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Posted: 1/21/2013 10:08:57 AM
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check chicagoscrews.com . They have a really good variety of fastners. They may not have that exact set, but will have something close. Rubber tubing works great as rubber spacers


This what I use all the time.
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Posted: 1/21/2013 10:07:24 PM
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A insert I made to keep everything nice and situated in my tool/work bag

Im really digging everybodys work.... I love kydex.
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Posted: 1/21/2013 11:57:35 PM
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Awesome thread. I am on page 47 so far reading though it and my eyes are bleeding.

Here is my modest contribution so far. First attempt, I am very happy for a 1st go, but I know some places I will be making changes for future builds.

From This:

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l122/stonedv8/2013-01-19_22-35-36_279.jpg

To This:

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l122/stonedv8/2013-01-21_00-41-51_668.jpg
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l122/stonedv8/2013-01-21_00-42-03_431.jpg

Again a 1st attempt. Will be smoothing things out a bit. Realized I put my rivets out farther than needed which made the sheath wider than it should have.

Also need to find a less expensive source for this hardware. Knifekits is $2 for a set of 2..Anyone else have a good source, I dont mind buying in bulk.

http://www.knifekits.com/vcom/images/smh_assy_1b_550.jpg


Did you cut and rivet it then mold it? Also any reason you put the back side piece smooth side out and ruff side in? Rivet placement doesn't look bad, could bring them closer by using smaller rivets.




Curious of a source for those bolts also.


yes, I cut an outline, riveted it and then molded it. That was the first video I watched on YouTube on how to do a kydex sheath. Video was actually posted in this thread a few pages back and that's where I found it.

The reason the backside is the slick side is because I was so excited about this new experience when I cut and drilled my first hole I had both pieces on top of each other and wasnt thinking about inverting the bottom, so the rough sides would be facing out. Basically I stacked them wrong, and by that time the hold had been drilled. Since my first hole was offset in proportion to the angle of the blade I couldnt flip the back side over and make it work. Again, this was a first attempt, didnt see a point in wasting kydex to redo it so I went with it. Like I said earlier, I learned some things .. Besides the Cold Steel Bushman that it is home for now is a worker, so scratches on the finish of the blade wont concern me any.

The rivets are the 8-8 every recommends from Knifekits. And they fit the Chicago screws just fine. I am happy with the placement, just want to move them in. They are placed every 1 1/2" out to accommodate a tek-lok or whatever.
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Posted: 1/22/2013 8:21:04 AM
Originally Posted By stonedv8:
Originally Posted By 4DAIVIPAI2K5:
Originally Posted By stonedv8:
Awesome thread. I am on page 47 so far reading though it and my eyes are bleeding.

Here is my modest contribution so far. First attempt, I am very happy for a 1st go, but I know some places I will be making changes for future builds.

From This:

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l122/stonedv8/2013-01-19_22-35-36_279.jpg

To This:

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l122/stonedv8/2013-01-21_00-41-51_668.jpg
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l122/stonedv8/2013-01-21_00-42-03_431.jpg

Again a 1st attempt. Will be smoothing things out a bit. Realized I put my rivets out farther than needed which made the sheath wider than it should have.

Also need to find a less expensive source for this hardware. Knifekits is $2 for a set of 2..Anyone else have a good source, I dont mind buying in bulk.

http://www.knifekits.com/vcom/images/smh_assy_1b_550.jpg


Did you cut and rivet it then mold it? Also any reason you put the back side piece smooth side out and ruff side in? Rivet placement doesn't look bad, could bring them closer by using smaller rivets.




Curious of a source for those bolts also.


yes, I cut an outline, riveted it and then molded it. That was the first video I watched on YouTube on how to do a kydex sheath. Video was actually posted in this thread a few pages back and that's where I found it.

The reason the backside is the slick side is because I was so excited about this new experience when I cut and drilled my first hole I had both pieces on top of each other and wasnt thinking about inverting the bottom, so the rough sides would be facing out. Basically I stacked them wrong, and by that time the hold had been drilled. Since my first hole was offset in proportion to the angle of the blade I couldnt flip the back side over and make it work. Again, this was a first attempt, didnt see a point in wasting kydex to redo it so I went with it. Like I said earlier, I learned some things .. Besides the Cold Steel Bushman that it is home for now is a worker, so scratches on the finish of the blade wont concern me any.

The rivets are the 8-8 every recommends from Knifekits. And they fit the Chicago screws just fine. I am happy with the placement, just want to move them in. They are placed every 1 1/2" out to accommodate a tek-lok or whatever.


I do with each one that I make too.
We have all had that aww shit moment in making them where you drill the wrong spot or cut the wrong side. lol
What foam did you use?



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I do with each one that I make too.
We have all had that aww shit moment in making them where you drill the wrong spot or cut the wrong side. lol
What foam did you use?





Gardening/Kneeling foam from Lowes...Worked pretty good, but I can see it wont last long. Went back and ordered the molding foam from Knifekits...And some Pink kydex, wife saw the sheath and requested a sheath for her pepper spray on her purse.
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Posted: 1/23/2013 11:51:19 PM
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I have figured out edge finishing!!!!
I love this knife. A great deal for less than $25.

