I am just having a ball with this project down in the Reclusium. Anyone can get a pattern, cut out the pieces and sew them up and call themselves leatherworkers and that is good enough for them, I suppose.
A real leatherworker knows how to create his own patterns, which materials will work and which won't, and the limitations of his materials, tools and talent. I am one of those tards that is no leatherworker, but I can fake it under certain carefully maintained artificial conditions.
I can't get down on myself because so far I have made two or three blunders. They are by no means the end of the world, and God willing I will still end up with a serviceable holster. If this plays out right, I should end up with a heavy duty rig that is plain to look at, but will hopefully fit like a glove.
My pattern was great, the mistakes I made were awful to look at... but easily corrected for the next build. This is why I won’t do commissions. At this stage, for me… my work is too crude and unrefined to charge somebody good money for. I do everything by hand too, where the pros use advanced tools like vacuum formers and sewing machines. The forming process has begun, and I think my leather is too heavy. I am going to need steroids and road rage to form it… so we’ll see what happens I guess.
"Plain" is always at the top of my list.ReplyDelete
Form follows function.
Looks good to me Glen! We all have to start somewhere.ReplyDelete
Looks good from here. Far more worthy (and fulfilling) endeavor than getting all hot and bothered pissing into the wind with all the other retards on GAB. Who knows you might even get good at it.ReplyDelete
Needed a holster for the Ruger 22-45 and had access to an upholstery machine and a retired Red Wing boot. That thickness leather served well. A heavy leather that doesn't go around the gun,but is next to the body,with a thinner leather to fit the gun into might work.ReplyDelete
I'm betting a problem solving type with a few tools could cobble a vacuum together.
Ohh,,took some injured shoes to the shop. The guy has some glue that costs about Forty bucks for three ounces? And then you need an activator, but apparently a little bit goes a long way and it's supposed to be super strong.
I'm gonna bug the guy for a tour when I get the shoes.