My first leather sheath

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  1. KnOeFz

    KnOeFz Member

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    No really professional result, but wanted to share this with you guys, my first sheath... for an Opinel #12 saw.

    Starting out with some ugly green leather from an old chair.
    Way to thin for a knife sheath, but not bad if I mess it up. :D
    made a paper mockup first before I cut the leather.
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    My hole punch and black leather paint ready
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    My first stitches... YAY! :D Glued together before stitching.
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    Ohoh... forgot to paint it before stitching
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    Painted, glued, holes punched and rivet hammered in.... ready for more stitches
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    It fits! Yay :)
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    Sanded the edges, wetformed a little and the waxed with beeswax
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    I'm pretty pleased with the end result. Nowhere near perfect, but decent for a first time imho.
    Now getting my mind ready for some thick leather fixed blade sheath :)
     
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  2. Reno Lewis

    Reno Lewis Knot-A-Challenge Champion

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    Nice job man! That's a whole lot better than my first work, by a long shot.

    Be warned though, leatherwork gets expensive real quick, but it can be really fun, and very rewarding.
     
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    Really nice work
     
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    Well done!
     
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    Very nice work!
     
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    Very nice sir!
     
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    Nice work!
     
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    Thanks for all the kind words guys :)
     
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    Great job brother!
     
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    Good work.
    What’s next?
     

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