ComputerDoctor

Some of my work. First started in November 2017.

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Well, the project is coming together nicely but far from done. Here are a few more pictures in sequence. More tooling, pouches, handles and strap to come. First coat of 'WHEAT' dye rubbed in. Fun:)

Over all size is 14 x 14 inches and 4 inches wide.

Sam

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I found another Holster I made recently :)

Sam

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I made and fitted a carrying strap and a couple of snap fittings today:

 

Sam:)

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YinTx   

Did you tool the carry strap?  If so, it looks deserving of a close up...

YinTx

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The carry strap was made from a 'Belt kit,' that I had bought and rediscovered yesterday morning and it was already tooled so I decided to utilize it. However, it did make me feel like I was cheating since I had cut, tooled, dyed and fabricated everything else:(

I'm not happy with the 'STRAW' dye because it seems almost not much darker than the leather itself so after I tool some more designs, I'll finish up with some darker brown dye as I have several colors. Then I will treat the entire thing with 'Mink oil,' or a similar agent to soften and preserve the thing.

Anyway, between fixing computers and IT service work,  www.carthageelectronics.com  I find I really enjoy the mental exercise of thinking about what to do next!

I am meeting a customer today to discuss a 'custom' holster he wants me to make for him and then to inspect an old holster in need of repairs!

Praise GOD, life is good:)

Sam

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I had a Customer bring his Smith & Wesson, 460 Mag, 8.5 inch stainless steel pistol to my Farm to tell me about a custom holster that he wants me to make for the piece!:)

This will be quite a artistic and mechanical task for me since the customer is small of stature and this 72 ounce revolver is too heavy for just a typical belt loop holster. He wants a combination double shoulder harness, something like heavy duty suspenders attached to a belt, with provisions for 20 cartridges. He also wants the pistol to be able to be drawn quickly and very silently from a 'side opening' with no snaps or velcro to make noise when he draws down on a 500lb wild boar or ferel hog.

This is the most powerful handgun produced for hunting in the United States, even surpassing S&W's 500 Cal Mag. Velocity is over 2,000 FPS :)

I shot it yesterday and it was interesting to say the least but it really didn't 'kick' any more than any of my 44 Mag's do. It has an elaborate barrel compensator on the barrels top and sides.

Wish me luck!

Sam:)

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Second coat of dye applied and the 'antique' look is coming through. There will be more tooling and a few pouches added.

Sam:)

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panku82   
On 2/4/2018 at 8:25 PM, ComputerDoctor said:

trying different glues

It looks like you're doing a good job on it all. As far as an adhesive I use DAP Weldwood (It's a red can).  I first read about it here on the forums and yeah it works great and it's about all I use now.

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