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  1. 3 hours ago, Dwight said:

    For revolvers like that . . . your front piece was way too small.

    It needs to go up to the back side of the cylinder and 3/8 to 1/2 inch above it . . . and the trigger needs to be covered.

    When you do that . . . the friction of the molding . . . will make it a really good holster

    Slick bald sold you a junk pattern.  It should look a lot more like the image here.

    May God bless,



    I use that pattern too.


  2. Been smelling contact cement for 65 years mostly Formica 140 and don't like it.  Renia Aqualim 315 works just as well without the mess or smell.

    If you check the MSDS sheets you may find most contact cement's have one thing in common "the same factory of manufacture".

    Just my opinion just mileage may definitely very  :)

  3. 35 minutes ago, Burkhardt said:

    Places like SLC ship things like the Renia Aqualim  with a heat pack for shipping if you ask for it so it won't freeze.

    SLC does ship Renia Aqualim with a heat pack.  They even ship it to Florida with a heat pack; at first I thought it was a desiccant pack and it was going to explode because it was so hot.  :)

  4. I use Tandy, Springfield and Weaver.  It's going to depend more on the project and if it's for you or sale.   I do leather work for fun and give away what I make or throw it in a box and move to the next project.

    If your just starting out and want to learn nothing wrong with Tandy been using their leather for almost 40 years and have belts and holsters most people could not tell the difference between Tandy and Herman Oaks. 

    I do like Herman Oaks and it's definitely very good leather tools good again it's depends on what your doing.

    Give Springfield Leather a call nice people to talk to and see what they have on sale.

  5. 4 hours ago, Chakotay said:

    ^ This 100%. Aquilim 315 is the only glue I use anymore. You can see me using it all the time on my YouTube channel. Previously bought Barge and Weldwood simply because those were easily available at Home Depot and Lowes. 

    Aquilim is more expensive, and you have to order it online from Germany, but for me the fact that it's water-based, non-toxic, and low-oder more than offsets the health risks associated with the high-VOC stuff. I was getting headaches brushing on the other glues.

    I found it's plenty strong for everything I've thrown at it. But I use it almost exclusively for gluing liners . . . which all get stitched anyway . . . so how strong does it really need to be?

    You can order it from Springfield leather now.  I use it for any glueing project now; patterns, wood work and leather.

    I am a box leather worker; I make it and throw it in the box. I see something I like and make it.


  6. On 11/2/2022 at 1:02 PM, doubleh said:

    I have never owned one. I use the size hole punch I want on each end and cut the sides out with the appropriate sized wood chisel. When I started this long ago I had the wood chisels and not much money. It worked and I have stuck with it. 

    That is an excellent idea I have a old Stanley set from 50 years ago 1/8 to 2".

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