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PastorBob

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About PastorBob

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    SW Missouri
  • Interests
    Jesus Christ, pastoral care, leather, things that go bang.

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    small, handstitched items, holsters, etc.
  • Interested in learning about
    all things leather
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  1. In my uses, I either leave them in the cellophane wrapper, or they are not in their long enough to be affected by the leather "aroma" - lol. I mainly use them when heading to an event and don't want to risk crushing them in transit. When traveling for several days, I will take my herfidor (small, pelican style case), then transfer them to small leather humidor for an outing.
  2. What size holes are you making with the laser cutter? Are you only using black thread? If not, how to you prevent the "char" from getting on lighter color thread? What is it you are making using the laser cutter for your patterns?
  3. I have a hard plastic tube made for storing cigars I use to form the shape when the leather is wet. As soon as the shape is formed, i remove the tube and set the wet leather pieces in front of the fan. This piece really needs to dry. It is dyed, then laser engraved. If not completely dry, it is too dark to really see the engraving on it.
  4. It could be imperfections in the tanning process where some of the chemicals they used remained on the leather. I have never tried it, but have heard use of deglazer can help remove the surface impurities. Another thought is to wet all the leather pieces and allow them to dry. I recently made a pocket humidor and its been drying for 3 days in front of a fan and is still not completely dry.
  5. I would guess a wood router. That would shred leather, IMO
  6. Thanks for sending info on Adam's website. had full list of parts to buy. Just can't shell out $300 right now. It's on my list. Again, Love the way the holster is defined. Great job.
  7. Great information. Thanks so much. I have watched several of Adam's Leatherworks videos, just skipped right past the vacuum. Do you line your holsters? I will check out the vacuum process and see if I can't rig something up to work.
  8. That looks great. Love the handmade tools to assist in the process. I can't ever seem to get crisp lines like that. Matter of fact, i can hardly make the impression for the trigger guard. What is your process? My steps are. Cut leather Dye Assemble and stitch Wet mold I soak mine for about 10 seconds or so then insert gun mold and begin working with fingers. I am using two 5-6 oz pieces glued back to back for holster. Thanks for any insight. Anyone else is welcome to chime in as well.
  9. Yep. Ditto on letters being hard. the bigger they are, it seems to be easier. Keep it up. You are doing good. Remember, we are our own worst critic...we see everything. There are times I have pointed out errors I made to others...glaring to me only to be told, "I would have never noticed that if you hadn't told me. Need to keep my mouth shut sometimes. LOL
  10. Those small carved areas are hard to get beveled without smashing down another line or getting into the design. I had the same issues. Finally got a smaller beveler to get into those tight areas, also got a couple with a steeper face allowing me to lightly tap, but still get some beveling in. Looking good. Keep up the practice.
  11. Very nice. Nothing like creating something for a family member. This, I am sure, will be passed down from generation to generation.
  12. PastorBob

    Sheaths

    nice work!!! I am currently working on an inlay holster. How hard was it to do the ostrich with just a small amount of leather around the exterior?
  13. Very clean work. I would wear that anywhere. Nice picture as well.
  14. love it...and the play on words.
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