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Hags

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About Hags

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  • Birthday 05/28/1954

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Sequim Washington
  • Interests
    Leatherwork, golf, fishing, shooting, and anything else that catches my interest at the time

LW Info

  • Leatherwork Specialty
    Anything I like, but mostly holsters and sheaths
  • Interested in learning about
    many more things
  • How did you find leatherworker.net?
    internet search for leather sewing machines

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  1. I made a chest rig for a young man for his SA 1911 and he liked it so much he wanted me to make one for his mother. He wanted " MAMA BEAR" on the front. It took a while to get the letter set from Leatherstampmaker.com but I am very happy with it. Just dont forget you have to place them in reverse... duhhhh.
  2. These are not anything special, but, a neighbor asked if I might be able to help her neighbor who has a disabled dog. How can you say no? These are "elbow?" guards for a small dog with paralyzed rear legs. She gets abrasions on them from walking with her hips. They needed to be trimmed and finished, but I hope they can improve her life .
  3. Wish I would've gone the BK set. Probably would've saved money and definitely aggravation..
  4. Very, very nice. I also incorporate a reinforcing piece. Nice to see what detail we are missing. But, still, I like tooling the thing..
  5. Sorry for responding so late. Crazy busy right now with a new deck and floors going in... I cant understand why you cant see my attachments either. I can see them. Maybe do a search in the show off or holsters sections. Here's a couple of recent ones. The one that looks like a lefty is a SA 1911 and is actually a RH holster. This is the effect of taking a selfie.. the other is a glock 19. Both chest rigs, one is a hiker, trail worker, and the other a hunter. I also just finished one for a SW 629 6" 44 mag. That took a lot of real estate.
  6. I use 7/8 oz Hermann Oak for my holsters, check my bio and you can see my work. I dye first, sew second, and wet mold last. I do use a vac set up as does Adam's leather work now. Before I did it all by hand and had very good results. If the leather is too wet, you will never get it to take. Work it in, under a hair dryer on low for 15 - 20 minutes, then bone some more. I get my holsters wet for 10 to 15 seconds, wrap my gun in plastic wrap and seat as deep as I can in the holster then start wet molding. I use a reinforcing piece on the front so dont worry too much about the ejection port on front. You can lock the gun in if you go to deep on that anyway. I get most of my retention from the trigger guard on the back side. I use a boner, and one I made from a hoe handle the is a bit thinner on the big end. I also use a smooth pear shade from my tooling set to get a burnished look where I want detail. After that, I use resolene and water 50/50 mix and the burnishing difference all but disappears.
  7. I just got a pfaff 130. It needed a little work but with you tube I got it going pretty quick. I paid $300 for a very nice unit. When I say it needed work I mean I had to unstick the selector knob. I sewd though 8 layers of heavy canvas before I "fixed"it. Can't imagine it would have an issue with a wallet. I have a cobra class 3 for my holsters and gun belts though. I got this for wallets, canvas and leather aprons, and dang it, it was just too cool to pass up! I'll post pics later. I mention this because you can find these around for not too much, they are German steel, and have a lot of info on working on them. I hear of people getting these at yard sales but good luck with that. Oh, and mine does have a hand crank so when the power is out I can still sew!
  8. I recently acquired a vacuum set up. Love it!
  9. Very nice! And I have to say very ambitious. Holsters were a stretch for me. Great job!
  10. Me too! I'm in Sequim, way west side. Hope to see more of you!
  11. Hags

    Rally Fobs

    Very nice. I see another use for scrap and my logo in the near future.
  12. Looks very cool! I have to try this for my old Stetson!
  13. That is one of the great things about leather working. Very fulfilling when you do something like this.
  14. Hags

    Leather Weight

    Very nice! Love the flag. I use a couple of lead "muffins". Left over lead from decoy weights. I put some leather on the bottom. Gotta weigh 3 or 4 lbs.
  15. Thank you, this is a direct result of you sharing you design process.
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