DIY Wood Knife Sheath

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Introduction: DIY Wood Knife Sheath

About: Travelling since 2013. I'm currently in Australia for some reason. --- I’m Calvin Drews, and I love to learn, experiment, invent, create, repair, and generally just do things myself. A sort of modern jack of …

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Wooden knife sheaths offer some great advantages to leather and plastic sheaths. Wood sheaths don't hold water and dirt against your knives like leather sheaths do, and still have that great natural look plastic sheaths don't offer. Wooden sheath are traditional in japan.

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    13 Discussions

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    jamesfishlips

    Wow! Very nice job. I like everything about it. The little touches w/ the horizontal pieces of wood....to the string wrap. Then you finished it off w/ the shoe polish. who-da-tunk!. Great job all the way around. I have been doing leather for more than 20 and have never made a wooden sheath. I just finished a 14" Confederate blade and wanted something a little more stable. I thought of a wood sheath wrapped in leather, but I like your idea better. Thanks so much for the little video.

    This is the second time I've seen this video. I came across it a while back Youtube. Maybe twice hmmm....well good work

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    alanemartin
    alanemartin

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Nice sheath. I've got a coupe that would look better in a wood sheath.

    On safety, though, gloves and table saws usually don't mix. And at the 2:00 mark, when you leave the cutoff with the blade spinning...that's a potential projectile.

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    nepheron
    nepheron

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    I'm glad you liked it! You are absolutely right about safety. I botched that, but man it was freezing cold outside :)

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    tech dawg
    tech dawg

    7 years ago on Introduction

    this is completely awesome! I would attempt to make it but im missing an essintial component.......the knife....

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    EmcySquare
    EmcySquare

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Just google for "greenpete knife making" and you'll have an extremelly good starting point

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    nepheron
    nepheron

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Glad you liked it! The knife in the video is one I made myself from scratch, it's currently the best knife I own. You could start at the very beginning, and make a knife of your very own, then make the sheath! :)

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    rgilliam
    rgilliam

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Just make your knife out of an old file - use a sander to shape it and glue wood to both sides as a handle. Drill holes in the handle, push brass round stock threw the holes; shape it with sandpaper & a router if you like.

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    EmcySquare
    EmcySquare

    7 years ago on Introduction

    VERY NICE !!!

    But.. do you need the thickness of the blade of the table saw to be the same of the knife blade? What if they don't match?

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    nepheron
    nepheron

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks! if your knife blade is thicker than the saw blade, you might have to do more than one pass.

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    rgilliam
    rgilliam

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Just make a second cut - move your guide over and cut next to it.

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    rgilliam
    rgilliam

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks - I make knives and pens, It gave me an Idea of a wooden pen box. I use my bandsaw a lot, but now I will use my tablesaw for the deep cuts - thanks.