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Thanks to JLSLeather for the pattern, here's another holster.  This one was an experiment to try the sunburst effect dye job.  While it's a long way from perfect,  maybe I won't be too ashamed to let it out of the house.  It's unlined 7/8 oz veg leather with artificial sinew stitching.  Dyed with British Tan in an airbrush, then trimmed with darker British Tan/Mahogany mix around the edges.  I think a "lazy Susan" (and a LOT more practice with the airbrush) might help me to get the sunburst more even.

 

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Nice holster. Airbrush practice is critical. Nice thing is, you can do it on a piece of paper or cardboard. Draw outline of a holster, then have at it. It's a pretty steep learning curve. 

 

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Pshaw, ain't nothin wrong with that sunburst!  Nice lookin holster, too in my opinion!

YinTx

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Keep it up, olfart.

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Thanks, guys!  This one's for a lefty friend, but his birthday's not for another couple of weeks yet, so I may just make another one to see if I can do it better.

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If you try another, you may want to seat it a little deeper in the holster. The trigger sticking out is usually a no no around here. Just a thought...

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Yes, I had thought about that.  This one was made strictly by the pattern from JLSLeather, but I'm planning to make a few mods to the next one. 

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Didja check the "fancy smancy" video, or just mine?@! ;)

Next time I'm at the market, I'm fixina buy me a couple cans of peas.... however many it takes to make my videos "1080 peas"  - so they'll be nicer, more  valuable videos :rofl:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMVHrTPf1AQ

 

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I don't do video, "fancy smancy" or otherwise.  On a metered connection, 8gb per month, so I don't do much wandering around on Utube.  I just downloaded your free pattern and went to work.  Thanks for the pattern, by the way!

 

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OK, here's another one from the same pattern but cut a little higher on the trigger.  Also decided to try my hand at dressing it up a little, but that still needs some practice, too.

 

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That looks great, how did you superimpose the state of Texas on the leather?  I'm up in Arlington by the way.

 

Thanks,

Keithdubya

 

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Safely clears the mag release, and plenty of grip available! I'd say you have a winner there. Lonestar state bit is icing on the cake. 

Jeff

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Ya thats really nice work there. 

 

 

Good day

Floyd

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Thanks much for the positive reviews!  The Texas image was done with a stencil I made, then laid it on the flat leather (before wet forming) and used the airbrush to fill in the image.  Next time I'll try to figure a way to attach the stencil to the leather instead of just letting it lie flat of its own accord.  The airbrush tends to lift it, letting some color get under the stencil.

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Good one!  I like the State of Texas, great idea! 

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Thanks for the kind words, RegisD!

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Good work. I am screwing up the courage to have a go at my air brush. I wish I could find the courage I had in my youth. In those days it seemed I try anything. I often made it happen. Now I doubt myself so often. Never quite figured out when that happened. 

Anyway. Good job and thank you for sharing.    

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Keep in mind as Alpha2 said, you can practice airbrush on anything, even yesterday's newspaper, so you don't mess up leather for practice.  If you've ever used a spray gun for painting, it's not that hard to finger out. 

Try it! You'll like it!

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On 7/18/2018 at 10:07 PM, olfart said:

Next time I'll try to figure a way to attach the stencil to the leather

Rubber cement.  Same cheap stuff you use to temp attach parts for sewing / lacing.  

On 7/18/2018 at 6:51 PM, alpha2 said:

Safely clears the mag release, and plenty of grip available! I'd say you have a winner there. Lonestar state bit is icing on the cake. 

Yep, exactly that right there.  Stitchin' looks good too.  Now if it wasn't backwards ... ;)

 

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Thanks for the nice comments, JLSleather!  Yeah, my lefty friend is also my preacher, and he can be a little backwards sometimes.  ;)  His birthday is this week, so we'll have the big unveiling in a couple of days.

As for the stencil, I've just ordered a roll of frisket.  Way back in the previous century I used red frisket for masking b/w negatives to block out backgrounds. 

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Gotta watch the frisket -- even some of the "light tack" stuff can leave a residue on the leather that's just impossible to remove.  And some have chemicals where the 'sticky' comes off, but permanently discolors the leather. 

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Ooooh.  Well, that's some good info to know.  I'll try it on a few scraps before using it on the good stuff.  Thanks for the input!

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