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    Another use for your new Strap Cutter,

    Welts,

    If you cut a thin strap, and run the Stitch Groover down the length, set at the same width as on the sheath, then knock holes through with the stitching punch all the way.

    First shot is tools needed, Strap(duh!), stitch groover, stitching punch and a big arse mallet.

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    You need to make sure the punch stays perpendicular to the strap(usually vertical)

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    And the method to my madness

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    One of the reasons I like to have a bit of meat in the welt is so I can drill and put through thin Copper rod(1/8'')at strategic points near the point and edge, the rod goes right through all layers of leather and is peened over either side.

    That way if you come a cropper, the blade isn't going to stick you, although there's no guarantee if you get cleaned up by a truck or train
    The copper is strong enough to stop the blade in a bad one, but not hard enough to damage the edge in a not so nasty fall.

    I generally make/punch more welt than I need for a particular job, it always get used, and it's a PITA, so I do it in one go.

    You can make it wider or thinner depending on the blade, also double up thickness when needed for chunky style
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    The welt goes between the front and back pieces of the sheath, right? I'm guessing you'd only need that for thicker blades?
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    Quote Originally Posted by greplington View Post
    The welt goes between the front and back pieces of the sheath, right? I'm guessing you'd only need that for thicker blades?
    If you don't put a welt in and you trip over or worse, the ONLY thing from stopping the blade from coming through is the stitches, thicker leather can be quite tough to cut accidentally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarrabah View Post
    If you don't put a welt in and you trip over or worse, the only thing from stopping the blade from coming through is the stitches, thicker leather can be quite tough to cut accidentally.
    That makes sense. I plan on trying my hands at a few sheaths in the coming months. Threads like this are insanely useful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by greplington View Post
    Threads like this are insanely useful!
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    although the Doctors don't generally see it that way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barkyman View Post
    Veg Tan can be moulded when wet like for a moulded knife sheath?
    Yes mate, Veg-Tan is perfect for casing(wet moulding), any other sort of leather will either fight you all the way, or laugh at you, and won't work anyway.

    When you soak your leather, luke warm(tepid) seems to work best (never boiling water), if you put the leather in the water with the flesh side(furry side)up, when the bubbles stop coming out your good to go.

    BUT, the wet leather will mark or stain really really easily, don't even look at it too hard, fingernails, crap on your work surface, pretty much anything will mark the surface, not to much of a problem if your gunna' dye it a dark colour.

    Once you've got it to shape, let it dry over about 12 hours, any longer it can go mouldy, and to quickly can turn it into a biscuit.

    Because I prefer thicker leather (it can't "easily" be formed by hand with the detail I want), I make a wooden mould(inner and outer) and stick it all in the 10ton press, to easy

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    Quote Originally Posted by gelandangan View Post
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    Convince an amatuer....

    Why is a round knife any better than using an exacto?
    Different use action makes it cut better or something? Does pushing it through leave a better cut than dragging it?

    I hope this makes sense???
    If it looks straight - it is straight

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