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Knife Farmer
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anyone else been working on creative pursuits while stuck at home? i have been dabbling in leather gun holsters since we already make leather knife sheaths. i started with this prototype slide type holster for my Beretta LTT.

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Nice!

What kind of leather is that?




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this one is just simple tooling (cow) leather. it is my go to for our knife sheaths, so i had plenty on hand. i have used horse leather in the past as well. the next one will have more precise boning and be a bit more aesthetic. i didn't even bother to radius or buff the edges. i swear that edge work makes up 80% of good leather work. i am not a leather pro, but i wanted to try some new things. i think i will work on a matching mag pouch for this slide holster. gotta stay busy in my off time these days.

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Thanks.

So, are the black markings part of the leather? Don't recall ever having seen that particular effect before.




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yeah, the black is part of our signature leather dye pattern. we do everything different. i use three different dyes on the sheath to get that color and pattern. the mrs. calls it the leopard pattern. i have been very tempted to make an entire tactical rig from wet formed leather, just for giggles. basically, a modern day gun slinger rig. that would be a fun project. who knows, if we are holed up for months, i just might do that. i am working on some fun projects for my down time.

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So the dye reacts differently to different parts of the leather or you create the pattern intentionally? Referring to the black parts, obviously the white was worked in.




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i do the pattern intentionally. i start with the lighter dye colors and work up to the black. i apply the black with my fingers to create the spotted effect. it is just a look i came up with years ago and it has become our signature finish on all of our leather work. the light part is our logo that i carve into the leather at the very end with a foredom tool. seems more personal than just using a leather stamp.

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Ah. VERY nicely done, I'd have thought it was some sort of natural pattern or figure in the leather. Impressive.




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i appreciate the kind words. we try to be unique. i hated leather work, initially. it was just something that had to be done. over time, it became a fun skill to learn, on it's own.

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Very nice looking!


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I just finished this last week. My wife and I are full-time woodturners. We make a entire array of things, salt & pepper mills, cremation urns, wine bottle stoppers and lots of other things that are round!

Norfolk Island Pine with small burl from our property.



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Here's a urn we did about 5 months ago.



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those are awesome. i watch those youtube videos of guys doing that type of woodwork. impressive.

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Learned how to bake bread, very rewarding and fun.




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Learned how to bake bread, very rewarding and fun.



That looks great. I have been baking bread too. I didn’t realize how much I would enjoy it. Day 2 of my sourdough starter. Hopefully, I don’t screw it up.




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great, now i want bread. not a good thing while trying to keep carbs down. well, now i am bending kydex for my pistols now. got some nice new kydex pants for my custom HK now. next up is some kydex for the CyberSteyr.

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got some nice new kydex pants


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I do some leather work. I have not attempted holsters yet, that will come soon.

I do some wood carving. I especially like making hiking and walking staffs.

I need to get my camera battery charged up and ready to go, storm season starts here real soon. I’m in tornado alley.

I’m getting my small garden ready, I’m planting a few things this weekend. I need to rebuild, or should I say redo the wood frames.

I’m in the ham radio hobby, I’m getting a new mast and dual band antenna up in the next week, and probably build another dipole for HF.

I’ve put a stop on bee keeping, they’re just too hard to keep alive now, and they’re expensive to buy.

I like raising rose bushes, I used to have 55 bushes but Rose Rosette Disease killed most of them. I have 5 or 6 still alive and healthy and really enjoy them. Now that most of my neighbors are home from the Covid Disease I tell them to clip all the roses they want for their wives to enjoy.
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good grief, you must be busy all the time. i wish i had enough time to dabble in more interests, myself. good stuff.

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Rainy day projects:

We have a few of those half-circle windows in our house & custom 'blind' panels are pricey.

Had a fair bit of 'scrap' wood around the house, so decided to DIY it.

My original idea, was to build a filler panel that would slide into the pocket, then my wife decided she wanted 'shutters'.

A trip to HD, borrowed my F-I-L's air stapler & a few hours of my time.

Not 100% happy with a few parts, but overall I think they'll work. And, if not, I only have about $20 (hinges, staples, paint) in it.

This is the back side & they'll be closed the majority of the time.
Learned a few things & will probably do a better job on the next set.


And, a shot of what the front will be


With all the time spent waiting on paint & glue to dry, got some work done on reorganizing the garage. End goal is to get 1 bay cleared up enough to fit my car back in. Once the dead fridge is gone, it should free up the last bit of space I'll need.

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