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Offline hayshaker

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a lesson learned today
« on: January 25, 2018, 03:40:47 PM »
stating the obvious i guess,
1,i lack sheath making skills at moment
2, i'm using older used stamps. (i think they have a shelf life?
3,i need to i guess put the fancy work on the back burner for now
till i get more accustom to plain'ole sheath making first,
4,and buy some NEW stamps just saying.
so what say the experts?

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Re: a lesson learned today
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2018, 03:50:40 PM »
I'm certainly no expert, but first learning how to create a simple, welted, pouch-type sheath with a neat row of well done stitching, seems critical to me.  If you haven't laid the basic foundation correctly, no amount of stamping or other fancy 'fooferaw' is going to make it look any better.  Think about rouge on a hooker.  :-*
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Re: a lesson learned today
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2018, 04:07:56 PM »
I tried to hint about that without being instructional. Or sew it up sans engraving. Admire. Cut threads loose, damp and stamp. Re-sew. >:D
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Re: a lesson learned today
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2018, 09:03:12 PM »


hayshaker,

If you're interested, here's a bookmark project from my website.  It is relatively simple to make.  But it has basket-weave, a little stitching, and a little cutting.  It makes a great practice project.

http://www.natureoutside.com/simple-leather-project-coyote-and-night/

The link has instructions and a parts-list.

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Offline hayshaker

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Re: a lesson learned today
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2018, 03:40:55 AM »
thanks WS today i think i'll try out my stiching pony,
just a lil' taco pouch see how it goes.
no stingray skin inlay just yet,heh heh

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Re: a lesson learned today
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2018, 11:04:30 AM »
I?ve used the head knife term, I had one custom made for me by Tony Bell, I use it all the time. It was copied from an old blade a friend picked up from the Amish in PA.

Below is a link to a PDF file I put up outlining the process I use to make sheaths and holsters. Holsters a little tricky because you have to account for the thickness of the gun. I make them a bit tight then case the leather and fit the firearm to it.

Maybe this link will be useful to y?all.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/oyhhkr7uv7glkkw/Knife%20Sheath%20Tutorial.pdf?dl=0

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Re: a lesson learned today
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2018, 01:14:36 PM »
Thanks Hushnel, that is an informative PDF.
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Re: a lesson learned today
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2018, 10:12:41 PM »
Thanks, hushnel!

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