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HandyDave

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    hillbillyhydrographics.com

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    North Carolina
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    Anything outdoors

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    I make whatever someone wants
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    Everything
  • How did you find leatherworker.net?
    Ive looked threw this forum to help me with beginner leather problems so decided i needed to join to learn even more and be able to share as well.

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  1. I do alot of the lighter holders with my scrap. And small folding knife pouches. And can coozies and such. Usually about once a month or 2 ill take my scrap box cut every small project i can get out of it and throw away the scrap thats left un usable. But even the smallest piece of scrap can be incorporated somewhere. Earrings are great way to use the tiny pieces up. My father sets up at flea markets on weekends and i give all these small projects to him to sell for me. And we split the take. And since there scrap small projects they dont have much time or material cost. I love big custom builds but the quick small projects cover all my material cost and keep everything runnin.
  2. I did the 2 mag pouches so basketweave looks like it just goes up and over. But i intentionally did the holster different direction and added a groove line around it just so its matching the rest of piece but also stands out a little. The 12 oz piece of black leather sewed to main panel back is there so customer can put his screws or whatever he wants to use wherever he needs to too fasten to wall.
  3. I allways have trouble getting pics on here. Heres another before i got done with pistol and mag
  4. Hey guys and gals i just finished a piece for a great customer of mine. He wanted something nice to hang on wall of his camper that would hold pistol and couple extra mags. So when he and his wife are out on road seeing some of the country he will have close access if need came along. Ive made many holsters and mag pouches but this is first time ever making wall art. Let me know what you all think.
  5. Thanks alot for the input guys. When i said i use 2 loops allways with no problems i meant 1 loop but woven threw 2 holes instead of up and back threw same hole. This was my first test at using this method and it worked so good until i bent the strap and casings fell out. The loop leather is 5/6 oz veg tan and strip is 5/8" wide for 38 speacial rounds. I cut the slots 1/2" long using 1/4" hole punch on ends and sharp chisel to finish.
  6. Heres the pic of strap bent where the casings will fall out freely.
  7. Ok here is couple pics of the test piece i did doing the ammo loops wovin up and back threw same hole. This was first time i tryed this method and as i said in initial post the 38/357 casing hold just fine when strap piece is flat or slightly curved. But when bent as in pic casings fall freely out of loops. I like the simplicity of this method just need figure out what i did wrong.
  8. Hello all ive been doing leather work for just a few years. It started with just wanting to make my own holsters and knife sheathes then kinda side business. Ive built and remodeled houses for 22 years and now I am fortunate enough to be able hang up my tool belt and work with leather and gun finishes full time right in my home shop. I just started a website that shows a bunch of my work ive done if anyone is interested in checking it out. hillbillyhydrographics.com. I am no master of leather by a long shot and sure i will have tons of questions for the people here with alot more experience then myself. I love what i do and if i can help anyone here with the little knowledge i do have ill be happy to.
  9. I make my ammo loops on belts and slides by using 2 slot method with bullet between the 2 slots with leather woven threw. Ive never had any trouble with this way. I dont care for the sewed on loops myself but have done a couple sewed if customer requested. The problem is i did a sample piece for some padded rifle sling cartridge slides using the woven threw single hole method and it works good until i bend the piece like it would be over your shoulder and bullets fall right out. What did i do wrong in this type of ammo loop? I know ammo loops have been covered a bunch on this forum but in my search i couldnt find this specific problem. Flat the bullets are nice and snug in loops. Bend it like it would be around a waist and bullets still fit good. But bend the strap a little more like it would be on your shoulder and loops lose all tension on bullets. Ill try to get a pic of my test piece so you guys can see and maybe be able help me.
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