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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    general,holsters and knife sheaths
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    sting ray skin
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    Google;doesn't everyone?
  1. Well, guys, I have to agree...but, my empahsis has always been on working knives and utilitarian sheaths...especially for a 12 year old. He weas this one out, and I'll make him a prettier one. Even my personal knife...a Helle #99 blade.( I love the Scandinavian form factor,even modded for contemporary tastes. Desert Ironwood handle with Cocobolo end cap, reconstituted Turquoise and Bone Corian. I didn't have Bloodwood thin enough for the spacers, soooo...vulcanized fiber!. Anyway, the sheath is also somewhat utilitarian: I got a really good deal on a black Stingray hide, and laminated it to 6oz. tooling shoulder. It didn't water form as well as I had hoped, and the perimeter hand stitching! Hoo boy! My fingers were sore for a week! But, I am happy with it for my first (and likely last) attempt with $tingray! Hey, if it was easy everybody could do it!
  2. Not ornate, just utilitarian. A knife and sheath I just completed for my grandson's 12th birthday. He is an avid hunter.
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    Casing Leather

    Bob; Thanks much for your clear and understandable explanation! That is one area I have been having a fit with...casing. Seems like it's wet... wait...tap tap tap...spray...wait..., and the burnishing is not what I would like. Soooo.. I'm going to try your couldn't hurt!
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    Greetings From Utah!

    Welcome from another Utahn! That is a fine -looking Schmidt-Rubin you have there!
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    Clamping leather

    I had a problem with my spring clamps marking the leather when I glued up a project. First, I used pieces of paint stirring sticks between the clamp and the leather. Now, I have a couple of pieces of scrap cut to generally fit knife sheaths or holsters,and I use them. Seems to work just fine so far.
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    Some Of My First Projects

    Thanks; If I remember correctly, I modified the .45 pattern from Stohlman's "How to Make Holsters" book to make this one, because I didn't like the other choices.
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    Some Of My First Projects

    Thank you both! With the information I can glean from the forums, I look forward to improving my skills.
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    Are you metric or not? Why?

    And a long ton is 2200 lbs. And a click is 1/4 inch at 100 yards, or some smdidgen below 100 meters... KIlograms, kilowatts, kilometers, gigaframmises, shakes...Will it never end???
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    Are you metric or not? Why?

    I prefer real numbers, thank you very much! The only thing I can come up with in metric is 10 kilometers=~6 miles....but only after some mental gymnastics,and if it is an irregular number like 9, or 235...forget it!.
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    Guitar Case - Work In Progress

    Nice work, and it looks like da Kitty has found a new bed!
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    That makes me want to run right out and buy a set of spurs, and I don't even own a horse, or a pair of boots! NICE!
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    Tandy Free Craftool

    The owner of my leather shop says Tandy discontinued the "buy one, get one free" program some time ago. I got about everything I needed before they did, tho. I got one from the latest Skiver, and will wait for the half price sales to pick up the couple may need.
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    Greeting From Czech Rep.

    VERY nice! That is one BEAUTIFUL saddle!
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    Casing Leather

    Bob; Thanks for the information. It will remove some of the frustration I have experienced in my attempts to case leather properly.
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    Thank You Everyone..!

    Hey, Boats: Nice job. Never thought of an XD in a Buscadero style holster rig, but it works for me! You did good!