Sheath surgery...

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  1. Phantom X

    Phantom X Jack-of-all-trades Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    I try to be at least halfway decent at everything...sometimes that keeps me from being really good at anything though...

    I have done some leather work before (actually before I started sewing fabric) and figured I'd help a buddy that needed a sheath repaired.

    This sheath had the belt loop come undone.

    I can tell by some of tooling marks that sheath was originally sewn with a machine. This repair will be hand stitched.



    Here's what we have so far...


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  2. Todd1hd

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    Hmm that will be an interesting project. I have to work on doing a saddle stitch. The last time I had a belt loop come loose I cheated on the repair, I drilled the leather and put in a Chicago screw.
     
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    Well, crap....my leather adhesive went bad...

    Belt loop is fixed, but rest will need to wait for more adhesive.


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    Since it's already formed and punched, you could probably stitch it up without the contact cement.
    The adhesive is really just to hold everything until you get it all sewn up.
     
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    I agree, I could, but I've had some sharp knives cut the stitching before and that wouldn't have happened if both sides of the welt were glued.
     
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    That's a very good point, I hadn't thought about that.
     
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    Thanks Brother!! Looking great!!
     
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    All finished up. Added just a touch more wax to a couple areas that needed some.

    Nice a snug fit.


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    Looks awesome brother!!!
     
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    I am impressed, now I have to get out the needle and see what I can do....darn it!!
     
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  11. Phantom X

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    Thanks guys. It was a fun little project.
     
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    :dblthumb: Great job!!!
     
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    Very tidy work. It's good to know even the basics.
     
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    Nice work on that! I have a love/hate relationship with leather work. If it's repairing someone else's work, I'm good with it. As much as I like a well fitting sheath that will hold a knife, inverted, with no secondary retention, I hate cutting patterns, dying and wet molding. First world problems. lol
     
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    Nice work Sheath Doctor! Came out Great!
     
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