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Hot wax for sheaths

Discussion in 'Other Projects' started by cliffka, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. cliffka

    cliffka New Member

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    I'm looking for some help. I want to try hot waxing a sheath. I remember reading in the monthly news letter from the SKG that a member ( I think it was Blaine Perry ) did a demo on the process. I can't find any info on the recipe or the process. Can anyone help?
     
  2. FORGE

    FORGE Maker of the Year Best Knife

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    Cliff I had done the presentation and it was written up in one of the newsletters. Here are a couple of pictures with the formula for the mix. If it is to greasy on the leather you need to add more parafin wax. In fact after you melt all the stuff together it is seems oily add some more parafin wax to the mix.
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  3. cliffka

    cliffka New Member

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    Thanks Cal. Sorry about the case of mistaken identity. I can't find the copy of the newsletter that had the hot wax demo in it . Must have ditched it. One of these days I should put everything on disc. Probably loose the disc anyway. Can you tell me the temp of the wax when you do the dip & how long do you keep it submerged? Any other tricks or querks to it?
     
  4. FORGE

    FORGE Maker of the Year Best Knife

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    Not sure of the exact temp. I leave it in until it has ALL turned colour. DO NOT put the sheath in it it has ANY moisture,it will shrink to about 1/2 it original size.
    The sheath will turn darker so just a a light dye or no dye at all. Pull the knife in and out as the sheath cools off, if you just leave it in the sheath and come back a day later you most likely will need a mule to pull the knife out of the sheath.
     
  5. cliffka

    cliffka New Member

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    Thanks for the jnfo. I'm picking up wax from a local apiarie on Monday so when I get her done I'll see if I can post some pics,
     
  6. Brad

    Brad Active Member

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    I though I should say thanks, I just did two sheaths with this method and it worked great (well I might have cooked the first one a little too much).
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    This one has the cooked spot
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  7. metal99

    metal99 Member

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    That's pretty interesting, do you guys think it would work on a stacked leather handle?
     
  8. FORGE

    FORGE Maker of the Year Best Knife

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    I am sure it would
     
  9. Rob W

    Rob W Active Member

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  10. Brad

    Brad Active Member

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    I don't see why it would not. Hot waxing my sheaths may have shrunk them very slightly, just allow for that.
     

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