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  1. Seen a video on making holsters, or making holster patterns, you found helpful? One which showed something you haven't already heard (and heard, and heard)? Add a link here. Let's keep it to links - not embedded videos (that's an option when you add the link). Post a link, and maybe a line or two about what you gained from the video. If you see something in the list which already covers that topic, let's not double the same content. I don't care who did the video, or when -- only that it adds relevant information that isn't covered in a bunch of other places. Something unique. Could be yours or someone else's. By seeing what is covered, we should then know what is not covered, yes? Personally, I thought this one was worth seeing. There is nothing about making a pattern, but a guy who never made a holster could see how JUST from this one video. Excellent "how-to". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFsXw3gabqk
  2. Molds/Blue Guns For Sale

    I have the following molds for sale. Please PM me for your interest; 1st come 1st serve. Only PayPal will be accepted, I will cover the shipping cost. Sig P227 Nitron: $40.00 Glock 19: $40.00 Glock 26: $40.00 Walther PPK/S: $40.00 -Mark
  3. Some of my holsters

    Here are some of the holsters I've done over the years. As I go through and resize my pictures, I'll add more.
  4. My first attempt at making a holster. I like the overall fit but I need to tweak the belt clip location I think. With the clip I'm using I. An tuck my shirt in if needed. Any suggestions critique would be appreciated.
  5. Newbie holster question

    Going to make my first cowboy action holster. I want to have outer layer, rawhide for rigidity and inner layer smooth side. I was thinking of using 8/9 for outer layer and 5/6 for inner layer. Does that sound reasonable? thanks, Cherokee Sam
  6. Pic of my latest...as usual, please critique, and tips on how to improve are always welcome...Thanks to all! The holster is my own design...not great but I like it; mahogany antique, pigskin lining.
  7. A few months ago I bought the Tandy western style shoulder holster pattern - love it! Thanks for the help via the forum on finding it. But, now have a son in the military going into a professional tactical training career - and a neighbor who is a detective wanting a more modern version of a shoulder holster for work. They both liked the western style which lead to "Oh, can you make me one for my glock... with clip holder, cuff holder, laser...." Mine look like Doc Holiday! I did have a makeshift pattern for a tactical shoulder holster but old computer died and I can't find the one I printed out and taped together - it's been about two years since I made one. Anyway - they both want holster on right - clip holder on left, and officer wants a cuff holder. I can combine everything but am in need of the harness pattern. If anyone can point me towards a pattern I can purchase it would be appreciated. I'm going to start building one from scrap pieces today - but would love a pattern to look over as well. Here's the style shown in a few pictures - thanks - Kent
  8. This is a Ruger lc9/lc9s holster with matching single mag pouch. The holster has a 5 degree can't. The set is smooth lined inside and left natural in color. The accent is brown Ostrich leg. I used some 6/7 and 2/3 Hermann Oak that I had on hand. The holster ended up at roughly 10 For the back and 9.5 for the front. I like this total thickness. I have been debating on getting more 8/9 or moving to 9/10. I think 9/10 will be what I get next.
  9. This is the first project I've posted about...Tandy Bullseye holster kit for a 6 inch S&W 686...I've created several rejects trying to make my own pattern for this one, so I thought I'd try a different route. I'm hoping that through finishing a pre-cut pattern I'll see how things come together so I can move forward with my own holster patterns. Any advice will be appreciated... Below pic shows beveling and bordering done...stamping tri-weave tonight, and then wet molding tomorrow. I have read quite a bit about this process and decided to go the tooling then forming route to see how it works out. Also, if anyone can give me tips/best practices about posts, posting pics, etc., I'd really appreciate it...thank you!
  10. I wanted to share a few recent holsters I have built. So here I go to start yet another thread showing my work. Only this will be the last new thread I will start for showing my holsters. Instead I will just continue to add them here to this thread. Some holsters are or will be my personal holsters and some will be ones that I have built to sell. I welcome comments, critiques, and suggestions. General discussion is welcome too.
