Double Daddy

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  • Birthday 09/09/1976

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    N.E. Georgia
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    American political and social history, homesteading skills, technical crafts and trades, family genealogy.

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    Gunleather & accessories
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    Holster/Sheath related leatherwork
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  1. Double Daddy


    One of the reasons I got into leatherworking in the first place was because it was another "natural origin" material...much like wood or stone...every tree, stone and animal is unique...therefore any products derived from them would be equally individual in nature. I do not fight it...I simply toss the wrinkly belly leather (if I even order it) and make sure the major scratches/bites are gone and flesh side isn't hairy. "Structural" quality "grade" decreasing over time is one thing...but appearance? How does one honestly expect a supplier/tannery to even maintain that when they have no control whatsoever over the conditions their source material is "manufactured" under? Life of the cow on the range, in the field, up against the fence, exposure to insects, disease, diet, predators, etc...all things that can affect the hide. Seems to me, the best one could expect is some sort of "here's what we've got on hand right now, as of --/--/--". Otherwise, it reminds me of that lady, years ago, that came into our cabinet showroom, asking for oak cabinets but wanted all the door grain to exactly match
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    Cow and Bison backpack

    Very nice craftsmanship, indeed! He'll be passing that one down as an heirloom for sure!
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    Black leather dye

    I've used veg-tan leather from a variety of sources...Tandy, W&C, HO, misc import hides that were on sale, etc, etc. Like Dwight, I exclusively use Fiebings Pro Oil dye (reduced)...applied with either daubers, lambs wool or dipped depending upon the size/scope/sequence of the project. When using Black, I try to work in a "clean area"...for some reason, that color tends to migrate or create little splashes all over my other work area/pieces if I'm not very careful when working with it. After dyeing, the usual rub-down (similar to Dwight's method via dedicated rags just for this purpose)...then final finish (Resolene 50/50). No rub-off experienced here as you are describing
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    Metal Shims for Thumbreak Holsters

    Here's the BlueGunStore's page...they have 'em (large and small) well as the little plastic caps that go in your snaps to keep from scratching the handgun.
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    Custom Made Snaps

    I believe Corter gets their custom-logo snap hardware from Scoville Manufacturing, one of the oldest manufacturers in the country for such things...they even made uniform buttons during the Civil War era. I know this because they are local to me and, over the years, I have spoken with various CAD/engineering trades folk who have worked there. It's quite the interesting place. They are the makers of the Pull-the-Dot snaps...
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    Sheridan tote bag

    Ditto what Plink said... Good grief...that's a pleasure to behold!
  7. Twelve minutes of my time well spent...and the only thing I had to pay for it was attention! Very good, cut-to-the-chase, info on the flat-back (saddle style, as he calls 'em) fluffery. Thanks for posting, Jeff!
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    Anaconda Holster

    Exemplary work, sir! The serpentine border stamping is a very elegant touch...just enough detail against the black leather and contrasting white stitching...the buckle and molded/sewn keeper are nice pieces as well. Very classy rig for such a wheel gun as the Anaconda.
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    Bighousedaddy Columbus Ohio

    Ran across this online...his last FB post was the day before his death.
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    Maker Mark

    I will echo Steve 75's crafted my new makers marks stamps last year outta solid brass...quick turn-around time and not too expensive either. They also do custom font sets...and stamp/die combination sets (stamps the impression with an outer groove for the cutter die to lay in...custom tags, coasters, things of that nature)
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    A Few Tips for Guitar Straps

    Great information, @JazzBass...most appreciated. I've been playing music for 30yrs but I'm a sit-down type player and have little to no need for straps...I've made a few for other musicians but have always used the slotted design (what they wanted). Your info is very insightful.
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    Glue on edges squeeze out, won't burnish well

    Ditto what Dwight experience is from back in my cabinet and countertop days where we used gallons of the Weldwood Red Can Original. Don't use too much...let it dry til its DRY...then be sure you get the pieces where you want them THE. FIRST.'s unforgiving in placement but I've found it pays off in strength...and availability in my area. YMMV.
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    Orders to ship

    I've seen mechanics and electricians carry a quick mini-tote for just the essential tools for very small fix-it projects...grab it and stuff it either in their front shirt pocket or back pants pocket while squatting or bending...they can lay them nearby and still have those few tools kept together in a handy package without the bulk of the normal toolbelt. Excellent work, always. You make what works well and sells...and from the numbers, your customer base would appear to be satisfied with your handiwork. Others would do well to silently take notice from your example.
  14. That's some fine craftin'...great job on the tooling work as well as the snake skin overlay.