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Re: Show your DIY Ideas and Projects

Postby Paul's Shield » Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:04 pm

Made myself a small pocket holster but also decided to try my hand at tooling. I have always loved hand tooled leather. Something my father passed down to me. Anyways I purchased the S&W M & P BG380 and couldn't find any pocket holster so I decided to make my own but decided to add the tooling. I really enjoy this stuff. This was only a second piece I did but will continue to learn and practice more. I still need to dye it and polish it but just wanted to show you guys.

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Re: Show your DIY Ideas and Projects

Postby jiannichan » Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:32 pm

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Not as cool as others DIY, or other DIY I've done. But This is my first lower build, and I don''t have space for a work bench. I've read of many people building a platform for people to stand on while they torque down the barrel nut. So I build one.


That is pretty awesome. I live in an apartment and I don't have the luxury of having a dedicated room for working on my builds or guns. I have always wanted to build my own upper and thought about building something like that to allow me. I may have to build one now and start buying some tools to work on an upper.
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Re: Show your DIY Ideas and Projects

Postby TBJK » Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:06 am

corbmonster wrote:[ Image ]

Not as cool as others DIY, or other DIY I've done. But This is my first lower build, and I don''t have space for a work bench. I've read of many people building a platform for people to stand on while they torque down the barrel nut. So I build one.

My upper is an A3 so I did as many others had & use cutting board to sandwich the upper in the vise while I torqued it. I couldn't find an upper jig during the hight of the AR scare.


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Re: Show your DIY Ideas and Projects

Postby BAW1967 » Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:47 pm

Paul's Shield wrote:Made myself a small pocket holster but also decided to try my hand at tooling. I have always loved hand tooled leather. Something my father passed down to me. Anyways I purchased the S&W M & P BG380 and couldn't find any pocket holster so I decided to make my own but decided to add the tooling. I really enjoy this stuff. This was only a second piece I did but will continue to learn and practice more. I still need to dye it and polish it but just wanted to show you guys.

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Re: Show your DIY Ideas and Projects

Postby asbandr » Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:22 pm

Nice job! I was gonna post pics of the holsters I've made, but I'm not following that post up! Lol! My stuff looks like kindergarten crafts compared to yours!
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Re: Show your DIY Ideas and Projects

Postby Paul's Shield » Wed May 07, 2014 3:46 pm

asbandr wrote:Nice job! I was gonna post pics of the holsters I've made, but I'm not following that post up! Lol! My stuff looks like kindergarten crafts compared to yours!



Thanks. I'm still practicing and growing my tool collection. I had no idea how many little tools this leather tooling requires. I'll be making a small OWB holster for a S&W M&P BG380 soon. just ordering some stuff and waiting on it to get here.
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Re: Show your DIY Ideas and Projects

Postby asbandr » Wed May 07, 2014 8:49 pm

Paul's Shield wrote:
asbandr wrote:Nice job! I was gonna post pics of the holsters I've made, but I'm not following that post up! Lol! My stuff looks like kindergarten crafts compared to yours!



Thanks. I'm still practicing and growing my tool collection. I had no idea how many little tools this leather tooling requires. I'll be making a small OWB holster for a S&W M&P BG380 soon. just ordering some stuff and waiting on it to get here.


Oh I know it! I decided to try making a leather holster and got hooked. Every time I went to Tandy's I got a few more tools. My husband started getting pretty annoyed with me. Until I had the tools and skills to make him a custom holder for his new glock 19. He's not allowed to talk trash now.
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Re: Show your DIY Ideas and Projects

Postby Paul's Shield » Mon May 12, 2014 11:22 am

Not gun related, but my next piece will be a small OWB holster for a BG380.

I purchased this knife in Utah while on a moto trip and while the holster it came with was ok you could tell it was just a cheap holster to temporarily cover the knife. I set out to make my own worthy of this handmade knife and something it would be proud to be covered in.

First step: Tooled
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Then I accented the background with black dye

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Afterwards I dyed it with a desert tan dye and polished with some saddlesoap and finished off with a good burnish on the edges.

