Whacha Been Up To......

Discussion in 'Sheaths & Such' started by Horsewright, Sep 8, 2018.

  1. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    I have a chisel set from China for wood...absolute garbage!! Even with attempts to get them sharp, still poor quality! Would have been easier if I had just used one of my pocket knives!!
     
    brewbear likes this.
  2. Horsewright

    Horsewright KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 4, 2011
    Yeah anytime you are tooling the front most of the molding is in the back. during the molding shape the wing were the slots are to a curve, then while the back is not flat the resulting fit is the same.

    Here's the link. Its up above on the Stickies:https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/pancake-sheaths-and-how-i-go-about-them-pic-heavy.1262927/
     
  3. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    I domed some flat head rivets and I really like the way they look, thanks Dave for the suggestion
    [​IMG]

    finished this scabbard up last night. Works like it should, but there are some significant errors that I'll definitely have to avoid with future projects. Used a new kind of thread that is heavy gauge and super waxy. Some of that wax ended up where it shouldn't, and the result was some gross blotches where the dye wouldn't take. Next time I use this thread, no dye!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    WEB2, duramax and brewbear like this.
  4. brewbear

    brewbear

    60
    Nov 14, 2019
    Nice EDC! Rivets look very nice too!
     
    Lorien likes this.
  5. Horsewright

    Horsewright KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 4, 2011
    Good deal glad that worked out for ya. That does look a lot better.
     
    brewbear likes this.
  6. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    it was super easy, and I never even considered it before you mentioned it. Makes a yuge difference!
     
  7. Horsewright

    Horsewright KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 4, 2011
    Finished off a batch of knives and am working on finishing off some of the sheaths:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    First time I'd worked with Paua shell handle material:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Nichole did a big batch of our Buckaroo Pouches for stock. Trial run on our new branding iron to mark softer leathers. Whadya think?

    [​IMG]

    Been sighting in her new rifle:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    And had to fix fence too:

    [​IMG]

    Smoky here from all the fires:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Nichole recently made herself a complete water buffalo overlay outfit:

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    just finished this lil guy last night
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]



    Dave, I love your photos of life on the ranch!
     
  9. Robber58

    Robber58

    210
    Oct 9, 2008
    I like the look of the branding iron mark Dave. It is clean and clear. Where did you get the tool?

    Lorien,
    Your work gets cleaner all the time. Nice job!

    Randy
     
    Lorien and duramax like this.
  10. Horsewright

    Horsewright KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 4, 2011
    Got to agree with Randy, Lorien, your work does get cleaner all the time.

    Randy the branding iron came from here:

    http://lhbrandingirons.com/

    Its a full size electric branding iron with small writing. We've been using L and H branding irons for our cattle and horses for many years.
     
  11. Makael

    Makael KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Platinum Member

    Oct 17, 2015
    Such talent on here. Love seeing all the work, knives and sheaths.
    Here are a couple lately. 20200919_074710.jpg 20200919_074640.jpg IMG_20200918_010422_017.jpg IMG_20200918_010422_015.jpg 20200917_233016.jpg 20200917_004514.jpg 20200917_004501.jpg 20200917_004534.jpg
     
  12. brewbear

    brewbear

    60
    Nov 14, 2019
    Beautiful work everybody!
    I received my Barry King stamps and the Hermann Oak Veg. tan shoulders.....what a difference good tools and good leather makes! Thank you all for the advice.
    Now, if I could only find a 55 gal. drum of experience, I'd be set! This is only a hobby for me, but a truly enjoyable one to be sure. I'll pop in with a couple of pictures soon enough, till then stay safe and stay healthy.
     
    duramax likes this.
  13. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    Makael, JJ_Colt45 and duramax like this.
  14. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    Looking really good !!! I like the cant you put in sheath.
     
    Lorien likes this.
  15. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
  16. ty_higg

    ty_higg Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2011
    Awesome work as always from everyone! I’ve been away a good bit due to a lot of personal life stuff coming up but I’ll hopefully be unpacking the leather bench up soon this month so I can get back to posting! It’s been probably around 4 or 5 months since I’ve been able to mess with leather.

    Glad to see ya here @J.Keeton
     
  17. John Cahoon

    John Cahoon JWC Custom Knives Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    696
    Apr 13, 2017
    Awesome work here everyone, I've had a hankering to make a gaucho for some time now and wanted a themed sheath so I came up with this. Image courtesy of googs cause I cant freehand draw to save myself. 20-27 1.jpg 20-27 3.jpg
     
  18. Makael

    Makael KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Platinum Member

    Oct 17, 2015
    Tandy discontinued this Somara Double shoulder leather. I love using it and was real dissapointed in the news. Turns out a Tandy in Portland had 5 pieces left and shipped it to me. Just beautiful examples. Set for awhile now. 20200922_152541.jpg 20200922_152555.jpg
     
    Lorien, John Cahoon and duramax like this.
  19. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    good score:thumbsup:
     
  20. Horsewright

    Horsewright KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 4, 2011
    Nice looking stuff!

    Thats cool John, I like your punal with the gaucho on the sheath. Very nicely done.
     
    Makael likes this.

Share This Page