Goodyear fuel line makes great spacer material. It doesn't compress as easily as other rubber tubing.

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I have figured out edge finishing!!!!
I love this knife. A great deal for less than $25.

Goodyear fuel line makes great spacer material. It doesn't compress as easily as other rubber tubing.



Damn fine job on the edge finishing.

Love the mora knives as well...Think my next project will be a sheath for one of those, now that I know how to do better.
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nice job! could you share the details of where you are getting your hardware (screws) from and what size you are using?
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Posted: 1/24/2013 10:19:46 AM
Hi guys, I have a question I have a cousin that is wanting to make his own kydex stuff. He can't afford the foam rightnow after dumping money into the other tools and I can't remember the name of the blue foam that you can pick up at lowes or homedepot. Does anyone know what type of foam it is that you can substitute kydex foam for?
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Posted: 1/24/2013 10:55:56 AM
I've been using the blue foam camping pads from walmart with good results. I have a few photos a couple pages back.
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Posted: 1/24/2013 12:42:51 PM
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Hi guys, I have a question I have a cousin that is wanting to make his own kydex stuff. He can't afford the foam rightnow after dumping money into the other tools and I can't remember the name of the blue foam that you can pick up at lowes or homedepot. Does anyone know what type of foam it is that you can substitute kydex foam for?


People had said they used the gardening mats from Lowes
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Posted: 1/24/2013 1:01:29 PM
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I've been using the blue foam camping pads from walmart with good results. I have a few photos a couple pages back.


Same here. I stack it I think two high on each side, and then clamp it down.
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I've been using the blue foam camping pads from walmart with good results. I have a few photos a couple pages back.


Same here. I stack it I think two high on each side, and then clamp it down.

I use yoga mat foam from wally world. I use a double layer in my press.
It's neoprene foam instead of the closed cell stuff most camping pads are made of.
It comes in tactical black...

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Posted: 1/24/2013 2:06:52 PM
I made the fiancée her 1st holster for her XDm 3.8 9mm + TLR-2 that I got her last year.









Her modeling it with her new camo I got her as well.
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Posted: 1/24/2013 2:58:24 PM
Originally Posted By 4DAIVIPAI2K5:
Originally Posted By crazybull:
Hi guys, I have a question I have a cousin that is wanting to make his own kydex stuff. He can't afford the foam rightnow after dumping money into the other tools and I can't remember the name of the blue foam that you can pick up at lowes or homedepot. Does anyone know what type of foam it is that you can substitute kydex foam for?


People had said they used the gardening mats from Lowes


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I need to get some more foam. I might get all three and see what works the best. KK, garden mat and yoga pad.
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You can get the "anti fatigue" foot mats, then cut and stack them.
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which screws do i need to get from knifekits.com that fit the iwb loops?
i want to use .080 kydex with the 1/4 rivets
so which screws would fit the loops and the kydex?

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Originally Posted By aperdue:



nice job! could you share the details of where you are getting your hardware (screws) from and what size you are using?
I'm not sure where I acquired those oval head screws. I'd like to find some more, locally if I could.
They are 8-32 screws with Chicago style posts on the back. I have bought the Chicago screw from Knifekits.com and from USAknifemaker.com.
If you plan on doing much kydex work, do yourself a favor and buy the eyelet setting dies from USAknifemaker.com and an arbor press from harbor freight.
They work perfectly.

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this is what i just ordered from knifekits.com
am i missing anything? i have drill bits and clamps.


2 x KYDEX™ Sheet - Coyote Brown - (.080)
2 x Mounting Assembly - Belt Loops - CKK Design - (with silencer) - (Black)
2 x KYDEX™ Sheet - Black - (.080)
1 x KYDEX™ Sheet - Black - (.125)
1 x Hand Setter Kit - (#8) - (for 1/4 inch sheath rivets)
2 x IWB Loops - *Rubber* - Tactical Black - (inside the waist band)
1 x Eyelets - #8-8 (1/4) - Black Finish - (for .080 KYDEX™/HOLSTEX™) - 100 Pack
2 x Sheath/Holster Making Foam - Thermoform Molding - (Standard Form) - (8x12x1)
2 x KYDEX™ Sheet - Olive Drab - (.080)
2 x KYDEX™ Sheet - Gunmetal Gray - (.080)
1 x Chicago Screws - Black Oxide #8 - (.1875 x .250) - 10 pack
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What are you using for your heat? Got plenty of razor blades and sad paper? FYI use that hand setter in a vice and it will make the rivets much nicer.
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I have a toaster oven and a hair dryer with a directional head like a heat gun plenty of razors and samd paper and a vice
I will be hitting hardware store for clamps and some plywood to use as a press
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Posted: 1/29/2013 5:43:05 AM
Never used a hair dryer, will that make enough heat?
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Originally Posted By 4DAIVIPAI2K5:
Never used a hair dryer, will that make enough heat?


Highly unlikely.
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Hair dryer definitly works. Prolonged, close-up heat on a small area.
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