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I have a Tandy store two blocks away but I went there and all they had were whole cows!  (moo).  They had one piece of scrap neither large enough or black and no finish to it.  Lots of cool hardware though so now I know where to buy snaps and such.  But where do I get some nice 7-9oz leather with a slight grain finish (not pebble!) and black both sides?   Enough to make a holster.

 

I prefer to build one just for fun...part of the hobby you know, learn something new and, I've never done leather craft.

 

 

 

Thanks!

Russell

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I use vinyl and glue it back to back for thickness, a cheaper option if you can't find leather

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Tandy is the best place, ask for a shoulder. It is expensive though, if you are just making one. Check eBay for someone selling a remnant piece. You want something about 16" square to be on the safe side. I can send you a piece big enough for a holster if you have no luck any where else.

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Tandy is the best place, ask for a shoulder. It is expensive though, if you are just making one. Check eBay for someone selling a remnant piece. You want something about 16" square to be on the safe side. I can send you a piece big enough for a holster if you have no luck any where else.

Yes that would be cool!   I might take you up on it.  I will look around again first. Maybe going back to the Tandy store and beg and grovel for a scrap piece.  Talking to some people that tool their own leather I see that it is the way of things that leather comes like the Tandy store sells it.  Mostly whole hides and shoulders and parts.  

 

I just might bail and buy one!  But that's no fun  :angry: .

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