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  1. Looking for a Krebs splitter. Thanks, Scott
  2. The title pretty much says it all. The only one I've found searching is nickle free and seems to be sold under a few different makers but it doesn't appear to be the quality of over seas made buckles. This buckle also isn't marked as American made. I'm looking for 1.5" ss roller buckle that's American made as well as American made Chicago screws. Thanks, Scootch
  3. Thanks for the replies. The photo Tugadude posted is very similar to the one I'll be working on. I was going to cut a few belt blanks out of the back so I'll cut a few 5/8 strips while I'm at it. Thanks
  4. Hello, A friend asked me to replace the leather on his side pull. I have an uncut side of HO Latigo to use. From where should the straps be cut: the back, the shoulder, the bend or above the belly where it's no longer flanky? Thanks, Scootch
  5. I have a couple of BK and a couple of Clay Miller swivels. They all have different blades installed. I do find myself favoring the Miller. Whatever you go with, buy several blades. Scootch
  6. If anyone has one please let me know. Thanks, Scootch
  7. I've been waiting for one of his knives to post on his website for months. Two weeks ago there was a Klenda in stock. It wasn't the one I was looking for but guess I should have bought it. Clay Miller also posted one a little while back with his custom handle material. The time I talked with Terry he said he wasn't taking orders and to keep an eye on his website. That conversion took place in April of this year. Scootch
  8. Your holsters look nice. My preference would be to use a larger edge beveler for a little more roundness. On the bottom right corners I would adjust the pattern to where there is enough leather that you can add one horizontal stitch so that your perimiter stitch line doesnt run into the vertical stitch line too soon. Practice on your method of developing your stitch line. The gun fits well on the trigger guard but you're a little off on the dust cover stitch line. Again, nice job. Scootch
  9. I'd start by looking at concealed carry purses for women. Also find out if your customer wants a separate easy access compartment or if they want it in the main compartment. Depending on what they want will help determine how much retention you need for the holster. An external easy access pocket might require a fully retained holster where as a deeply concealed pocket in the main body would not. Scootch
  10. Do you have a style or pattern you're interested in? I find the smaller the stamp the more difficult it is not to have a crooked one, especially a smaller stamp on thicker leather. I also do better making my first row of stamps on the same side of the layout line. Some folks alternate each side of the layout line on the first pass. I find this approach more to be difficult. Scootch
  11. For sharpening my round knife I use a mouse pad atop a granite precision ground surface plate wit automotive sandpaper in the 400 to 600 grit range then strip with green rouge. If you dont want a convex edge, skip the mouse pad and wet the sandpaper so it'll stick to the surface plate. I find with stropping my tools seldom need real sharpening however I dont use them everyday. I have a spyderco medium ceramic in my amazon cart but havent pulled the trigger yet. They are supposed to be a good all around stone. Scootch
  12. Is this the common wooden type of cutter? I've never had a problem with curving but only on the last 3 or 4 inches of the strap just before it releases from the cutter. One issue I had has the strip would get slightly wider as I cut. The part that held the blade would slip a little under the wing nut. The firmer the leather the more it would slip. Keep a sharp blade, tighten the wing nut with pliers and set the opening width to where it's not pinching on the leather that way you're not pull harder than you need to. Scootch
  13. I found this one for you all. It's with the original sheath. The knife is German made. Scootch
  14. Are you asking what tools you need to tool oak leaves as pictured? Scootch
  15. Nice go at it. A little while back I drew my first after watching Don's course. I started through it a second time but realize now that I got distracted! The biggest issue I've found is beveling makes every thing smaller or thinner so draw everything fatter than you think it needs to be. Scootch
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