Okay, all that's really left is to insert the kydex liner into the leather, drill the holes for the eyelets and finish the edges. I am getting tired of typing and I am sure you guys are sick of reading so here it is:
-I believe holes for tekloks are spaced at 1/2 inch and 1 inch. I could be wrong but make sure you measure for whatever carry device you are going to use. All my holes are spaced a 1/2 in and 1 in.
-Use a 1/4 inch drill bit to drill the holes through both the leather and the kydex at the same time.
-Set the eyelets. They are easy. A couple firm wacks with a hammer.
LEARNED IT THE HARD WAY - Before setting the eyelets in any sheath (kydex, leather or hybrid) make sure the two surfaces sit flush. Clean out any kydex or leather bits that may be left over from cutting or drilling holes, otherwise you will have large gaps.
LEARNED IT THE HARD WAY - Make sure you put the eyelets in the right way depending on which side of the sheath you want facing out. If you use a decent setter, the eyelets look pretty good on both sides but the raw side can possibly split a bit and the main head of the eyelet definitely looks better.
-After you have installed the eyelets, all that has to be done is final shaping and edge finishing. I use the dremel to to the final shaping. I then use 600 grit sandpaper to make the edge smooth.
-You will need to re-dye the edge of the sheath so run the dobber along the edges and then rub/burnish with a cloth. If you are using coloured kydex, make sure that the scratches are completely sanded out before applying the dye. The dye tends to sink into the scrathes and it is very difficult to polish out, leaving dark scratches on your racing stripe. I then use the buffing wheel to shine up the leather edges and polish the kydex racing stripe.
-The last step is to finish the outside of the leather with waterproofing. Follow the directions on whatever product you are using. If dye comes off, you didn't rub enough of the excess off following the dyeing process.
That's it that's all. I hope someone get's some use out of this!
Just an update for the completed carry attachment and belt loop. I noticed that with smaller knives, the traditional vertical belt loop kept the knife handle too close to my body and grabbing the handle was awkward. I couldn't get my fingers securely around the handle when drawing and my fingers got in the way when re-sheathing the knife. So....I made an angled carry attachment which clears the handle for a solid grip when drawing the knife and makes for a nice option for cross draw (right handed):