YouTube and the "interweb" are priceless tools for learning the craft.
I must agree. I'm in the planning stages of a bandoleer style holster for my 14" scoped Encore. I haven't quite found what I'm looking for and the prices I've been quoted to build what I want ($450+) has led me to try my creative skills. In the long run I'm probably going to be better off paying the $$ to have one made - LOL. We shall see!