novice leatherworker and holsters

This is a discussion on novice leatherworker and holsters within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Hello, I love tinkering, and also being self-reliant. I made an IWB holster out of leather (if I recall it was 6-8 ounce, vegetable tanned ...

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    novice leatherworker and holsters

    Hello,
    I love tinkering, and also being self-reliant. I made an IWB holster out of leather (if I recall it was 6-8 ounce, vegetable tanned cowhide. Wet and molded to my pistol). Rough side is on the inside. I love it, it is comfortable and functional. I carry a Kimber full sized Target II in it. However it sucks the oil off my pistol, dries it right up. I worry a little that long-term this might not be great for the pistol, (body moisture, etc). What do you you guys do? Should I oil the leather? Line the next one I make? Any thoughts are appreciated.
    ( I did use a web-site photo for ideas for the holster. Hope I have not infinged on anyones patents!? By no stretch of the imagination do I have any "commercial" intentions with my leatherwork!)

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    can't help you, but can we see a picture of it? I'm a tinkerer myself, except I usually break whatever I tinker with so I like to see others that are more successful than I....

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    Ok, I will swallow my pride and take a pic.

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    Don't worry, I made about 4 kydex holsters for my Hk once. One works pretty good actually, the rest....didn't....the one that works still looks like a Glock took a dump on my Hk though...

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    Hi bentip
    It's great that you're making your own holsters.
    I'm sure that you got a great amount of satisfaction from making your own carry rig.
    I don't think that you can infringe on any patent rights if you copy any design of anything for your own private and personal use.
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    lets see a pic

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    Now I'm Curious...

    please share a pic of your work...

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    Ditto - don't be afraid to show the rig.

    Our rig afficionados can probably answer your main questions.
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    I am new to this forum. How do I post a photo if I now have one downloaded onto my desktop? I did not find the answere to this in FAQs. I see there is a button to go to a URL, but I don't think that will help me.

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    Easiest is to attach - look below the message posting window next time - and observe ''manage attachments'' . You'' get a new window open and then browse to where your pic is and upload it - it will appear as a thumbnail we can click on. Not too big tho if possible - 640x480 and 50k to 100k is good to aim for.

    Otherwsie - upload a pic to a hosting site like Imageshack, photobucket - and link to that url within ''img'' tags
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    Hopefully there is an image with this note. Thanks for the info on how to enclose this.

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    Nope - nothing there yet - make sure you complete the upload for attachment before closing that window then submit your post as usual.
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    I see that you managed to get your holster photo uploaded as your Public Profile Picture.
    The picture is small but, it looks doggone nice!

    Now...can you get it so others can see it in this thread? I hope so. It looks nice!
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    bentip, PM sent
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    One last try

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