Whacha Been Up To......

Discussion in 'Sheaths & Such' started by Horsewright, Sep 8, 2018.

  1. Macan

    Macan

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    Apr 7, 2014
    @Dave, I can see where this goes, make reata, make some boots and buy a horse:):):)
    For whip I used a veg tan bellie, which wont stretch much, and if stretches, wont brake.
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    Roo leather is best but no one sells it here, and I am not sure to buy online
    And for reata it will have to wait its turn, but one day for sure...
     
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  2. Horsewright

    Horsewright KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 4, 2011
    For a reata they say you want an old cow that is just about to die from old age. They say rawhide made from such a hide is the best for a reata. And ya always have to braid em in the winter time. Pretty clean side!
     
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  3. Macan

    Macan

    312
    Apr 7, 2014
    Well, I didnt know that for old cow, Iwill use that sometimes, thanks for advice!
     
  4. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    I've been working on this knife for like 5 years! It's finally in a state where I feel comfortable letting it go. The sheath was a pretty quick job, I was actually fairly surprised by how smoothly it went. No huge mistakes, (plenty of little ones) and it looks like it'll hold up pretty well in its intended environment. I waxed the heck out of it, just finished today :)
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  5. Horsewright

    Horsewright KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 4, 2011
    That looks great Lorien. Why the second snap on the strap?
     
  6. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    thanks man!

    because the sheath is wet molded with a cam, the knife stays in the sheath really well on its own and needs broken out by pushing with your thumb. The second snap is there so, around camp or whatever, the strap can be snapped down with the second snap to keep it from flapping around and the knife can be taken out and put back in without having to snap or unsnap anything. Because it's going to be out around and in rivers, I wanted to have a secondary safety of the strap. Usually I don't really like straps and snaps all that much
     
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  7. brewbear

    brewbear

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    Nov 14, 2019
    Hi all! First off I would like to thank all of you for the excellent tutorials, hints and tricks of the trade, they are invaluable and truly pearls of wisdom. At this point I'm reading more than doing but I did spend all day yesterday making the folding knife sheath from @Horsewright 's tutorial/pictorial. It is a far cry from his masterful work but not too shabby for a first try at leather work. I know I need to collect more pearls before I can call myself a novice, right now I qualify as a dabbler (at best). I have several basic tools and slowly buying more. My approach is to buy what I can afford with an eye on quality vs. quantity. It is true the best tool is experience (I would buy a 55 gallon drum if I could) but I'd rather have a good edger (Barry King) rather than a hand full of edgers of real poor quality. I will try to figure out how to post pics and I will do so when my efforts are worthy of looking at. For now I'll just keep on reading. With gratitude, Ted.
     
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  8. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    just finished this sheath for a CPK FK, #1 of 5

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  9. disduster

    disduster Gold Member Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

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    Oct 18, 2007
  10. Horsewright

    Horsewright KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 4, 2011
    Well thats a clever solution. Good idea.

    Welcome Ted to our little corner of BF! Please post some pics when you are done with that little project. While we've got som BK edgers, day in and day out I grab the Western Bent Tip edgers by Osborne. Betcha we use em for 99.99999 percent of our edging.

    Very Nice!!
    Wow nice work. Indeed that is a stack. Welcome.
     
  11. rtmind

    rtmind

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    Mar 8, 2013
    RBO, a good substitute for a lathe is to chuck up a burnisher in a drill press. been doing this for 6 years with pretty good results. rtmind/randy
     
  12. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
  13. brewbear

    brewbear

    89
    Nov 14, 2019
    Thank you for the welcome, it sure is nice around here. I bought the BK size 0 based on YouTube "advice" before I found you guys. What sizes would you recommend I should get (I have PayPal and I'm not afraid to use it:cool:). I am re-reading your tutorial on the pancake sheaths and taking notes on the finish aspect, I've already ordered neatsfoot oil, Pro Carv and Bag Kote (if I need it). I saw someone put packing tape on the back side before stamping a basket weave, said it prevents the leather from cupping...it made sense to me but then again, I know less than nothing about leather craft.
    I'm thinking I should start a new thread for tips, tricks and suggestions for beginners in leather work, does that make sense?
    Once again, thank you for the tutorials, great job and wonderful inspiration.
     
  14. Macan

    Macan

    312
    Apr 7, 2014
    Friend gave me his old mobile phone case , so this is not my design but..., hand stitched
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  15. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    Just finished this one up.

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  16. J. Keeton

    J. Keeton Basic Member Basic Member

    841
    Nov 15, 2005
    Man I like how this turned out with the green!
     
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  17. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    Thank you :)

    Yeah the green thread surprised me too lol. I did a sheath black leather green thread soooo. I tried some more with the green.
    Lol.
     
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  18. Horsewright

    Horsewright KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 4, 2011
    Great work with the green thread. We used it on a headstall and a set of split reins for my new filly. here is just the headstall, hadn't made the split reins yet.

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    Shipped another roughout rifle scabbard:

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  19. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    Hi Dave ,

    Thank you !!

    Very very nice !!! Top notch work :) You know I bought a piece of leather to make a scabbard. I still have the leather and no I haven’t tried the scabbard lol. I should get around to ordering a pattern. I think W. Ghormley has them and belt patterns.
     
  20. Horsewright

    Horsewright KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 4, 2011
    Thanks. Yeah scabbards are kinda fun. Lots of patterns out there.
     

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