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Offline yokesman

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Re: Community Holster Project
« Reply #165 on: January 28, 2013, 01:00:11 PM »
is it possible to get one of these holsters or maybe the pattern,doubt that I will have time to put it together anytime soon.
have coming a 8 inch 58.

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Re: Community Holster Project
« Reply #166 on: January 29, 2013, 04:39:22 PM »
is it possible to get one of these holsters or maybe the pattern,doubt that I will have time to put it together anytime soon.
have coming a 8 inch 58.
Send a PM to rdstrain49 I'm sure he can help, good guy.
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Re: Community Holster Project
« Reply #167 on: April 04, 2014, 11:29:02 PM »
Just now saw this very good presentation!

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« Reply #168 on: June 05, 2014, 12:12:23 PM »
Nice work there! What thickness of leather do you use?
I also liked your reference to "French curves". When I worked in Ol´England, many many moons ago, I understood from their British inclinations that French curves was something desirable.

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Re: Community Holster Project
« Reply #169 on: December 20, 2014, 12:24:11 PM »
Dear Friends, (Especially RD!)
            You cut out your blanks almost exactly the way I do.  However I do not put a filler in between the whole length of the holster, I glue TWO short ones, (About 2.5' to 3" long.) and I glue them in place just where the triggerguard is going to rest. I find that this holds the sides of the holster apart, just the width of te triggerguard, and the owner never gets that unsightly bulge, (Often uneven, due to the leather on one side being a little thinner than the other!)  I always use stout (Thick.) Saddle leather for the rigs I make, and they dont need the extra stiffening all the way to the muzzle!  The two fillers at the top of the holster, allow the triggerguard to slide neatly into the rig. The two fillers are cut out about an inch and a half down, so as to make a, "Stop," for
the front edge of the triggerguard. They are also tapered to almost nothing, so there is never an unsightly bulge just below the triggerguard on the finished holster!  At the top of the holster at the "back," the sides of the holster are just the right distance apart, so the the triggerguard just slides in nicely.  I would send a pic or two, but I have just had my computer "Flushed out, and of course that flushed out all my Pictures.  I still have the discs From Walgreens, and have tried to load them again, but I now have Vista on the machine, and while I have got some onto the computer, I cant find where they have gone to. Problems,  I was recently given a Digital Camera with all the Bells and Wistles on it, by a very generous member of this forum, but I have yet to find out how to take close-ups of things, and still get them in focus, and even if I get that right, there is still the problem of finding out WHERE IN THE COMPUTER<THE DAMNED THINGS ARE?????  Oh Well!
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Re: Community Holster Project
« Reply #170 on: May 27, 2015, 07:39:38 AM »
As I once said,

Just another random thought.  Keep in mind that I am self taught.  There are many fine craftsmen who do things the same or similar to the way I do things.  However there is more than one way to skin a cat.  Experiment and find out what works for you.  There is no right or wrong, just so long as the finished product turns out to your satisfaction.

This really is all for tonight.  See ya tomorrow.
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Re: Community Holster Project
« Reply #171 on: May 27, 2015, 07:40:54 AM »
BTW, rumors of my death are somewhat exaggerated.
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Re: Community Holster Project
« Reply #172 on: May 27, 2015, 05:32:35 PM »
Nice work there! What thickness of leather do you use?
I also liked your reference to "French curves". When I worked in Ol´England, many many moons ago, I understood from their British inclinations that French curves was something desirable.
Depending on how stiff you want it.  But normal  6 or 8 oz leather.  I have made some out of 4 oz.  where the customer wanted less bulk
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Re: Community Holster Project
« Reply #173 on: May 27, 2015, 05:43:59 PM »
RD, good to see you back!

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Re: Community Holster Project
« Reply #174 on: May 27, 2015, 08:11:13 PM »
Thanks Kid.  Not so much in one piece but not dead either.
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Re: Community Holster Project
« Reply #175 on: May 27, 2015, 10:13:22 PM »
Thanks Kid.  Not so much in one piece but not dead either.
That's good! We don't have much use for dead folks 'round here. Well, unless you count backstop duty... ;)
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Re: Community Holster Project
« Reply #176 on: May 27, 2015, 11:02:26 PM »
Jim to Huck Finn:

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Re: Community Holster Project
« Reply #177 on: January 16, 2017, 02:43:20 PM »
Rumors of my demise are somewhat exaggerated.
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Re: Community Holster Project
« Reply #178 on: February 21, 2017, 04:33:45 PM »
RD, thank you for this thread! It is very helpful to me, I've been wanting to give this a try.
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Re: Community Holster Project
« Reply #179 on: February 09, 2018, 07:27:27 PM »
I feel bad that photocrap decided to, well, you know what they are.

As much as I would like to re-post this, I'm simply not up to the task.  Maybe someday.
"Going to war without France is like going deer hunting without your accordion."
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