New Holster for Bambi Whacking

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  • Harrys

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    Jul 12, 2014
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    Was out in the woods most of this week packing my .500 S&W BFR revolver. I made a western rig holster which hangs pretty low and wiggles around. So, I decided to make a more modern holster which will ride almost 6 " higher on the side. I started at 8 am and finished it up at 1:30 pm. Made a buffalo nickel snap and made a two-tone holster. It now rides really nice on the waist and has little movement when walking. I have a cowboy type sewing machine hand lever operated. As another note a friend has a horse and his bridal needed repair and could not find anyone to fix it locally. I told him bring it by and I will take a look. I actually made a brand new one using the existing hardware he will be sending me a pic of the bridle on his horse.


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    Cool_Moo5e

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    Sep 4, 2023
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    nice work, what material did you use? I know how to hand stitch and use a sewing machine a few times I am not opposed to learning something new on the side.
     

    Harrys

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    Jul 12, 2014
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    Nice machine.
    What kind of dye do you use?
    I buy various dyes and the dye I used on the holster was made by Feibing's. Sometimes I make my own some of the brown dyes are made from the outer husk of black walnut shells. A black dye can be made by soaking fine steel wool in white vinegar.
     

    Harrys

    Short Round
    Jul 12, 2014
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    nice work, what material did you use? I know how to hand stitch and use a sewing machine a few times I am not opposed to learning something new on the side.
    I used a vegetable tanned 7 oz. leather which I typically use for holsters. Vegetable tanned leather takes dyes very well. I used to hand stich too and loved using sail twine. Two years ago, I purchased the Cowboy Outlaw hand-operated sewing machine. As it best suits my needs and does not require electricity, they are not cheap but well built.
     

    Cool_Moo5e

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    Sep 4, 2023
    497
    Harford
    I used a vegetable tanned 7 oz. leather which I typically use for holsters. Vegetable tanned leather takes dyes very well. I used to hand stich too and loved using sail twine. Two years ago, I purchased the Cowboy Outlaw hand-operated sewing machine. As it best suits my needs and does not require electricity, they are not cheap but well built.
    Hell sewing machines in general are not cheap I think my grandmother's most recent machine was still north of $400, will check out some videos of the Cowboy outlaw machine and see what it's about. Thank you
     
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    Doco Overboard

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    I buy various dyes and the dye I used on the holster was made by Feibing's. Sometimes I make my own some of the brown dyes are made from the outer husk of black walnut shells. A black dye can be made by soaking fine steel wool in white vinegar.
    Thanks.
    I use Fiebings to color match wood.
    A little bit goes a long way its pretty good stuff but I need to get some glass jars to store it once I open a bottle.
    I get it on my fingers and it will be there for nearly a week.
     

    Harrys

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    Jul 12, 2014
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    Thanks.
    I use Fiebings to color match wood.
    A little bit goes a long way its pretty good stuff but I need to get some glass jars to store it once I open a bottle.
    I get it on my fingers and it will be there for nearly a week.
    Yes, the die does a good job on the leather and fingers. I started to use nitrate gloves which made a big difference in non-staining of fingers.
     

    Harrys

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    Jul 12, 2014
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    Hell sewing machines in general are not cheap I think my grandmother's most recent machine was still north of $400, will check out some videos of the Cowboy outlaw machine and see what it's about. Thank you
    The cowboy outlaw machine was $1,100.00 3 years ago when I bought it is now $1,400.00. That does not include various needle sizes for different thread thicknesses.
     

    Cool_Moo5e

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    Sep 4, 2023
    497
    Harford
    The cowboy outlaw machine was $1,100.00 3 years ago when I bought it is now $1,400.00. That does not include various needle sizes for different thread thicknesses.
    Hey that's less then I was thinking it would be and since its got no electrical parts it means it will work even if the grids down.
     

    Harrys

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    Jul 12, 2014
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    Hey that's less then I was thinking it would be and since its got no electrical parts it means it will work even if the grids down.
    That was the main reason I purchased the Cowboy. I have it mounted on a Husky bench with all my leather tools, and I can roll it into my trailer.
     

    Inigoes

    Head'n for the hills
    MDS Supporter
    Dec 21, 2008
    49,172
    SoMD / West PA
    I prefer the bandelaro holster for my 45-70 BFR.

    Its a lot more comfortable for me, and doesnt pull my pants down :p
     

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