Step 1: Heat the Kydex until it has the consistency of wet leather, the griddle does a great job of heating the Kydex evenly.
Step 2: I try to place everything correctly and close the press within 15 seconds. If I miss my time frame I must reheat the Kydex and start the process over. Don't worry, Kydex is very forgiving and can be reheated.
There are no pictures of placing the heated Kydex into the press and lining everything up because there is not enough time.
Step 3: The secret to getting good form is to use a cotton sheet between the kydex and the foam.
Step 4: This is a Fallkniven F1 knife. One of the best knives on the market today in my opinion. If the SHTF I would be comfortable carrying this knife.
Step 5: Once everything is formed and the holes are layed out its time for the drill press.
Step 10: Time to start smoothing out the rough edges.
Step 11: Once the final shaping is done, use some polishing compound on the edges to get a professional appearance.
Step 12: Now clean again very well. All of the kydex dust in addition to the grit from the sander must be removed.
Step 13: Using a chamfer tool I broke the edges of the bolt holes.
Step 17: Rotates out of the way when I sit down.