  11. Face and backside. Kimber Pro Raptor II with 4" barrel. High-ride with a 15-degree rake/cant.
  12. Shoulder holster I just finished. Made with 6-7 oz leather (I think, cant remember for sure). Purchased already cut straps. Tried to antique the holster to show off the tooling, but wound up antiquing the whole thing. Still have much to learn. Sunflowers and dragonfly are stamped and painted. Holds a 380. Got the holster pattern from my daughter and had to cut it down to fit the pistol. The yoke was designed by me. Critiques welcomed. I know the stamping on the straps is substandard. I tried to tool some scrolling and wound up stamping over it. There are extra holes in the straps as I had to adjust for size. But it fits well and I will be wearing it for awhile to see how it feels. The rectangle on the holster is where the clip goes that holds it on. When I was fitting it for the holster, I noticed it scratching the leather, so I made a place for it to scratch without messing with the tooling. It was fairly easy, except for figuring out how long to make the straps.
  13. So I had someone contact me, a d was very specific on his needs. Here's the part about him wanting a softer than normal holster: "I want it lined with suede or some soft material,so as not to take the finish off at the tip espically. Thanks I don't care about anything fancy. I don't like a holster that is stiff and won't bend can you help?" Not sure about the flexibility part. Once it's glued and wet molded, it's gonna be stiff. Any ideas?
  14. I made a holster for a friend of mine. It was a lot of work and I learned quite a bit. There are a billion things I can see wrong with it, y'all know what I mean, but overall I think it came out pretty good.
  15. This is the first pancake I have made from my own pattern. My stitch line is way too loose at the bottom in front of the trigger gaurd, but the retention seems to be pretty good. I obviously borrowed from JLS's patterns, (thanks for the freebies, I learned a lot making that 1911 pancake from your design). Holster is 4 layers of 4/5 oz. Veg tan from Tandy's, plus another layer of the same for the reinforcement panel. Stitching is Tandy's braided poly thread using a two mm. stitching chisel. I would really like to hear your critiques and suggestions. I know it aint perfect, but I am pretty happy with it.
  16. After a few failed attempts at a flatter back holster I decided to take a different route. Big shout out to Jeff at jlsleather! The kit comes with exceptional leather, more than enough thread, and detailed instructions. And if you have any questions, as I did, he's more than ready to help. There's a few things I wish I'd done differently but I'm very happy with the results. It rides better on the side than the 50/50 pancakes I've been making. The pistol doesn't bind when I cinch the belt down. Let me know what you guys think!
  17. Does anyone have the pattern pack number for a Tandy Pack? I need to buy the correct pack that includes a western shoulder holster pattern for a customer. None of the Tandy Pattern packs I have includes a western style version - not the modern semi pistol - aka tactical version. If somebody knows which Pack Item number I need to buy I would appreciate it. - Thanks - Kent
  18. A little something outside my normal 1911 work. This is an Avenger styled holster for a Smith and Wesson 686 with a 2.5 inch barrel. It was designed with a 15 degree forward cant. It has been hand crafted from 7/8 ounce top grain steer hide from the Hermann Oak Leather Co.
  19. Hi everyone. This is my first post. I wanted to thank the community for all I read here about vinegar black. I am madly in love with using mordant instead of dye. I was able to turn out an impulse project in no time with my month old brew. It's a holster for my fabric scissors. I made the mistake of using the live edge of the hide for the rim (I liked the soft curve of it), but it's too floppy and soft for my liking, so I know next time to either line the rim or be sure to use a tougher inner part of the hide for that edge. It was instantly gratifying and deeply satisfying. I'm thankful for this forum and hope I can post and read more when I can get my head out of my work. Take care everyone! ~gemfox
  20. Desert eagle

    Probably crazy to ask but does anyone have a pattern for a magnum research desert eagle(44 if it matters)? Willing to pay for the pattern.
