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01-01-2014, 11:29 PM
A big welcome to makeitjones' vendor section Indy_cheers

Check out his website at makeitjones.co.uk I'm pretty stoked about the Streets of Cairo bagstraps myself ???

01-02-2014, 05:08 PM
Welcome, "makeitjones'"!!!

01-05-2014, 05:06 PM
Many thanks for the welcomes - you can find pictures and prices for everything I make at http://www.makeitjones.co.uk - if you want to arrange an order or enquire about other custom work just send me a message at vanmaelstrom@googlemail.com.

I'm a one-stop-shop for the assorted pieces the discerning Indy fan might need to finish off an outfit or collection, making film specific replicas of the assorted whip holders, belts, gas mask bag straps and holsters along with bag and jacket buckles, whip falls and crackers.

The Makeitjones ethos is small scale production of custom made replica items from quality materials with a personal touch. Everything is made by me from scratch so it's easy to accommodate specific requests you have for items. These are made by a fan for other fans - I've even got a degree in Archaeology.

Assorted other custom leather work also undertaken - from watch straps to church bell mufflers!

Here's to a great 2014.

01-20-2014, 11:05 PM
Thrown together a photobucket album of pictures of gear I've made - as a sample here's a hand dyed antique look Last Crusade holster that I just finished today.


If that doesn't work here's the link to the album http://s1173.photobucket.com/user/makeitjones/media/KyleLCholster_zps329a0558.jpg.html?sort=3&o=1

03-26-2014, 10:12 PM
Here's a couple of other recent holsters and some new design 'grab' whip holders I've been working on which take the pressure off the press stud - enjoy!


03-27-2014, 01:45 AM
"MakeItJones", I saw your new whip holder design on your website which intrigued me. I've found the double wrap whip holder to be THE most secure whip holder I've personally used but, can be somewhat difficult to secure the snap at times. With your new design, I really like the streamlined, simplistic look of the holder. How secure is your new whip holder compared to the double wrap?

03-27-2014, 09:46 PM
A good question but not a straightforward answer…

Having made 500+ of them I've worked out the factors at play in how secure a holder is:

Grip - the surface area contact of the holder and whip and the friction between them. A rougher inner surface on a holder will improve grip;

Pop - the amount of outward Pull a press stud can take before it pops open. Two press studs on a holder gives a high Pop level; and

Pull - the force the coiled whip puts on the press stud through the strap. Movement of the whip amplifies outward Pull. Supple leathers will absorb some of the Pull better than stiffer ones.

A standard SA looser fit holder has a reasonable amount of Grip and doesn't put too much outward Pull on the press stud but the weight of the whip handle can overcome the Grip and leave it trailing as we sometimes see on screen. A tighter fit on a standard will increase Grip but also the Pull so is more likely to Pop.

A double wrap has 2 to 3 times the Grip area of a standard and the weight of the whip holds the strap loop in place around it. If there is sufficient strap length after the loop this design also reduces the outward Pull force – but too short a strap will increase Pull. A double wrap / double snap is a very strong configuration.

If the standard press stud set up is like pinching thumb and forefinger together the ‘grab’ holder designs are more like gripping something in your fist. The tighter fit gives more Grip and the press stud placement has Push on it instead of Pull so you have the equivalent Pop level of the double press stud.

The attached pictures show the two grab variations – ‘over under’ (top strap fastens over bottom) and ‘under over’ (bottom strap fastens over top) – both seem to be equally strong.

If you put them head to head the a single press stud double wrap has the highest and tightest Grip levels but the grab has the lowest Pull / highest Pop levels (and more Grip than a standard).

Both sacrifice some screen accuracy but that’s offset by their real world practicality.

I'm wondering now if a ‘double wrap grab’ would be the best of both worlds? Only one way to find out so will make a prototype and post pictures in next day or so.


03-27-2014, 11:06 PM
"MakeItJones", thank you for the reply to my inquiry. And thank you for all your efforts, time, and patience in attempting to produce a truly, secure bullwhip holder. It is very much appreciated. :goodjob:

And I would sacrifice some screen accuracy for real world practicality any day.

I actually like the "under over" grab whip holder configuration. Needless to say, an email concerning a purchase for that type of whip holder from you maybe forthcoming in both the "Raiders" version and the "Temple/Crusade" version. :)

SD Jones
03-28-2014, 12:46 AM
I like it!

It really looks like a more secure whip holder while maintaining a good amount of SA. I'm a complete convert over to "practical vs SA" after using one of Dusty Damrel's double wrap whip holders compared to a regular version. This looks like a very good "middle ground".

Good job. I may also be trying one out.

03-28-2014, 02:39 AM
I have a double whip holder also from wade Egan. I totally prefer it however I find that the whip hangs too low I must be doing something wrong maybe.

04-26-2014, 07:59 AM
Just got one of your bag straps. Ever since the bluray release the grooves on my wade Egan strap had been bugging me! Anyway, nice job at a good price. The leather has a nicely broken in quality to it which I like.

04-26-2014, 11:24 AM
Excellent - always good to hear back that my gear fits the bill.

Finally got round to making first attmept at the double wrap grap whip holder mentioned earlier in the thread - think I'd shorten the top strap and lenghten the bottom for a better fit on any future ones though.

Looked at the ones by other makers mentioned in the thread and they're pretty similar - nice to know I've eventually arrived at the same idea as others!

04-26-2014, 09:20 PM
REALLY liking your Double Wrap Grab whip holder, "makeitjones". Are these available for sale yet? And if so, are you going produce "Raiders", "TOD", "LC" Crystal Skull" versions of these?

04-27-2014, 03:18 PM
Thanks - I make everything to order so just send me a message through the link on www.makeitjones.co.uk if you'd like one making for you and we can arrange - have a range of different shades of predyed brown leathers or can do hand dyed for a more antique look.

Style wise I'll call the prototype the TOD / LC type (with the slight adjustments to dimensions I'd mentioned) , KOTCS would have a longer 'tab' after the press stud and ROLA would have a folded and riveted tab. These use a bit more leather than a regular double wrap holder so will probably be pricing at £11.50 instead of £11 to cover that.

02-18-2015, 10:09 PM
Must try and post more often but my range of custom holsters for vintage pistols has proved very popular and eaten up most of my making time.

Managed to make some time and modify my Raiders holster template for a recent order - rather liking the results (as does new owner)

02-19-2015, 04:02 AM
Beautiful!! Just beautiful!

03-12-2017, 09:49 PM
I've been very remiss about keeping my thread up to date, but to remedy that here's a link to my Pinterest page showing examples of the range of handmade Indiana Jones gear and equipment I produce - https://uk.pinterest.com/makeitjones/custom-replica-indiana-jones-leather-gear/

Here's a couple of examples:


If you like the look of anything you see there or in the other albums (there's a lot of custom holsters going on) get in touch at makeitjones.co.uk@gmail.com or check out the full range at http://www.makeitjones.co.uk- every item is handmade to order and worldwide shipping is available.


03-12-2017, 10:12 PM
This time with pictures:



03-18-2017, 05:44 PM
I highly recommend makeitjones' products. I've found them to be top notch quality along with superb customer service. Yeah..sounds a bit like a pitch I know..but, 8 years into the hobby now and I've experienced a wide swath of vendor offerings. His are very, very good :whip: