Home made IWB

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    Home made IWB

    My first attempt at a home made holster. Next time I need good leather. suede was a poor choice.

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    You might think about using kydex. I haven't handled it first hand but I would think that it would be much easier to manipulate, mold, etc. for the do-it-yourselfer.

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    Hey that's not bad for your first attempt. Keep it up, you'll master it in no time.
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    Every great holster maker had a 'first attempt'...not bad...don't stop now...
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    What Rhome said.

    You should have seen my first attempt. Scary.

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    jimbo where did you find that clip?

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    Definitely want to go with veg tanned leather. Suede is a no go.

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    Absolutely go with vegetable tanned leather and not suede.

    Also...I see that you are using a stitching awl. Here is a much better way to go to get strong beautiful stitches by hand.

    Some folks use a small drill bit and pre-drill their stitching holes rather than using a stitching awl but doing it the traditional way really makes a beautiful job of it. See the pics of the knife sheath. You can DO that for about $30 in actual materials. Yes...you can.

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    Looks good. Keep at it.
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