  21. By the end of the week I am expecting to receive the following in the post: A cheap (Chinese made, with probable Japanese influence) beginner's sett of leather working tools from Ebay A remnant/pieces pack of leather, needles, and thread from The Identity Store A copy of "The Leatherworking Handbook" by Valerie Michael from Amazon Yet to acquire from the local chain DIY store (probably nearer the time, or on Sunday if it slips my mind before then which is likely to happen) are: wood and fixings to make a cheap stitching pony Evo-Stik Time Bond contact adhesive an Oilstone (or similar) for inevitable initial sharpening of previously mentioned tools as well as general upkeep later on miscellaneous things that catch my eye which may be helpful such as clamps, sandpaper, straight edge etc Other things yet to be appropriated into my "kit": worksurface stuff (cutting mat, poly board, granite (or similar)) decent desk lamp as most of my work will be completed in the late evening/small hours after finishing the late shift at "the day job" and goodness knows my eyes will need all the help they can get edge slicking substance graph/grid paper for when I feel up to making my own patterns bone folder type tool stitching awl Things I already have, yet to be consolidated together: poly mallet basic geometry set (ruler, square, compases etc) pencils large toolbox for storage stack of "craft" drawers for storage non-marring spudger set which I'm sure will come in handy for poking/prodding in crevices metal bodied Utility knife (and blades) Extra Virgin Olive Oil in lieu of more specialist finishes tonnes of old clothes for rags Things I will probably get at a later date once I get a feel for everything (this does not include ad hoc replacement/upgrading of any of the above when needed): butcher's block style work station (as I'll mostly be working at my 10yr old pine desk in my bedroom initially, maybe out in the shed weather permitting) relevant dyes, treatments, etc and relevant applicators basic carving tools (I do not plan on getting into this much but I guess it's always handy to be able pop a pretty border on something special) ___ I know the cost of starting a new hobby from scratch is always going to be a major consideration, but it seems leathercraft is even more so. Yes I know it's no good moaning to other people who have all been there/done that, but starting out on a shoe string is still likely to cost me upwards of £100 ($125 for you colonials ). Being the sort of person I am, often doing things on a whim, and generally cautious with cash, I do not want to go to the lengths that some do and get The Works in terms of equipment and materials to start with. I don't want to spend a small fortune on something if I don't end up getting decently into it to justify the cost. That said, it seems the general advice in terms of initial outlay is "get the best you can afford" and that's what I'm doing I suppose. I guess there are those out there who have started out with much less, and I have no need nor reason trying to justify what I'm doing. I guess in a way I'm secretly hoping that I get sufficiently good enough at the whole "leather thing" that in the long run I can start going to fairs, events, do made-to-order and the like, and be able to become (at least partially) self employed. But that's definitely a long way off. I think for me leathercraft will always be a matter of being on a shoestring, at least in the sense of trying to get the best from the least. I've always been enthralled by the way craftsmen of all disciplines in years gone-by have come up with ingenious solutions which even centuries or millennia haven't changed much, and as much as possible I want to keep what I do "low-tech": drawing up templates by hand rather than using PC software, using as traditional methods and tools as possible, and if possible trying to be authentic in style/process with any historical based pieces I produce. I (like to think) I am fairly good at improvising, and this will also keep costs down. Who needs a £40 edge slicker when a double-pronged piece of deer antler (free if you know where/when to look) will do? Or expensive black dyes if you can master the likes of vinegaroon and lampblack?
  22. Thought I'd share my second holster. Very pleased with the turn out!! This is Herman oak and shark, also convertible from IWB to OWB.
  23. For all of you who retail your holsters, do any of you have a Firearms Safety Compliance Statement? (Here is DeSantis' http://www.desantisholster.com/safety-compliance) Yes, I should (am) consulting legal counsel, and am not asking for legal advice on this board. I'm more curious as to why or why not you do/don't have one. I'm leary of making any sort of legal claims, but feel that it's a responsibility to promote firearm safety and responsible use of my products. Would love to hear some thoughts. Cheers!
  24. Here's a fun one I just finished up... My first Avenger style for a revolver. I'm pleased with it-- the finish brought some good character out in the leather. Light brown and dark brown Fiebing's pro oil dye, Ritza 25 1.0mm cream thread. 8/9 oz Hermann Oak veg tan on all pieces. Critiques are welcome, thanks for looking! God bless, Tanner Claridge