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Whacha Been Up To......

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

  1. Horsewright

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

    Oct 4, 2011
    Hadn't done much leather work lately. Been tied up with a big knife batch that I'll be starting sheaths for soon. Whipped out a few projects last couple of evenings.

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    Tw Rangeflap holsters. The roughout one was kinda a funny deal. The smooth out was the order but I screwed up the stitching grooves and the channel for the tooling. Literally tossed it on my use for welts stack. My compadre was in the shop and he says I'll take it. I says whadya mean. He says turn it inside out I'm a lefty. Well duh. So I built both at the same time.

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    This belt if for a BF member.

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    Got a flower carved one lined and ready to he stitched.

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    And I showed Nichole how to make her first martingale/breast collar. We made this for in stock on the website for our Memorial Day weekend sale.

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  2. Horsewright

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

    Oct 4, 2011
    Nichole's second Martingale/Breast Collar. This one is lined in water buffalo and has water buffalo straps.

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    Made the reins, headstall and curb strap as well.

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    Tyler our friend pictured here, had bought a new pair of boots. They were too small for him so he traded the boots, (fit me perfect), for the martingale. It was his idea to use the water buffalo for the lining and I think he's onto something. I really like how it looks. Whadya think?
     
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  3. ty_higg

    ty_higg KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Dec 16, 2011
    I’ve been super busy with work recently and I haven’t had much time to do any leatherwork. But I offered my leatherwork in a giveaway in the JK Handmade knives sub-forum for a free sheath to the winner. The guy who won wanted a pocket sheath with a clip so here’s what I came up with. I used a 3-4 oz leather with a 1oz liner since I didn’t have any 5-7 ounce leather on hand. It was Only my third time lining a project but it came out good with only the first attempt of the top side needing to be redone.

    I will definitely be ordering more of the Ulti Clips though. The retention and simple mechanism is awesome.
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  4. Horsewright

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

    Oct 4, 2011
    Very cool! that really looks great. You have developed a personal style and all should be trying to do so. I could look at that sheath and know you made it, it is distinctly your work.
     
  5. ty_higg

    ty_higg KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Dec 16, 2011
    Thank you! I have been trying hard to develop my style with sheaths and I’m still trying to do it with the wallets I make but that seems to be more difficult.

     
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  6. Horsewright

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

    Oct 4, 2011
    Slip sheaths lately, for all the kitchen and steak knives in this batch.

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    Roughout ones too:

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  7. J. Keeton

    J. Keeton Basic Member Basic Member

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    Do your slip sheaths provide any retention for kitchen knives? I would imagine you'd want a little! Great looking products as always!
     
  8. Horsewright

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

    Oct 4, 2011
    Yes. I draw the outline of each blade on the backside of the leather. Then follow that around with my dividers at 1/2 ". No pattern just each blade plus 1/2". Sticking groover is set at 1/4 inch. This gives a nice tight fit.
     
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  9. Ebbtide

    Ebbtide

    Aug 20, 1999
    Fun with scraps...
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    Good practice tooling and especially working with the diamond awl and hand stitching. Used my Craftsman hobby vise with the padded jaws as a stitching pony.
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  10. bflying

    bflying Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 4, 2014
    So just made a "slightly" oversized coaster for my end table. So far working great protecting the table from my drinks, and careless knife drops. But looking at it, started thinking it just may be a good knife pic backdrop too.

    Whatcha think, shiny side, or rustic side?

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  11. ANovinc

    ANovinc Gold Member Gold Member

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    Whatcha think, shiny side, or rustic side?
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    I like the rustic side!
     
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  12. bflying

    bflying Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 4, 2014
    Me too. My wife likes the pristine smooth side. I like the rough. So I'll probably be doing a lot of flipping, and change it up often. It's got me thinking, I'd now like a set of regular coasters done similar for the coffee table. Maybe 5" rounds?
     
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  13. ANovinc

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    That'd look real nice! You're probably more skilled at cutting nice round circles with your knife than I am, but if you're not there's an inexpensive cutting tool that really does the trick with little effort. It only costs about $15 or so, if I correctly recall.
     
  14. bflying

    bflying Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 4, 2014
    I actually just picked up the smaller Olfa craft circle cutter not too long ago. It works pretty well for small simple jobs within it's limitations. I believe under 6" diameter if I recall correctly.
     
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  15. Horsewright

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

    Oct 4, 2011
    I actually just picked up the smaller Olfa craft circle cutter not too long ago. It works pretty well for small simple jobs within it's limitations. I believe under 6" diameter if I recall correctly.[/QUOTE]

    On the coasters, at least for the grain side use Bee Natural's Sheridan Resist and Finish. It does the best job of warding off marks from glasses and moisture etc of any finish we've used.
     
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  16. ANovinc

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    I actually just picked up the smaller Olfa craft circle cutter not too long ago. It works pretty well for small simple jobs within it's limitations. I believe under 6" diameter if I recall correctly.[/QUOTE]

    I'm pretty sure that's what I have, as well. I used it to make some coasters myself. Did a great job of cutting through the leather.
     
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  17. bflying

    bflying Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 4, 2014
    Sweet, I'll try it. Thank you.
     
  18. Horsewright

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

    Oct 4, 2011
    Few things shipped out yesterday:

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  19. Horsewright

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

    Oct 4, 2011
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    Yeah worth hunting it down. We use leather coasters on a dialy basis and have for 15 years or so. This stuff worth getting for this application.
     
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  20. bflying

    bflying Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 4, 2014
    Wow again!
     
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