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      "Tucker Gunleather has been VERY helpful with my purchase and to make sure I order the right size and type of my belt. It is being made for me, and I am sure it will arrive in a timely manner. The personal sevice is the most impressive!"

      -- Connie Doe Burgess


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Secrets Revealed! Tucker Makes A Holster – Part 2 – Trimming The Leather

Posted by Rob Longenecker on August 7th, 2006

This is one of the two pieces making up the pancake holster. Once the leather is cut with the clicker die, Tucker trims the leather a bit with the head knife tool.

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Next he bevels the edges.  Using a sponge and water to wet the leather in the area he will bevel. Why dampen the leather? Because dampening the leather makes it easier to work.  And from experience, Tucker knows just how much water to use.

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Tucker then selects which beveling tool he wants to use.

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Once he has the proper tool, Tucker bevels the top edge of the leather.

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Quality leather is easier with the right tools. Tucker’s got ’em. And these are just the ones I can show ya. The others are proprietary secrets belonging only to Tucker himself.

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The holster pieces are now ready to be sewn together . . .

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Which is where we’ll pick things up in the next post. Be there to learn just how is it that Tucker can guarantee his holsters for life.

 

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