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Holsters - From left
to right the holsters are, 1-my style of belt
slide an all in one 1911 Auto holster it will
hold Colt's smallest to the AMT Long slide.
2-1911 cross draw for Combat Commander. 3-A cut
away combat holster. 4- A thumb break for a small
revolver. 5- Thumb break for a large revolver.
Saddle - Built on
a Modified Association tree using Hermann Oak
Holster and Belt Set
- A set of holsters and matching belt for a
customer's S & W Air weight and Colt
Holster - A carved, lined presentation
holster I made for a School Superintendent who
was retiring. Under the flap, I carved the
presentation statement honoring him. It was for a
Colt Woodsman .22 pistol.
Address book cover which
is hand sewn and light brown antique. Floral
design is of Stohlman origin.
Photo Album Cover - I have
finished with tooling all that is left is hand
sewing and trimming. The paradox symbol on the
back is of Indian origin. I used two different
saddle stamps on the corners. I will not do that
again. The team and wagon was taken from a photo.
This team and wagon was used on a two week
roundup in Nebraska. Sheridan style of floral
carving was used on the corners.
Belt - Plugged inlaid
alligator lined with pigskin, keeper the same
with inlaid gold initial 'P'. Note 'keeper' for
keeper. I put these on all my belts, having lost
an ornate keeper many years ago.
Knife pouch -
Alligator over lightweight leather with plugged
inlays and initial on flap. Magnetic closure
(what else?) with recess on inside of flap for
thong, so it will lay flat when closed. Hand
Watch - Goatskin lined
with delicate rope roll edge. Kangaroo with
plugged alligator inlays and 18k gold rivets.
Hand sewn. Keeper has turned edges instead of a
raw edge burnished.
Variegated Wren -
(10x8")Embossed appliqué of eight parts,
colored and mounted as parrot
Bird-bits - these
are the progressives I use for teaching classes.
Folder - to take an
5x8" writing pad. Has a padded natural color
leather cover, with an inverted water lily design,
and pocket on inside front. Hand sewn, with green
Green tree-frog -
(10x8")embossed appliqué of ten parts,
spirit dyed, mounted on linen cloth.
Blue Bonnet Parrot in
flight - (10x8")Embossed appliqué of six
parts, all spirit dye with a touch of white for
highlights. Graduated air-brush background on
Calendar - Here is
a calendar I did for a pony breeder for a
Molded from 12 oz. leather-free standing,
Used A. S. template
Finished by edging slicking and with
"Tandy's Leather Glow"
Two holes were punched into the lower
plain leather, for the screws.
Months were made using calendar software
and printed two to a page, then pages cut
Two holes were punched in each sheet and
secured to the leather with Chicago screws.
Contribution plate for a fund raiser. My own
trillium design-any suggestions on improving it?
I didn't want the lettering to stand out; that's
why it's left natural. The shine is from the
leather - no finish on it. Paint is Plaid folk
Horseshoe Paper Weight
- This is a paperweight made by forming leather
over a real horseshoe. These have been very
popular since I designed the first one over 10
years ago. No two are the same, because the
horseshoes were once fitted to a horse.
- showing carving detail. This purse won blue
ribbons at the 1998 Yavapai County, Arizona, Fair
and the 1998 Arizona State Fair.
Wallet 1 - The pictures show the left and right sides of the
wallet back, as well as the unique carved
lining. This wallet features western double
loop (or double cordovan) lacing.
Wallet 2 - The pictures show the left and right sides of the
wallet back, which features an original Bob Ower
floral carving pattern. The lacing is Mexican basket weave (or round braid).
Wallet 3 -
Traditional western floral carving with round
Matched Set - The purse
is a custom designed combination belt hanging or
shoulder strap bag. Outside measurements -
6-1/2" X 6" X 1-1/4"-
Gusseted to open to 6". Removable
shoulder strap and two belt loops with snaps for
easy belt attachment. Full inside lining with
snap closure coin pocket and vertical insert
check book pocket with two pen/pencil
loops. Lining and pockets made from 1/2 to
1 ounce pigskin in burgundy color. 3 to 4 ounce
tooling calf used for the purse body and 6 to 7
ounce calf for the shoulder strap. The completed
purse is light in weight, flexible and sturdy
enough to last through many years of use.
Matching belt with matching leather covered
buckle to complete the set.
Hat Rack - The back
is a piece of 1/4" masonite cut to shape
with a coping saw, sanded and covered with 1/2 to
1 oz. pig lining. There is an overlay
on that which is bonded and fastened with about
200 very small round head brass nails. The
Extended part which the hat hangs on is 8 to 9
oz. belt shoulder, cut to shape and wet molded
over a container - covered with cling wrap -
which originally had hot chocolate mix in
it. Then this part is also fastened in
position with those little brass nails. Overall dimensions are 9" X11" with 6-1/2"
extending to hold my hat. I'll do an article on
this project for the LC & SJ in the near
Day timer, Daytime Insides, Daytime Insides #2
- Here are three shots of the Organizer/Notebook
I made for myself and for my May/June, 2000
LC&SJ article. I'll be using it as an
Order-Receipt book and also as a Trip Record Book
while traveling to the Trade Shows. I have made
custom forms for these and the photos show the
Order-Receipt books inserted. The leather covers
for these were added after the article was
completed so they don't appear in the article.
Photos in the article are black and white. The
cover design is done on both front and back and
is modified from pictures in an old 1950's
vintage purse instruction book with my style of
leaves and stems added. The design is done on
both front and back. Inside there are double
pockets on both sides with the added 'fly leaf'
section with calculator, pens and business card
pockets. The lining, pockets, edge binding and
zipper pull are whiskey color kangaroo. The
tooling back is 4/5 ounce Wickett & Craig
Antelope - My first
attempt at figure carving, from a classic Al Stohlman pattern pack. It turned out pretty well,
but I'm still debating on the coloring.
Sheath - Fits the smaller C.S. Osborne head
knife. My personal sheath. Built in a hurry, with
a simple pattern, so I don't slice my hand
reaching into the tool box. :) Finished with
neets foot oil and tan kote.
Quick Draw Knife
- Designed for a lock blade knife it opens the
blade as you pull the knife out. The lock is
released as the knife is inserted and the sheath
swivels it closed. Very quick to use, very easy
to build. Illegal in some areas. Feibing's USMC
Black dye, tan kote.
Box - Jewelry Box, fully lined (inside with
purple suede) top is an overlay with red suede
soft-sculpture heart outlined with gold pigskin
with carved letters filled with gold pigskin on