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Old 07-28-2020, 11:54 PM   #1
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Default Have you ever tried to make your own leather holster?

If so, what kind of sewing machine / tool do you recommend?
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Old 07-28-2020, 11:58 PM   #2
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I have one my cousin made for me. I bought the leather and a set of barbed wire border stamps to give to him as payment.

Anyway, the way he sewed it was with a needle and thread. He took a small drill bit on a Dremel tool to make the holes after marking them with a pinwheel device. Then he sewed it together with a thick, waxed thread - probably nylon.

Then I formed it to my Super Blackhawk.

I probably wouldn't form it, if I had it to do over again. But it does keep it from bouncing around in the holster.

If you have a Tandy's/Leather Factory near you, I've heard you can rent time on their industrial sewing machines, too. At least the one in Albuquerque, you can.

A Speedy Stitcher and a dremel drill will do it for me. I put together a used saddle I bought using one. All the stitching had rotted out of it, so I replaced it using one of these> http://www.speedystitcher.com/#the-basics
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I don't have the tools nor the talent for that.
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There's lots of videos on youtube of guys making custom leather holsters. Its pretty impressive. Personally, I don't think I'd have the patience for it.
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Ben Van Dyke is making a couple for me, along with a fancy new "gun belt". Seems he's got all sorts of time, since he's not on the road with his dad much, these days.

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Ben Van Dyke is making a couple for me, along with a fancy new "gun belt". Seems he's got all sorts of time, since he's not on the road with his dad much, these days.

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I wonder what he'd charge to duplicate this:
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I wonder what he'd charge to duplicate this:
I'll copy that image and send it to him. We'll find out! I don't put anything past him...

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I have one my cousin made for me. I bought the leather and a set of barbed wire border stamps to give to him as payment.

Anyway, the way he sewed it was with a needle and thread. He took a small drill bit on a Dremel tool to make the holes after marking them with a pinwheel device. Then he sewed it together with a thick, waxed thread - probably nylon.

Then I formed it to my Super Blackhawk.

I probably wouldn't form it, if I had it to do over again. But it does keep it from bouncing around in the holster.

If you have a Tandy's/Leather Factory near you, I've heard you can rent time on their industrial sewing machines, too. At least the one in Albuquerque, you can.

A Speedy Stitcher and a dremel drill will do it for me. I put together a used saddle I bought using one. All the stitching had rotted out of it, so I replaced it using one of these> http://www.speedystitcher.com/#the-basics
that's the way I have done it not that hard but does take a little time
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If you have a Tandy's/Leather Factory near you, I've heard you can rent time on their industrial sewing machines, too. At least the one in Albuquerque, you can.

A Speedy Stitcher and a dremel drill will do it for me. I put together a used saddle I bought using one. All the stitching had rotted out of it, so I replaced it using one of these> http://www.speedystitcher.com/#the-basics
Helpful info, thank you!!
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I've had a Swiss Army knife or 2 or 5 for years, the first one my Dad bought for me when we laid over in Zurich, Switzerland on our way back from Mallorca when I was a kid. They all have the awl on them, but I never knew how to use it.

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Getting ready to do one from a kit.
Got the rivets and lace, and a fleur de Los concho for it.
Got vacation starting Friday, will start by staining the leather.
Hopefully have it done in a couple days time.
Will be for a Heritage rough rider .22

Will kinda look like this when finished.
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Not going to do any tooling?

Make sure you post a pic of the finished holster, though.
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Pussys....

Real men just stick their gat twixt their skin and their drawers belting. There it is held....both comfortably and firmly.....by gang'sta majik. Holsters are for honks an kops.

I learned dat....on tv..... and who uses dem saight thangs? Another honky pussy thang.
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Not going to do any tooling?

Make sure you post a pic of the finished holster, though.
Not much of an artist, and don't want to ruin good leather learning
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