1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Week 3 of the BladeForums 20th Anniversary Year of Giveaways is live!

    Click here to enter the drawing for your chance to win a Busse Combat Custom Shop Flak Jack, or Bladeforums.com swag or memberships!
    Be sure to read the rules before entering, and help us decide next week's giveaway by hitting the poll in that thread! Entries close at midnight, Saturday January 19!

    Questions? Comments? Post in the discussion thread here
  3. Congratulations winners! The Week 2 Giveaway has ended over on our YouTube Channel and here are the winners:
    BladeForums Logo Sticker: Impulse600
    BladeForums Velcro Patch: garythegoat
    BladeForums Logo Tshirt: crocgator106
    BladeForums paid subscription upgrade: billygoat78

    Darrel Ralph Dominator 35: norcaldude Winners will be contacted by PM / email, so look for my message!
  4. Matt "Charlie Mike" Freeman passed away unexpectedly last weekend. We have various threads posted in both the General & Community forums, please share your memories:

    RIP Charlie Mike

    A Go Fund Me has been started to help cover his funeral expenses: https://www.gofundme.com/cmftw-for-matt-f

Food saver for wet forming?

Discussion in 'Sheaths & Such' started by Maelstrom78, Jul 23, 2018.

  1. Maelstrom78


    Sep 21, 2013
    Would it be crazy to try a vacuum food saver machine for wet forming? Maybe if the plastic got wrinkled it could transfer to the leather.

    Anyone ever try it?
  2. leatherman

    leatherman leathermoderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 30, 2001
    Seen it a few times here and there. Watched a holster maker vacuum form his stuff. But. It does leave a pattern from certain types of vacuum form bags. Secondly it works really well on really thin leather, say 6 oz or less but thicker leathers seem to resist it. I does look like fun as you can use your bone folder to force the deeper lines and recesses, but at that point, well, whats the point, the good bags aint cheap.
  3. E.Carlson

    E.Carlson Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2016
    I do it all the time. The bags do leave a pattern on one side, it mostly fades by the time the sheath is done. I make sure the pattern is on the back, leave it sealed for about 20 minutes, pull it out and hit it with a heat gun quickly to kinda lock in the shape.

Share This Page