working on a leather holsters

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  1. mtnoutdoors

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    here is a leather holster I am working on for my Taurus g2c. All I had right now is white leather I don't care about the cuts and makes it kind makes it look old.
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    I agree, the cuts give it character.
    Now finish that bad boy up!
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    thank @MrFixIt I just glued the small piece to the big one. need to stich it up I well get more pic as I go.
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    Yeah. What he said. Get ta crackin' , boy:4:
    Nice work, by the way:dblthumb:
     
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    Looking forward to seeing more progress friend.
     
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    Looking like it will be a good, serviceable holster. Your doing a nice job right there ..keep at it!
     
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    Can't wait to see it finished ... nice work!
     
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    I was looking at holsters the other day and a fellow customer showed me his very simple but effective holster.
    Just a leather rectangle about 6" by 4" with 2 parallel slots about 4" apart.
    Thread your belt down one and up the other So the center of it between the 2 slots is outside your belt. Slide your pistol between that and your belt.

    May try a couple out of cardboard changing the distance between the 2 slots to get the best width for your pistol before cutting leather.
    I've had a time trying to post pics, sorry.
     
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    here is a update Photo of what I have done. glued and stitch up the belt loop part for the back.
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    It’s looking good Mike! Watching. :)
     
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    here is some more pics. I was getting ready my stitch al to start stitching it to gather and I did not have enough thread to get started so I have to go get some now. Prov 27:17 0819191444.jpg 0819191450.jpg 0819191521.jpg
     
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    Here are some updates on my holster I am working on. I just sand down the edge an getting ready to finish up. questen can I use a black sharipe on the edge an will it holed up as will. An after this I need to wet mold it to my gun to get a sweet fit..
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    Coming along nicely Mike!
     
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    I also have a black paint pin. I wonder What would work better the sharipe or the paint pin :33:?
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    I use the sharpies. Just be careful not to slip and mark the front. I am guilty of that.
     
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    I just use a small paint brush on the welt, with the same dye used on the rest of the holster Then I burnish the edge with a grinder & a wood burnished. Then I repaint the edge & finish edge with wax.
     
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    Sharpie is a completely respectable means of dyeing edges. Many color options these days as well. As @NevadaBlue noted, just be careful to stay on the edge. I too have an unintended streak or two from not being diligent with control.

    I also use whatever color dye I'm using and a q-tip.

    Looking good!
     
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    Working some more on my holster today doing some wet molding to it. Then I finished up the edges after. So far it's been a really fun project I do wish I had some 8 or 9 oz leather for this but I am useing what I have I think it's 6 to 7 oz I think. Prov 27:17 0825191320.jpg 0825191320a.jpg 0825191320b.jpg
     
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    ok I went with the sharipe.
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    did a little more today..
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    Sharpie FTW! Realeather makes dye pens but they are $20 for 5 different colors when Sharpie works just as well for much less, albeit, it ain't dye, but I've never had an issue.

    Looking good!
     
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    here it is on still need to add the leather condenser to it.
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    Should be a solid field holster - I like the cant angle - should make for an excellent draw & better concealment.
     
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