Saturday, August 25, 2012
Leatherbound- Gun Bloggers Rendezvous and a Ruger
Going to Gun Bloggers Rendezvous?
Engineering Johnson has a post up with some great GBR news and the story behind it. Ruger has very generously donated a very dandy wheel gun, the Single Ten, to the GBR fund raising raffle.
If you haven't sent in your registration, get thee to Gunbloggers and send it in now. If you participate in the raffle you'll be helping Project Valour-IT and you might just get a Single Ten as your reward!
If you're really lucky, you might also get a donated hand crafted gun belt to go with it. (It's not finished in these first two photos, taken a couple weeks ago, but it's going to be a dandy when it's all done.)
I've never watched anyone make a belt and holster from raw materials before. There was the pattern, an expanse of leather, some Fieblings dye and some tools. He'd never tried it before, but he had the tools, and he wanted to do something for the fundraise.
One evening, when I'm in the study writing sonnets of butterflies, kittens and violets (OK, I was online looking at a new Dillon press and bacon porn), there comes this WHACK! from the other room. Barkley jumped up and woofed. WHACK! Another woof. It sounded like a pile driver. Ahh, so THAT's how the letters are put on there, stamps and brute force. Cool!
I wish I was going to GBR for all the fun and fund raising. But vacation was spent with my Dad,and I won't have any extra days off til, well, it's time to spend more time with him. Every day is precious, and sometimes doing a little something, be it a donation of your labor, your time or your heart for a good reason, makes it all worth it. If you can work in a Ruger wheel gun in there, even better.
Go check out EJ's post on the firearm and then go show some appreciation to the folks over at Ruger for making this all possible! (Lori, you're the best!)
Update: There is still a little stiching work to be done but it's 80% finished -