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Jason Chaney

A Couple Holsters And A Sheath

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I posted these in the "Show Off" forum a while back, but then figured I should have put them here.

The black one is just a simple holster for my Ruger 22/45. Colored with "vinegaroon" or "vinegar black"

The sheath I made for a friend that got this cool looking knife for his birthday, but it came with the cheapest leather sheath imaginable. I just couldn't stand looking at that thing, so...

The other holster I made for another friends Colt .22 Auto. He wanted a high ride, lined, avenger style rig, molded just enough for good retention. This one was a challenge. That little gun has a mag release that is not only in a weird location, (above and behind the trigger on the right side) it sticks out about 1/4 inch. Further than anything else on that side of the gun. Since he is left handed that puts it right under the belt loop. If he was right handed I would have just molded a channel for it like you would a front sight. Since a molded channel under the belt loop would eventually get crushed and start ejecting the magazine my solution was to gouge a channel inside the holster almost all the way through the leather. I then had to stitch the lining down around the channel, burnish it and dye it black to match the lining. Some of the dye soaked through the stitching though. That's what that mess under the belt loop is all about.

Enough typing. Pictures!


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Nice leatherwork. I am extremely jealous of whatever setup you are using for a lightbox though. Care to share any details? :)

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Thank you!

As they say... A picture is worth a thousand words. Unfortunately I didn't take any pictures of my setup. :dunno: So here is a short description...

It's a piece of white art paper clipped to the side of a box to form a seamless background and a strobe on a boom arm with a shoot through umbrella pointed straight down about 2 feet over the table. I exposed for the object on the paper (holster, sheath, etc.) then in Photoshop Lightroom adjusted the highlights to make the background solid white and adjusted the shadows to get a solid black.

Photography has been a hobby for nearly 30 years. Leatherwork... 10 months.

I'd be happy to go into more detail if you like.

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