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Bayou Bengal

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  • Birthday February 16

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    Rankin County, MS

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    Holsters, belts, sheaths, being awesome
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    Making each project better than the last
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  1. I don’t know how I missed this post, but I did until just now. I try to make them match. I hate when I flub it. tell me more about this slot. I’d be interested in seeing that. and thank you. A compliment from JLS is a good day
  2. That was exactly what he said he wanted to look like. Not too bad for a Chief. I talked to him the other day. He wants a matching watchband for a family member, but he says he gets compliments everywhere he goes. Thank you for the kind words.
  3. That’s right, it’s to hold the main belt together. I machine stitched it on a cobra 4. It’s been a while since I’ve hand stitched a belt. also, thank you for the kind words
  4. I’ve never had that trouble except with close range aerosol leather sheen. I do cut it 50/50 with water, and I’ve started dipping it. No problems so far
  5. Thank you! Thank you. Those are made with a stitching groover.
  6. I tried a few weeks ago to satisfy my curiosity. I kind of tried to throw it together without much of a pattern. Theres an instructables on it and There’s several YouTube videos of in-depth construction. I still want to make one.
  7. In my experience, I’ve noticed that even sometimes a dye color differs on the same hide. Chemicals on top of chemicals. It’s kind of like a science experiment.
  8. They’re not much more work. Just a little more material. I never wore one until about 5 or 6 years ago, but I really like them. I’ve repaired about 2 dozen from local law enforcement though. Those take a beating.
  9. It’s 1-3/4” and tapers to 1” edit: I meant that the billets were 1”. I have tapered belts on my mind today
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