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Re: Show your DIY Ideas and Projects

Postby CoffeeNut » Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:47 pm

The finish on my Taurus 709 Slim barrel was looking pretty bad, or bad enough to bother me, and I decided to try my hand at polishing the barrel. All I needed was a YouTube video from Yankee Marshall and a few items from WalMart and I was good to go. I'm very happy with the results and the pistol now looks much better although I have a little touch up work to do in areas I couldn't reach with polishing wheel I have. It took me about 45 minutes to get the results you see now.

Sorry the pictures are so big.

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Re: Show your DIY Ideas and Projects

Postby drjoker » Sun Nov 16, 2014 1:54 pm

100 years from now, when everybody uses laser guns, your heirs are going to lament that you ruined the collectors' value of your antique Taurus handgun by removing the original finish. (collectors want the original finish, even if it is crappy looking. shiny refinished guns have very low collector value unless it is exceedingly rare).

LOL. :biggrinjester:

CoffeeNut wrote:The finish on my Taurus 709 Slim barrel was looking pretty bad, or bad enough to bother me, and I decided to try my hand at polishing the barrel. All I needed was a YouTube video from Yankee Marshall and a few items from WalMart and I was good to go. I'm very happy with the results and the pistol now looks much better although I have a little touch up work to do in areas I couldn't reach with polishing wheel I have. It took me about 45 minutes to get the results you see now.

Sorry the pictures are so big.

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Re: Show your DIY Ideas and Projects

Postby Jumping Frog » Sun Nov 16, 2014 3:53 pm

drjoker wrote:100 years from now, when everybody uses laser guns, your heirs are going to lament that you ruined the collectors' value of your antique Taurus handgun by removing the original finish. (collectors want the original finish, even if it is crappy looking. shiny refinished guns have very low collector value unless it is exceedingly rare).

Have a hard time imagining a Taurus 709 being a valuable antique. "rlol"

Maybe 1,000 years from now . . . :biggrinjester:
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Re: Show your DIY Ideas and Projects

Postby CoffeeNut » Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:44 pm

drjoker wrote:100 years from now, when everybody uses laser guns, your heirs are going to lament that you ruined the collectors' value of your antique Taurus handgun by removing the original finish. (collectors want the original finish, even if it is crappy looking. shiny refinished guns have very low collector value unless it is exceedingly rare).

LOL. :biggrinjester:



I'm surprised it took someone on the internet over 2 months to take a swipe at Taurus. :lol::
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Re: Show your DIY Ideas and Projects

Postby CoffeeNut » Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:48 pm

Jumping Frog wrote:
drjoker wrote:100 years from now, when everybody uses laser guns, your heirs are going to lament that you ruined the collectors' value of your antique Taurus handgun by removing the original finish. (collectors want the original finish, even if it is crappy looking. shiny refinished guns have very low collector value unless it is exceedingly rare).

Have a hard time imagining a Taurus 709 being a valuable antique. "rlol"

Maybe 1,000 years from now . . . :biggrinjester:


Just you wait until the next gun panic. I'll sell this sweet $300 piece with super shiny barrel and 8 rare 9mm bullets for $700 :biggrinjester:
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Re: Show your DIY Ideas and Projects

Postby Deltaboy » Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:23 pm

puma guy wrote:This may belong in another heading since I didn't build it. Found this bag at Sears on sale for $5.99 and I thought it would make a great simple gear bag. It makes a perfect case carrier for shotgun shells, but it would hold just about anything. I put 6 boxes of 12 ga in it for the pictures and there's room to spare. 12 inch Big Mouth Bag
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I use one for my black power stuff and another one I customized as my travel toiletries bag since I got all those prescriptions to carry.

They are great bags and I try to buy them every time they are on sale at Sears. :txflag:
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Re: Show your DIY Ideas and Projects

Postby Jumping Frog » Sun Dec 07, 2014 12:43 am

CoffeeNut wrote:Just you wait until the next gun panic. I'll sell this sweet $300 piece with super shiny barrel and 8 rare 9mm bullets for $700 :biggrinjester:

:mrgreen: :lol: :lol:
Well, I sat on the sidelines the last two gun buying panics with a quiet smile on my face. With components stockpiled to make over 20,000 rounds and thousands more finished rounds in inventory, I never worried about running out. :tiphat:
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