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Old 10-31-2010, 01:46 AM   #21
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The welt is the piece of leather that fits between the front and back of the sheath, keeps the knife blade from cutting the threads. Barge cement is a heavy duty rubber-cement type product used for leather gluing; soles on shoes, etc. A stitching wheel looks like a tiny spur rowel mounted on a handle with different numbers of teeth for different numbers of stitches per inch. Used to mark where to make holes to stitch through, also to gently run over top of stitching to settle threads down into holes. Anything I forgot? Probably. Are you planning to do a bunch of fancy tooling like that? Good luck.
Oh yeah, I like to seal my knife/pistol, whatever I'm making sheath for in a zip-lock baggy with the air pressed out, soak the leather til pliable, form it around the weapon, and let it dry. I've been told you can soak it in alcohol, it dries faster and no worries about rust, but who wants to smell it?

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Old 10-31-2010, 01:52 AM   #22
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Looking forward to seeing how it turns out!!!

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I'm not going to tool or decorate it in any way. That antler handle is all the fancy it needs.

I planned on wetting down and compressing the sheath to conform to the blade.

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CA, I made one for a friend of mine out of a discarded pair of fancy western boots, It looked good enough that he had me make a holster for his Police Positive Colt revolver. I glued camo fleece on the inside to aleviate holster wear. He wears it on the left side with the grip forward.

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That sounds like a heck of an idea. I've thought about making it crossdraw, but I think it's going to be a vertical drop as a compromise.

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CA357; Sir; I'm bumping this one. I haven't forgotten

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The leather is on its way.

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You should have it today.

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Find a leather or shoe repair shop and get a small can of Barge Cement to glue things together before you sew. Don't bother to thank me, just remember me in your will.

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