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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
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    working with leather
  • How did you find leatherworker.net?
    from 1911.com

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  1. What he said is right on the money . . . no compound for me either . . . I saw the formula one time . . . don't recall the ingredients . . . but I voted against it. May God bless, Dwight
  2. If you want to follow the advice of John Bianchi . . . one of THE top holster makers of the last 50 years . . . When you cut the piece for the outside of the holster . . . turn your pattern over and cut another piece . . . that is the inside liner. Been doing that for over 20 years . . . never been a problem yet . . . and I don't have to stock two different leathers. May God bless, Dwight
  3. I've been lately able to get the thickness I like for belts . . . but when I can't . . . my little splitter I bought from Tandy some 10 or 12 yrs ago . . . is the go to route. I cut the blank long enough that I've got the ability to grab the end with vise grips . . . and I run the whole thing thru the splitter . . . gets as good an edge as any of the more expensive veg tan you might buy. The only thing is . . . ya gotta keep it sharp . . . and you need to grease it after using it . . . then wipe it down and run a 6 inch piece of scrap thru it before your belt blank . . . to take off any grease you missed. Slicking and sanding works . . . but THIS is so much better and easier. You will have to learn how to sharpen it and how to strop it though May God bless, Dwight
  4. Here is what I did . . . simple . . . quick . . . no real big engineering involved. I sit down . . . each side piece goes under my leg . . . the middle piece comes straight up . . . stick in the piece . . . tighten the wing nut . . . stitch to your little hearts content. May God bless, Dwight
  5. Can you take a micrometer and gently check the diameter of the thread ?? Looks awful big to me . . . but that may be a perception problem as I have nothing to measure it against. May God bless, Dwight
  6. Dwight

    BYRNA Holster

    OK . . . did you laser that bird on first? Looks good either way . . . but I'm just a wondering. May God bless, Dwight
  7. I've done a ton of holsters in my 20+ years of leather working. Never had anyone want one for a derringer. This is a double barreled 410 / 45LC . . . over and under . . . double barrel. If you've done one . . . or have a pattern . . . I'd love to see your design . . . because basically . . . I'm stumped May God bless, Dwight
  8. I did this successfully . . . ONCE . . . and that was several years ago . . . and it was for a personal item . . . for me. I took (I believe) . . . saddle tan dye . . . thinned it 50/50 like I always do . . . to make the saddle tan correctly first. I then took the black dye Feibings oil base black . . . thinned it 50/50 with thinner . . . THEN . . . I started adding the black to the saddle tan . . . then do a test piece . . . until I got the shade I wanted. Again . . . only did it once . . . was happy with the results . . . which was a medium grey color. The tan / brown disappeared once I got where I wanted with the grey. BUT . . . I mistakenly left the holster / gunbelt . . . hanging where excessive sunlight could hit it . . . and it bleached most of the black out. I'm still happy with it . . . but I did like the original grey I had better. May God bless, Dwight
  9. Saddle tan . . . my favorite color for any pretty stamping. May God bless, Dwight
  10. From one transplanted (partial) Frenchman to another . . . welcome and glad to have you aboard. I am baasically a belt, holster, knife sheath, and gun case maker. I've done a bit of saddle repair . . . and a few spur straps . . . as well as chaps and chinks . . . but it is only an extracurricular activity for me. Most of my work follows the plain / practical idea . . . but if someone wants something fancied up a bit . . . I'll usually comply with his / her request. May God bless, Dwight
  11. Thank you . . . made my day . . . May God bless, Dwight
  12. I've never had anyone ask me to make a glock holster in anything but basic black . . . Just my experience . . . May God bless, Dwight
  13. Looks good from here . . . May God bless, Dwight
  14. Thanks guys . . . May God bless, Dwight
  15. Just one quick note . . . when you go for example to Tandy's or other leather shops . . . the cheap stuff will be Neatsfoot oil "compound" . . . which is a conglomerate of oils. Buy the pure neatsfoot oil . . . it's a bit more expensive . . . but it's the good stuff . . . May God bless, Dwight
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