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Dwight

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About Dwight

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  • Birthday 11/17/1944

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    Male
  • Location
    Central Ohio
  • Interests
    Church Pastor, Shooter, Leatherworking, Hunting, making most anything for the first time (yeah, I get bored easy)

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    gun leather
  • Interested in learning about
    working with leather
  • How did you find leatherworker.net?
    from 1911.com

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  1. Now that is a good thing to know . . . thank you. May God bless, Dwight
  2. Take a needle and poke it . . . it's a straight thru hole . . . all you need to do is clean it out. May God bless, Dwight
  3. I've never seen one "in person" . . . but like you . . . have in the movies and television programs. It's a "safety" type . . . supposedly only if you know the secret . . . I wouldn't make one or have one . . . too complicated in my book . . . because like Murphey says . . . "If it can go wrong . . . it will . . . and at the worst possible moment". I couldn't have my holster (or a customer's) failing to open at that critical time. May God bless, Dwight
  4. Dwight

    Belt sizing

    There is a guy who hits our county fair . . . all his belts are about 50 inches long. He measures you . . . cuts the end off the belt you chose . . . punches 5 holes in it and he's done. They're generic belts . . . all pressed, none stamped . . . but the would-be wranglers lap em up like candy. May God bless, Dwight
  5. Looks like rivets at the top of each strap . . . they should be about 3/8 of an inch . . . making the straps 1/2 inch . . . 3 wide makes the rectangular strap holders 1 1/2 inch wide . . . print a picture . . . keep resizing until you get the rectangles 1 1/2 wide . . . then measure the picture. May God bless, Dwight
  6. Good luck . . . I'm pretty sure I've made my last laser holster. One was enough for me. May God bless, Dwight
  7. OK . . . I'll bite . . . I don't understand what's going on with your post . . . Are you wanting to make it . . . being asked to make it . . . or looking for someone else to make it??? May God bless, Dwight
  8. AND . . . don't forget you got change from 3 20's and a ten . . . $69.95 A nickel ain't much . . . but it was change. May God bless, Dwight
  9. Dwight

    Belt sizing

    Well . . . gifts are great . . . what you might do is send them a very pretty envelope . . . inside is a well designed and ornate "gift certificate" for a belt from your shop. Then either send them this picture . . . or at least these directions . . . so far I have never . . . NEVER . . . struck out using this system. The belt just plain fits. They use THEIR belt that they use . . . regardless of any other factors. You might also send in the gift certificate . . . some sample designs . . . so they can be a part of the decision making process. I know there are probably designs you COULD make that I would not wear to a cat fight . . . just depending on taste. Involve them . . . and the gift will be received even better as there was "anticipation" built in to the gift itself. May God bless, Dwight
  10. This is the latest one I've done . . . 1917 S&W .45 DA revolver. Turn it upside down . . . it won't fall out . . . can be shaken out . . . but ya gotta work on it. May God bless, Dwight
  11. If you take beeswax (the real stuff) and neatsfoot oil . . . NOT the compound . . . mix just a tad heavier than 1 to 1 . . . more oil . . . heat it in a jar until it melts . . . pour it into muffin pans . . . you get a soft paste that rubs in easily . . . hit it with a hair dryer or heat gun . . . melts the oil into the pores . . . wax stays on the surface . . . you get a really good piece of leather that with a little bending and flexing about 24 hours later . . . will become relatively soft . . . and the oil will not rub off on other clothing, furniture, etc. And you can add several treatments if the first does not do what you want. May God bless, Dwight
  12. From the voice of experience . . . paddle holsters are good for S&W shields . . . but a paddle holster for a 1911 is not really a good idea. My first CCW holster was exactly that . . . from a respected holster maker . . . but just turned out to be not a good investment. The weight of that size pistol makes it flop around . . . it sits so far out you need a winter coat to disquise the fact that you are wearing it . . . and especially with the 1911, the mag release is prone to being pushed at the wrong time. Just a few notes from "been there . . . done that" May God bless, Dwight
  13. Sure fooled me all to pieces . . . that being the case . . . the holes had to be cut first . . . at least that is how I would do it. That is one pretty holster . . . are you going to copy it or make one similar?? May God bless, Dwight
  14. What you are missing here is that the front is not cut to make a loop. Another piece of leather is actually added on this holster to give the appearance of a Mexican loop holster . . . but it is of the John Bianchi style . . . two pieces of leather bonded (glued) together make the body of the holster . . . a third piece is used to go around the holster as a "loop". That is my favorite western holster to make . . . May God bless, Dwight
  15. Rob . . . not sure what kind of attachment you made here . . . but they would not open . . . got some goofy "Want to add this to messenger" page from some google or MS page. Try putting a *.jpg or *.bmp so the rest of us can see them. But if I understand your question: yes glue it all together first . . . make the holster . . . then do the cutting. Otherwise you have to fiddle with the edges . . . never really getting them a good as if they are cut together at the same time . . . glued together. May God bless, Dwight
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