Normow

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About Normow

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  • Birthday 03/24/1947

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  • Website URL
    http://www.stillwatertack.com
  • ICQ
    norm.wear@gmail.com

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Tacoma, WA
  • Interests
    Saddles, tack, holsters. English or Western.
    Welt making.

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    English tack
  • Interested in learning about
    Carving pine boughs

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  1. Normow

    Form Gun For Sale

    I have a dummy gun for sale, all aluminum cast model of a Colt 1911 .45 auto. Ideal for holster makers. I'm asking $30 plus $5 shipping. Contact me by email at norm.wear@gmail.com.
  2. Normow

    Form Gun For Sale

    I have an aluminum form gun or dummy gun for sale. Holster maker's pattern. It is a Colt 1911, full size, with a rail. I'm asking $30 plus $5 shipping. Reach me by email at norm.wear@gmail.com
  3. Normow

    Nashville Holstermaker Wanted

    Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
  4. I had a request from a performer in Nashville to make a custom holster for a microphone. Unfortunately, I need the mike to make the holster, and I am in Washington State. Wonder is there is anyone in Nashville who can make such a holster?
  5. Normow

    3/8" Lace

    Fantastic! Thanks Cyberthrasher! You're a better Google man than I!
  6. Normow

    3/8" Lace

    Hi, I'm restoring an old pony saddle that has 3/8" white lace around the edges. Wonder if anyone has info on where I can find someting like that, or some white calf or kangaroo that I can cut. Thanks.
  7. Normow

    U.s. Made Saddle Building Materials

    Boise Foundry http://www.boisefoundry.com/saddlecatalog.htm
  8. Good stuff, Russ! Thank you. I'm thinking there might be another way to incorporate a sight lock. When I build a holster, I use a French edger to carve a channel in the flesh side of the outer layer. I go both across where the front of the cylinder will lie, and lengthwise, to form a sight channel. I think it might work to carve that lengthwise channel a bit deeper where the front sight will rest, and eliminate it about an inch above the deeper spot. Then assemble as usual, wet form, and you should have a sight lock. I'm gonna try it.
  9. "Metal lined holsters for mounted shooters are not popular. What retains the gun for the mounted shooter is a site-lock." Would you explain further what the site-lock is? I make holsters from a top layer of 6-7 oz and a liner of 5-6 oz, so they come out pretty heavy. I think the 2 ply makes them stiffer, like plywood. I finish with a very lite oiling and then acrylic sealer, so there should be no reason for them to loosen up. Thanks everybody who tooke time to respond to my question.
  10. I have some customers who are interested in Mounted Shooting, and of course, gun retention without hindering draw and reholstering. They have been told that metal lining in the holster is the only way to achieve this. In my opinion, they are wrong. I think a properly made all-leather holster with the proper finish should be able to fit tightly enough to hold the gun at any gait, and still allow for draw and reholster without straps or thongs. Such a holster would retain this ability for years without stretching and losing shape. Any other opinions on this? I may be wrong, and if so, I'd like to know it.
  11. Normow

    Presser Feet

    Thank you, Wiz. I never guessed it was a finger guard.
  12. Normow

    Presser Feet

    I have these two presser feet in the drawer of my machine. Can anybody help me with identifying them or their uses or purpose? The one in front has a spring loaded plate in the far rail of the foot. Thanks. Norm
  13. Normow

    Ball Point Ink On Leather

    Thanks to both of you. I'll go for it.
  14. OK, only a few people viewed this under the other title I gave it, so I'm getting tricky and re-posting it another way. Maybe someone knows, or maybe the ominous silence means this trail is a dead end. Anyhow... Don't know where else to ask this question, but from time to time I get a request for help with cleaning a leather article. In this case, it's an expensive purse that was marked with ballpoint ink. Does anyone have a recipe for getting ink off? I was thinking of trying Deglazer, but wanted to ask the question first
  15. Don't know where else to ask this question, but from time to time I get a request for help with cleaning a leather article. In this case, it's an expensive purse that was marked with ballpoint ink. Does anyone have a recipe for getting ink off? I was thinking of trying Deglazer, but wanted to ask the question first. Thanks.