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Secrets Revealed! Tucker Makes A Holster – Part 1 – Die Cutting The Leather

Posted by Rob Longenecker on August 5th, 2006

Have you ever wondered how Tucker makes your holsters? Well, in this exclusive photo essay, Tucker is letting you sneak behind-the-scenes to watch him make a holster for your gun! These are just the photos, upcoming are podcasts that you can watch online or download to your iPod or MP3 player to watch him at work.

So, stay tuned. Lots more goodies coming down the road for you. If you’re not already subscribed to this blog, then please do so over in the right-hand column, that way you don’t miss a single thing!

For now, enjoy this series.

Tucker has a collection of numerous patterns that are used frequently. To save hand cutting, Tucker uses dies that cut out the rough pattern like a cookie cutter. These are called “clicker dies” and are made to work with a high pressure press.

Tucker has a wall full of different dies that are made to his specifications.

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When Tucker begins to make your new holster (and they’re ALL made to order), he selects the appropriate die, and then roughcuts around it to select a piece of leather to work with.

Here, Tucker is getting ready to make a pancake for a J-Frame revolver and will cut the top and bottom pieces of leather.

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Next, the leather and the die are placed in the press and the cut is made.

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Here’s what the die cut produces, ready to be worked:

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Next up, watch Tucker trim the leather. Doesn’t quite look like a holster, does it!

 

 

 

 

2 Responses to “Secrets Revealed! Tucker Makes A Holster – Part 1 – Die Cutting The Leather”

  1. Roger W. Burdette Says:

    I am deeply impressed with this site and with this wonderful description of the process of making a fine holster. Thank you so much for this information. This is craftsmanship at its best.
    I will reccommend Tucker holsters to everyone I know who carries a gun for serious purposes.

    Sincerely,
    Roger W. Burdette
    Des Moines, Iowa
    Sig P239 in 357 sig

  2. Bruce Gibson Says:

    Good stuff! More, more!!

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