Josh Ashman

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    Leatherwork & Horses

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  1. I looked at the link and it's not stated clearly but the deal is 11.98 for 12 of them or $29 for 100 of them. Of course the 100 for $29 works out to $0.29 each, but that item is for lots of 100.
  2. Regarding the cracking, it seems like lesser grades of leather (read Tandy bargain bin) is often more susceptible to this than better grades (read Hermann Oak or Wickett and Craig). Some neatsfoot oil may help. In my experience, both the Fiebings pro oil dye and regular Fiebings alcohol based dye dry out leather and require NF oil after dyeing. The regular, alcohol based, dyes just require more oil. Regarding rivets on knife sheaths, it's your sheath and you made it the way you like. This is just the way it should be and I don't presume to tell you what you like or don't like. However, if you look at your old bowie sheath you'll notice the leather has a tear in it at the top corner of the sheath, right there by that rivet. Look around at old knife sheaths and if they have rivets they very often have tears at them. Just one man's $0.02, worth exactly what it cost you. Have a good day and nice job on your various projects. Josh
  3. Josh Ashman

    Hand of God Holster

    Awesome work Forester!
  4. Thanks Steve! I commented on your post in the "Show Off" thread. That's a great looking rig and kudos to you for seeing something you liked, modifying it to suit your needs and tastes and making a great looking rig! All the best, Josh
  5. Wow! That's some nice work! Great job all around! A bead border with a San Carlos stamp and some sort of cam stamp around the inside has always been a favorite of mine. Your version looks great! A sewing machine makes lined belts much more enjoyable! All the best, Josh
  6. Using Dwight's info that a standard 92 mag is 1-1/4" wide x 3/4" thick I'd start measuring the mags you have and see if you have one that measures the same. There is a difference in double stack mags and a Glock 17 mag likely won't work as they are staggered wider (I think). However there isn't that much difference and leather isn't an exact material so you may find that a High Power mag will make a fine substitute. I'm not at my shop so I can't confirm that's the case, but if you have a bunch of double stack 9mm mags there is likely a fine candidate in your collection. If not a wood block would work great. I've also duct taped layers of leather on to mags I did have to get the correct thickness. But then again I also use real mags to form leather all the time, same for real guns. In my opinion wet leather with steel isn't an issue if you dry the steel off then wipe it down with gun oil. But maybe I just like to live dangerously Lots of ways to tackle the issue, none of them are wrong. Good luck on your project! Josh
  7. Josh Ashman

    speedloader pouch

    I recently built my first ones and although I don't have the patterns with me now this sketch shows how I did it. In addition to the "T" shaped body I had a separate belt loop piece. You can figure the lengths to make the sides and flap by measuring the leather you're using and your speed loader. To assemble it I installed the male snap, then riveted and sewed the bottom of the belt loop, then riveted the body of the pouch together on an anvil, then I sewed the top of the belt loop and lastly I located where the female end of the snap needed to be on the flap and set it. Takes longer to type than to do it. Well, almost Anyway, that's how I did it, good luck! Josh
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    Chest rig for a revolver

    Thanks Dwight! The 1911 is my favorite as well! All the best, Josh
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    Chest rig for a revolver

    Thanks everybody! Dwight, I had to dig a little but here are some old pics of one I made myself for a 1911. Same design for the rig, aside from the holster difference of course All the best, Josh
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    Chest rig for a revolver

    Thanks folks! I appreciate the comments and Dikman, it's a fair point! Those are my first speed loader cases (after a pair of prototypes fit for dog chews) and I decided at the last minute to try and form the strap loops. Like most of my last minute forming it ended up a little wonky. You'd think I'd learn All the best, Josh
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    Chest rig for a revolver

    Thanks Samalan! Good luck on the one you're building!
  12. Chest rig for 3" revolver. My 4" GP-100 is filling in for the customers S&W in the pics. Built out of 7/8 HO and dyed with Fiebings Pro-Oil black cut about 75/25 with alcohol. I added some front and back pics of the holster and speed loader pouches as well as a close up of the back piece. All the best, Josh
  13. Hey Jerry, It seems to me that items finished with acrylic wear and break in over a period of time. Going with this and understanding that the stiffness crated by the acrylic finish is your main concern I'd see about speeding up the break in time. Throw them in a bucket of water and let them get thoroughly soaked. Pull them out and let them dry a little and flex them around this way and that. Then let them dry some more, then flex some more. Once they're completely dry see if you can get the leather to accept a little NF oil. If it does, great. If not just wipe it back off. After all that I'd think you'd have more flexible leather. If not then maybe try Dwight's stripper ideas. Good luck, Josh
  14. Josh Ashman

    Glock 30 flapjack

    Different folks like different things and place their priorities accordingly. Dwight and Jeff's commentary seems pretty fair to me if you're looking for critical feedback. The angles of the pictures can make something look tighter than it is, but it does appear to me that it'll be difficult to get the grip with the wing of the back belt slot so close. The angle of the holster does seem pretty steep as Jeff had mentioned as well, although maybe the guy requested it like that. Wrinkles on the back don't bug me that much, but Jeff's not wrong to say it'd look better without them. The area I see that could be improved, which was also noted by Dwight, is to smooth out the outside shape of your pattern, round out the sharp corners some more and even it up a bit. My $0.02 that hasn't already been mentioned is to maybe consider getting either a new, or better edge beveler. I'm not sure what you're using now, but it doesn't appear to be giving you great results. For 2 layers of 7/8 I like a #3 Bissonette, I get the safety ones from Weaver here "" there are better (and more expensive) options, but these work OK for me and the cost isn't too bad. For a single layer of 7/8 I like a #2, but if I only had 1(and for a good while I only did have 1) it'd be a #3. Anyway, all that to say that it is a good looking holster! Especially considering that it's for a Glock, which in my opinion don't lend themselves to good looking holsters. All the best, Josh