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  1. I have a friend who has an old western style gun belt and wants to know if I can take off the old cracked lining of the inside of the belt and replace it. I am fairly new to leatherwork, I've made some wallets, keychains, leatherman cases. But I haven't messed with lining too much especially the removal of old lining. Once I get the old stitches out what is the best way to remove the old lining without damaging the belt?
  2. Just finished a few Western rigs and still working on how to place my tounge and billet... I think I caught the SA fever... Jimbob
  3. Ok, I made a few western rigs...By luck they all fit pretty well...I know how to messure a reular belt and I am aware that a hip measurement is needed for a gun rig belt....My question is: How do you position the billets to the main gun belt....and how much overlap the main gun belt needs...how does all this measure up to be the final right lenght ( hip measurement ) Also where do you position the buckle billet...does it hang over or right where the main gun belt ends...? Seems to be rather simple but I always panic when it comes to get this right on a gun/cartrige belt...?!! Any info would be helpful... I do have this wonderful book called Packing iron....but of course no help on how to measure... thanks Jamesg
  4. Hello everyone; I don't think I've ever shown my work here before but I thought I would show this project to you. Thank you for the opportunity to display one of the items that I make. This is a rig I just completed for a gentleman in British Columbia. Your comments would be most welcome. Bud
  5. I made this for a friend that has 2 Uberti Scholfields, one with a 7in barrel and one with a 5. He wanted both holsters to fit a 7in. This is the first belt and the largest project I have done to date. The Belt is fully lined, made from two cuts of 9-10oz veg-tan, and both holsters and the billet end are lined in 2-3oz calf. I dont own a machine so everything is hand stitched in my horse with awl and harness needles. Please any criticism is welcome, let me know what you think or what i could have done better.
  6. I made this for a friend that has 2 Uberti Scholfields, one with a 7in barrel and one with a 5. He wanted both holsters to fit a 7in. This is the first belt and the largest project I have done to date. The Belt is fully lined, made from two cuts of 9-10oz veg-tan, and both holsters and the billet end are lined in 2-3oz calf. I dont own a machine so everything is hand stitched in my horse with awl and harness needles. Please any criticism is welcome, let me know what you think or what i could have done better.
  7. So I've been bitten by the leather bug pretty bad, and I really enjoyed making my first two gunbelts. With that in mind, I was thinking about different ways to improve on them in terms of ruggedness. I know of a manufacturer that reinforces their belts with Kydex, but I think that would be too stiff and uncomfortable. Another company uses three layers of leather, but in a cost standpoint, that's a bit too expensive for me (though it is a good idea). With all that in mind, I have been thinking about a potential reinforcement material on and off, and than it hit me..why not use Tyvek? Ultra thin, near bullet proof, and if glued and stitched between a two-layer belt, would perhaps be just the right amount of reinforcement to help the belt keep its shape. I can't see Tyvek adding any meaningful amount of stiffness or loss of flexibility, so what do you guys think? To be honest, I was a bit hesitant at first about posting my idea because I was thinking that I could make it something like a "trademark" feature that I use in my belts, but what the heck, if y'all can benefit from it, than I'm happy to help! Alamo
  8. I worked on a gun belt today stitching with the Cowboy CB4500. I had a number of spots where the stitch was either shorter than the setting or much longer than. Is it me and the feed pressure I am applying ? Can a sewing machine do this all on its own? Please suggest corrections if you can. Pictures tell all. Thanks
  9. I made this piece for my Halloween costume, and it's what really got me started in the hobby. I just figured I would post it here. The lady at tandy kept trying to get me to buy a pattern but I knew better. =P