poppyphil

First Wickett and Craig holster

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This is the first holster I've made using Wickett and Craig leather after using Hermann Oak exclusively for a number of years. I'm very impressed with the Wickett and Craig! It cut smoothly, molded nicely, has a great finish, and the edges burnished beautifully. The picture quality is not that great, but I just snapped these with my phone. I will definitely be trying more sides of W & C.

Holster front.jpg

Holster top.jpg

Holster edge.jpg

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Very nice work. Mind if I ask what you bought, where you got it, and what you paid?

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Did you dye it, or did you purchase the drum-dyed skirting?  Looks good, by the way ;)

 

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JLS and Capt, thanks for the positive comments. I ordered the drum dyed black 8/10 oz utility grade Tooling/Holster/Carving directly from Wickett and Craig. It's currently listed on their website at $7.74 per ft. which is what I paid for it. (plus shipping). I was a little concerned about ordering the utility grade, but that's all they had on hand at the time. Dave McCracken is who I talked to, and he took good care of me. I'm very pleased.

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Very nice work. Beautiful edges!

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Please disclose for fans of your edges your preferred burnishing method.  Those edges look great!!!

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Red bear and car guy, thanks for the positive feedback. My edge finishing largely follows the Bob Parks (hide pounder) method. 

Even the edges with a Dremel tool (220 grit)

Bevel the edges

Hand sand with 400 grit

Hand sand with 600 grit

Stitch

Wet mold

While still wet from molding, burnish with glycerin saddle soap and denim

When almost dry, burnish with more saddle soap and wooden slicker

When dry, dye edges

Touch up spots with 600 and 800 grit

Touch up dye

Reburnish touched up spots

Wax with parrafin and wooden slicker

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Thank you for that.  Thus far in my very short time working with leather I've only tried two methods, and I'm eager to give this one a shot.  

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Very nice work indeed, I echo the comment on edges, they are beautiful!

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Thank you Sceaden!

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Nice work!

I have been meaning to try W&C for a while now. I guess I need to get off my rump and do it. Thanks for sharing!

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