Leather working thread

Discussion in 'DIY (Do It Yourself)' started by Grog, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. Randy Garvin

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    I make leather journals, pen holders, small flashlight sheaths. I’ve done a few knife sheaths...I love sewing by hand!
     

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    Leather axe mask and frog i made for my pop's camp axe. Now to make one for myGibson axe.
     

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    Leather possibles belt pouch. 3-5oz veg tan from springfield leather co. IMG_20181217_183940181.jpg IMG_20181217_184021582.jpg
     
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    I’ve never really made anything with leather before. A friend of mine is a leather worker and she let me use some scraps to put together this sheath. I ended up cutting it a little shallow so retention wasn’t the best, but wet forming it really helped and now it clicks in and out like kydex.

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    Took some better pictures of it.

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    CD65A801-F252-4D83-9AA3-9EB54B984FFD.jpeg Haven’t done any leather work in over a year, a little rusty. It came out ok
     
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    Bic lighter holders. V1(right) and v2(left) bother after good use.
     

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    AB119CB1-F995-4387-802B-20F6EC1B6354.jpeg C7F9F3EC-DA67-4430-8669-8B2CD3600B9E.jpeg I made a sheath for my old Mora #2.

    I had lost the original sheath years ago, and honestly I’ve never been impressed with those sheaths anyhow. This is amateur work compared to a lot of the work here, but I’m proud of it. I can put this knife back to work and carry it safely now.
     
  9. Strigidae

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    Love the blade and sheath. Very nice work!
     
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    Thank you. I learned a lot making it, and that was as valuable as sheath itself.
     
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  11. RocketmanDane

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    Needed to make a quick but solid sheath for my ESEE 5 today.
    Not the prettiest work I’ve ever done. But the sheath is solid!
    I Used scraps from a old weight belt I had made some Strops out of.
    Wish I could have added some sort of belt loop BUT atleast I can toss it in a bag now :)


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    Any thought on repairing this leather sheath? The sentimental value is to high to due anything too extreme or buy another sheath.
    I initially wrapped and rewrapped the cut in duct tape which lasted almost 10 years. Then it got nasty..
    This knife has been mostly retired to be a show piece. So the repair would not need to be extremely heavy duty.
    I have initially thought of sewing in a piece of leather over the Cut . But securing/ finishing the edge towards the tip has concerned me..
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    Well if duct tape worked for 10yrs then gorilla tape may get you through the next 20yrs :rolleyes::p
     
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    Coronavirus mask for a friend’s camp axe.

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    Very nice!!
     
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    What about making something like the leather frogs that were used on the old bayonet scabbards? Just a leather sleeve that’d slide over the portion that’s cut.
     
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    I saw this and forgot to respond! I really hadn't seen the leather frogs before. This looks like its a good idea and option. As soon at stores and supplies start becoming easier to get i will def have to see what i can find. I also am SLOWLY cleaning the sheath as all the left over glue is wanting to take leather with it. Its a long term project i am thinking.
     
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