Re: Step by step on making a leather sheath
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2010, 05:01:03 AM »
Place the soaked leather piece on the tools/knife
First use your fingers to press into shape follow by using a stylus or like my previous project I used a Korean SS chop stick. Be carefull to avoid pressing with your finger nails, else you will have finger nails mark later on. For the edge / corner area, it will take longer time to form. Do not force.
Try to make a mold according to the shape of tool or knife, you will have a very nice press and the out come will be better.
Else, use a wall poster stapler and nail the leather on a piece of wood.
Let it dry for day or two, usually the leather will return back to it original color when it dried up. See the different.
The one on the right is for WAVE and 2AA Maglite Combo sheath, I had cut it into the final shape. There will be sharp edge on the area we cut and it has to be trimmed (can call it bevel) to get a smoother finishing.
I do not have a nice looking and sharp BEVELER, so I made myself one from a 3.2mm SS TIG welding rod. It might not have the professional look but it works and cuts like one.
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