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About Brooks125

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  • Birthday 05/21/1968

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    NE Ohio
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    Gun leather, belts and all custom gun leather work

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    Holsters and Gunleather
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    Improved designs and techniques
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  1. Like Lobo said, I think you're little thick on the leather for good boned forming. I use 8/9 oz with pigskin suede lining, which yields pretty good results. The cement does affect the absorption of the water for forming. On design, you look pretty good, just make sure you leave enough grip presentation to get your fingers around the grip comfortably, but keep the trigger covered and the mag release not covered, which you did there. ... and be careful, mold guns become habit forming as well, at about $50 a pop! I'm up to 80+ and counting!
  2. I get scraps from a muzzle loading shop in the area. They sell them in bundles and they're generally scrap pieces. If you find someone that caters to early American craft trades, that may be a good source. I use them as sketch material for new holster designs to be sure I'm going in the right direction. My supplier is the Log Cabin Shop in Lodi, Ohio. https://www.logcabinshop.com/ Good luck.
  3. I am looking for a metal belt clip for holsters. It's very similar to the one shown, but with the addition of a punched out portion of the bottom-front to grab onto the bottom of the wearers belt. I've seen them, but now I can't even find a photo online. Any help would be appreciated.
  4. I just went to Boise Foundry to look for some larger frame molds. They've been good for some of the oddballs and larger models. The first page says "Closing 31 May, 2021. No More Orders Just Finishing What We Have!" I kinda hope someone else picks up their niche in the market! Time to start looking again!
  5. Yeah, and had to go buy 6 small bottles to get by. I swear someone is drinking the stuff!
  6. I did! I forgot - Fiebing's direct was $45. My Shoe was $30. (not sure why)
  7. I have had a lot of requests for Chocolate finish on several holsters lately. I use enough dye that quarts are the minimum size I usually buy for Pro Dye. For weeks I COULD NOT find Pro Dye Qts in Chocolate. Weaver - Out Springfield - Out Tandy - Out Amazon - Out www.myshoesupplies.com - In stock and arrived in 3 days. I don't know about other colors, but they have Fiebing's in stock, if you want to add them to your "possibles" list.
  8. I've discovered that. It seems counterintuitive, but we'll see. Thanks
  9. I just picked up some TF Barge. I work in an enclosed space and figure it's time to start thinking seriously about what I'm using. Is there a significant performance difference between TF Barge and the regular Barge cement? Is there even a significant difference in the fumes? I'm hoping it's not like the old model glue compared to the huff-less glue that didn't actually work well. Of those of you that use it, what do you think?
  10. Please ... PLEASE tell me you wear that to the grocery store.
  11. I am in search of an ankle rig platform. I currently have a (singular) Ka-Bar 1480 rig platform, which I like. However, it has been discontinued and I can't find any still for sale. Do any of you know where I might find a basic rig base to which I can add my own custom holsters? (The picture doesn't show it, but it has, I think, the "just right" amount of padding and I can remove all the hardware that comes on it.)
  12. No mold gun for that, huh? I like the simple solution to a "complicated" problem. Those rails/sight/thumb rest/slide release look like a headache, but the holster looks great. Nice job!
  13. ... or not. If your putting a sight rail in, just extend the dowel out the back. Done right, I think that would turn out very nice! Of course, you may end up filing the sight off you Blue Gun to do that. (You know, you have to post pictures when you finish it now!)
  14. Brooks125

    Logo Stamp?

    I've had mine from Grey Ghost for about 4 years. Resin material and it's still clean and sharp. Very much worth the cost and easy to deal with.
  15. It's bound to happen, but space is getting tight in the shop. I know I'm not the only one with this challenge and I don't want to reinvent the wheel. Can any of you give me one good idea for how you save space in your shop? What's a good storage, usage or organizing tip you might have? I have about 50 sq/ft to work with and I do store my leather sides in the next room. The picture shows my latest incarnation of the "lair".
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