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About Vikefan

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  • Birthday May 7

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    Chugiak, Alaska
  • Interests
    Anything I can learn from this website; I think it is great! Otherwise I have many interests, and have made different things over the years, although I consider myself a novice. I am interested in Holsters, knife sheaths, Tomahawk Sheaths, Bag tags, belts, etc.

    I'd like to learn how to carve and tool well, but basically I just stamp and make my own patterns for the things I make (usually from scratch or a picture I've come accross).

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    None at this time
  • Interested in learning about
    Holsters, Sheaths, Pattern layout, Tooling
  • How did you find leatherworker.net?
    Just happened to find it.

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  1. Vikefan

    Cue Case Build

    Very Nice indeed!!! Where did you get the inside of the case? I've got two old George Pool Cue cases myself and they have a plastic frame which is wrapped in leather. Great Work!!! Vikefan
  2. I've tried to get an answer to my question on a different forum, but had not one response. Where can a buy good, quality, for the most part blemish free leather for holsters/sheaths in the weight range of 7/8 oz? I am in Alaska and can not purchase in bulk, just a 1/2 side of so at a time. I want decent leather with little waste. Please advise, Vikefan
  3. Alexis1234 Have you tried the the double Line push creasers that Osborne used to make. brucejohnsonleather.com might have some used ones for sale? I use a double lined one for the belts I make. Hope that helps. Vikefan
  4. I have never used wicket and craig, and some of the stuff Tandy sells is not the greatest. I want to know what supplier to get good sides for holsters from.. I've also heard that some wicket and craig hides are iffy as well. Please help. Vikefan
  5. Yes, those paint stirrers came in handy trying to get the correct angle on these holsters. And thank you...
  6. I watch a lot of leather craft videos on YouTube. And learned that Saddle Soap works very well in finishing leather edges. I dye the project, sand the edges starting at a fine grit, and work my way sanding the edges till I get to 600 wet/dry till edges are pretty smooth, then apply a couple coats of Saddle soap to my leather and burnish them on my motor driven burnishing wheel, or hand burnish them.. This has been working very nicely for me. I've got a whole large bottle of saddle soap to use up. Hope this helps someone.
  7. I Hand-stitch as well.. and started out with 3 cord I think, I used to dye it to match the project I was working on, back when my hand-stitching didn't turn out as good as it has lately (helped by stitching Chisels). Now I primarily use Tiger threads in various colors. I have .06, .08, and 1.0 mm. Right now I use mostly .08mm.
  8. Awesome.. Where did you get the chair frames.. Gives me a great idea... Thank you so much for inspiration... Vikefan
  9. That thing is wonderful! I want to make one now, but I really suck at carving... I am much better stamping things. Way to go.. I love it and have a few lever actions that need these. Vikefan
  10. Here are a few Avenger holsters I've done in the past two weeks or so. A Remington 1911, Two Glock 23 holsters and a Glock 43. Hope you like them. Vikefan
  11. Nice Work on both of your projects! What color is that? Is the leather that color or did you dye it yourself? Vikefan
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