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About vgodley1

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  • Birthday 09/17/1959

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    Humble TX
  • Interests
    Hunting, Fishing, Reading, Leatherworking, Camping, Spending time with my Grandchild

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    hobbyist but like to work with tooling leather
  • Interested in learning about
    better carving techniques

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  1. Very Cool! Wish I could make that in 10 mins... LOL. Quality work and I really like your design. I hope you don't mind if I "borrow" it.
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    beautiful wish I knew how to apply paint like that!
  3. the longest part of the process was deciding what I wanted to do with it. The actual work took about 4 hrs to lay-out, cut tool and die after letting dry for a couple of hrs I put leather sheen on it and called it done. I did my pattern on the computer and printed it to transparency film. using PowerPoint I was able to set the size of the image to the size of the project. used this a a tracing for the front. just hand laid out the spine and back with what was visually appealing to me. I sewed it with my cowboy outlaw which I do think is a great machine by the way. I was thinking $149.99 as the perfect starting price LOL seriously though, I see lots of mistakes that I want to improve upon. Need a steep beveler or 3!
  4. Thanks so much for the comments All. I don't get time to do this often and it was a fun way to spend a rainy Saturday. lack of time on the bench shows in the tooling, I aspire to have finished work like some of the beautiful art you see on here. still have a lot to learn and need to put in the time.
  5. Hi all, Just made my 1st journal cover. it was really fun to make and although I am a hobbyist I was thinking I could make some of these to sell for fun on the side. any suggestions to improve and what kind of pricing I could ask for these?
  6. I took it out of the box, mounted it to a table I got at home depot and threaded it up and sewed this. As a total newbie to sewing machines I don't really know how to set it up per se, but it worked for me out of the box. 30 mins for un boxing to sewing. I am really impressed with it. Got it from tandy.
  7. Hi all, got my Daughter a colt king cobra and made a holster for her. It 2 layers of 6 Oz, wet formed with a little tooling. Got to use my air brush and cowboy outlaw sewing machine for the first time and all I can say is wow, sewing was over before it started. I can't believe what I was missing. What do you guys think?
  8. I did think about adding a stiffener between the 2 layers but wanted to try to make it work and allow it to mold to my body more. have a kydex holster for another pistol and don't like the feel. I used screws to attach the paddle and may make a backing plate and straps to convert the holster to use as an Alaskan chest holster.
  9. Update, I did just add 2 - 1/2 " washers in the catch to widen the area and it works great now. just slid them into the pocket and glued around. need to get a little more die in there to make it look better.
  10. Just 2 layers of 8 oz with a 3rd 8oz "catch" layer. May add a washer behind the catch part for more depth.
  11. Hi All, As a left handed person it is hard to find holsters so I decided to make one. this is my 1st holster and I decided to make a paddle style OWB. Wet formed the leather and used a hair dryer which really stiffened it up. happy with results but need to keep working on my tooling.
  12. Thanks Guys, I am using a 2 prong and 6 prong chisel. I have been working on keeping them straight but need to get better!. thanks too for the tips on how best to deal with multiple layers. I did glue my back 2 pieces together prior to punching holes. did the top piece first and then used it as a guide to start the others. I will keep trying! Vee
  13. that is beautiful! I have not tried painting yet, need to learn that skill!
  14. hi all, The bug is getting me. Made a knife sheath for a knife I have had for years. Never made a sheath before and while the friction fit works well I should have make it a 1/4" wider on each side. there is NO excess room. I am not happy with the tooling and my cross stich lines but it looks hand made I guess. I drew this out and designed it myself. it is 3 layers of 9 oz leather. question, How are you guys keeping the back stitch lines straight. I have not figured that out yet. here is a pic:
  15. Thanks guys, I really enjoyed building this and trying to remember how to tool and such. this took 2 full days and now I have a stitching pony on order! I am going to be practicing more and see what else to make.
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