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Sam Andrews of Andrews Custom Leather makes a holster with Hank Strange.

It’s a little long, but this is an excellent video done by Hank Strange in Sam Andrews shop down in Alachua, Florida.  This one takes you step-by-step through Sam’s process of making a belt slide, or “pancake” holster for a Glock 19.  Sam recently moved his shop from Alachua to St. Augustine, Florida.

Sam’s process is a little different than mine, but similar in many ways.  He’s been at it for some 40-years, and he stays booked with an extended backlog.  As a Maker, I love watching other Maker’s processes.  I always learn something, and this video is no exception.  One thing I learned from this one is that Sam Andrews seems to be a heck of a nice guy.

Awesome video from Hank Strange on a process I’m always fascinated by.  Check out Andrews Custom Leather here Andrews Custom Leather and Hank’s YouTube Channel here Hank Strange YouTube.

Check it out, and comment below!

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Tourists dropping in for a visit. And, not much to write about.

Nice, calm weekend here on the Redneck Riviera.  Tourists can be annoying, irritating, and many times just plain dangerous.

Typically, they ride around in cars and trucks, barefeet propped up on the dash, camera-phone gripped in one or both hands, lost to the real world.  There’s a comfort in knowing what to look for, and avoid.

Well, yesterday a couple of them tried a new approach.  They fell semi-controlled right outta the sky.

Never a dull moment.  The story is here  CONTROLLED CRASH  on the WJHG website.

I needed some content.  Got it.  I’ll mark this one done.

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Beautiful Friday morning here on the Redneck Riviera.

Tourist development hates the “Redneck Riviera” handle, but if the boot fits, right?  Enjoying the Winter calm before the late February onslaught of projectile vomiting, booze-addled, drug-fueled Spring Breakers.  It’s a gorgeous 60-degrees out there.  I believe I’ll take a break from “in-here,” and get “out-there.”

We’ve had some major rule changes in Bay County for Spring Break 2016.  Good for those of us that live here year-round, not so good for college students looking to wreak havoc during their week off in paradise.  The old adage, “Come on vacation, leave on probation” is in full force this year.

Sugar white sands of Panama City Beach
Pre-Spring Break cleanup. 141 arrested. Click the photo for the story.
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Websites, projects and cluttered benches.

A place for everything, and everything outta place.
A place for everything, and everything outta place.

I’ve heard it said, “there’s a method to the madness.”  Seems appropriate.

It’s been a busy month around here so far, and I’m thankful for it.  If you’ve been here before, you’ve likely noticed a lot of changes.  We’re experimenting with “website themes.”  You may have also noticed that when it comes to technology, I really don’t know what the hell I’m doing.

That hasn’t slowed me down.

Most of what’s posted around here is gunleather in some shape or form.  Today, there are a few holsters, quite a few belts, and a couple of workbench and machinery photos.  Fact is, gunleather’s just a small part of what I do.  It’s fun, and I enjoy it–I carry every day, so it’s near & dear you might say.

Among other things, I also make a little rodeo gear, a lot of livestock, pet and cowboy gear, and there’s a few saddles in various stages of progress.  There’s always something “underway.”  That could mean anything from just-started to damn-near done.  As I figure things out, I’ll post it, or list it, and if you like it, we can make it possible for you to own it.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you’ll make it a regular visit.