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Texas Tool Crafters/Custom Leatherman/UK Importing

Discussion in 'MultiTools and Other Pocket Tools' started by C.Boland93, Jul 11, 2014.

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    I've not been looking at any sheets of kydex whatsoever. Nope. Not one.

    Think I may see if I've got any scraps of weed about to make some of my own.


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    OH JEEZ. I meant wood hahahaha! I should edit that post but autocorrect is just too funny!


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    ^^^That's true, kydex or leather?
     
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    Have you seen the Adam Savage holster? I quite like the idea of that and I'd probably have to make it myself so I'm thinking kydex might be the easiest way to go.


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    Definitely Kydex. Look forward to seeing your end product!
     
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    For all the use it'll be, I may as well draw it with crayons haha! I have nil experience with kydex.


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    That's great: as a noob you'll have no bad habits getting in the way. There are some excellent YouTube videos out there that in a matter of 20 minutes or so will have you 'squared away' with the basics of making kydex holsters. The rest is just "fooling around" trying different techniques to learn what works best for you.
     
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    It is really easy actually.. When you heat it up, it becomes limp like a noodle.. There are more than a few videos on Youtube with how to do it. I built my own press first and then had one bought for me. I actually prefer my built press to the bought one. One thing. If you build your own, go ahead and order some decent foam from knifekits or someone else local. It makes all the difference in the world and it's too cheap to waste money on it. If you are unable to find it locally, you can find the really dense "stadium cushions" that work well enough to do the first 20+ Kydex sheaths/holsters I did. If I can give you any pointers, don't hesitate to ask.
     
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    Or what Cobra said.. listen to the "OLD FUDDY DUDDY", he knows best. ;)


    actually he really does!
     
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    Dang, just because I beat him posting by a minute, ol' FWB has gone and gotten confused: I'm the 'Crazy Old Coot.' I think maybe Mr. T.H. Cone is whom you meant to refer to as the 'Old Fuddy Duddy.' (Being a Smart _ _ _ requires concentration and focus, sir!)
     
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    Nah, I like to have more than one name for you. :) But you are right, Old Fuddy Duddy does fit T.H.Cone better than you.. I will detract my statement.. :)
     
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    Haha cheers guys! Is it possible to free form or should I start building a press now?

    Also, don't complain, I'm sure you could have worse names for each other…


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    Ready, set, go ... A press is really easy to build. My opinion is that it's worth the wee bit of effort involved. And, actually, we DO have worse names for each other, but we've been taking our meds today.
     
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    Well I suppose I do work at a DIY store so it shouldn't be too much effort for me. (Supposedly…)

    Haha on your best behaviour then?


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    Best behavior? If you are asking if I am muzzled today, then the answer is yes. ;)
     
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    We old people have to be careful not to scare the pets and the little ones, so we tone down our verbal fireworks. And, if you work at a DIY store then, heck yes, made that store list up and go to the materials together.
     
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    It's only a small one so I'll have to see if I can find some decent plans for a press and hope we have the parts in stock!


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    Well, if you've got a Homebase or a Toolstation nearby either of them should have anything you can't find in your DIY store. Really, it is a straightforward process. And, once you figure out how to do it you'll save money, be able to make custom pieces, and probably end up making stuff for your mates, too.

    I mean a Rennaissance Woman should be able to make her own Kydex sheaths, put together a mosaic tile of the Pieta, AND repair a stained glass window at Yorkminster ... all with only her soon-to-be-acquired Multitool.
     
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    You may have actually mentioned my place of work, so yes, yes I do have one nearby!

    Also you forgot creating solid gold chalices with my personal blacksmithing workstation.


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    Well, being an American, those were the only two DIY stores that I could remember having been in during my various trips "across the Pond."

    Yes, the goldsmithing bit ... Apologies, didn't know if you wanted me to share with the Internet lurkers that you worked in precious metals.
     
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