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  1. Here is a better video showing the laser engraving and the use of gold leaf. This video is by a member of this forum. Perhaps he will step in and comment.
  2. You can use gold leaf as shown in this video. Use the laser to print the design, then fill the design with the glue, and finally apply the gold leaf.
  3. I am curious as to the reasoning behind blue guns being illegal.
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    I, also, like the spacing, but I think it would look better with a finer thread.
  5. I have to agree with Montana Leather. While, in my experience, they all bleed, they do it to a different degree. While some are barely noticeable, others are more pronounced. Just this week I was making a stock shell holder using a piece of gold suede that I purchased just over three years ago. While sewing my thread turned yellow from the dye!
  6. I did a Google image search to see similar bags with rivets. In my opinion the rivets cheapen the look. They may be appropriate for Harley Davidson but the OP's bag without rivets looks far classier and more refined.
  7. You can download an STL file of the PPK from thingiverse.com. Printing that would be easier than trying to create a wooden form from a picture.
  8. Don Gonzales made a video showing the technique.
  9. I have 3D printed a few guns. The cost is around $2.00 to $2.50 for a Glock 17. Smaller guns will be less, larger guns more.
  10. While I have made one (almost) flat-back pancake holster, that is not the standard. Here is an image of an Avenger holster. You can see that the leather is not flat, but wraps around the gun. The leather is then molded to the gun both front and back. There is also the problem of the reinforcement panel. I have no idea how one would stitch the reinforcement panel in place after molding.
  11. I was questioning the fourth post where toxo states: Why not just wet mould - dye - stitch - two coats of 50/50 Resolene? I don't understand how to get and retain any detail if the stitching occurs after wet molding.
  12. Just to clarify: I understand this type of procedure with a pocket knife or something with little detail, but with a handgun that has lots of curves and indentations, I don't understand how wet molding before stitching can capture and maintain that detail.
  13. I don't understand this method. Are you saying that you create some kind of mold, then shape the two halves of the holster, then dye, and finally sew? How do the halves fit together? Can you point me to a video of this method so I can actually see it? The method I use is: Dye, cut, sew, wet mold, finish.
  14. @blueduck thanks for the information. I did as you suggested and cut off a small spot and gave it a try. The dye and oil worked fine, but I do not have any wax for the final step. I will figure out something to try tomorrow.
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