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 Post subject: Leather for the #1 gun.
PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2004 6:49 pm 
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I asked Mark to post these pictures for me, because I was having trouble getting them to post.
The first shows a pattern cut out and the reverse side skived down at the edges. This will be laminated with shark, and I didn't want the edges to be too thick.
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Second shows the cutting operation using a hudraulic clicker.

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Third photo shows waxing the edges with hot wax.

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I'll try to get more photos as the work progresses.
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Hi Lou,

Thanks for sharing a look into what it takes to make a quality holster! I've never seen the process myself, so I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of it. Is the machine in the second photo a press that operates a die to cut out the pattern? Is it called a "clicker press"? Thanks for a look!


Edited to add: Heck yes it's a clicker. I should bother to read the captions! :roll:

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Oh, this is gonna be nice. By the way Lou who is in the picture? I thought you were in your 30's still. Seriously, thanks Lou this is going to make a nice finishing touch to a beautiful pistol.

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Lou-

This is great stuff!! Maybe others have, but I'm in the same boat as John and have neer seen anything like this posted before. I bet a bunch of us are enjoying learning something about what goes into making your "goodies". Thanks!

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Lou,

Keep the pictures coming, I would love to see the process and detailed explanation of the steps

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Hey now... I know what holster that’s gonna’ be!!! Lou it’s nice to see you “mug” on the forum too... kinda’ dresses up the place. :wink:


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Thanks guys.. I'll try to get more photos as the work progresses.
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It's great to see the process! Thanks Lou! Now... get back to work. :lol:

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Hey Lou,

Thanks for sharing them pics, I'd love to see more....I've never seen a holster being made before.

BTW, looks like the clicker could double as a giant waffle iron, to be used at the annual 4th of July fireman's pancake breakfast!?!? :lol:

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