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Project by mafe posted 03-23-2010 02:17 PM 3301 views 5 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yea, as I say – not woodworking, but from my knife making I have learned to do leathersork also, and desided do a little for the chisel, and a hanger for my favorite hammer (Made him myself at construction shool 20 years ago).
It’s my daughtes foot on one of the pictures.

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





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woodworm

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#1 posted 03-23-2010 02:25 PM

Very nice chisel sheats & hammer holder. If I didn’t see pic no 5, I would have thought you used sewing machine to sew them.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 03-23-2010 03:04 PM

great idea to protect sharp things in the toolbox
with leather caps
thank´s for sharing the tip

Dennis

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stefang

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#3 posted 03-23-2010 03:16 PM

Leather work is fun. I made sheathes for my knife while in the navy in the same way. I probably should have some on my chisels, more to protect me than the chisel! I’m always cutting myself with them.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Toolz

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#4 posted 03-23-2010 03:16 PM

As a leatherworker/carver/woodworker I can relate ;-) Good job!

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#5 posted 03-23-2010 03:38 PM

Very nice chisel sheats….............and hammer holder. I am with woodworm If I hadn’t looked at the other photo’s I would have thought they were machined stitched, instead of by hand….....you do good work.

AKA…........Woodchic

-- Robin Renee'

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#6 posted 03-23-2010 04:01 PM

Very nice hand work! Where do you get the leather from?

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mafe

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#7 posted 03-23-2010 04:13 PM

Hi guys,
Thank you a lot for the fine comments.
Here are a good link I just found on the same tecnique as I use (allmost), I have made one my self, but in Danish…

http://www.britishblades.com/forums/showthread.php?8266-Sheathmaking-my-way

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

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mafe

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#8 posted 03-23-2010 04:20 PM

Hi Ratchet,
Since I’m living in Denmark, I’m not sure you can use the answer, but I usually buy from this place:
http://hanghoi.dk/group.asp?group=26

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

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SgtSnafu

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#9 posted 03-23-2010 04:52 PM

Well done – I particularly like the ones for the chisels…

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#10 posted 03-24-2010 03:08 AM

Want to see the purse I made for my mother with Roses tooled in it? :-) Looks like a nice job on them.

Long term storage of ferrous metals in leather will cause rust because of the salts used in processing leather.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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mafe

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#11 posted 03-24-2010 04:29 AM

Hi Topamax,
Yes I would love to see that! :-o
Thank you for the comment.
I never heard of the salt in leather should be a sinner of rust, we have a old tradition in Skandinavia to use it for our leather sheaths, so I’ll try and ask this to my supplyer of leather.
I do fill up the sheaths with beewax, this might be protective then.

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

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#12 posted 03-24-2010 04:46 AM

I need to get a jpg of it, only have a print take 40 years ago. I’ve seen a lot of knives rusted afer being left in sheaths and a lot of green rifle shells after being left in cartridge belts. I’m sure a good coat of bees wax would help a lot.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Gar

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#13 posted 03-24-2010 09:34 AM

Nice work. Good to see you use a harness stich and not a jurk needle. I was and still am a saddle maker for the last 21 yr. My profile tells all about it. The salt in the leather is not from tanning it’s from the oil. People always say water will ruin leather let see leather is taned in water dyed in water shaped in water. Ir’s not the water it’s what the water washes out the oil. If you don’t put it back in water will ruin it. I can’t tell if you case shape the leather or not. Also do you burnish the edges. Any way if you or any body else run into a snag and need help or have a question drop me a line. I can show you a trick or two. Notice you useing a stiching peg hard work. I can e-mail you blue-print for a stiching horse ( wooden seat and clamp ) alot easier work.

-- GAR

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mafe

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#14 posted 03-24-2010 11:47 AM

Hi Gar,
Thank you for the comments on my post about leather, and to get a compliment froma saddle maker thats something.

I would love if you can send me the drawing, then I’ll make one stetching horse (I think you called it). My biggest issue is my fingers get burnt, so when I sew more, I have to use gloves (chiken I am…).

Thank you for the info on the salt also, can you tell me if this really are a problem, that makes the metal rust, or if we talk about long time storrage?
I have never seen this phenonomen my self, but yes plenty of knifes that rusted in the sheeth due to leaving then there when they were wet…

And thank you a lot for the offer to help, this might come in handy.
Hope it’s ok I added you as a buddy now.

Best thoughts from Danemark,
mafe

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

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mafe

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#15 posted 03-24-2010 11:56 AM

If you look in my projects I show a few of my knifes there, on these photos you can see the sheaths.
I have tryed to make a new style for each knife I make, just to play with design, and challange my skills.
I usually burnish the edge by only preassure with the tool, but have also tryed with a nylon wheel, but did not see the big different… I love to ‘wet’shape the leather, but on these it was not the case.

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

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