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Wooden Sheath With Belt Loop Tips And Tricks

Discussion in 'Sheaths & Other Leather Projects' started by Olivier L'Heureux, Sep 28, 2017.

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  1. Olivier L'Heureux

    Olivier L'Heureux New Member

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    Hi there!

    I know this isn't leather working, but we are talking about sheath... if that is not the good section just say the word
    Basically i'm only doing wooden sheath for my knives (can't work with leather and didn't found any synthetic look alike that was worth it.)
    Recently, however, I've been asked to made a sheath that could be worn attached to a belt, like a regular knife... And I must admit that I don't know how to do that
    I've used hemp cord to do a sort of attachment but the whole thing wiggle a lot and I was forced to put another cord to wrap around the leg to keep the knife straight.

    The client was satisfied with it but I was wondering if you knew of any other methods that I could use.

    Thanks!

    Olivier
     
  2. parker

    parker Active Member

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    could you possibly use the spiderco g clip and screw and glue it to the wood? or have the full thickness of wood on the side a bit wider and run the bolts that are supplied right through it maybe.. look the clip up on amazon
     
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    parker Active Member

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    this doesn't show the bolts but an idea of what the clip looks like haha just an idea good luck!
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  4. IamSteve-O

    IamSteve-O New Member

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    Not sure how you are building your sheaths so this may not work for you, but you could try to bend the back part of the sheath. I know it's possible cuz they make ceader canoes by bending the wood around the frame but i have never tried it myself. By bending the back of your wooden sheath in a tight upside down u shape and using that as the belt loop you could have a cool looking fully wood sheath. As I said, no idea how you would go about doing it but I think it would look cool. Less attractive but defiantly less work wpuld be to just build up layers of thin wood creating the belt loop as you go as in the picture.

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  5. Olivier L'Heureux

    Olivier L'Heureux New Member

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    Yes... I could glue this layers of veneer together to form a kind of plywood... without a big steamer that is the only way I could bend them to that shape... but it is definitely a good way to go ^^
     
  6. Eric Fisher

    Eric Fisher Active Member

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    Oliver....Can you post a picture of your typical wooden sheath you make? I have a lot of experience making leather sheaths and am betting I can apply some of my techniques to wood.
     
  7. Olivier L'Heureux

    Olivier L'Heureux New Member

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    Sure : This one is the last one I made. Its basically two pieces of wood sandwiched together after I cut a groove in one of them to accomodate the knife. its basically the technique I use for all my sheath so far. for this one I added a wrap of hemp cord and epoxyed the part on the sheath to make sure it would'nt move from there.

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  8. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    This question comes up on occasion about making sheaths out of wood. I do not have any step by step photos but essentially
    1) Two slabs of wood remove enough wood the blade is a snug fit and glue together.
    or
    2) two slabs of wood with a layer or three of spacer material shaped to the knife profile and all glued together.

    Belt loop attachments can be done in any variety of ways, let your imagination run wild.

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    Block of hardwood shaped to be the belt loop

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    Sheath has a recess carved for the leather and a leather loop attached to the back like a conventional leather sheath. Forming and sewing wrap around portion done while wet so it shrinks tight.

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    Stabilized maple burl and ebony, boar is carved ebony and family name is dyed epoxy in a groove
     
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  9. Olivier L'Heureux

    Olivier L'Heureux New Member

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    Your sheath are amazing! I Love the combination of color you are making
     
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