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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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    gun leather
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    working with leather
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  1. Where I used to work . . . we used a lot of tints in our paint making process . . . as long as the drum was in the warehouse . . . it was in inventory . . . once it came out of the warehouse into the factory . . . the whole thing was wrote off at one time as expended. You could do the same thing . . . blue tag means this hide / piece / etc is still in inventory . . . once it is cut . . . gets a red tag . . . has been considered used up. I don't know the name of that inventory system off the top of my head . . . heard it bandied around years ago . . . don't recall. Your accountant should know the name . . . and should be helpful to set it up that way. May God bless, Dwight
  2. TomE has the tool that would get my vote . . . May God bless, Dwight
  3. About 60 years ago . . . I made a purse for a lady for her birthday . . . stamped and all. IIRC . . . the pattern was leaves, flowers, stems . . . etc. . . . that "Old Fashioned Stuff" I'm going to start (maybe) back into the custom . . . hand stamped . . . purse market . . . I'm looking for those older patterns . . . not at all thrilled with the skull and crossbones junk being done today . . . Any help would be greatly appreciated . . . including something I saw a number of years back . . . it was a "sort of" pattern pack . . . where you picked which piece you wanted and bent and twisted it to make your own total pattern . . . it was just a bunch of different pieces . . . you picked and chose which ones fit your needs for that job. Thanks . . . may God bless, Dwight
  4. So strip it the heck off . . . make a new one . . . put it on . . . send pictures of the old one to the MFG corp headquarters . . . with a specific complaint naming the place you bought it . . . the salesman . . . the the geek who is giving you the problem about it. At least you will not have dye all over you . . . and you may just get it fixed right. Don't do that and all you will do is give yourself an ulcer and become a crybaby. May God bless, Dwight
  5. Yep . . . good old Weldwood contact cement is good for lots of stuff. I didn't know how it would work for that type of application . . . so I made the border about 2 inches wide . . . have never had a leak. Bag is 12 or 15 yrs old . . . or thereabouts. It also works pretty good if your shoe sole comes loose . . . if a piece breaks off your wife's counter top . . . it'll hold fabric together while you're trying to sew it if you are having trouble with it . . . probably used it for some other stuff I can't recall. I keep a can of it handy all the time. May God bless, Dwight
  6. I've never had a dye problem with my vacuum bag . . . but then again . . . I form first . . . then dye. AND . . . using Joann's vinyl by the yard (with a 50% off coupon) . . . I can toss a bag with no problem . . . Fact is . . . in the next few days . . . will probably be making a new one . . . I need one a bit smaller for some smaller holsters. May God bless, Dwight
  7. Well I played with it a while tonight . . . I got to go out there and "rejuvinate" that shop area. Got a wall to come down . . . drywall to patch (or cover up with paneling). Had to sell my little Grizzly mill to finish financing all I need to do . . . but I believe it will be worth it all in the long run. Gonna pop my face back into a *.com address out there . . . and come spring time . . . just may hit some of the local gun shows . . . it used to be a fun thing on Saturday's . . . have to see what happens with this Covid thing first though . . . And "Yes", Scoutmom 103 . . . will definitely try to find something she can use in the leather line. She only carries one of them little hand size Bibles . . . her purse ain't bigger than a NY minute . . . and she only has her firearm for home defense. May God bless, Dwight
  8. Wizcraft . . . Dikman . . . Rhale . . . Double Daddy . . . OK . . . you guys won. Just got back from Toledo an hour or so ago . . . the 4500 is in the back of the van. Dang . . . that is one heavy little booger . . . Seriosly . . . thanks for all the advice . . . I really wanted to stay with the 3200 . . . but knew I'd kick myself if I did . . . so I bit the bullet . . . went for it. While you are at it . . . you might put a lady named Linda on your prayer list if you have one. I mentioned I was going to get a new machine when my rich uncle got out of the poor house. She asked me how much I needed . . . when I told her . . . she laughed and said not to worry about it. She made a donation that really helped. I am her pastor . . . but that is beside the point . . . she just did it out of the goodness of her heart. God is definitely good to us. (now to get to work and learn how to use it . . . lol ) May God bless, Dwight
  9. Call Toledo sewing machine in Ohio . . . let them give you a price on a single phase motor for those machines. Got to be way cheaper than messing with 3 phase converters . . . only takes one phone call to find out . . . Bob will be square with you too. May God bless, Dwight
  10. I'm simply a 1911 man . . . I carry the single safest firearm widely commercially built. Glocks are an accident waiting to happen if you ask my opinion. I don't recall ever hearing of a 3 year old shooting a Python or an Anaconda or for that matter a 1911 and shooting themselves, their sibling or a parent. The cases where Glocks were involved (or their semi clones with the 3 lb trigger that has no safety) . . . are sadly way too numerous. And until they introduced plastic fantastic holsters . . . there were any number of negligent discharges in police depts . . . the flap on the leather holster got caught in the trigger . . . BOOM . . . didn't make anybody's day. And of course there is always the FBI agent . . . teaching some gun safety class with the admonition something to the effect "Don't anyone handle these guns. They are all unloaded . . . and I'm the only one here well trained enough to handle them safely (or something similar)" . . . BOOM . . . didn't make his day either. Then there is just the feel of holding it or shooting it . . . kinda like a square tinker toy. May God bless, Dwight
  11. Hi Dwight,

