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by Paul's Shield
Mon May 12, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Show your DIY Ideas and Projects
Replies: 157
Views: 52879

Re: Show your DIY Ideas and Projects

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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by Paul's Shield
Wed May 07, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Show your DIY Ideas and Projects
Replies: 157
Views: 52879

Re: Show your DIY Ideas and Projects

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.
by Paul's Shield
Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:04 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Show your DIY Ideas and Projects
Replies: 157
Views: 52879

Re: Show your DIY Ideas and Projects

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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by Paul's Shield
Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Show your DIY Ideas and Projects
Replies: 157
Views: 52879

Re: Show your DIY Ideas and Projects

I polished the barrel of my S&W M&P Shield

Have to apologize I didn't get a before picture but it was the exact same color as the rest of the pistol.

Materials needed: Mother's mag & aluminum polish, 400, 800, 1500, & 2000 grit sand paper, Red scotchbrite pads, Dremel tool with polishing wheel & red compound.

Step 1: soak in vinegar for 3-4 hours
Step 2: Take red scotchbrite pad and put some mag polish on it and give it an inital rub. do this for about a few minutes
Step 3: Take 400 grit paper and apply some more mag polish and rub, rub, rub slowing increasing to the finest grit paper. Wipe it down to see progress.
Step 4: once you feel you removed enough of the black coating take the dremel tool and apply some compound to the polishing wheel and start polishing it up. This took me about 15-20 minutes. I would rub off the compound once it turned black to check progress and kept polishing until I was satisfied.
Step 5: apply mag polish and wipe off with micro fiber cloth.
Final: clean barrel as if you were just cleaning right after coming from the range.

this process will apply to basicly any part. You'll notice I also did the spring stop.

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