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Very cool! Nice job. Thanks for posting. Ya got more?


Thanks, I made a few quivers and relatively passable knife sheaths, but mostly I just do basic stuff for myself.

Most recently I needed a few pocket caddies (EDC pocket organizers), they are functional, but unfinished. I don't have proper patterns, and the leathers I have ATM are either too thick or too flimsy. I made water formed taco sheaths for my multitools and also axes before, they work great, but are just cow hide leather drilled with a dremel, held together by microcord.

These are a game changer for me, I think I will do more stuff now that I have them:

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Horsewright

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Thanks, I made a few quivers and relatively passable knife sheaths, but mostly I just do basic stuff for myself.

Most recently I needed a few pocket caddies (EDC pocket organizers), they are functional, but unfinished. I don't have proper patterns, and the leathers I have ATM are either too thick or too flimsy. I made water formed taco sheaths for my multitools and also axes before, they work great, but are just cow hide leather drilled with a dremel, held together by microcord.

These are a game changer for me, I think I will do more stuff now that I have them:

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Good deal! Glad ya joined us. Keep on posting.

Just finished off and shipped this Rangeflap holster for a 5" 1911.

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Nichole also finished off a water buffalo browband headstall with upgraded stainless buckles.

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The order also included a new rope strap and billet for his saddle, a curb strap and slobber straps. All are water buffalo and the slobber straps are lined in water buffalo too.

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I've got a batch of knives going:

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Needed a holster for a new Hellcat RDP with a red dot sight. At first I thought the sight would be a challenge to work in. After a bit of trial and error it turned out to be pretty simple. The sight is a bit exposed but it would add a lot of bulk and complexity to cover it completely. You may notice a couple of small dings in the leather. My dog decided it might be a good chew toy and tried to pick it up. Fortunately I got it back before he could clamp down but his teeth did end up making a couple of marks. This is for me so no harm done but we did have a talk about how easy it is to get another dog.
Randy

 

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Needed a holster for a new Hellcat RDP with a red dot sight. At first I thought the sight would be a challenge to work in. After a bit of trial and error it turned out to be pretty simple. The sight is a bit exposed but it would add a lot of bulk and complexity to cover it completely. You may notice a couple of small dings in the leather. My dog decided it might be a good chew toy and tried to pick it up. Fortunately I got it back before he could clamp down but his teeth did end up making a couple of marks. This is for me so no harm done but we did have a talk about how easy it is to get another dog.
Randy

I like the way you wrapped the belt loop 👍
 

Robber58

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Thanks. If I understand what you are looking at it is wrapped to reinforce the opening to keep it open.
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Needed a holster for a new Hellcat RDP with a red dot sight. At first I thought the sight would be a challenge to work in. After a bit of trial and error it turned out to be pretty simple. The sight is a bit exposed but it would add a lot of bulk and complexity to cover it completely. You may notice a couple of small dings in the leather. My dog decided it might be a good chew toy and tried to pick it up. Fortunately I got it back before he could clamp down but his teeth did end up making a couple of marks. This is for me so no harm done but we did have a talk about how easy it is to get another dog.
Randy


That looks really really nice !!!!
 

Robber58

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Nice work and great designs. Not a criticism at all but I suggest you consider slightly finer stitch spacing. In my view, it tends to look a bit better on smaller pieces. Here is one I made some time ago with my preferred spacing.
Randy
 

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Nice work and great designs. Not a criticism at all but I suggest you consider slightly finer stitch spacing. In my view, it tends to look a bit better on smaller pieces. Here is one I made some time ago with my preferred spacing.
Randy
I'm squirreling leather funds away. I wanna get a set of diamond chisels 1 to 20tooth in 4,5 and 6mm. Im using 5 right now as a happy medium from bags to card slips. I have a set of craftool pro 3mm diamond chisels but im not a fan. Might gather up everything I have doubles of or don't use and make a trade leather tool thread.
 

Robber58

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I'm squirreling leather funds away. I wanna get a set of diamond chisels 1 to 20tooth in 4,5 and 6mm. Im using 5 right now as a happy medium from bags to card slips. I have a set of craftool pro 3mm diamond chisels but im not a fan. Might gather up everything I have doubles of or don't use and make a trade leather tool thread.
The most common size chisel I use is 4mm as it seems to look good on a lot of different work. I have some finer ones and use them infrequently for watch straps. I have never used any larger ones because the things I make that would use them are too thick for them to work well.
Randy
 

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Finished up a couple more martingale/breast collars. One was done in a border stamp the other with a brand.

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Wicket and Craig russet saddle skirting on top and water buffalo lining and strapping:

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Nichole adjusting the center strap to fit:

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Finished off a couple of rifle scabbards too:

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Both are made from the Wicket and Craig saddle skirting and are with water buffalo strapping. One was smoothout with a tooled and dyed brand. The other was roughout with a carlos border stamp.

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Redmeadow Knives

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Beautiful work Dave, that tooled roughout looks good.

I've been cutting my teeth on running a swivel knife and started sketching some feathers to carve.
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