some time before I make any cases. Yea I want the light to be secure but would like it to snick in and out so that was the reason for holding off on the stitch lines, at least until I got my head wrapped around how to get there. French curves are indeed called Freedom curves here .....I had given mine away 30 odd years ago when i finished High School drafting class, so i bought a cheap set on amazon.
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    Newbie starts the first pattern

    That is exactly why I stopped last night, I could have pushed through and finished but, once i looked at the picture this morning I saw two places I want to make improvements. Also since I did not remember the exact steps i saw in the video last week I figured give it a rest and get the correct information, you end up wasting less time this way in my experience building things. And thanks for the tip on double checking the stitch lines with the pattern I will use that for sure. Dave
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    Newbie starts the first pattern

    My Dad taught me this long time ago, basically he said pay attention to how people do things, especially when you see failures. Welcome, and again my dad said work with people you will learn more.