Carving tools #5: Spoon knife or scorp leather sheaths another version

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Blog entry by mafe posted 02-20-2016 03:31 PM 1766 reads 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Spoon knife or scorp leather sheaths another version
As seen on the web

Sometimes we see something that makes us say; ’Why did I not think of this’ !

These sheaths are for spoon knifes with half circle or more in curve, or for your scorps, but can be used for many other tools also.
I love the idea because it’s so simple and easy to make.

The last blog in tis series was me showing the old spoon knife with it’s new handle.
Now it’s time to make it a sheath.

The idea is simple a fold around the blade type sheath.
So first I made a template out of paper just folding the paper around it and with a pen drawing the cut lines.
The cut the paper out and test this on the tool and finally cut it out in a piece of leather.
You will understand more later.

Then wrap around the blade and mark where you want the button.
I would put it a wee closer to the center next time…

Then mount the screw back button.

Make a hole in the other side a wee smaller than the button.

Finally make a small cut like this for opening.

Place your tool on top.

Fold top flap down.

Fold screwback button flap over.

Finally close it up.
That’s really clever, I admire who ever thought this out.
Now the knife will stay sharp when brought outside the workshop.

Hope it can inspire to give protection to your tools, most of all to stay sharp.

The best of my thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#1 posted 02-20-2016 03:46 PM

Quick and easy, and looks nice, too.

-- --bch

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#2 posted 02-20-2016 04:00 PM

Great idea, thanks!

-- JJ - Northern Illinois

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#3 posted 02-20-2016 04:09 PM

Thanks Mads, I will have to make one for my new spoon knife.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#4 posted 02-20-2016 04:32 PM

I wouldn’t be looking on a woodworking website for a cancer Doctor.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#5 posted 02-20-2016 04:36 PM

Just got a PM from old Hermanson with a scam. Beware.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#6 posted 02-20-2016 04:53 PM

Just got a PM from old Hermanson with a scam. Beware.

- firefighterontheside

Same here… pretty busy in the 52 minutes of being on the site. Just flag and delete – Cricket will handle it.


-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#7 posted 02-20-2016 05:14 PM

I am now at the doctor… lol.
Yes a waste of time it is with that spam.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#8 posted 02-20-2016 05:54 PM

Great Idea Mads.

I like how there is no metal near the blade.

I’m going to be copying that too :)


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#9 posted 02-20-2016 08:57 PM

Very nicely done Mads. I should have something like this on every edge tool I own since I am constantly cutting myself, but without serious damage.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 02-20-2016 09:30 PM

That’s a great idea Mads and so simple to do too. Thanks for sharing.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#11 posted 02-20-2016 11:48 PM

I might try this for my scorps.

-- Brian Noel

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#12 posted 02-20-2016 11:49 PM

Now if I could just learn to sharpen mine.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#13 posted 02-21-2016 02:26 PM

Gr8 protection for those sharp tools

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#14 posted 02-22-2016 04:01 PM

That is a great idea. Where it you get the screw back button? I could use a few of those.

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#15 posted 04-17-2016 07:54 AM

Nice job! Super quick and handy!

-- Buckskin Leather Co. -

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