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OK, This is what I'm going to show you how to,make, A
pouch type sheath to look like my M#A sheath.
these are the needles I use on shoe makers thread tapered for the needles on both ends
thread wax helps hold the thread tapered ends in place once threaded and twisted in place..
running the tapered ends of the thread into the wax.
top needle on one end is threaded and twisted in place.
I cut a piece of leather over size and to the shape of what I want depending on the shape
of the knife --you'll see below what I mean-
-then soak it in hot tap water until pliable and mold it a little with my fingers
then I clamp it in a vice in between 2 pieces of PVC sponge
with the knife wrapped in plastic wrap for about 10 min's
here you see how it's formed and still wet.
if you form the leather into the edge of the knife you'll leave a line to go by when you place the welt in later, now remove the knife and let it dry over night or until mostly dry.
here I cut a line where the profile of the sheath will be, leaving a little extra for finishing.
this shows the last picture cut out.
flip it over and use the part you just cut out as a template to cut the out side out.
this one just shows cutting it out.
this shows I left the leather long enough for the belt loop and now marking it to cut.
close to shape here.
folded over to show about where it goes.
pressing my logo in.
profiling on the 2"x72" with a 40 micron belt it will load up if not careful
leaving an edge as you can see.
carefully knocking of the edge with a 15 micron belt
gouging out the thread groove
, out side of the sheath only at this time,
guiding with my finger on the edge.
marking where the holes will go with a stitch marker
a little tooling
marking for the welt
cutting the welt you can see where the guard will fit to lock up.
punching a hole for the guard lock
fitting the welt and marking it
ready to cut it.
skiving the welt
ready to cement to the back side only right now
make sure the knife is in it's right place to set the welt to it.
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