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  1. Artisan Toro 3200

    OK. This guy is just collecting dust. Price reduced to $1,600.
  2. Artisan Toro 3200

    Hi Guys & Gals - still have the machine for sale...I'm in the Cleveland, OH area and would be willing to deliver or meet you within a reasonable distance. Price Reduction - $1,700 AND I'll throw in a bunch of leather I haven't used. Most of it is 7/8 oz, some black, natural and brown along with some exotics and bridle.
  3. Artisan Toro 3200

    Still for sale. I'm willing to deliver or meet you within a reasonable distance. Also have some misc leather that I'm throwing in. Price reduced to $1,800 Thanks
  4. Thanks for the emails. I'm honoring requests in the order they come in. Below is an updated list. Rings Ruger LCR Ruger LC9 Springfield XD9 Springfield XD40 Springfield Operator w/Rail Springfield Model 1911 - A1 5" CZ 75 Compact 9 HK Mark 23 HK 45 HK P7 M8 HK USP Compact 9 HK P2000 9mm Bersa Thunder 380 Colt Commander S&W M&P 40 S&W M&P 40c S&W M&P 45 Sig P229 Sig P228 Sig SP2022 (old version) Glock 19 Glock 21 Glock 26 Glock 30 Glock 36 Duncans HK P2000SK 40 HK 45C Kahr P45 Sig P238 Kimber K1911R w/rail Springfield 1911 - A1 5" Beretta Model 84 Blackhawk Beretta 92/96
  5. Hello, Selling off all my leather working equipment, tools, etc. Here are some dummy guns for sale. All are used but in good shape (some have dye markings but no dings dents or otherwise). Most are brand new and only used a few times. $40/shipped a piece or buy 3+ and pay $30/shipped a piece. I'll accept paypal or personal check (must wait to clear before shipment). I'll check in as much as possible but you can email me for a faster response wardleather@yahoo.com (this is also the paypal account) Rings Ruger LCR Ruger LC9 Springfield XD9 Springfield XD40 Springfield Operator w/Rail Springfield Model 1911 - A1 5" CZ 75 Compact 9 HK Mark 23 HK 45 HK P7 M8 HK USP Compact 9 HK P2000 9mm Bersa Thunder 380 Colt Commander S&W M&P 40 S&W M&P 40c S&W M&P 45 Sig P229 Sig P228 Sig SP2022 (old version) Glock 19 Glock 21 Glock 26 Glock 30 Glock 36 Duncans HK P2000SK 40 HK 45C Kahr P45 Sig P238 Kimber K1911R w/rail Springfield 1911 - A1 5" Beretta Model 84 Blackhawk Beretta 92/96
  6. Artisan Toro 3200

    Hello, I am shutting down the leather shop and will be selling off what I have. At the moment, I have an Artisan Toro 3200 for sale. I've had it for about 2 years and it's been gently used. Mostly custom leather holsters and a few belts. Standard left, right, double foot, roller guide and standard tools. I have a package or so of needles and a couple spools of white and black thread that I'll throw in. $1900. I'd prefer to sell it to someone who can pick it up. My zip is 44223. I can't check the site very often so please email me at wardleather@yahoo.com or call at three-three-zero 7011931 if you're interested or would like some pics. Thanks.
  7. Hey there. I've done a few of them by hand. I can't say they're a lot of fun. You just have to get into a rythme and keep going. I found that punching about 10-12 holes and stitching those gives me little goals to work towards. As you "accomplish" each goal by sewing those you'll feel a small sense of accomplishment that'll keep you going long enough until you finish the next set, and so on. Before you know it, you're done. Typically, I'll cut a long enough piece of thread to just do one side of the belt. It's still a lot of thread but, it's better than 30 feet. Just make sure you start at the tip close to where you'll punch your sizing holes and end at the buckle end which is typicall wrapped to the back of the belt anyway. I've also found that wearing latex gloves helps me get a better grip on the needle and reduces the fatigue in my hands. Anyway, just my thoughts. It's definetely worth it when your done. And possibly, just possibly, you'll enjoy it enough that you'll be thinking about your next belt as your stitching this one. Think about different designs and color schemes. Happy Stitching!
  8. This is an interesting project. I don't like using clips on my holsters for various reasons. But, I've had a good customer of mine ask me to build him a holster with a clip so he could show his neighbors. He lives out in rural farmland and his neighbors all like to clip their gun/holster to their seatbelt or some other area when their driving their tractors. But, they like the ability to quickly remove the entire rig when they change vehicles. I've also considered a car mounted holster and thought that covering the outside of the holster in the soft velcro material might work if the hook material was mounted somewhere else (i.e. center console/under dash, etc). I guess you'd just have to make sure there's enough flat surface area on the holster to get a good purchase on the hook material. This might be an option for you if the customer is willing to add some velcro material to his seat belt. ...just a thought.
  9. I'd suggest that you order them. Both the 229 and 239 are popular concealed carry firearms. I even invested in the Sig 2022 for a customer of mine. Both he and his father use them for competition and they've ordered several holsters and mag/double mag carriers from me.
  10. Pics

    Hi, thanks! Yes, I started taking photos inside but the flash just makes a mess. I'm not all that keen with cameras even though it's second nature to everyone else in my family. So, I decided to try outside with natural lighting and it seems to work very well. I think it gives you much better color balance. BTW - I had looked at your post the other day...I didn't intentionally use the retaining wall as a background, I think it was a memory thing because when I sat the holster down on the retaining wall, it was like I had seen that same image somewhere...now it all makes sense. You know, when you're just so busy some things just get filed in the back. You build very nice holsters, by the way. Your work is very clean and has the right proportions/angles etc.
  11. Hi, I used 7/8 and lined it with some tooling kip from Tandy's. I used brass rivets to hold down the bullet loops (2/3 tooling kip) and brass eyelits so I lined it so the brass didnt' touch the wood. I think it turned out pretty nice.
  12. Hi, I just wanted to share some pics of recent holsters/carriers. Please let me know what you think.
  13. Cool beans. I'll have to give it a try and let you know what my results are. It's worth a try. It's a really nice classic looking machine that would look great in the workshop but, I think my grandmother would like it even more if I were putting it to use.
  14. You're right, I have it so I guess I'll just have to try it and find out. I was just curious if I was trying to get water from a stone. But, do I really need to be sewing with heavy thread for a belt? Would 138 work?