New ! High potential Material for crafting !!

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  1. Keyser Söze

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    I have looked at this material for some time now so i picked some up and it looks like it has a bunch of Excellent properties for crafting

    its has properties very close to leather , it does not stretches , but it bends good , is about 3/16" thick , is very strong, no odor or taste, is dense yet light , Waterproof , easy to cut or punch , it will not rip under pressure-i tried hard , scratch and scuff resistant , i think it burns , i have to try that next time i make fire ,it looks like it can be combined with leather and canvas ...it has a bunch of potential examples as follows

    • potential for sharps sheaths
    • will make a excellent machete sheath
    • knife sheaths
    • sheath welts -knife saw axe ...holsters
    • lanyards if sliced thin and square
    • Potential for knife handles stacked or spacers
    • arrow quivers -pocket size pressure hold or other models
    • bike fenders
    • belts harnesses for pulling winter packing sleds
    • it looks like it would work perfect for shoe soles
    • furniture feet buffers
    • bumper material in marine use-or farm use
    • will make an excellent sling seat for the kids if grommets are installed
    • camping sling seat
    • Slappers -slap your kids-slap your pig "slap ya mama"-that's a real name of a spice ,lol
    • Strop backings -glue some leather on both sides
    • potential of this material is limited only by your imagination -next time in ace Hardware or home depot give it a look is around 18$ for the whole roll with the spikes included -extra tent spikes for ya !!!
    get some and make something



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    I'm going to pick a roll of that up and see what I can do. Thanks brother.
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    Do I dare ask? :26:

    All kidding aside, thanks for sharing the nice find! I'm looking forward to what you do with 'em! :dblthumb:
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    Rubber? Interesting. Looks like it's been ground and pressed with some sort of binder. Must be waterproof.
    Could probably use it in place of leather for some projects. But 1/4" is pretty thick. How hard is it to cut? Could it maybe be split into thinner pieces? Or do they make a thinner version?
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    I'm glad that I'm not that only person who wanders around hardware stores looking at things and thinking "what can I make with that, hmm, that has potential" :)

    I have NOT seen that though, and yeah, that stuff there has a whole lot of promise.
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    You beat me to it.
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    Who,what,why,how,when,and where ?

    I know now, you gonna make only Slappers!! From 2 rolls ...that's 40'
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    Please don't let the word out that if may be useful for bushcraft. They'll move it to the camping section and double the price.
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    I've seen that stuff. I think it's made from recycled car tires. Never considered the variety of uses you've dreamed up. Great suggestions.

    I think used as an axe mask would be ideal. Also, building off your mama slapper idea, it would work great for a fly swatter. Similar to the leather swatters.
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    its Made in Canada ! so it must be good...the hard anodized aluminum pegs are really really cool and nice brown color -very nice high quality pegs 5pc's

    knife handles

    so i got this from MP...and is nice and thick ,so i'm doing a nice handle on it out of some hard rubberized material i got and of course with a ball bearing insert for bow-drilling made easy

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    is not purty or perfect and i don't care ...but is Cool !!!


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    This is the material i used for the scales

    http://bushcraftusa.com/forum/showth...-for-crafting-!!
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    could also be used as a drive belt for a wind turbine, sawmill or other such machinery
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    I'm thinking it would make a great replacement belt loop for knife sheaths with cheapo nylon belt loops that suffer from "floppy sheath syndrome" ie. Kabar's BK2 factory sheath.

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    knife handle -MP classic, and sheath are made of this material, sheath i used a heat gun to give it shape , is very nice and waterproof , sturdy yet light , i didn't have to use a welt



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    Thats awesome!
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    That there is pretty cool !!
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    Thanks for the info & much appreciated .
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    Thanks for the tip, KS. ! I got some cool ideas for that stuff.

    Going to Home Repo tomorrow for light bulbs, so I'll check it out. :33:
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    So no one gave this a try yet ? I need to raise my Craft Kung-fu to a higher level then

    Because kung-fu does not imply martial arts only actually is a skill stage
    "
    Kung Fu. It means, "supreme skill from hard work."

