Knife Talk Online Forums
  Home membership Help Search Calendar Members Classifieds Treasury Store Links Gallery Media Center Login Register  
Custom Search
Pages: [1] 2   Go Down
  Send this topic  |  Print  
Author Topic: first sheath...opps!  (Read 5679 times)
0 Members and 2 Guests are viewing this topic.
ironcrossforge
Trade Count: (0)
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 125

http://www.lonhumphreyknives.com


View Profile WWW
« on: March 08, 2009, 01:51:51 PM »

yea no one ever said dont use the micro wave to dry out your wet leather LMAO!!!!    



* 003.JPG (45.81 KB, 448x336 - viewed 439 times.)

* 001.JPG (45.55 KB, 448x336 - viewed 419 times.)
Logged

Ed Fowler
Administrator
Trade Count: (1)
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 3503



View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2009, 04:45:20 PM »

I am not sure, but it looks dry enough!!
Logged

Ed Fowler High Performance Knives
http://edfowler.com/
J Anderson R
Trade Count: (0)
Full Member
***
Posts: 95


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2009, 06:07:51 PM »

I read somewhere that if you use acetone instead of water on your leather it dries alot faster and the leather doesnt shrink or dicolor, just a thought for next time
Logged

Josh Anderson

"We find comfort among those who agree with us- growth among those who dont"- Frank A Clark
ironcrossforge
Trade Count: (0)
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 125

http://www.lonhumphreyknives.com


View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2009, 03:17:28 AM »

when i pulled it out of the microwave it reminded me of one of those shrunken heads you see in the museumes ....
Logged

caknives
Global Moderator
Trade Count: (0)
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 592


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2009, 07:25:18 PM »

THATS AWSOME!!!  I did that once also, once, but I didn't take a pic!
Logged

Don't take life to seriously, you'll never make it out alive.  - Van Wilder
Harry Mathews
Trade Count: (0)
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 241



View Profile WWW
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2009, 08:13:43 PM »

I know a guy that uses his wife's food dehydrator to dry them out, but that is the first time I have ever seen a microwave used. I usually just leave mine outside in the sun if I am in a hurry or let them dry overnight inside if I'm not. I might have to look into giving my wife a dehydrator for our anniversary.
Logged

Harry Mathews
Second Twin
Twin Blades
www.twinxblades.com
Member of The Knifemaker's Guild
Ed Fowler
Administrator
Trade Count: (1)
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 3503



View Profile WWW
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2009, 07:19:14 AM »

My system is as follows:

I coat the blade with Tree Wax

Soak the sheath with saddle soap and force the knife into the sheath working it back and forth until it works with a fair degree of frictiion, then let it dry

Then soak the sheath  with Leather New, mold it to the guard and handle with my hands then let it dry.

Final treatment with Tree Wax, rubbing it in well, buff with a clean soft cloth and it is ready to go.

Logged

Ed Fowler High Performance Knives
http://edfowler.com/
Harry Mathews
Trade Count: (0)
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 241



View Profile WWW
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2009, 04:16:57 PM »

Ed what is Tree Wax? I did a search on it and it looks like some kind of hair removal wax?Huh I have used a mixture of pure Neatsfoot oil and bees wax for a number of years and have been happy with the results, but I am always open for something better and I like the looks of your leather work.
Logged

Harry Mathews
Second Twin
Twin Blades
www.twinxblades.com
Member of The Knifemaker's Guild
Ed Fowler
Administrator
Trade Count: (1)
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 3503



View Profile WWW
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2009, 06:32:30 PM »

My error: I did not notice that they spell it Trewax until I read your post and checked the can.
They have been in business since 1933 and the wax has caranuba in it. It is used on wood floors, furniture and marble. It does not get slick and is one of the best rust preventatives I have used, not only that it is cheaper than most.
Thanks for asking!
Logged

Ed Fowler High Performance Knives
http://edfowler.com/
Harry Mathews
Trade Count: (0)
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 241



View Profile WWW
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2009, 07:40:48 AM »

Thanks Ed. I thought there for a while the winter might have been a little too long up there and was wondering what you were going to look like at the Blade Show. Grin I figured I'd still recognize the hat.
Logged

Harry Mathews
Second Twin
Twin Blades
www.twinxblades.com
Member of The Knifemaker's Guild
ironcrossforge
Trade Count: (0)
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 125

http://www.lonhumphreyknives.com


View Profile WWW
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2009, 09:20:22 AM »

i also did a search and came up with a substance used to repair dammaged trees....ive been using mink oil as a seeler ill put up pics this afternoon of the ones ive got finished along with the knives
Logged

Ed Fowler
Administrator
Trade Count: (1)
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 3503



View Profile WWW
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2009, 07:36:51 AM »

I also use Mink Oil on the leather, I use the kind without silicone. Don't know why the mink oil without silicone is thought to be better, read it someplace and the man at the shoe repair place in town also recommends against the silicone. It is good stuff!
Logged

Ed Fowler High Performance Knives
http://edfowler.com/
ironcrossforge
Trade Count: (0)
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 125

http://www.lonhumphreyknives.com


View Profile WWW
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2009, 12:52:09 PM »

here is the last one i did


* 006.JPG (54.91 KB, 480x394 - viewed 418 times.)
Logged

PhilL
Administrator
Trade Count: (0)
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 1067



View Profile WWW
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2009, 01:43:04 PM »

Wow, a blue sheath....cool.
Logged

You can have anything You want in Life, as long as you?re willing to pay the Price.
So, figure out what price there is to pay, and Pay It.


ironcrossforge
Trade Count: (0)
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 125

http://www.lonhumphreyknives.com


View Profile WWW
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2009, 02:27:43 PM »

Wow, a blue sheath....cool.

lol no its black not sure what was going on with the digital cam might have been the spring sunshine!
Logged

Pages: [1] 2   Go Up
  Send this topic  |  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
TinyPortal v0.9.8 © Bloc
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!