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  1. Jfk742

    Jenken Vertical Airbath?

    Been given a delivery date of 1/20. I squandered my time and haven’t gotten much ready for the new arrival. This leather working business has given me a laundry list of tools to make. Now that I have a little confidence with the sheath thing I’m hoping I can get some time in this year to get...
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    My case was kind of middle of the road as far as getting sick goes but I can see how the respiratory aspect of the symptoms can really make things bad quickly and without warning. We let everyone know who we came in contact with from the time I believe I was infected to now. We have mostly met...
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    TC’s Sheath/Goodman’s Knife

    Thread sizes are confounding. There are different sizes from different manufacturers and different metrics for different types of sewing. This is all new to me and I’m still trying to find a good thread size for a given stitches per inch. I also need a wider stitch groover.
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    TC’s Sheath/Goodman’s Knife

    Alright TC, things are starting to roll again. I’ve got the main body of the sheath profiled, skived, grooves are cut for thread and the belt loop is glued on. Now we need thread choices. I did some samples but didn’t stain the groove for the thread. The thread should be more noticeable on...
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    It is going through my immediate family right now. I’m positive, my son and just now my daughter tested positive. My son is about 2 days behind me with a positive test. He got much less sick than me. My daughter started showing symptoms last night. I have had 2 shots, my son had his second...
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    Well been the proverbial shit show round here. End of the year brought on all sorts of covid cases. We practice fairly tight protocol at work, especially as I was expecting exactly what happened. I had the plumber come to repair a pipe that one of my guys had thoughtfully put a screw through...
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    TC’s Sheath/Goodman’s Knife

    I was planning on the welt to give some clearance. It’s fairly well defined but not fully molded yet. I figured if I got the look but not all the mechanical benefit I will still have a cam that the extended ricasso/finger guard will give me enough retention if the molding isn’t actually...
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    TC’s Sheath/Goodman’s Knife

    TC, what width belt do you use?
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    TC’s Sheath/Goodman’s Knife

    Found a knife I’ve had for years but didn’t come with a sheath. Sat in my truck, slid inside a piece of cardboard in the driver side door most it’s life. Like a kid with a hammer, I decided it needed a sheath. Going to attempt a paddle sheath with about 10 degrees of cant. I drew a profile...
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    Happy new year!

    Happy new year, gents.
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    TC’s Sheath/Goodman’s Knife

    Well mostly thanks to the stuff you’ve posted. You’ve gotten me excited to even try it. I’ve avoided sheaths for the most part. I have only completed a couple of knives at this point but a knife without a sheath doesn’t feel complete to me. I was originally going to go with kydex but it’s...
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    TC’s Sheath/Goodman’s Knife

    Definitely can get it to ride higher. I think the shape of the handle will lend itself well to the retention just from wet molding the handle. After folding that area around my knife with a much smaller radius folder I think I can get the handle really well defined and possibly the spine to an...
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    TC’s Sheath/Goodman’s Knife

    Cased the sheath to get the definition back into the mold. I need to burnish all the edges still. Any recommendations for finishing the leather? BLO or similar seems to be popular with knife guys but I question whether or not it will promote cracking the leather. Looking at the pictures, I...
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    TC’s Sheath/Goodman’s Knife

    Definitely a lot of leather in that paddle. I can make it much narrower and sleeker looking. I’ll fool with some designs and touch base here. I think getting a cant with the style of sheath above would be doable but would end up almost in-line with the belt. Like this: I have some other...
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    TC’s Sheath/Goodman’s Knife

    I made this one for my edc just to get a feel for working with the leather and to make screw ups on this instead of TC’s.
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    My first ever holster!

    Having almost just finished my first leather project, looking at your holster gives me a much better appreciation for the work. Your threads stack nice, mine look straight despite my best efforts. Been looking at stamps and carving tools too. The rabbit hole looks awfully deep. The carving...
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    TC’s Sheath/Goodman’s Knife

    Decided maybe a paddle sheath might be better for retention. Here’s my first pass on a design. I think it could get a far amount narrower but the knife looks comfortable given the spacing between belt loop holes. The two parallel lines represent a 1 1/2” belt. This design also seems to lend...
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    TC’s Sheath/Goodman’s Knife

    Well finally found some free time to get moving on this project. TC was kind enough to send me a knife that Scott Goodman made. I have put together most of the materials and tools I’ll need. Thanks again for everyone’s input from my other thread. I thought about doing this privately through...
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    Tool set Req’s For Sheaths?

    Finally made a purchase. Living in California I don’t have access to shipped acid dyes and barge glue. Hoping to find that stuff locally or leaning on an out of state friend to ship to me. Ca outlawed access to most VOC products having small carve outs for industry. I need to fill out all...
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    I’ve been going through the same thing for last 15 years or so. Probably injured myself as a youth then reactivated one day at work. Has never been the same since and the issues only increase as time goes on. I finally have an mri scheduled to see what is going on with the soft tissues. I...
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