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Old 04-06-2014, 11:32 AM
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Some BHP leather

It's been a long time since I posted here with anything resembling regularity. I'm hoping to change that.

I took up leatherwork a couple of years ago, so I thought I'd share some pics of what's been occupying my time.

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Old 04-06-2014, 11:54 AM
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Looks like your links didn't take. Which site are you using? I had a problem posting on Tuesday w photobucket.
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Old 04-06-2014, 12:56 PM
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Interesting. I uploaded the pics right to the forum, but the thumbnails aren't showing up. However, when I view the page on my phone, the pics show up in the body of the post.

Hmmm...
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Old 04-06-2014, 01:16 PM
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Let's try this again...

Okay, I've updated the first post. Hopefully that worked.
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Old 04-06-2014, 01:52 PM
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Fumegator,

I gotta admit, whenever I read the "look what I made" titles I think, "Oh, oh...".

On the other hand, YOUR leather work is as professional and well done as I have seen anywhere. It's absolutely brilliant.

WELL DONE!!!
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Old 04-06-2014, 02:08 PM
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Wow.

Very nicely done!
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Old 04-06-2014, 02:28 PM
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And the dog is cool too.
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Old 04-06-2014, 03:00 PM
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Really like that IWB one as it seems to use as little material as possible. About only question is what's the price point...

The opening reinforced to prevent collapsing, i'd guess no.

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Old 04-06-2014, 03:18 PM
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Nice. I have 3 questions.

Do you make holsters for other guns?

How long is the wait?

How much?
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Old 04-06-2014, 04:05 PM
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Very nice. Well made leather. Thanks for re-posting the photos. I'm with RickyT, are you planning on making more? -- And nice looking pistols too. I like the hammers and the grips.
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Old 04-06-2014, 04:15 PM
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Some BHP leather

Nice work! Thefumegator/Wes.

Any chance you would share the cut pattern?
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Old 04-06-2014, 04:52 PM
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Nice work.

Like the Davidsons.
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Old 04-06-2014, 04:53 PM
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Very nice work, fits the platform nicely. Good stuff.
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Old 04-06-2014, 05:59 PM
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It's been a long time since I posted here with anything resembling regularity. I'm hoping to change that.

I took up leatherwork a couple of years ago, so I thought I'd share some pics of what's been occupying my time.

Wes

Wes, I am a OWB kind of guy and I really like your work. Thank you for sharing.
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Old 04-06-2014, 06:58 PM
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Those look great!
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:18 PM
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Thanks, guys! I appreciate the kind words.

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Really like that IWB one as it seems to use as little material as possible. About only question is what's the price point...

The opening reinforced to prevent collapsing, i'd guess no.
Thanks! That IWB design has kind of an interesting story. A couple of years ago I was forced to sit through a beauty pageant in the heat of July. The seating was bleachers, and I had to sit with my back Marine Corps straight for 4 hours in order to keep the gun from printing. It wasn't pleasant.

So, I designed an IWB that would conceal better while seated.

I also have another IWB that has a more conventional cant.

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Nice. I have 3 questions.

Do you make holsters for other guns?

How long is the wait?

How much?
Let's see:
1) Yes, I certainly do. Right now I can make them for the following:
  • Browning Hi Power (obviously)
  • 5" 1911
  • Beretta 92FS
  • Glock 17/22/31
  • Glock 19/23/32
  • Ruger SR9c
  • Ruger SR22
  • Ruger LCP
  • Taurus Millennium Pro 9/40
  • Sig P220 (w/o rail)

I can get molds for other guns without too much trouble, so if there's something you really want, I can see if the mold is available.

2) The time frame varies depending on whether I need to design a pattern or not. If it's one that I have already made before, I usually have it cut, sewn, molded, and dried in 2 days. The dye takes about a day to dry, and the acrylic finish takes a couple of days. I usually quote 2 weeks from start to shipped, but it's usually less.

3) For my IWBs, I charge $70. For the pancake, I charge $60.

I have a couple of IWB holsters for the 1911 that are drying right now, but they should be done by tomorrow. I'll post pics when they're done.
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:30 PM
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How about holsters for us lefties? Awesome work, by the way.
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:39 PM
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Nice work. PM your Ph# and I'll call Monday with an order.
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:48 PM
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How about holsters for us lefties? Awesome work, by the way.
Bob

Yeah what about us????.....lol

Beautiful work!!!
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:55 PM
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Very nice work!
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:18 PM
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How about holsters for us lefties? Awesome work, by the way.
Bob
Don't worry, I make holsters for lefties, too. And thanks!
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:55 PM
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Got a phone number? Want to call you tomorrow to order an OWB with a light mod from the picture. Darn, son, you do good work!
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Old 04-06-2014, 11:24 PM
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That is some very nice leather. I assume you have or are designing an identification logo that you can stamp into the leather. You do too nice work not to brand it.
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Old 04-06-2014, 11:43 PM
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Makes we want to buy one and I don't even have a need for any more holsters.

Warthogge's right; your work looks nice enough it should have your name or mark embossed on it.
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Old 04-07-2014, 12:20 AM
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Those are nice holsters. Well done.
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