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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 3 – Sewing The Holster

Posted by Rob Longenecker on August 9th, 2006

First, Tucker likes to cut a stitch groove in the leather where the stitch line will be. It makes for a much nicer look and protects the stitching against abrasion somewhat when it’s worn.

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The two halves of the holster are glued together using “Barge’s Cement.”
It is applied to both sides and allowed to become tacky before the two sides are mated.
The main purpose of the glue is to prevent movement during sewing.

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After the two sides are glued together, the sandwiched edge is abraded with a cartridge roll on a spindle that spins and moves up and down to even the edges perfectly.

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Now the mated and edged leather is taken to the machine and sewn.
The machine that Tucker uses is a Tippman pneumatic machine.

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Tucker takes a first pass with a single line of stitching.

 

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Then Tucker double stitches the areas of max stress.

 

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The stitching is done with the highest quality synthetic threads so that the seams can never rot and come apart during the life of the holster. And that’s just one of the secrets on how we guarantee our holsters for life . Betcha can’t find one other holster maker with balls like that.

But then Tucker is a unique craftsman and not part of the ‘holster herd’ in the first place.

Tucker uses an oval punch to punch out the belt slots.

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Next step will be wet molding the holster.

 

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