Lets make a sheath for a baby antler handle knife.

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Re: Lets make a sheath for a baby antler handle knife.

#11 Post by Graps » Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:42 pm

Then clamp the edge and being careful to keep it all lined up, set it aside to dry for a few hours.
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#12 Post by Graps » Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:44 pm

Also not a bad idea to ckeck the fit of the knife now, because you could still move the spacer or something if you need to.
Ah, it's a good fit.
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#13 Post by Jamesh76 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:23 pm

That's a cool.little.knife.

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#14 Post by Carpdaddy » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:16 pm

Love that small knife, and now your putting the icing on the cake. Nice work.

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#15 Post by Graps » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:22 pm

I take the needle from my stitching awl and use my drill press and drill through the leather into wood.
This is the easiest way I have found to get through the three layers with glue.
Seems to work better than a drill bit but a 1/16" drill bit will work fine.
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#16 Post by Graps » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:25 pm

Now stitching from the top with a cross stitch, pulling tight as we go after each stitch.
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#17 Post by Graps » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:27 pm

I like to tie off with a surgeons knot on the back side a couple of holes from the bottom. I think it protects the knot better.
Cut the tag ends at least 1/8" long.
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#18 Post by Carpdaddy » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:29 pm

I cobbled around on a few of these in the past, they worked but wasn’t much to look at. And today I learn that you should use a spacer! :lol: :oops: :roll:

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#19 Post by Graps » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:30 pm

Yes, a spacer helps to prevent cutting the stitches when the knife goes in and out.
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#20 Post by Graps » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:35 pm

Now lets put a little touch on this little guy.
Usung the acrylic finish, I paint on two coats on the feather detail.
I wait about 2 hours between coats and let it dry overnight.
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