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  1. Do you have more pictures?
  2. bland

    Found This Clip

    Makes sense now. Thanks for your help.
  3. bland

    Found This Clip

    Found this clip in the oil sump of my Juki 1508NH while I was doing some maintenance. Can't really see where it goes. it is pretty light weight and about the size of a quarter. Does anyone know where it belongs on my machine? Thanks.
  4. I just came into some older tools from a saddle maker. There were a few home made ones mostly bevelers, quite a few old craft tools and the ones in the photo. Just curious if someone knows who may have made them.
  5. bland

    Robert Beard Pro Series ALB stamps?

    They look like leaf liners to me.
  6. Very nice Ryan, the tote is incredible! It is far beyond my capabilities. For the sake of a critique there is one thing that draws my eye away from the beautiful carving. It is the lacing, especially at the corners as they are not covered well. Maybe you could go through the 3 holes around the corner twice using a flatter and wider lace. Another option is to use a double loop lacing or Mexican round braid as I think it would help set off your braided handles. Anyway, great work as always!!
  7. It depends on the look you are going for. You can stitched them in and/or riveted them in. Line them or not. If you use saddle skirting don't line or use lighter leather and line. I like an overall thickness of 10 to 12 oz. Others may like a different weight.
  8. bland

    Thin 2 1/2" wide cowhide strip.

    I know I couldn't get a uniform thickness with a razor blade. Some shops near you may have a splitter and would be willing to do the job. The time and frustration you save yourself from will be worth it.
  9. You might try posting this in the leather sewing machine forum. There are some very helpful people that follow that forum. Good luck.
  10. My 2 cents-- dye the outside border where your stitching goes resist the rest and antique with Fiebing's paste.
  11. Well, I finished this quite a long time ago but never got around posting what I came up with. I was not real happy with the final product. So, it is a bucket with a retention strap.
  12. That is quite a project for a first in 40 years.
  13. This is all good input thanks to all. This won't be a daily carry. It was his brother''s that past recently. Probably 99% of the time it will remain in the case. More than anything it just needs to be black and hold the gun. Dwight, thanks for your input, I really like making it a bucket to put it in. Probably with a thumb break. I like the idea of a closed toe but have never done one. Are you talking about a plug in the bottom of the holster with a drain hole in it? Do you just box stitch it in with 90 degree edges or 45? If you have any pictures of ones you have done that would be appreciated. ChiefJason, I have been thinking about an avenger style or just a belt tunnel on the back as not to put too much pressure on the accessories. On this one I don't think cost is much of a concern. Bolt, I think I will build up a blue gun with some PVC or craft sticks to form it but not be too concerned with getting a lot of definition on this one. Since it is a Glock I can probably just tape a block of wood to the front of the blue gun. Jeff, like I said not a daily carry so, I will not be using Kydex. I will however use some of your pattern making instructions and yes Simmons is a better marketer than musician. I had an acquaintance go on a KISS cruise this year with all his family. I didn't even know there was such a thing. Oh, well. Have you ever made a pattern for something like this? Thanks and keep the ideas coming!
  14. I need some help with some design ideas for this gun. It is a modified Glock 19.