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This is a step by step instructions of how I make wooden sheaths for the knives I make.

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Step 1: Gather the material needed.  Here I have three pieces of wood, two reddish pieces for the sides and the lighter piece for the center.  I planned the three pieces just a hair thicker than the knife blade on my thickness planner.

 

I do not know the types of wood as it is pieces I salvaged from wooden pallets we received at work.

 
Starblaiz8 months ago

Really cool idea. I'm making one right now to accompany a knife I made for a (late) Christmas present. The only part I'm unclear on is how you managed to keep the wood glue from squeezing out into the sheath in step 8.

WazIt (author)  Starblaiz7 months ago
I use a good quality wood glue, it has a working time of about 25 minutes. Once I place the pieces together I have time to separate them a clean off any squeeze out on the inside of the sheath.

What is that thing? Why are you calling it a knife???

Cool :) You should enter this into the Holiday Gifts Contest!
AJMansfield2 years ago
I made a sheath once myself, by ripping a piece of poplar in half along its edge, hollowing out the center some, gluing it together, and whittling the rest down to size.
WazIt (author)  AJMansfield2 years ago
I have never tried hollowing out for a sheath, as I always was shy of not geating the thickness on both sides of the blade equal
For me that wasn't much of a problem, actually, because mostly I adjusted the wall thicknesses by using a plane on the outer surface. The advantage to hollowing out two halves though is mostly that you can get a tighter fit, because the interior can be contoured to better match the blade's cross section. You could also try using an overhead router or shaper to do most of the hollowing, and then just use a chisel or rasp to smooth out the interior block corners.
fjmontiel2 years ago
Great idea the magnets. I will use it.
WazIt (author)  fjmontiel2 years ago
Yea it works great and I picked up magnets fairly cheap via E-Bay
fjmontiel WazIt2 years ago
I will get them from an old hard disk, it is cheaper...
Schmidty162 years ago
very nice cool blade
WazIt (author)  Schmidty162 years ago
Thanks
Schmidty162 years ago
very nice cool blade
MrCafe2 years ago
Next Christmas I get you more quick grip clamps, I still see wood. Amazing work as always.
Awesome!! i never would have thought of using magnets to hold the blade in. next time i find some thin wood like that I'm gonna try this.
WazIt (author)  mr.mountaineer2 years ago
Yea it works. I made a few before I got the idea.