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Fiskars Mora style knife dangle sheath (pic heavy)
« on: August 09, 2012, 12:36:48 PM »
One of these days a sheath maker I may yet make.


















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Re: Fiskars Mora style knife dangle sheath (pic heavy)
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2012, 12:39:11 PM »
Well done!! Now bevel the edges and take and rub some beeswax along the edge and burnish it with a piece of smooth wood and give it that last little touch.

really a great job :)
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Re: Fiskars Mora style knife dangle sheath (pic heavy)
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2012, 12:50:47 PM »
Thanks Jeff.  I guess I need to find some bees wax.  I was wondering how to burnish the edges.  Will candle wax work?
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Re: Fiskars Mora style knife dangle sheath (pic heavy)
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2012, 12:56:12 PM »
spit will work, or water, too. I just spit on mine and rub the edge along my jeans fast and with moderate pressure.

It may help to smooth them using finer sandpaper first.

You can also use that sandpaper to bevel the edges.
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Re: Fiskars Mora style knife dangle sheath (pic heavy)
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2012, 12:57:21 PM »
I wouldn't see why not, though I have never used it. I would think the paraffin wouldn't be as ideal though.

I get these. They are cheap and work well and form grooves as you use them. I also have a 4 pound block of beeswax, but it is tough to bust up and a pain to get off a blade after you cut through it.

http://www.black-bear-haversack.com/index.php/cPath/264?osCsid=c78c2f00795c919176c9f5d40b4906db
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Re: Fiskars Mora style knife dangle sheath (pic heavy)
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2012, 12:58:02 PM »
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Re: Fiskars Mora style knife dangle sheath (pic heavy)
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2012, 12:59:51 PM »
Nice job on it.  I like the detach method on it a lot.  Very handy
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Re: Fiskars Mora style knife dangle sheath (pic heavy)
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2012, 01:13:35 PM »
I wouldn't see why not, though I have never used it. I would think the paraffin wouldn't be as ideal though.

I get these. They are cheap and work well and form grooves as you use them. I also have a 4 pound block of beeswax, but it is tough to bust up and a pain to get off a blade after you cut through it.

http://www.black-bear-haversack.com/index.php/cPath/264?osCsid=c78c2f00795c919176c9f5d40b4906db

Thanks for the link.  I will have to get some of those.

You might try rubbing alcohol to get the wax off your blade.  Its what I use to get sap and other goo off.
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Re: Fiskars Mora style knife dangle sheath (pic heavy)
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2012, 01:18:46 PM »
spit will work, or water, too. I just spit on mine and rub the edge along my jeans fast and with moderate pressure.

It may help to smooth them using finer sandpaper first.

You can also use that sandpaper to bevel the edges.


Spit is working well!  I will post up another photo when I have it all spit up!   8)
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Re: Fiskars Mora style knife dangle sheath (pic heavy)
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Re: Fiskars Mora style knife dangle sheath (pic heavy)
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2012, 01:53:56 PM »
Great job. Beeswax will work well to seal up the flesh side parts, too!

I've done a few molded sheaths saturated with beeswax. It gives it almost a plastic-y feeling (hardens it right up!). My most recent is getting bathed in sno-seal.

You can buy 1lb blocks of beeswax at Michael's Art & Crafts in the candle section. I suggest using a 40-50% off coupon, though. You can buy natural or "white" beeswax, which is clarified.
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Re: Fiskars Mora style knife dangle sheath (pic heavy)
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2012, 03:24:21 PM »
That looks great. I'm sure I'll try some more leather in the fall, but you've seen my "work" :) Did you sand paper the edges? I do that and it takes the fuzzies away. I had never been comfortable with a dangler until Ron and Steve worked their magic on me, I've come to prefer it now. Snazzy rig.

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Re: Fiskars Mora style knife dangle sheath (pic heavy)
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2012, 03:27:45 PM »
Yes Sir.  I used sandpaper, spit and a piece of wood dowel as a burnisher.

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Re: Fiskars Mora style knife dangle sheath (pic heavy)
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2012, 03:36:43 PM »
Wanna know what works REALLY well to burnish? Take one of your cheap farberware kitchen knives (we all have them I assume) snap the blade off, and the radius where your index finger goes on the handle, use that spot right there. Works awesome. It is all I use on my belts and leather work :)
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Re: Fiskars Mora style knife dangle sheath (pic heavy)
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2012, 04:13:16 PM »
My 'burnisher' is a little fork off of a whitetail antler that I had cut up for other projects :P
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Re: Fiskars Mora style knife dangle sheath (pic heavy)
« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2012, 08:17:22 PM »
A dead Bic lighter works great with burnishing compound, not sure about with wax, but probably would as well.

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Re: Fiskars Mora style knife dangle sheath (pic heavy)
« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2012, 08:19:47 PM »
My 'burnisher' is a little fork off of a whitetail antler that I had cut up for other projects :P

hmmm.  I have one of those around here that I have not been able to figure a use for.
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Re: Fiskars Mora style knife dangle sheath (pic heavy)
« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2012, 08:52:39 PM »
That looks great, Buckskin.  I like the shape of those style sheaths.  For burnishers, you want something hard and smooth.  The smoother, the better.  Good idea on the quick-release hanger.  On your next one, you could add a regular belt loop so you can carry it directly on your belt if you wanted to.
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Re: Fiskars Mora style knife dangle sheath (pic heavy)
« Reply #18 on: August 09, 2012, 11:30:23 PM »
I use a "circle edge slicker" from Tandy, which as far as I can tell is a white plastic pulley wheel, lol!

I also use a nylon folding tool they have as well. Gum tragacanth is amazing for slicking edges.
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Re: Fiskars Mora style knife dangle sheath (pic heavy)
« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2012, 12:44:03 AM »
I use a "circle edge slicker" from Tandy, which as far as I can tell is a white plastic pulley wheel, lol!


What'd they stick ya for that? As a lathe guy you outta take notes and start a mass production of them :D
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Re: Fiskars Mora style knife dangle sheath (pic heavy)
« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2012, 01:22:52 AM »
I use a "circle edge slicker" from Tandy, which as far as I can tell is a white plastic pulley wheel, lol!


What'd they stick ya for that? As a lathe guy you outta take notes and start a mass production of them :D

Heh, not on my little bench top fully manual machine! I think it was only a couple of bucks. I'll bet Tandy paid 15 cents for it but bought 10,000 of them to get that price.

Heck I'd have to charge $200 just for a fire piston if I wanted to make any money with how slow it is to operate that lathe with all the tedious tool changes, using a wrench to move the tailstock around, etc. One of these days I'll get some bigger and better tools but that will have to wait some years.
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Re: Fiskars Mora style knife dangle sheath (pic heavy)
« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2012, 02:20:30 AM »
I hear ya. Those little engine lathes sure are a hoot to putz with though :)
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« Reply #22 on: August 10, 2012, 02:41:53 AM »
It's a paradox. If I had the right tools, I could really improve that little lathe. But if I had those tools, I be using them instead, lol! :D
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