Hey, Doc in Tx, I'm also in Texas, retired in Centex after 23 yrs in the Army, took up leather about a yr ago.I'm making belts, buckles, and other small things like bible covers, but I am getting into holsters, gun belts, and such because of my interest in vintage firearms. I am also looking to get to the point where I feel I am good enough to subsidize my income with leatherwork. Take Care, Dave (mcmillen67)
I was extremely inspired when I found this site. I have been a lurker for a while but only recently become a member. I live in SE Texas and have not been involved in leather art for over 25 years due to time constraints. Now that I have more time I have unpacked all of my old tools and stamps and I am looking forward to re-introducing myself to an art that I enjoyed so much in my early twenties. At that time I made a few holsters and gun belts for family members. I am still interested in holsters and gun belts but find that now, in my early fifties, my interests are much more varied and include everything from chaps to bible covers. I aspire to learn how to carve and stitch much better so that I can expand my skills for a wide variety of projects. It is my hope that at some point in the future I will become an artisan and able offer my work to the general public. I look forward to learning from the great artisans on this site and aspire to produce such beauty and quality.
Also, I have observed that their is currently an active member named Doc, so I will yield to him and sign my posts as,
Doc in TX