Hi, folks!. My name is Roman and now i am gonna show you how to make a
Makarov handgun leather holster. You can buy this pattern here
To make it I need these goods and tools:
- A4 piece of 9-10 oz veg tan leather.
- Wing divider.
- An Awl.
- Utility knife.
- Woodcarving round chisel.
- №5 overstitch wheel
- 1mil and 6mil round punches.
- Paring knife or skiver.
- A piece of plastic 4mil*38mil*100mil size(or a leather strap with same size).
- Some clamps.
- Molding tools(such as bone creaser, sticks with balls, modelers etc. )
- A pencil or a pen.
- Dremel tool with sandpaper drum.
- Adjustable U-gouge.
- #2 edge beveler.
- A mallet or maul.
- A glove snap and setter for it.
- Some leather dye(your preferred color).
- Some kenda orly edge dye.
- Neatsfoot oil.
- Some pieces of sandpaper(different grits).
- Multi-size wood slicker.
- A thread and two needles.
- Thread cutter.
- Leather stamps and swivel knife.
- A gun or a bluegun.
- And, of course, a will to make an awesome holster!
Step 1: Start
And now let’s start to make it. First of all put your holster pattern onto a piece of leather and trace it with pen, pencil or awl.
Then cut it with utility knife. You may use a woodcarving round chisel to cut rounded corners.
Now we are ready to make some Sheridan style carving on a reinforcement piece. Damp it with wet sponge and transfer a pattern onto it. Then cut with swivel knife and make tooling with your stamps.
I put my logo on a belt loop with arbor press.
Mark the hole for the snap and cut it with 6mil round punch. Mark the outline from flesh side of leather to fit the snap. Cut the socket with adjustable U-gouge to drown the snap inside the holster. Punch 1mil hole in the locking loop. And now install the snap.
Now you have all your parts ready to assembly.
Mark all the stitching lines with overstitch wheel. You should have 16 holes on double edges of the holster.
Then burn single edges with your preferred method. I damp it with water and burnish with a slicker, then dye with kenda orly.
Now you can dye your holster as you like. I like to sew it first and then cover with some coats of neatsfoot oil.
Then dye is dry we are ready to sew. I sew witn 1 mil thick waxed thread. First sew reinforcement piece and belt loop. Don’t forget to glue it with contact cement!
Then upper part of belt loop is sewed wet with water the middle part of it.
Sew lower part of the belt loop and put in it you plastic piece or a leather strap.
Wet the inside of holster with water and glue the single edges together with contact cement. Clamp the holster with your clamps to better fit the single edges.
Now we are ready to mold the holster. Prepare your gun. If you use a real gun make sure that it is unloaded. I use an airsoft gun. I put needless leather stamp on the top of a gun to make a rear sight channel. You can use whatever you want the same size.
Put your gun into the holster and close the locking loop.
Using your molding tools make a desired shape of your holster.
Now I am ready to coat my holster with neatsfoot oil.
And let it dry for a night or longer if it is necessary.
And now it is ready. Thank.