    Hundred Eyes: A great poet has reached Kung Fu. The painter, the calligrapher, they can be said to have Kung Fu. Even the cook, the one who sweeps steps, or a masterful servant, can have Kung Fu. Practice. Preparation. Endless repetition. Until your mind is weary, and your bones ache. Until you're too tired to sweat. Too wasted to breathe.

    Hundred Eyes: [continues dueling] That is the way, the only way one acquires Kung Fu. Unfortunately boy, you have not. "
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    Looks like it would maybe make good shoulder straps for a small/med. size backpack or pack basket with a little foam padding underneath if needed.
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    Not bad! It would have never crossed my mind to use it for anything other than what it was designed for. It certainly does have a million possible uses.
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    I got a roll yesterday. Thinking about an axe mask. I'll post it when I finish it. Thanks for the steer.
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    Interesting. I would have never thought of it as craft material. I like the idea of using it in place of stacked leather handles.
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    Got me thinking... that could be also working option for drivebelts for old farm engines.
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    Pretty thick stuff. Might be worth seeing if you can't split it, very careful bandsaw or craft saw cuts indeed, but if you can, there is your knife/machete/ect sheath! Just shale and then see. Maybe glue?
    Hope that make sense.
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    sheath


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    sheath on motion push it on from the heel up then press on the head


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    very solid grip hold- better than leather - Yes, Better than leather !!


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    Did you use heat gun to shape this material? Just wondering.
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    Yes I did works perfect, but not to much heat is rubber like so Will melt
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    On using a heat gun I have not tried this material but I have used a pot of hot water to shape pvc.
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    nicely done. where did you get the rivets your using?
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    What about cost How is it made?:38:
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    3bay 1/2" brass rivets

    You mean if is echo friendly? Is made from recycled materials as seen on packing,, , about cost ? Is about $18.00
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    Heading to Target with the family... I shall find some of this stuff or something similar and have a go at a sheath for my BK10. I'm curious if it can be sewn, 'cause I'm bourgeois like that.
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    Hows the material holding up im interested in making a sheath for my machete.
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    Please look at the intended purpose of this material, I would say is pretty tough and light ,waterproof. ..etc
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    This is a awesome discovery! I have a few things that need a sheath or cover. Thanks for sharing your ideas.
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    I like what you have done, been thinking about trying some if it. have you tried gluing it with contact cement? I really like your idea of using it for welts, I always hate cutting up a nice piece of leather for a welt. Just curious how well it could be cemented between some leather with something like barge cement.
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    FE , get some , is cheap, it comes with 6 adonized aluminum 1,/2" wide convex 10" long stakes, I'm sure it glues OK but I don't trust glued stuff with my blades in it , what I did ...I punched it with some leather tooling punches. .it takes a stamp wonderfully, next I make a bow quiver
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    I would sew it too :p, just hard to make all yer holes through layers without beings glued first.

    Its on my list of things to try. Leather aint cheap these days.
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    You guys remind me of a saying we used to use on the Boats,
    "We few, who have done so much for so long with so little, are now fully qualified to do anything with absolutely nothing."


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    Amen to that ...i had some business today around our Town Trandy leather store...and i had a headache when i went inside...and after i saw their Prices on similar stuff i got like 1 1/2 years ago and on new stuff "on Sale" ...my headache just disappeared... but then I started having this sudden sharp strange Pain in my Butt...and i didn't even bent over yet ..and then i knew ...Leather just got Priceyyyyy !!! :20:

    PS. they used to give away scrap leather with purchase ..as much as you wanted all type of scraps...now is packed nicely in a 10x10 zip-lock bag ...not even a pound of leather puny scraps and they want $9.95 for it...you better off at Michael's hobby stores ..or just hunt on 3bay
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    Somehow I missed seeing your updates with the the sheath and mask you made. Awesome stuff, Gabe! I may need to give this a go.

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