    Thank you very much for your response!

    Your work looks great!

    Dwight can i purchase a pattern for the Mares Leg picture you sent?

    I dont have a firearm that i can make a pattern from.

    I would be glade to pay you sir!

    Thanks Dwight,

    God Bless

    Dom

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    2. DOMLAGANA

      DOMLAGANA

      Hi Dwight,

      thank you very much!!

      Your help is greatly appreciated!

      Yes Both patterns would be great!

      yes with bullet loops!

      I will E-Transfer you the payment, let me know your working email address.

      my email is anagal@nexicom.net

      Again very greatful Dwight,

      God Bless!!

      Dom

    3. Dwight

      Dwight

      Hey . . .  quick update  . . . Thursday I've got to go out of town . . . and Friday is up in the air at the time being.

      I WILL get the patterns to you . . . just not sure how soon.

      I thought you gave me your snail mail address . . . but I cannot find it . . . if you didn't already give it to me . . . put it in this thread . . . and I'll have it next time I open this one up.

      What I do is cut the patterns out of manila folders . . . the fold them up in a big manila envelope . . . so they will be life size when you get them.  

      The gun belt will have to be sized to you . . . so I will need to know your belt size . . . take your belt off . . . lay it on a table . . . measure from the outside edge of the belt buckle back to the hole you use the most.  I'll cut your pattern so when you make your belt . . . it'll fit you.

      I'll also send snap shots of how to do cartridges.

      Do you have access to a leather shop where you can find a nice buckle for it??

      May God bless,

      Dwight

    4. DOMLAGANA

      DOMLAGANA

      Hi Dwight,

      that is fantastic!

      I insist that i pay you for you time my friend!

      Also i can send you a shipping label as well.

      belt size is 40

      address :

      2089 Keene Rd.

      Otonabee, Ontario Canada

      K9J 6X7

      Dom Lagana

  12. I'd rather get caught with a .380 in my pocket than that here In Ohio. I can get a CCW for the .380 . . . I'll be talking to the judge (s) if I'm caught with that thing of yours. May God bless, Dwight
  13. I have only made one . . . it was fun . . . made it like a Mexican loop holster . . . just made several loops in it. Anyway . . . here is a picture. May God bless, Dwight
  14. I have a purse I need to make for a special lady . . . and by chance I got my hands on one of her old ones . . . so I know the size she likes . . . and by looking . . . even what she liked inside the thing. Now: where do I get the little pockets . . . the zippered pocket . . . and the inside coating she has in her purse?? Or do I have to "create" it ?? Just would love some good feedback on this . . . nothing that has to be done today . . . but in the near future I will need to start on it. Thanks, may God bless, Dwight
  15. I don't mean to butt in here . . . but years ago I was doing fine with black dye jobs . . . and dark brown dye jobs . . . and most British Tan dye jobs. I "dunk dye" . . . have little 9 by 13 trays . . . one black . . . one brown . . . pour a pint of dye in there . . . in goes the holster . . . sheath . . . belts get passed thru by their length. Saddle tan and light brown I had a heck of a time with . . . UNTIL . . . someone mentioned I should oil them first. Started giving every thing a light coat of neatsfoot oil the night before . . . allowing it to hang around until normal color came back . . . THEN . . . I would dye it. Have not had one "dying event" since I started that process . . . and that was years ago. Hope this helps . . . May God bless, Dwight
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